There are a plethora of gorgeous flowers with long stems in the world, but to be designated as “one-of-a-kind,” a plant must go above and beyond ordinary: Its blooms should be extraordinary in some manner. The plants will display a wide range of colors, some with bicolored flowers, while others will have unusually large or strangely shaped blooms. These plants are a fantastic way to stand out in your neighborhood.
Below mentioned are some of the most popular flowers with long stems.
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1. Bird of the Paradise
The Bird of the Paradise is not only a bi-colored flower but also has a distinct form. Strelitzia reginae is a tropical plant that is an indigenous species to South Africa that thrives in the jungle and can tolerate hot and humid weather conditions. It is only perennial in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11, therefore it must be cultivated as an annual in the North. It can grow up to 5 feet tall in the wild and has leaves that look like those of banana trees. It prefers full sun exposure instead of partial shade in rich soil. It is among the plants that thrive on acidic soil.
2. Crown Imperial as flowers with long stems
The Fritillaria imperialis Rubra (white-pink-purple) has a three to four-foot-tall spring bulb plant. Although these flowers with long stems are unpleasant, they shouldn’t be despised. They are the most unusual and attractive of the spring bulb blooms. The plant stalk is topped with a crown of multiple orange, bell-shaped flowers with long stems. The six shiny, circular, brilliant-white dots under each nodding flower provide further distinction. Crown imperial is best cultivated in full sunshine and well-drained soil. It’s ideal for zones 5 to 8.
3. Himalayan Poppy
Himalayan poppies (Meconopsis Grandis) have blue umbrella-shaped blooms and yellow fuzzy centers. It grows about 24 to 36 inches tall, with sky-blue flowers with long stems that span four to five inches. However, they grow in 5 to 7 inches dapped shape zone, in a ground that has good drainage, grow them in Zones 5 to 7.
These aren’t simple plants to maintain. They’ll recall you memories of Goldilocks when it comes to moisture and temperature requirements:
- Their roots require a slight amount of moisture around them on a daily basis, but they don’t want it to be too much at any one time.
- They can’t survive extreme weather like too hot or too cold.
4. Echinacea Coneflower
Echina Coneflower isn’t the same as Secret Lust also known as Echinacea Secret Lust, suggests. It has a fluffy “hairdo” rather than a cone located at the center of the flower. The flower’s second color shift occurs as the plant matures. This plant can grow up to 3 feet tall.
It grows well in full sun exposure and in soil that is well-drained for zones 3 to 8.
Another carnivorous plant, sundew (Drosera), has a fake blooming. The namesake dewdrops that glitter on its minute stalks deceive insects into believing it’s a genuine flower:
They appear to be droplets of honey to unexpected insects. However, when the insects touch them, they get trapped as a result of their stickiness.
You, too, may be fooled into believing they’re flowers with long stems because their beauty is so amazing. The deception, unlike with insects, will not cause you any damage. Sundew comes in a variety of forms. D. intermedia can be grown in almost any climate zone. They like marshy areas, therefore they’re ideal for wetlands.
6. Pitcher Plant
Northern pitcher plants (Sarracenia purpurea subs. purpura), or “pitcher plants,” are also flowers with long stems that are predators native to colder climes. They’re fascinating to grow since the flower begins as a tight ball before unfurling as it grows. The name “pitchers” comes from altered leaves that would be pleasing to gardeners.
There are two species of native Amazonian plants that have a variety of distinctive pitchers. Tropical pitcher plants (Nepenthes), for example, produce pitchers that resemble the powder horns worn by American pioneers.
The plants are adapted to high humidity and dampness, with a thick membrane that prevents the soil from collecting in their roots. They come with several red blooms over an extended period, which attracts hummingbirds. Their growing season is about seven months long, beginning in late spring or early summer.
7. Torch lily
Here is another example of flowers with long stems. Kniphofia is a genus of plants that feature cylindrical shapes and “red hot” flower spikes. Many bloom colors are available. Another South African native, Kniphofia uvaria, is another species plant; it can grow to be four feet tall.
However, cultivars such as Mango Popsicle (orange), Pineapple Popsicle (yellow), and Redhot Popsicle (red) tend to reach a shorter height of two feet).
These unusual blooms thrive in full sun and well-drained soil zones 6 to 9.
8. Silk Tree
The silk trees (Albizia julibrissin) are spectacular, but they’re suited to areas 6 through 9. Their heights range from 20 to 35 feet, and their delicate, silky flowers with long stems smell wonderful. The leaves on this plant are not only fern-shaped but also resemble a fern. The leaves are dark green and frothy, with a Merlot Majik variety being particularly lovely. Merlot Majik is one of the prettiest plants for sale on the market today.
They are invasive in some areas of the United States, so check with your county extension first. To produce a large crop of seedlings for transplanting, you’ll need to plant them in full sun or partial shade depending on your location.
Amorphophallus titanum is an arid-adapted plant native to Sumatra and Indonesia that grows from a corm. They are considered flowers with long stems. It has the world’s biggest boom, which reaches ten feet tall (Amorphophallus titanum). It takes so long to mature that it’s news when it does.
Don’t be misled by the name: The tiny, foul-smelling blooms are hidden in the hooded plant region known as a “spathe.” The spathe of the titan arum bud, which is a bright pink color and covered in spines, has an inflorescence that reaches up to two meters (about six feet) tall. The inflorescence on top of the plant is known as an “inflorescence.”
The related devil’s tongue also known as Amorphophallus konjac, does not develop as big, but you’ll enjoy its inflorescence every year. Amorphophallus is climber-friendly, however, it can only survive in zones 8 to 10; n Northerners must dig up the corm in the fall and bring it inside. In the summer, give it dappled light. The soil should be able to drain properly but not dry out excessively.
10. Batik Bearded Iris
The Iris genus is home to some of the world’s toughest, most attractive, and fragrant flowers with long stems. If they didn’t have anything else going for them, this trio of qualities on its own would make them a one-of-a-kind bloom. Batik beard iris (Iris germanica Batik) adds to the appeal by producing bicolored blooms. The plant reaches a height of two to three feet.
In zones 3 to 8, batik iris thrives. It prefers bright sunshine and is sensitive to overly moist soil.