These plants offer a variety of colors, textures, and characteristics, making them suitable for different gardening and landscaping preferences. These are just a few examples, and many more plants start with the letter ‘H’. Let me know if you need more information about these plants or any other plants.
Habranthus ‘Candy Cane’
Habranthus ‘Candy Cane’ is a charming bulbous plant known for its small, trumpet-shaped flowers that resemble a candy cane due to their red and white stripes. It’s a delightful addition to gardens and provides a pop of color.
The Habranthus ‘Candy Cane’ is a unique plant introduced by Plant Delights/JLBG in 2021. It’s a sterile hybrid seedling of Habranthus robustus. The plant is known for its large, full flowers that emerge with very dark pink streaked petals towards the tip, which lighten to pink as the flower ages.
Habranthus is a genus in the Amaryllidaceae family with species from Central and South America extending into southern North America. They have narrow, linear or strap-shaped leaves. Their flowers are very similar to Zephyranthes and both are called rain lilies. Habranthus flowers point upward but at an angle and have unequal stamens in 4 different sizes.
The Habranthus ‘Candy Cane’ is not currently for sale and it’s taken a decade to build up enough to share. It’s an exceptional plant that stands out in any garden. It’s also great for summer-flowering and for naturalizing in the South. A Habranthus specimen in the right spot will quickly grow into a large clump that produces many flowers during the season.
Holly Fern, also known as Cyrtomium falcatum, is a beautiful and popular fern species that is native to East Asia. It is a member of the wood fern family and is known for its distinctive glossy, dark green fronds. The fronds are leathery and can grow up to 3 feet in length, giving the plant a lush and full appearance.
Holly Fern is a versatile plant that can thrive both indoors and outdoors, making it a favorite among gardeners and indoor plant enthusiasts. It is often used in landscaping as a ground cover or as a border plant due to its attractive foliage and low maintenance requirements.
In addition to its ornamental value, Holly Fern is also known for its resilience and ability to tolerate a wide range of growing conditions. It can thrive in both full shade and partial sun, and is relatively drought-tolerant once established. This makes it an excellent choice for gardeners looking for a low-maintenance and visually striking plant. Also, here is a detailed article on how to propagate Holly Fern
Overall, Holly Fern is a beautiful and adaptable plant that adds a touch of elegance to any garden or indoor space. Its glossy fronds and easy-care nature make it a popular choice for both beginner and experienced gardeners alike. Also, here is a detailed article on how to care for Holly Fern
Habranthus Robustus ‘Pink Chiffon’
This variety of Habranthus boasts delicate, pink trumpet-shaped flowers. Its robust growth and attractive blooms make it a sought-after choice for gardeners looking to enhance their outdoor spaces.
The Habranthus Robustus ‘Pink Chiffon’ is a selection from the collection of the late rain lily guru, John Fellers. It was introduced by Plant Delights/JLBG in 2022. This plant is known for its amazing floriferous show of huge 4″ light pink flowers. The flowering starts in late June and continues through the summer, starting within 2-3 days after each rain shower.
Habranthus Robustus, also known as the Brazilian copperlily, pink fairy lily or the pink rain lily, is a species of herbaceous flowering bulb. It is native to Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, but is now naturalized in Florida, Colombia, South Africa, and Mauritius. The plant grows from ovate to obovate bulbs around 3.5 to 5 cm (1.4 to 2.0 in) in diameter. It bears solitary lavender to pale pink, funnel-shaped flowers, 5–6 cm (2.0–2.4 in) long, held at a slight angle on 15–30 cm (5.9–11.8 in) scapes.
The Habranthus Robustus ‘Pink Chiffon’ is not currently for sale and it’s taken a decade to build up enough to share. It’s an exceptional plant that stands out in any garden. It’s also great for summer-flowering and for naturalizing in the South.
Hackberry Tree (Celtis occidentalis)
The Hackberry Tree is a native North American deciduous tree. It’s prized for its adaptability and tough nature. The tree produces small, edible fruits and has serrated leaves, making it a valuable addition to urban landscapes.
The Hackberry Tree (Celtis occidentalis), also known as the common hackberry, is a large deciduous tree native to North America. It’s also known as the nettletree, sugarberry, beaverwood, northern hackberry, and American hackberry. It’s a moderately long-lived hardwood with a light-colored wood, yellowish gray to light brown with yellow streaks.
The tree typically grows 40-60 feet tall, but can reach up to 100 feet in ideal conditions. It has a handsome round-topped head and pendulous branches. The tree prefers rich moist soil but will grow on gravelly or rocky hillsides. The roots are fibrous and it grows rapidly.
Hakone Grass (Hakonechloa macra ‘aureola’)
Hakone Grass is an ornamental grass featuring gracefully arching leaves with yellow and green variegation. It thrives in shaded areas and provides texture and color contrast in landscaping.The Hakone Grass (Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’), also known as the Golden Hakone Grass or Japanese Forest Grass, is a very beautiful golden variegated grass.
It’s a rhizomatous, shade-loving, deciduous perennial grass that is native both to moist mountain areas including wet rocky cliffs and to moist woodland areas in central Japan. Its foliage forms attractive mounds of gracefully arching, shiny leaves that ripple in the slightest breeze.
The leaves are almost entirely variegated with gold longitudinal stripes that take chartreuse colors in the shade and turn brighter in the sun. This ornamental grass is long-lived, tough, and unlike most grasses, loves moist shady conditions.
Halcyon Hosta (Hosta ‘Halcyon’)
Halcyon Hosta is a popular shade plant with attractive blue-green foliage. It’s known for its low-maintenance qualities and lush appearance, making it a go-to choice for shade gardens.
The Halcyon Hosta (Hosta ‘Halcyon’) is one of the best and most popular of the blue hosta cultivars. It’s an erect plant that grows to about 14 inches tall, featuring a mound of flat, spear-shaped, heavily-textured, blue-green leaves.
This cultivar retains its blue leaf color longer than most other blue hostas. It’s primarily grown for its ornamental foliage. In summer, it produces racemes of bell-shaped, pale lilac-blue flowers on 26″ scapes. The plant is easily grown in evenly moist, organically rich, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade.
Hardneck Garlic (Allium sativum)
Hardneck Garlic is a garlic variety characterized by its stiff central stalk and scape with bulbils. It’s grown for its pungent bulbs and is widely used in cooking to add flavor to various dishes.The Hardneck Garlic (Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon) is typically grown in cooler climates.
Its stalk, or neck, grows upward from the bulb and becomes rigid as it matures—hence its common name. Hardnecks also tend to form fewer but larger cloves than the softneck varieties. Garlic requires full sun for optimal growth.
That means at least six hours of direct sunlight on most days. However, if you live in a hot climate, garlic can struggle in the harsh afternoon sun, so give it a bit of shade. Garlic grows best in a fertile loam or silty loam soil. The soil must be well-draining to prevent rot.
Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos)
Hardy Hibiscus, also known as Swamp Rose Mallow, is a perennial hibiscus native to North America. It showcases large, showy flowers in vibrant shades of pink, red, or white, making it a stunning addition to gardens.
The Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos), also known as the Swamp Rose Mallow, Rose Mallow, Crimson-Eyed Rose-Mallow, Marshmallow Hibiscus, Marsh Mallow, Sea Hollyhock, is a tall, shrubby, woody-based perennial native to North America. It typically grows 3-7 ft. tall and 2-4 ft. wide. The plant boasts huge hollyhock-like flowers, up to 8 in. across, with spreading petals in white, rose, or pink, sometimes with a sharply contrasting red or burgundy eye.
Each flower has a conspicuous, protruding, creamy-white to pale yellow staminal column. Blooming from midsummer to early fall, the blossoms last about 1-2 days, but new flowers open each day in rapid succession until late in the season. A large plant can produce 20 or more blossoms per day at the peak of bloom. The flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.
Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta)
The Hardy Kiwi, or Arctic Kiwi, is a vine known for producing small, sweet, fuzzy fruits. It’s able to thrive in colder climates, making it a unique choice for those interested in growing kiwis outside of tropical regions.The Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta) is a perennial vine native to Japan, Korea, Northern China, and the Russian Far East.
It produces a small kiwifruit without the hair-like fiber covering the outside. The fruit is referred to as the arctic kiwi, baby kiwi, cocktail kiwi, dessert kiwi, grape kiwi, and is an edible fruit similar to kiwifruit in taste and appearance but is green, brownish or purple with smooth skin. Often sweeter than the kiwifruit, hardy kiwifruit can be eaten whole and do not need to be peeled.
Hardy Mum (Chrysanthemum morifolium):
Hardy Mums are perennial plants celebrated for their colorful fall blooms. They come in various colors and are a delightful way to add a burst of vibrancy to autumn gardens.
The Hardy Mum (Chrysanthemum morifolium), also known as the garden mum or florist’s daisy, is a herbaceous perennial fall flower with characteristic daisy-shaped flowers. Mums are perennials in moderate climates and treated as annuals planted as fall flowers in northern regions to provide pops of color.
They grow best in full sun, well-drained slightly acidic soil, and average humidity levels. The plant can reach a mature size of 1–3 ft. tall and 1–2 ft. wide. The flowers bloom from late summer to fall and come in a variety of colors including gold, yellow, bronze, red, burgundy, pink, lavender, purple, cream, white, rust, and white.
Harebells (Campanula rotundifolia):
Harebells, also known as Bluebells or Scottish Bluebells, are delicate wildflowers with beautiful bell-shaped, blue-violet blossoms. They’re often found in rocky, alpine areas, contributing a graceful touch to natural landscapes.
The Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia), also known as the bluebell or bluebell of Scotland, is a rosette-forming, upright perennial that typically grows to 20″ tall. It is noted for producing attractive, bell-shaped, nodding blue flowers (each to 1/2″ long) that bloom singly or in small clusters from the stem tips throughout summer (June-September).
This herbaceous perennial is found throughout the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. It produces its violet-blue, bell-shaped flowers in late summer and autumn. The Latin specific epithet rotundifolia means “round leaved”. However, not all leaves are round in shape. Middle stem-leaves are linear.