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The flowers of the Mexican petunia bloom from the middle of summer through to fall. They typically measure around 2 inches in diameter and have a delicate lilac-blue color. They resemble petunia’s, as you would expect from their common name, but in fact, the Mexican petunia is not a petunia at all.


Ruellia Simplex. Beloved by many gardeners for its heat tolerance and shade-loving nature, but reviled by others for its eagerness to spread with abandon, R. simplex can be divisive. Thanks to its sweet purple flowers, however, we come down firmly on the pro-ruellia side of the debate.


Amerilink has been our primary supplier of Mexican flowers for the past 9 years and other than the occasional damaged flowers, we have been very happy with what we receive every week, Nick-Associated Cut Flowers/NYC. Andre has been very easy to work with over the many years we've been buying snaps, glads, lilies and many other other items from ...


The botanical name for the Mexican orange is Choisya ternata.The genus was named after a Swiss botanist, Jacques Denys Choisy. Most commonly known as the Mexican orange, this species is also called the Mexican orange blossom, Mexican orange flower, and mock orange.


Cempaspuchitl is the name given to Mexican marigold flowers (Tagetes erecta). The word "cempasuchitl" comes from the Nahuatl (the language of the Aztecs) word zempoalxochitl which means twenty-flower: zempoal, meaning "twenty" and xochitl, "flower."The number twenty in this case is used to mean numerous, most likely referring to the flower's many petals, so the re...


The cost of tissue paper is relatively inexpensive, while the cost of filling a room with real flowers is high. Tissue flowers can give a room the same elegance and flair that real flowers do. Tissue paper also is a favorite paper of Mexican artisans because it is cheap.


Prized for its lacy foliage and numerous jewel-like flowers, cuphea, commonly called Mexican heather, makes an ideal container or border plant. Growing just 10 to 18 inches tall, this shrubby, tropical annual is smothered in blooms all summer long. Plus, the flowers are as attractive to butterflies ...


Learning how to make Mexican tissue paper flowers is a great way to add festive decor to any celebration. Growing up in Texas meant that many summer days were spent at Six Flags Amusement Park in Arlington, TX. That park had a huge sombrero ride that would spin round and round while going up and down. It was my absolute favorite ride and I ...


The species name alludes to the similarity of the foliage to that of the European herb, hyssop. Commonly referred to as Mexican Heather or False Heather, it is of no relation to the European family of heathers. In some regions, this plant is known as the "elfin herb" due to its small flowers and foliage.


Aztecs used flowers as symbols for a wide range of subjects, including gods, warfare and passions. Mentions of flowers are found in many extant Aztec poetic sources where flowers are often associated with peace. Although commoners could also grow flowers in the Aztec society, nobility were the primary curators of flowers and gardens.