Flowers with TEAR in the name

ollieroseMarch 31, 2009

I'm creating a garden space and I need flowers and plants with TEAR in the name.

So far I have these:

Job's Tears

Green Tear Nicotiana

I've done some searching online, but can't seem to find much else.

Any input is greatly appreciated!



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ronald(Z5 MI)

Baby's Tears (soleirolia soleirolii)

    Bookmark   March 31, 2009 at 2:55PM
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stlgirl(6a MO)

Dicentra Golden Tears
Passiflora 'Crimson Tears'
Achimenes - common name "Mother's Tears"

Not flower names but interesting:

The flower symbolism associated with the lily of the valley is "Our Lady's Tears."
Like the lily of the valley, the flower symbolism associated with lungwort is also "Mary's Tears."

    Bookmark   March 31, 2009 at 7:38PM
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I found three: Commelina coelestis, trandescantia virginiana, and tinantia erecta that have the common name Widow's Tears.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2009 at 8:42PM
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Thanks everyone! These are great ideas!

I found some others while searching online:

Daylilies - Russian Tear, Golden Tear, Golden Tear Drops

There were two others, but I'm against them after reading how invasive they are and that they are considered weeds.

This is a great start though!

    Bookmark   April 1, 2009 at 8:10AM
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mayberrygardener(z5a, Broomfield, CO)

Ollierose, I can't help but ask, since I am part cat and curiosity surely will kill me someday: why the garden of tears? Is it a memorial garden? I would love to see pics when you get it all planted out.

On a lighter alternative, my kids have some friends that are described as "emo" (aren't ALL teenagers emotional wrecks!?!), and this might be a healthy way for the kids to have an emotional outlet--to plant a crying garden could be better than Zoloft or any $350/hour therapist, regardless of the cause of emotional distress; not to mention, there might be a new lifelong gardener in the making. Gardening truly is theraputic for me!

    Bookmark   April 4, 2009 at 12:57PM
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