For a burst of yellow in a mixed planting basket, Bidens ''olaire Semidouble
' didn't disappoint, forming a dense trailing mat of fine foliage covered with hundreds of tiny, vibrant flowers that have an extra set of petals around the eye, forming a frilly collar.
A small single or semidouble
bloom, in a vibrant magenta color, it is now one of seven Knock Out varieties, including the soft pink Blushing Knock Out and the somewhat fragrant, buttery yellow Sunny Knock Out.
'Princess Orange Black' (Mr Fothergill's) has semidouble
orange flowers with a chocolate centre, blooming in mid summer and growing to 60cm tall.
Or with 'Jewel' you will get mesmerising semidouble
cream flowers with a mild scent.
Although these plants grow just 12 to 14 inches tall, they offer an abundance of impressive double and semidouble
flowers in a bright mix of yellow, orange, pink and red.
Combine a mixture of single, semidouble
and double flowers in a range of colours from yellow to red.
The collection is completed by the doubleflowered purple and cerise Dollar Princess, the striking semidouble
white and red Snowcap, the pink and red Celia Smedley and the formidable mauve and purple of Beacon.
Annie's Annuals & Perennials (anniesannuals.com or 888/266-4370) has gorgeous hybrid poppies--such as reseeding Papaver 'Orange Chiffon', with 4-inch flowers, and frilly, semidouble
lilac 'Sugar Plum'--and a large selection of sweet peas: Check out 'Senator', an heirloom with unusually large, highly fragrant, maroon-streaked white flowers, says owner Annie Hayes.
With azalea and rhododendron about to come into season (and some early varieties are already in bloom), it's hardly surprising that there are certain plants named after the eponymous day itself, including 'Rhododendron Mother's Day', a dwarf evergreen variety which produces large semidouble
rose red flowers in April.
Create a spectacular cascading display with this premium Begonia Apricot Shades, producing an avalanche of double and semidouble
flowers throughout summer well into autumn.
If I could only choose one, it would probably be 'Donation', considered by many to be the most beautiful, with semidouble
orchid pink flowers and golden stamens - this variety reliably flowers from February through to May.
Many popular plants were bred to have big blousy double or semidouble
flowers from which bees can't extract nectar.