Daphne Mezereum (Common name: Mezereon)
The Daphne Mezereum or Mezereon flowering plant as it is commonly known belongs to the Daphne genus. The plant is a deciduous shrub. It can grow up to heights of 1.5 meters. It is found in Western Asia and Europe, particularly in Russia and northern Scandinavia. It thrives in limestone-derived soil. The flowers are light purple or pink and appear before the leaves on the stem in early spring. The bright red berries of the plant are poisonous.
Dahlia Merckii (Common name: Bedding Dahlia)
The Bedding Dahlia is a beautiful, star-shaped lavender-to-pink flower with a yellow center belonging to the Dahlia genus. It is a perennial herb which flowers from July to August in single flowers on a branched stem. This species of Dahlia thrives in well-drained, damp light acidic soil. It is a native of Mexico.
Datura Metel (Common Name: Datura “Ballerina Purple”)
This species of the Datura genus, known variously as Angel’s Trumpets and ��Devil’s Trumpets’, has large 6-8 inch double flowers with white inner and purple outer petals. They are exotic perennials that can grow in a large pot or a garden. The flowers are fragrant, and they open with the evening and close with the morning.
Deutzia Gracilis (Common name: Slender Deutzia)
The Slender Deutzia is a deciduous shrub that is hardy and grows several clusters of fragrant white flowers from April to May. It’s a native of Japan but is hardy and low maintenance. These flowers are often used in the middle of borders for their bushy yet compact structures.
These flowers belong to a monotypic genus of the mustard family, and are found in the Croatian mountain ranges of the Kapela and the Velebit. They have therefore become symbolic of the region. The lovely flowers of the Degenia Velebitica are bright lemon-yellow, and grow against a cushion of 4 inch high grey-silver foliage. Flowering is between May and June in well draining, gritty soil with partial or full sun.
Delphinium Black Knight (Common name: Candle Delphinium or Larkspur)
These dark violet black-eyed Delphinium flowers are semi-double blossoms that bloom on tall stems in June and July. The foliage is clumped attractively at the bottom of the stem. Cutting off some fading spikes after the flowers have bloomed can encourage a few late blossoms.
Dianella Longifolia (Common name: Pale Flax Lily, Smooth Flax Lily, Dianella Laevis)
These flowers bloom in spring and summer as long, light blue sprays on tall stems with long, belt-like leaves. The berries which follow are an attractive blue. The plant can be found from India to Japan and in New-Zealand and Australia in the south.
Dianthus Barbatus Red (Common name: Sweet William)
The dense clusters of bright red, fragrant flowers are very popular as ornamental flowers as well as to butterflies and bees. They clusters can have as many as 30 flowers with five jagged-edged petals. These short lived perennials or biennials grow at the end of the stem.
Dicentra Eximia (common name: Fringed or Wild Bleeding-Heart, Spring Morning, Turkey Corn)
These flowers are rare and beautiful, native to the south eastern regions of the USA. The heart shaped flowers are dark pink and drooping like pendants on fern-like leaves. They bloom in May as well as in September. They grow best in damp, well-drained soil in the sun or part shade.
Dichondra Silver Falls (Common name: Dichondra)
These subtle, beautiful low maintenance flowers of white to greenish-yellow are very popular as groundcover or annual. The flowers bloom in May and June. They grow best in medium wet or dry soils that are well-drained, under full sun. But they can cope with drought, heat and even light shade as well. It is also possible to grow ��Silver Falls’ in well-draining sandy loams.
Dictamnus Albus Purpureus (common name: False Dittany, Burning Bush, Gas Plant, Fraxinella or White Dittany)
This species of the attractive Dictamnus hardy perennial plants bears light pink to white flowers that release a lemony scent when rubbed. The flower is a native of warm woodlands in North Africa, Europe and a large part of Asia. The flowers are covered by volatile oils in summer, which can catch fire on a particularly hot day, though the flower remains undamaged.