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Flowers with TEAR in the name

Posted by ollierose 7b - Atlanta, GA (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 31, 09 at 10:36

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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RE: Flowers with TEAR in the name

Baby's Tears (soleirolia soleirolii)

RE: Flowers with TEAR in the name

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."

RE: Flowers with TEAR in the name

I found three: Commelina coelestis, trandescantia virginiana, and tinantia erecta that have the common name Widow's Tears.

RE: Flowers with TEAR in the name

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!

RE: Flowers with TEAR in the name

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!

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