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What flowering plants do you consider Naff?

NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,670
All a matter of taste, but it’s interesting how some plants fall out of fashion and are considered naff - dahlias for a long time (am still trying to persuade OH they are not, which prompted this thread) Gladioli still on the cusp? Chrysanthemums are coming back in, I recently read. I do admit to a slight shudder over the word ‘bedding’. Obviously you should plant what you like, but what are your top naff plants you would avoid like the plague?
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,622
    I'm with you Nollie. Anything which might be considered " bedding " .
    Can I add hanging baskets to the mix?
    Salvia Hot lips. Of all the lovely salvias, folk still buy that mutant freak (IMHO ) of a plant. 
    Devon.
  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951
    I used to dislike all yellow flowers (apart from a few like daffodils). Now I find I'm yearning for them but they clash with my pinks and lilacs. 
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,292
    I dislike most Begonias, but there are a few beauties.
    Have always loved Dahlias, such vibrancy.
    As in all things, don't follow fashion, set it.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,622
    punkdoc said:

    As in all things, don't follow fashion, set it.
    My motto is :
    "Some of us set trends, others can merely follow in our wake"
    Devon.
  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653
    edited August 2018
    Begonias, ‘bedding’ marigolds in particular, artificial flowers.. ;)
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,622
    If @Lyn isn't looking, dare I add fucshias?
    Devon.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,489
    Naff is not a word I'd choose, but there are some plants that I can't abide:
    Forsythia
    Ceanothis
    Those big marigolds (I think they're called African)
    Dahlias or petunias with definite stripes.
    Michaelmas daisies
    Salvia hot lips
    The irises that grow from bulbs but not the ones with the leopard markings in the middle
    Anything bipinnate that I've come across -horrible scruffy things.
    Acid green or yellow flowers
    That'll do for now. ;)
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,292
    Wot, no Euphorbias?
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,670
    Ooh, Bergonias, it’s seems awful to hate a plant, but yes. I am coming round to yellow, too!
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,622
    SOME variegated plants. Those which are not as nice as the un-variegated form. eg ceanothus, pyracantha, agapanthus, euphorbia and the like. 
    Ivy, holly, and hostas, yes please to variegation.
    Devon.
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