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Amazing Ornamental Plants of Pakistan that Every Garden Should Have

Ornamental plants are those used in gardens for aesthetic purpose, attractiveness, beauty, and breathtaking fragrance. These are some ornamental plants to beautify your gardens.

Jhumka vail

Scientific Name: Combretum Indicum

This creeper vine with red flower clusters can easily found in Pakistan. Besides Pakistan, it is also found in Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand. This creeper can attain maximum height from 2.5 meters to 8 meters. The flowers are fragrant and tubular and their color ranges from white to pink to red.

The flowers change in color with age and it is considered that this is a wise strategy to gather more pollinators like bees and birds by attractive flowers. The plant is used as herbal medicine. Decoctions of the root, seed, or fruit can be used as anthelmintic to expel parasitic worms or for alleviating diarrhea.

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Guledaudi

Scientific Name: Chrysanthemum Indicum

They are flowering plants and are indigenous to East Asia. Most species are in Pakistan but the center of diversity is China. The leaves are arranged alternatively and divided into leaflets. The colors of beautiful flowers range from the shade of pink, white, red to yellow, orange, and some are purple in color.

Modern cultivated chrysanthemums are showier than their wild relatives. Yellow and White Guledaudi flowers are used to make tea. In Pakistan, it is traditionally used in making flower jewelry of brides. They are also used in decorations.

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Fransisia

Scientific Name:Brunfelsia pauciflora

A shrubby perennial plant you can easily find it in gardens. Cultivars bred for ornamental use include small flowers “floribunda” of purple and white colors.

Basically, it is native to Brazil but its variety can also be found in Pakistan. The dark green, smooth branches are strong and rarely covered with fluff-haired. The flower blooms with purple color then turn lavender and then into white. The crown is made up of five overgrown petals.

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Aster flower

Scientific Name: Aster amellus

Basically, this plant is restricted to Eurasia but hybrids and cultivars are commonly available is a perennial flowering plant. Aster means “star” as the shape of a flower. They are popular among garden plants because of their attractive appearance and color. They are the food of larvae of many insects species.

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Raat ki rani

Scientific Name:Cestrum nocturnum

The beautiful flowering woody shrub is naturalized in South Asia. Their leaves are simple long and narrow. A powerful, sweet fragrance is released at night. That is why it is commonly called as Raat ki rani. It grows best in moist soil. Due to their fragrance, they attract a number of insects.

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Dahlia

Scientific Name: Dahlia pinnata

The herbaceous perennial flower plants are native to Asia, Central America. They are the beauty of gardens due to the amazing and wide range of colors and wonderful shapes. They have brightly colored florets. Dwarf types grow from 8 to 12 inches. Flowers are of peach, yellow, red, pink, white, and lavender in color.

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Hibiscus

Scientific Name:Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

This is the large genus consisting of several hundred species of flowering plants. They are native to Asia. They typically grow in red, orange. yellow and pink colors.

The flowers are wide and trumpet-shaped consisting of five or more than five petals. They are widely grown for decoration purposes but many species are used in papermaking, beverages, tea, and also in food. They are also used as a garnish in desserts.

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