All posts by Florist Phyllis

Night Blooming Cereus—Here and Gone in a Flash!

Whether you call it night blooming cereus, Epiphyllum oxpetalum or Queen of the Night, this unusual flower is a knockout while it lasts. Native to Arizona and the Sonara desert, night blooming cereus is a member of the orchid cactus family. Continue reading [...]

The Flower Named after Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex: Clematis Meghan

Being in the royal spotlight comes with many challenges, but clearly has its sweet spots. Clematis Meghan, named after the Duchess of Sussex, is making its debut at the famed Chelsea Garden Show May 21-25, 2019. Continue reading [...]

Sweeten your mornings with this… THE CHOCOLATE SCENTED DAISY

Yes, Virginia, chocolate comes in flowers, too! The chocolate daisy is rich in both scent and names. Known as the chocolate flower, green-eyed lyre leaf, lyreleaf green eyes or just plain green eyes, the chocolate daisy is part of the genus Berlandiera lyrata and family Asteraceae, which also includes asters and sunflowers. Continue reading [...]

The Fabulous Floating Water Lily

Loved by flower fans and frogs the world over, water lilies are floating-leaved aquatic plants in the plant family Nymphaeaceae. Native to South America, they only live in fresh water that is shallow and still. Continue reading [...]

KISS ME YOU FOOL! It’s the Flower that Looks Like Luscious Red Lips

Move over Mick Jagger and Angelina Jolie, there’s a new pair of lips in town. And they’re kissable! Whether you call them hooker’s lips or hot lips or by their scientific name, Psychotria Elata, one thing is indisputable: These lips are unique–and stunning! Continue reading [...]

A Flower that Only a Botanist Could Love

Beautiful colors and luscious fragrances – we must be talking about flowers, right? Not so fast! There is a bizarre species of flowers that neither look nor smell pretty. In fact, they literally stink. Continue reading [...]