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Celestial plant names

Posted by johnnieb Washington, DC (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 3, 07 at 17:17

A friend of mine is planning a children's garden with a celestial theme: the plants should all be named after the sun, the moon, the planets, or stars. I've given her a few suggestions but would appreciate some more. The celestial name can be the genus, species, common name, or a cultivar. Of course there are the obvious ones like sunflower, moonflower, and Cosmos. Any more suggestions???


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RE: Celestial plant names

Asters (of course!)
Jupiter's beard
Star magnolia
Star-flowered lily of the valley - Smilacena stellata
Shooting Star Dodecatheon meadia
Spring starflower Brodiaea uniflora
Sedum 'Meteor'
Post oak - Quercus stellata
Cineraria 'Stellata'
stargazer lily
A. chinensis "Meteor"
Tiarella x 'Stargazer Mercury'
Anthurium andraeanum 'Saturn'
venus flytrap
Allium "Mars"
Hosta plantaginea "Venus"
Crocosmia "Venus"
Cornus 'Venus'
Phlox 'Millstream Jupiter'
Pentas lanceolata 'New Look Red' 'Mars Galaxy'
Galaxy - Aspidistra lurida
Galaxy magnolia
Philotheca myoporoides 'Galaxy'

Both Ipomoea alba and Datura spp. are called moon flower


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