Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: The Largest Plant Identification Reference Guide - Dave's Garden

PlantFiles is the largest plant database in the world, with information and photos for 214,926 different plants! View our 368,731 images and read our 143,437 detailed and helpful comments. Search for a plant by its common or botanical name using the green button below, or scroll down the page and browse through hundreds of popular cultivars, or search for plants by their characteristics (height, hardiness, etc.)

Discover which plants grow well in your area, and which plants to avoid. Join the 58,977 gardeners, PlantFiles Pioneers and Uber Gardeners who contribute to PlantFiles, and share what you know.

Browse the most popular cultivars in PlantFiles

African Violets
Apples
Azaleas and Rhododendrons
Beans
Begonias
Brugmansias
Camellias
Cannas
Carrots
Clematis
Coleus
Corn
Crepe Myrtles
Cucumbers
Daffodils
Dahlias
Daylilies
Fuchsias
Gladiolus
Hardy Geraniums
Heucheras
Hibiscus
Hostas
Hydrangeas
Iris
Japanese Maples
Lettuce
Lilies
Melons
Onions and Garlic
Orchid Cactus
Peaches
Pelargoniums
Peonies
Peppers
Plumeria
Potatoes
Roses
Salvias
Squash
Strawberries
Tomatoes
Tulips
Waterlilies

Look for a plant by key characteristics...

with our Advanced Search

  The Latin word of the week  
Narcissus
(nar-SIS-us)

In Greek mythology, Narcissus was the beautiful son of the river god Cephissus and the nymph Liriope. Narcissus became obsessed with his own beauty and as a result, he was condemned to fall in love with himself to the exclusion of everyone and everything else. Eventually he came upon his own reflection in a pool, and he wasted away staring at his reflection. The gods then turned him into a flower.

In Victorian times, the daffodil (aka Narcissus) signified vanity and egotism. In modern times, the arrival of Narcissus signifies springtime, and a cheerful bouquet of these flowers is a delight to the senses.

  The Plant of the Week  
Old Man of the Andes
Oreocereus leucotrichus

Oreocereus leucotrichus is also known as 'Old Man of the Andes.' Native to Chile and Peru, this unique cacti has interesting hair-like growth that gives it its common name. It can reach over a meter in height and forms attractive columnar clumps that make it a great focal point in a desert garden. While it can tolerate light frost, it does best when the average temperature is over 50F (10C)

The Old Man of the Andes produces lovely red blossoms that open in the summer. It makes a striking image with the white hair and the red blossoms that can be over 3" (7.5cm) in length.

Do not over water your Oreocereus leucotrichus. It is prone to rot, especially in the winter season. It also prefers a bit of shade in the afternoon if it is planted in extreme desert conditions. For something out of the ordinary in the Xeriscape garden, the Old Man of the Andes makes a great choice.

» Read more about this plant

One vendor has this plant for sale.

Image

Type of plant: Cactus and Succulents

Bloom color: Red

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 9a to Zone 11

Height: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing: 12-15 in. (30-38 cm), 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

  Bloom of the Day for May 5, 2015  
Image

Crepe Myrtle 'Dynamite'
(Lagerstroemia indica)

Type of plant: Shrubs, Trees

Bloom color: Red

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 7a to Zone 9b

Height: 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m), 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m), 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

[ADUNIT]

Recently Added Images

UserPlantThumbnail
Joan Fiber Optic Grass, Salt Marsh Bulrush 'WiFi'
Isolepis cernua
Image of Isolepis cernua
BayAreaTropics Lemon Vine 'Godseffiana'
Pereskia aculeata
Image of Pereskia aculeata
RosinaBloom Common Camellia, Japanese Camellia 'Ave Maria'
Camellia japonica
Image of Camellia japonica
RosinaBloom Common Camellia, Japanese Camellia 'Ave Maria'
Camellia japonica
Image of Camellia japonica
RosinaBloom Common Camellia, Japanese Camellia 'Ave Maria'
Camellia japonica
Image of Camellia japonica
RosinaBloom Common Camellia, Japanese Camellia 'Ave Maria'
Camellia japonica
Image of Camellia japonica
RosinaBloom Sasanqua Camellia, Autumn Camellia 'Bonanza'
Camellia sasanqua
Image of Camellia sasanqua
RosinaBloom Sasanqua Camellia, Autumn Camellia 'Bonanza'
Camellia sasanqua
Image of Camellia sasanqua
vossner Begonia 'Pewterware'
Begonia
Image of Begonia
vossner Amaryllis 'Double Dream'
Hippeastrum
Image of Hippeastrum

Recently Added Comments

UserRatingPlant
JennysGarden_TN Positive Shreve's Iris, Southern Blue Flag
Iris virginica var. shrevei
Jwhdrk1 Neutral Black Bamboo
Phyllostachys nigra
Jwhdrk1 Positive Calamondin Orange, Panama Orange, Calamansi
Citrus mitis
azsilvia Positive Twisted Acacia, Long-spine Acacia, Steel Acacia, Poponax
Acacia tortuosa
Jennib69 Negative American Wisteria 'Amethyst Falls'
Wisteria frutescens
CharlysGardenPl Neutral Red-Twig Dogwood, Redosier Dogwood, Red Osier Dogwood 'Cardinal'
Cornus sericea
CharlysGardenPl Neutral Idaho Blue-eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium idahoense
CharlysGardenPl Positive False Spirea, Japanese Astilbe, Star Astilbe 'Sprite'
Astilbe simplicifolia
BayAreaTropics Positive Lemon Vine 'Godseffiana'
Pereskia aculeata
vossner Positive Daylily 'Infernal Fire'
Hemerocallis
DaylilySLP Neutral Cyclamineus Daffodill, Cyclamen Narcissus 'Pure Bliss'
Narcissus
DaylilySLP Neutral Triandrus Narcissus, Triandrus Daffodil, Angel's Tears 'Puppet'
Narcissus
vossner Neutral Hybrid Highbush Blueberry 'Emerald'
Vaccinium virgatum
DaylilySLP Neutral Jonquilla Narcissus, Apodanthus Daffodil 'Punchline'
Narcissus
vossner Positive Summer Snapdragon, Angel Flower 'Archangel White'
Angelonia angustifolia
vossner Positive Summer Snapdragon, Angel Flower 'Archangel Raspberry Improved'
Angelonia angustifolia
DaylilySLP Neutral Jonquilla Narcissus, Apodanthus Daffodil 'Pueblo'
Narcissus
DaylilySLP Neutral Long-cupped Narcissus, Large-cupped Daffodil 'Prometheus'
Narcissus
RosinaBloom Positive 'Wilamina, Willamina'
Camellia japonica
vossner Positive 'Arbatax'
Lilium


» Add a new plant to the list

» Add the PlantFiles search to your own website!


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America