Name your most favorite plants??

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  1. Ultimate Hubber profile image68
    Ultimate Hubberposted 12 years ago

    Gardening is my current hobby and its becoming a passion. So I want to know what plants some other hubbers love?

    1. Donna Janelle profile image71
      Donna Janelleposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I have a bamboo plant inside my house (it's not a real bamboo - it stays about 24 inches tall smile ) and I love it! I don't have much of a green thumb, and this plant is extremely hardy and doesn't have to be watered every day.

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        roykenedposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        mine are geraniums, think they look so pretty and they flower all year if you bring them indoors in the winter x. … zetaclear/

    2. Mark Ewbie profile image82
      Mark Ewbieposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Robert Plant. No?

      Ok then, Keep The Aspidistra Flying. George Orwell.  Failed dreams.

    3. chspublish profile image82
      chspublishposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I had two 'Sweet Banana' pepper plants for two seasons. A very unusual thing for the climate i live in which can be quite cold and damp. They were inside on a windowsill for the wiinter last year and they kept producing little peppers. I left them in the green housefor the summer and unfortunately a heavy frost got to them. But I have saved many seeds and look forward to next year's lot.
      I also have a small  fig tree - the common Brown Turkey. It too survived a very cold winter and produced beautiful sweet figs this year. Great plant!

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      withypitts-dahliaposted 12 years agoin reply to this


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      manumposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I am a part-time gardener so my favourite plants are ones I can water with a watering can, and they are seasonal blooms, especially carnations and marigolds. I also like to brood over rescue operations - plants that could have been dead if the new soil weren't so great, or they were sun blasted or pot cloistered.

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      charlesdeanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      My favorite plant is tulsi. It has several healing properties.... … nches-now/

  2. Fluffymetal profile image70
    Fluffymetalposted 12 years ago


    1. Reality Bytes profile image79
      Reality Bytesposted 12 years agoin reply to this


    2. Mikeydoes profile image75
      Mikeydoesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      NO BRAINER!!!

    3. flogreen profile image60
      flogreenposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Saw that coming from a mile away.  Still funny though smile

      I am a huge fan of edible landscapes, and I love spicy food as well.  These two passions make my fave the habanero pepper plant.  It gets so full and green, then little peppers start to show up like little presents!  I love it!

  3. lorlie6 profile image76
    lorlie6posted 12 years ago

    Nicotania!  It's a lovely flower-really!

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image68
      Ultimate Hubberposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Just checked some of the images. The flowers seem to be really beautiful but the plant don't. sad

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Nicotiana is a bit straggly when grown, but the scent of the flowers is absolutely beautiful. I'm with Lorlie, its a wonderful plant. Try it in a greenhouse or conservatory where you can keep the scent in the house. Its amazing.

        1. jetta17 profile image61
          jetta17posted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Definately agree that Nicotiana is a bit straggly when grown. I just grew a small plant indoors and the flowers smelt wonderful in my room!

  4. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago

    I'd also highly recommend a plant called cestrum nocturnum. Like Nicoriana, its scent is powerful and only released in the evenings.It is quite possibly the most highly scented plant in the world as you can smell its fragrance from something like 50 yards away.

  5. kids-toy-box profile image73
    kids-toy-boxposted 12 years ago

    I've started a blacony garden and have a few herbs -basil and corriander--some chilli--and tomatoes too in little pots. About houseplants I have Geraniums-hydrangeas-Roses and Chrysanthemums all growing in pots on the balcony and I sometimes place them indoors when they are in bloom-though the roses are the last survivors in the approaching winter weather. I have covered some up--hoping they survive the winter.

  6. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 12 years ago

    ..indoors - cactus and succulents - and the bigger the better...
    ...outdoors - where i live some herbs grow all year round and turn into nice bushes like sage and rosemary in particular..i trim the rosemary into different shapes when i'm inspired...and can't forget lavender....i like different foliage - shapes and planted artichoke to add some variety to the mix.  my garden basically grows on it its own - flowers are perennials and most are drought tall decorative grasses too...they sound nice swaying in the breeze at night...

  7. Green Lotus profile image59
    Green Lotusposted 12 years ago it depends on the season. This fall I'm in love with my amsonia which turns into a fluffy mass of brilliant yellow.

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      Twenty One Daysposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Never heard of this, so I looked it up.
      Resembles --to me-- an (underwater) coral plant, only fuzzier.

  8. kerryg profile image82
    kerrygposted 12 years ago

    I have lots of favorites!

    Non-native: hosta, Miscanthus sinensis "Morning Light", Korean Spice viburnum, bearded and japanese iris, ponderosa pine (native to the western part of my state, but won't even grow in the eastern, alas), bleeding heart

    I am not really a huge rose fan in general - I like them, but I'm not obsessed with them like a lot of people are - but I'm also developing a real soft spot for my knockout roses, which took hold in the most dreadful heavy clay/subsoil dirt imaginable in my front yard and bloom their hearts out from June to October with no watering, no fertilizer, no chemicals, and only one pruning a year.

    Native: burr oak (oaks in general, really), serviceberry, ohio spiderwort, purple coneflower, bee balm, cupplant, columbine, dogwood, most native prairie grasses

    1. kids-toy-box profile image73
      kids-toy-boxposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Ah..oak trees-makes me wish I lived on the ground floor.-Roses are ok-seem to be one of the few plants that can grw well on the balcony.

  9. lrohner profile image69
    lrohnerposted 12 years ago

    I absolutely adore hydrangeas. smile

  10. Ren Chin profile image70
    Ren Chinposted 12 years ago


  11. timorous profile image76
    timorousposted 12 years ago

    You can't beat Oriental Lillies for beautiful, large, intricate flowers, and a lovely smell.  See my 'beautiful garden' hub and see for yourself.

    For indoors, I've had a Ficus Benjamina for about 12 years.  I grew it from a small cutting I took from my mom's dying ficus.  This one is now about 4 feet tall and very healthy year round.  I put it outside in a semi-shaded area all summer.

  12. Silva Hayes profile image81
    Silva Hayesposted 12 years ago

    My favorite indoor plant is a ZZ plant.  Amazing.  Outdoors, I have lime trees, aloe vera plants, white antique iris, and Greg's Salvia which I really like because it's hardy, the deer won't eat it, and the hummingbirds love it.  Next I would like to plant a fig tree and an olive tree.

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I've had two baby olive trees come up from the stones of olives served to me in a tapas bar!
      Don't know why I bother when my house is surrounded by olive trees! lol

  13. home witch profile image68
    home witchposted 12 years ago

    I love roses and have some beautiful climbing rose plants growing in my back yard. I went to a proper rose grower who has won awards in Britain for their roses and bought some true beauties. They are hardy, and easy to look after, just water in summer and mulch and feed with slow release plant food. I also adore lavender, and have a few varieties as well as mint, lemon balm and other herbs. Strawberries grow easily too. You see, I don't have a garden, only a back yard that's been cemented over, so I need plants I can grow easily in containers.
    Hmm... inside our home I've got aloevera and other plants as well like Peace lilies and orchids which grow well inside the home.

  14. Phil The Gain profile image59
    Phil The Gainposted 12 years ago

    Legal Medical Marijuana

  15. Photography7777 profile image59
    Photography7777posted 12 years ago

    White Mums. They grow tall and wide in Florida and stay around for a long time.
    Also like Yellow Gerbera Daisies, they are gorgeous!

  16. chspublish profile image82
    chspublishposted 12 years ago

    This may be out of date, but my favorite all time plant is the fig tree - especially the common fig tree - ficus carica. It's of particular interest to me because of the climate in which I live.
    Figs say 'exotic' to me and I like nothing better thatn eating a fresh fig from my own tree.
    It's very hardy and can withstand very cold subzero temperatures without much damage. It grows vigorously in the summer time and its large green leaves are very exciting to watch as they unfold from the small green tips on the branches.
    I wish I lived on a fig palntation - now that would be heaven. Who knows maybe some day!

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    Onusonusposted 12 years ago

    Artichoke, best plant ever.

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    L a d y f a c eposted 12 years ago

    Of all the plants I currently have in my house, my favourites are the madagascar dragon tree, the crown of thorns, and this plant that no one seems to be able to identify. Not even my aunts! It's not in any of my books. It's light green, has stalks that grow and separate and curl and twist a bit, and they have these little tiny cute green leaves coming off them with the occasional little curly tendril. I freakin love it. I wish I knew what it was!

    1. timorous profile image76
      timorousposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      If you can take a good picture of it, and post it here, maybe we could have a best guess.  Someone here just might know. smile

  19. naturegirl7 profile image85
    naturegirl7posted 12 years ago

    Gosh, like some others, I like a wide variety of plants.  To narrow it down, I would say sustainable plants like fruit trees and shrubs, vegetables, herbs and native perennials.

    My most favorite include Satsuma (Mandarin Orange) trees, Huckleberry and Blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) bushes and culinary herbs like basil, lemon balm and mints.

  20. thewayeyeseeit profile image68
    thewayeyeseeitposted 12 years ago

    Great post! There are so many plants listed that I have never heard of.
    It turns out I don't have a green thumb, so it's difficult to get sustainable plants. But I have had some success with Zinnias. I thought they were annuals, but they come up for me every year and flourish without my help. The great thing about them is that they attract butterflies like crazy, which is great for my passion for photography.

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image68
      Ultimate Hubberposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      No doubt, I have also learned about many new plants from this thread!

  21. IN2Deep profile image69
    IN2Deepposted 12 years ago

    I Love to garden-so I am naturally thinking your talking outdoors-I like to grow what I can use(cut flowers),enjoy and attract with my absolute favorite is 'Crocosmia Lucifer" this is a perennial in the Iris family. Available in fiery red,orange,apricot and yellow-Hummingbirds love it-it is excellent cut and just beautiful to look at. I also love for cutting Asters-any variety,Calendula-potted marigolds,Larkspur-another hummer fav,(Delphinium-Hummers/butterflies also love),Nigellia-persian jewel,Rudbeckia-Goldstrum,Oriential lillies are awesome and very fragrant,Sweet Peas,baby's breath,Hybrid tea Roses,celosia,amaranthus,dusty miller.I can go on and on but these are some of my must haves.Happy Gardening!

    1. iamalegend profile image60
      iamalegendposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      strobilanthus Kunthians( neelakkurunji) - The plant which is flowering once in 12 years.

    2. Ultimate Hubber profile image68
      Ultimate Hubberposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yea outdoors, and thanks for the helpful reply.

  22. Puzzlemaker profile image60
    Puzzlemakerposted 12 years ago

    Milkweed (for Monarch butterflies) and


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