Growing flowers in a garden is a common hobby for many people. The traditional flowers such as roses, tulips, and sunflowers are beautiful and always will be timeless classics.
A bouquet of roses and peonies always look chic and beautiful, but it is a quite nice idea to bring something unusual and new to your own garden, as such flower types can add a unique touch to your garden. Here are the most unusual flowers that you can grow in your own garden.
Black Bat Flower (Tacca Chantrieri)
The Black Bat Flower is native to Southeast Asia and is known for its unique appearance. The plant can grow up to two feet tall and produces flowers that resemble black bats with long, delicate whiskers.
These make such flowers visually stunning. Tacca is used in cooking and for performing magical rituals. It flowers and bears fruit almost all year round. The smell is subtle, almost imperceptible to humans, it attracts pollinating flies to the plant.
Craspedia globular (“drumsticks”)
This plant is the brightest golden balls, which are located on tall stems. The inflorescences are framed by beautiful silver-grey hard leaves. The plot spangled with Сraspedia makes a truly futuristic impression.
The homeland of this plant is distant Australia. At home, it is a herbaceous perennial, and in the conditions of the middle lane it is grown as an annual crop, cold-resistant and drought-resistant.
Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)
The swamps of North and South Carolina are home to this carnivorous plant. It is well known for its capacity to capture and consume insects, which it then uses to increase its nutrient intake.
The plant produces small, white flowers on long stems that are often overlooked due to its unusual feeding habits. The plant is the most unpretentious among the carnivores. Although it has certain requirements, including high humidity, moist roots, unrestricted sunlight exposure, and poor, acidic soil.
Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanum)
One of the biggest and oddest flowers in the world is the Corpse Flower, sometimes referred to as the Titan Arum. It is indigenous to Sumatra and has a maximum height of ten feet.
The plant creates a big, meaty spadix that is encircled by an up to 10-foot-wide spathe that resembles petals. The flower generates a strong and disagreeable smell which is similar to decaying flesh. That is why it is called Corpse Flower.
Pineapple Lily (Eucomis bicolor)
The Pineapple Lily is a unique and exotic flower that resembles a pineapple with its tufted green leaves and tall stem. The plant produces spikes of small, star-shaped flowers that range in colour from white to pink.
The Pineapple Lily is native to South Africa and is a popular choice for adding a tropical touch to any garden. The elastic stem of the species grows from an oval bulb with a diameter of 8 centimetres. The leaves are long, elongated, with a shiny surface and pointed edges, densely growing from a basal rosette.
Erect flower stalks appear from the central part of the rosette and have a height of about 1 metre. They are quite strong and dense. During the flowering period, inflorescences-brushes 30-40 centimetres long bloom at the top of the peduncles.
Small buds with delicate petals are dotted over the entire surface of the inflorescences, have a light green or cream hue with a lilac or light purple undertone. Each flower consists of six lanceolate perianths and six stamens with large anthers.
Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)
The Bird of Paradise is native to South Africa and is a stunning addition to any garden. The plant produces large, orange and blue flowers that resemble the head of a tropical bird. The flowers are surrounded by large, green leaves and are a popular choice for adding a tropical touch to gardens in warm climates.
The unusual shape of the flower, variegation, exotic origin – all these are the properties of Сalceolaria. The properties listed above make this plant attractive for flower growers. An interesting and unusual flower will transform and embellish any garden, and the gardener who grows it will enjoy the unique flowering.
In conclusion, there are many unusual flowers that can add a unique touch to your garden. From the black bat flower to the bird of paradise, these flowers are sure to draw attention and impress visitors. Whether you are looking for a tropical touch or an unusual specimen, there is a flower for everyone’s taste and style.