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Flowering Houseplants: These easy houseplants are top rated for their beauty and ease, and will make a fine show of indoor houseplants for your home.
Ageratum Photo Credit: Tanaka Juuyoh
Valuable for its bright blue flowers and dwarf growth, goes very well with other indoor flowering plants. There is also a white variety.
Alyssum Photo Credit: Audrey
Good with other common houseplants to produce a light bouquet-like effect.
Balsam Photo Credit: Tony Hisgett
Beautiful colors. You can take up and pot after blooming in the garden. Only double sorts are worth while.
Candytuft Photo Credit: Tanaka Juuyoh
Cannas Photo Credit: Shirl
New dwarf hybrids, named varieties have beautiful flowers.
Carnation Photo Credit: Till Westermayer
This beautiful flower isn't well adapted for house growing. It may, however, be grown in five-or-six-inch pots, using a heavy soil, keeping in a cool temperature, about forty-five degrees at night, watering regularly and spraying daily with as much force as possible.
These are much better suited for flowering houseplants. While not as large, they're in other respects fully as beautiful.
Chrysanthemum Photo Credit: Stephanie Watson
This is another beautiful flower not well suited to house growing. However, if you have room, (it will take an 8 to 10 inch pot for each plant) and want to go to the trouble, you can have it indoors.
Daisies Photo Credit: Tony
Double English Daisies—The bright little short-stemmed daisies, seen so frequently in spring (Bellis perennis) are not often used as a house plant, but make a very agreeable surprise. Start from seed in August then transplant to boxes of suitable size, and on the approach of freezing weather, cover gradually with leaves and fertilizer or litter in a sheltered, well drained place. Bring them in as wanted from January on.
Paris or Marguerite
Beautiful daisy-like flowers, very freely borne, in two colors, pure white and delicate yellow.
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This old-fashioned flowering houseplant resembles the flowering begonias in looks and habit. It grows very rapidly and is one of the most superb bloomers of all plants.
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This favorite little flowering houseplant bears starry blossoms of one of the most intense blues found anywhere in the realm of flowers. Grown easily from fall sown seed, or cuttings.
Mahernia Photo Credit: David Jones
Of great value for its fragrance. Grow on from summer cuttings.
Another flower owing its popularity to its fragrance. Start winter plants by sowing in 2 inch pots in July or August, several seeds to a pot. As soon as they've started, thin to the best plants.
Pansy Photo Credit: Audrey
If wanted for winter blooming, take cuttings or start from seed, as described for Daisy (Bellis perennis). The seed bed must be kept cool and shaded.
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One of the most brilliant of all flowering plants. For winter make cuttings in August, or take off suckers with roots at base of plant.
Another fragrant flower.
What I said about snapdragons on this page could be repeated here. Start from seed in August or September. They are very easily grown. In addition to their beauty (they resemble a spray of small roses), is their entrancing fragrance. Only the double sorts are good.
Verbena Photo Credit: Andrew Bossi
If any of these old brilliant favorites are wanted, start from cuttings, but be sure to use strong new growth which may be induced by spading up and enriching the soil in August, and cutting back the plants.
There's one thing which the beginner can't be told too often: Don't fail to pinch back seedlings and cuttings during their early stages of growth, to induce the formation of stocky, well-branched plants. This is essential for the plant to look good come winter.
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