Although many plants claim to have beautiful blooms, a plant must go above and above to be considered to have unique flowers. Its blossoms must be distinctive in some way. It occasionally has flowers that are bicolored, while other times the blossoms are disproportionately huge or weirdly formed. Growing these plants is an excellent way to differentiate yourself from your neighbors and provide visual interest to your garden that you probably won’t find in many other areas. Here are some gardening tips from online florist Gogo Florist about the most unusual flowers to grow.
Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Reginae)
In addition to being bicolored, the blooms of the bird of paradise have a distinctive form. The flower of the plant bears some resemblance to the same-named bird species, which is how the plant got its name. This tropical plant is native to South Africa and thrives in hot, muggy environments. The only options available to northern gardeners are to cultivate it as an annual or try to overwinter it inside.
Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Betonicifolia)
The unusual blue poppy flower looks like a blue umbrella with a fuzzy yellow core. These large, spectacular blooms, which arise in the summer, can measure 4 to 5 inches across. The cultivation of this plant can be a little unpredictable. It prefers a steady stream of moisture—but not too much. In addition, it needs neither too chilly nor too hot of a summer or winter.
Crown Imperial (Fritillaria Imperialis)
A spring bulb plant that can get quite tall is called Crown Imperial. Don’t be offended by the fact that the flowers smell bad. Their bell-shaped flower clusters, which form a “crown” above the plant, nonetheless make them highly distinctive and attractive. Following the plant’s summer dormancy, trim the foliage to the ground. To further insulate the plant, use mulch over the winter.