The Latin Series: F is for Flava

What does Flava Mean?

flava flav

I joke….

But seriously, now that we have done red (remember red = Coccinea) and blue  (blue = Caerulea), we are rouding out the primary colors with yellow.   F is for Flava  — flava is latin for yellow.

Flava plants, like those with other color designations, have yellow features — and mostly this refers to the flower.

As usual, I have created a nice collection of flava plants on a Flava pinterest board that I have curated, but I am curious if you have a flava favorite?  This is mine:

campsis radicans flava yellow trumpet vine

It’s in its second year of growing up the electrical pole on the far side of my driveway.   It seems happy, so hopefully we will see flowers this summer.


image from future gardens

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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  1. hydropros on March 13, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I enjoyed the Levity! great write up!

    • rochelle on March 14, 2012 at 7:39 am

      Glad you enjoyed — was concerned that no one thought my joke was funny! 😉

  2. Louise on March 14, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Ha Rochelle, I thought you meant Foreign Language Association of Virginia..
    but really, heres my favorite yellow flower.. hands down favorite of all time

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