From Gagarin to Jackie Chan: Varieties of garden flowers named after famous people


A huge number of plants got their names from their discoverers or breeders. But there are many colors that are named after famous personalities from other spheres of life: astronauts, musicians, rulers and actors. Here is some of them.

Tulips Yuri Gagarin

This unusual flower mesmerizes with its yellow glow. The fiery trail of fire resembles a rocket taking off and enchants with its magnificence. These tulips bloom up to 3 weeks and grow to a height of one meter.

The flower glass retains its perfect shape. It is not hard to guess that this variety was bred in Russia. A flaming tulip creates a festive backdrop for a wide variety of spring compositions.

Flowering begins in May. Yuri Gagarin is a champion in terms of resilience, he can grow both in the shade and in the sun, he is able to survive drought, short-term frosts, and does not require shelter in winter.

Rose Louis de Funes

The rose, named after the comedian Louis de Funes, is filled with light and serves as an inexhaustible source of inspiration for many gardeners. This variety was developed in France in the 80s. Louis de Funes personally chose this rose for himself.

This is a very beautiful plant of tangerine, yellow-orange, apricot or peach color. Single large flowers reach 15 cm in diameter, 48 slightly twisted petals with a wavy edge form a single whole.

The rose blooms from June to the end of September, a large number of buds are formed on the bush at the same time, which slowly bloom. The aroma of honey and lavender notes spreads far around the rosebush. This variety is distinguished by a high level of frost resistance, it tolerates shade and drought well.

Phlox Alice Freundlich

One of the most wonderful examples of domestic breeding is the panicled phlox Alisa Freindlich. This variety was bred relatively recently, but quickly became very popular among gardeners.

Delicate orange-pink strokes on white petals and a bright crimson ring at the center give the bush an extraordinary appeal. The plant blooms profusely and for a long time, tolerates prolonged rains well and does not fade in the bright sun.

In the dense inflorescence of phlox, there are many buds, making the bush very lush. Alisa Freundlich blooms from mid-July to late September.

Chrysanthemum Alla Pugacheva

Chrysanthemum Alla Pugacheva has large flowers, up to 22 cm in diameter. The bush reaches a meter in height, has many large leaves.

Chrysanthemum blooms in September - October and can winter outdoors without shelter. This is a fabulously beautiful variety with large, bright, harmonious flowers - petal to petal.

The beauty of Alla Pugacheva is literally mesmerizing. The plant is very hygrophilous, loves fertilizing with mineral fertilizers.

Rose Brigitte Bardot

This variety of roses is red, with light stripes and streaks of white silver, has a faint aroma and large double flowers of 26 - 40 petals, open, cup-shaped. The rose blooms throughout the season.

The bushes of Brigitte Bardot are vertical and very thorny, have medium-sized foliage and reach a height of 110 cm. Brigitte Bardot is a tea-hybrid rose with a pleasant aroma. The flowers bloom on the bush very slowly and last for a long time, and also stand great in a cut bouquet.

Orchid Princess Diana

The stunning beauty of the orchid has several points of growth, but only one shoot becomes the main one. It is a medium-sized plant with elongated, pointed leaves.

Princess Diana's flowers have a velvety texture, with very delicately painted petals. Growth occurs in the winter, and in nature this plant lives in high mountains, low temperatures, ambient light and high humidity. The orchid blooms 2 times a year. Princess Diana feel good in ordinary room conditions.

Rose Paul McCartney

This flower has won many awards at the most prestigious contests. Paul McCartney is distinguished not only by bright beauty, but also by a stunning aroma. Double flowers of classical shape have about 40 petals and reach 10 cm in diameter.

The intense pink color of the goblet flower attracts attention. Blooming lasts all summer and autumn. New flowers continuously appear on the bush, instead of blossoming. The leaves of the bush are dark green, with a reddish tint.

Jackie Chan Orchid

The last plant in our collection, but not the least beautiful, is the Jackie Chan Orchid. This is a specially bred majestic flower, large and lush. It has a bright color with a wavy white frame.

The plant reaches a length of 70 cm, the flower itself is purple, with dark veins. The reddish purple orchid petals wriggle very gracefully. The plant literally amazes with its exquisite beauty.

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9 plants named after famous people (10 photos)

Napoleon

What can be said here? A very beautiful tree, native to Africa. It got its name thanks to Napoleon I. The flowers are devoid of petals, but have three circles similar to the petals of sterile stamens.

Lapazheria

An amazing plant that can withstand frosts of -5 degrees. It is found in greenhouses, and the Andes are the natural habitat. This flower got its name in honor of the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte - the French Empress Josephine, née Marie Rose Joseph Tache de la Pagerie.

Paulownia

Paulownia is a tall tree that was named not by its first and last name. The patronymic of Anna Pavlovna gave the name to this genus of trees. The plant grows in the Far East and China. Also, this tree can be found in Taiwan, Vietnam, Laos.

Anna Pavlovna was the daughter of the Russian Emperor Paul I. She also bore the title of Queen of the Netherlands. It is believed that Anna was the standard of beauty. I could not resist and found a photograph of the Empress's portrait. Now you can also admire her charms.

Rafflesia

Rafflesia is a flowering parasitic plant native to the islands of Indonesia. They spend most of their life in the tissues of the host plant. The flower can be more than one meter in size. But the name of this parasite flower was given by the founder of Singapore, Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles.

An amazing plant that can withstand frosts of -5 degrees. It is found in greenhouses, and the Andes are the natural habitat. This flower received its name in honor of the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte - the French Empress Josephine,

Hatiora is a genus of cactus that grows in the forests of Brazil. And the plant was named after Thomas Harriott. His achievements were used by every student when he wrote the symbols> and

Aristotelia grows in Australia, New Zealand, South America. Aristotelian fruits look like small red hearts. This plant is cultivated in Chile. Liqueurs are made from Aristotelian berries, and also added to wine to give a special color. Naturally named after the famous Aristotle.

Sequoia

These unique giants can grow up to 110 meters in height. The maximum age of the sequoia is over 2000 years. The tree got its name in honor of the Sequoia George Hess, the Indian chief of the Cherokee tribe. He was a unique person. He founded a newspaper, which he published in the Cherokee language, and shortly before that invented the Cherokee script.

Franklinia

It is a deciduous tree with a pyramidal crown, growing up to 6-10 meters in height. Unfortunately, due to deforestation, the tree is no longer found in the wild. Franklinia can be seen in greenhouses and arboretums. I think everyone has heard of Benjamin Franklin. And, the fact that he was the first American to become a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences was a revelation even for me.

Turner

This is a whole genus of plants that was named after the father of English botany, William Turner. William Turner devoted his life to botany and ornithology. But, in this case, the plant itself is remarkable, which is a very powerful aphrodisiac.


Flowers named after people.

Each person is unique, each has a first and last name. So it is with plants - any gardener knows his plantings by name. For example, this is Rudbeckia, Rogersia, Zinnia, and this is Fuchsia and Linnaeus. Of course, there are also popular names for plants. But in the scientific world it is customary to call plants by their noble names. I've always wondered where these amazing names come from?

Solar decorativeRudbeckia was named by Karl Linnaeus after his teacher Olaf Rudbek Jr.(1660-1740) - Swedish scientist, distinguished professor of the Department of Anatomy at the University of Uppsala.

Olaf's interests were very multifaceted: he was engaged not only in medicine and botany, but also in mathematics, mechanics, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and music.

Why is Rudbek the "junior"? Because his father was also called Olaf, he was an encyclopedic scientist, in many areas he achieved amazing success. Already at the age of 20, he discovered and described the human lymphatic system, for the first time explained the functions and significance of the lymphatic glands.

Having conceived a book in which all the plants known at that time were to be described, Rudbek made 11 thousand drawings! Fascinated by botany, Olaf the elder founded the famous botanical garden in Uppsala, centuries later named after Karl Linnaeus. Thus, having named his son after himself, Olaf the elder immortalized his name as well. By the way, he is also the great-great-grandfather of Alfred Nobel.

Vivat to the pioneers! Rogers can be called the daughter of an admiral. It is a very large and strikingly beautiful plant. It got its name in honor of the American admiral John Rogers (1812-1882). He led a sea expedition to China and discovered there one of the now known species, namely, Rogers podophyllum.

Another scientist who showed himself in anatomy and gave his name to the plant - Begonia also bears the name of the great discoverer Michel Begon (1638 - 1710), who was born into an old noble family, in which, according to tradition, all boys were given the name Michel. Begon was appointed governor of the French colonies in the Caribbean and during his tenure he developed agriculture in every possible way, introduced new crops and compiled a catalog of local plants.

A few years later, King Louis XIV worried about the absence of a navy in France, and Begon began to build the ports of Rochefort and La Rochelle, and to continue researching the nature of the Antilles, he sent an expedition led by a botanist, monk Charles Plumier, who named one of the previously unknown plants in honor of their patron. The memory of Michel Begon is immortalized not only in the name of the flower, but also in the whole greenhouse with begonias, which was opened in 1988 in Rochefort. It contains the largest collection of begonias from around the world in Europe (400 species and more than 900 hybrids).

Honors to doctors and botanists Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727-1759) - German physician and botanist. In 1753 he was appointed director of the Botanical Garden of the University of Göttingen, and then there he became a professor at the Faculty of Medicine. The scientist fully and comprehensively described the anatomy of the human eye, and Karl Linnaeus, in turn, named a plant after him - Zinnia... This bright annual withstands bad weather, the favorite of our gardeners.

One of the "fathers" of modern botany - Leonard Fuchs (1501-1566) - German scientist, botanist and doctor was honored to give a name to the genus of plants Fuchsia... And then this name even became a household name: when they want to emphasize the brightness of the color, they say: "The color of fuchsia."

The famous Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) - Swedish physician and naturalist, creator of a unified system of flora and fauna. In his honor were named:

  • Linnaea - a genus of northern evergreen creeping shrubs, later allocated to a separate Linnaeaceae family. The plant is named after Linnaeus by the Dutch botanist Jan Gronovius. The only species of this genus, Linnaea borealis, is the official plant native to Linnaeus in the province of Småland.
  • One of the largest-flowered hybrid varieties peony (Paeonia) - 'Linne'.
  • Linnaeus Malva (Malva linnaei) - on the picture. A type of annual or biennial grasses with pink, blue or purple flowers native to the Mediterranean, and often found in the wild in Australia.
  • Linnaeus hawthorn (Crataegus linnaeana)... The tree, which grows wild in southern Italy as a fruit plant, is cultivated in the Western Mediterranean, including France.Karl Peter Thunberg (1743-1828) - Swedish naturalist scientist. For his contribution to science, he was nicknamed "the father of South African botany" and "Japanese Linnaeus". In memory of Thunberg's merits in botany, about 300 plant species and three genera are named after him:
  • Thunbergia from the Acanthus family (Thunbergia)
  • Thunbergiella from the Umbrella family (Thunbergiella).
  • Thunbergianthus from the family Norichnikovye (Thunbergianthus).

Plants, like humans, are unique and amazing. And there is nothing strange in the fact that they bear the names of outstanding personalities. Take a look around, suddenly it is you who will open a new phenomenon to the world. Or, perhaps, just draw the attention of people who are forgotten in the cycle of everyday worries, to the beauty that surrounds us, and invite them to admire our nature and love it


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  • its scientific name, as well as the author (s) of these names and the year in which this name was actually made public,
  • the Russian name of the genus, as well as brief information on the life forms of plants belonging to this genus and their distribution,
  • information about the person after whom this genus is named.

Direct and reverse sorting by any of the columns is possible.

• • Abelia Adansonia Alberta Albizia Alstroemeria Amherstia Ammannia Andreaea Aristotelia Artedia Aubrieta Avicennia Banksia Biebersteinia Billbergia Blancoa Blumea Bougainvillea Bungea Buxbaumia Caesalpinia Camellia Chapmannia Clausia Commelina Darwinia Degeneria Dioscorea Eschscholzia Fitzroya Forsythia Franklinia Gagea Galtonia Gaultheria Gerbera Gesneria Glehnia Grindelia Guizotia Guzmania Hatiora Hookerochloa Hoya Josephinia Jubaea Kaempferia Kalmia Kniphofia Koelreuteria Kolkwitzia Krasnovia Kunzea Lapageria Lepechiniella Lindmania Linnaea Lobelia Magnolia Malpighia Mannagettaea Minuartia Monarda Moraea Murraya Napoleonaea Neobathiea Neopallasia Neoregelia Noccaea Osbeckia Paulownia Petrosimonia Potaninia Purshia Puschkinia Pyankovia Rafflesia Rudbeckia Sieversia Steudelella Takakia Takhtajania Takhtajaniantha Takhtajaniella Thunbergia Tillandsia Torreya Turnera Tradescantia Vahlia Vallisneria Vavilovia Vriesea Wahlenbergia Welwitschia Zenobia Zingeria Zinnia ••

Moreus, Johan Hansson (Swedish Johan Hansson Moraeus, 1672-1742), city doctor of the city of Falun [18].

• • Abelia Adansonia Alberta Albizia Alstroemeria Amherstia Ammannia Andreaea Aristotelia Artedia Aubrieta Avicennia Banksia Biebersteinia Billbergia Blancoa Blumea Bougainvillea Bungea Buxbaumia Caesalpinia Camellia Chapmannia Clausia Commelina Darwinia Degeneria Dioscorea Eschscholzia Fitzroya Forsythia Franklinia Gagea Galtonia Gaultheria Gerbera Gesneria Glehnia Grindelia Guizotia Guzmania Hatiora Hookerochloa Hoya Josephinia Jubaea Kaempferia Kalmia Kniphofia Koelreuteria Kolkwitzia Krasnovia Kunzea Lapageria Lepechiniella Lindmania Linnaea Lobelia Magnolia Malpighia Mannagettaea Minuartia Monarda Moraea Murraya Napoleonaea Neobathiea Neopallasia Neoregelia Noccaea Osbeckia Paulownia Petrosimonia Potaninia Purshia Puschkinia Pyankovia Rafflesia Rudbeckia Sieversia Steudelella Takakia Takhtajania Takhtajaniantha Takhtajaniella Thunbergia Tillandsia Torreya Turnera Tradescantia Vahlia Vallisneria Vavilovia Vriesea Wahlenbergia Welwitschia Zenobia Zingeria Zinnia ••


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