Issue 59
Flower Shapes

Flower shapes play a big role in the visual appeal of your garden. In Issue 59, we gave you four good-looking combinations and some alternatives that give a similar effect. Here’s a list of flowers and their shapes to help you mix and match and create your own combinations. Enjoy!

Flathead Daisy Trumpet/cup Plume
Flathead Daisy Trumpet Cup Plume
Angelica
Angelica gigas
Anemone
Anemone x hybrida
Amarylis
Hippeastrum hybrids
Balloon flower
Platycodon grandiflorus
Astilbe
Astilbe hybrids
Annual statice
Limonium sinuatum
New England Aster
Aster novae-angliae
Asiatic lily
Lilium hybrids
Crocus
Crocus spp.
Canadian burnet
Sanguisorba canadensis
Butterfly Weed
Asclepias tuberosa
Blanket flower
Gaillardia grandiflora
Beardtongue
Penstemon spp.
Five-spot
Nemophila maculata
Coral bells
Heuchera hybrids
Candytuft
Iberis spp.
Bloody cranesbill
Geranium sanguineum
Bellflower
Campanula punctata
Lavatera
Lavatera trimestris
Eulalia grass
Miscanthus sinensis
Dill
Anethum graveolens
Dianthus
Dianthus chinensis
Daylily
Hemerocallis spp.
Lenten rose
Helleborus orientalis
Foamflower
Tiarella hybrids
Joe pye weed
Eupatorium fistulosum
Purple coneflower
Echinacea purpurea
Flowering tobacco
Nicotiana alata
Musk mallow
Malva moschata
Goatsbeard
Aruncus dioicus
Lantana
Lantana hybrids
Sea Holly
Eryngium giganteum
Gentian
Gentiana spp.
Oriental poppy
Papaver orientale
Goldenrod
Solidago spp.
Myrtle spurge
Euphorbia myrsinites
Shasta daisy
Leucanthemum superbum
Gladiola
Gladiolus hybrids
Pasque flower
Pulsatilla vulgaris
Meadow Rue
Thalictrum delavayi
Showy stonecrop
Sedum spectabile
Sneezeweed
Helenium autumnale
Morning Glory
Ipomoea tricolor
Peony
Paeonia hybrids
Meadowsweet
Filipendula purpurea
Sweet Cicely
Myrrhis odorata
Stoke’s aster
Stokesia laevis
Peruvian lily
Alstroemeria hybirds
Prairie gentian
Eustoma grandiflorum
Pampas grass
Cortaderia selloana
Verbena
Verbena bonariensis
Sunflower
Helianthus annuus
Petunia
Petunia hybrids
Sundrops
Oenothera fruticosa
Queen of the Prairie
Filipendula rubra
Yarrow
Achillea hybrids
Tickseed
Coreopsis lanceolata
Surprise lily
Lycoris squamigera
Tulip
Tulipa hybrids
Jupiter’s beard
Centranthus ruber

Globe Filler Cluster Spire
Globe Filler Cluster Spire
African lily
Agapanthus spp.
Baby’s breath
Gypsophila paniculata
Begonia
Begonia hybrids
Blazing star
Liatris spicata
Angelica
Angelica gigas
Columbine
Aquilegia spp.
Catchfly
Silene armeria
Bugbane
Actea spp.
Bachelor’s buttons
Centaurea cyanus
Crambe
Crambe cordifolia
Garden phlox
Phlox paniculata
Burnet
Sanguisorba tenuifolia
Beebalm
Monarda didyma
Flax
Linum perenne
Lady’s Mantle
Alchemilla mollis
Cardinal flower
Lobelia cardinalis
Cardoon
Cynara cardunculus
Fountain grass
Pennisetum spp.
Maltese Cross
Lychnis chalcedonica
Hollyhock
Alcea hybrids
Carnation
Dianthus hybrids
Gaura
Gaura lindheimeri
Nodding onion
Allium cernuum
Ligularia
Ligularia dentata
Clustered bellflower
Campanula glomerata
Jewels of Opar
Talinum paniculatum
Pearly everlasting
Anaphalis margaritacea
Monkshood
Aconitum spp.
Geranium
Pelargonium hybrids
Meadow rue
Thalictrum delavayi
Persian candytuft
Aethionema grandiflorum
Mullein
Verbascum hybrids
Giant knapweed
Centaurea macrocephala
Mugwort
Artemisia lactiflora
Rodgersia
Rodgersia aesculifolia
Russian Sage
Perovskia atriplicifolia
Globe thistle
Echinops spp.
Muhly grass
Muhlenbergia capillaris
Spiderwort
Tradescantia andersonia group
Salvia
Salvia spp.
Strawflower
Helichrysum bracteata
Sea lavender
Limonium latifolium
Sweet woodruff
Galium odoratum
Speedwell
Veronica spicata
Tall buttercup
Ranunculus acris
Wand flower
Dierama pulcherrimum
Willow blue-star
Amsonia tabernaemontana
Torch flower
Kniphofia hybrids