Saturday, April 23, 2011

Grow Your Garden with Scarlett and Rhett

Today we bring you a post fit for the season, i.e choke-full of pretty flowers. Inspired by this particular finding, the Scarlett and Rhett winterberry hollies, blogger iso combed the internet for more plants who were named after our favorite heroes. And sure enough, she found plenty, from cacti to pretty lilies. Most of these names play upon the Scarlet/Scarlett theme, so unless you're really fond of the color red in all of its variations, think twice before deciding upon a GWTW-inspired garden (or go with some of the plants featured in our Scenery & Greenery posts, always a safe bet!). Also, knowing our heroes, does it surprise anyone that some of their botanical namesakes are poisonous or have thorns?

But enough caveats. If you still want the perfect windie garden, or are simply curious as to what these plants look like, here's a selection of the flowers that are named after Scarlett (and there are plenty): 

Echinopsis Hybrid 'Scarlet O'Hara'

Paeonia 'Scarlet O'Hara'

Scarlett O'Hara Morning Glory

Yazoo 'Scarlet O'Hara' Daylily

Sinningia 'Scarlet O'Hara'

Pieris Japonica 'Scarlett O'Hara'
And these are their more masculine counterparts (for, after all, how do you turn a lily into a really manly flower? Why, you name it Rhett, of course): 

Savanna's Rhett Butler Cape Primrose

Hemerocallis 'Rhett Butler' Daylily

Louisiana Iris 'Rhett'

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