Herbaceous Perennials (Wisley Handbook)

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A Good climber - so much so that it would be easy to include ten varieties in this list! Place stakes behind the plants and sink them into the ground far enough to be firm. It produces spikey clusters of Butterfly attracting, bright yellow flowers in the spring, followed by bluish-black berries to feed the birds. Hydrangeas need a good watering in hot, dry weather. Geranium sanguineum types (Bloody Cranesbills) offer an added bonus of red-tinged foliage in Fall when cooler temperatures prevail.

Perennial Gardens: Great Ideas and Projects for Glorious

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While many plants are grown for their flowers, ferns are noted for their finely textured leaves and pleasing green color. Foliage emerges from dormancy deep red and ages to dark green. A hummingbird favorite Violets are dainty little self seeding versions of the Pansy. Beyond their appearance, lantanas are prized in the landscape… Read More This practice was called the "Doctrine of Signatures," and became the basis of medical treatment for centuries to come.

The Iris Family: Natural History and Classification

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Zone 4. ‘Star Cluster’(Big Bang™ Series) Crisp white flowers with a sharply defined burgundy eye at the base of each petal. Centaurea – Corn Flowers – Bachelor Buttons – Bluets – These are very long-blooming, neat flowers with a delicate pin-cushiony shape. Long bloom period of lavender-purple flower spikes. Fragrant, drought tolerant, all summer color. Divide clumps when they become crowded, usually after 3 to 6 years; reblooming varieties do best if divided every other year. These types of flowers are hardy to our area.

Successful gardening - a-z of perennials

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Day-lilies or hemerocallis are perhaps the most popular of all perennial flowers in the South and Southwest, where they have proved highly dependable. Just as many Southerners moving into the colder areas insist on trying to grow semi-tropical species in their new gardens, many families moving from the East and Midwest into the Deep South. Virus: Not technically alive, viruses are small, disruptive pieces of genetic material that disrupt plant function.

Flower Gardening 1-2-3

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Perennial • 2-5 feet • Full sun to part shade • Moist to wet soil • Blooms July A jewel in a moist shady garden or alongside a pond, this native Lily produces whorled leaves along its tall stem. If you are developing a balcony garden these little gems are perfect. In early summer two long, narrow borders draw attention with the combination of the purple spikes of Veronicastrum sibiricum ‘Red Arrows’ and the flat umbells of Cenolophium denutatum.

Jasmines

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Annual Red Fountain Grass - Not hardy in this area. They have light green, lance shaped foliage and produce short clusters of brightly colored flowers for several weeks in early spring The Brazilian Plume Flower is a shade loving, tropical evergreen perennial shrub with large deep green leaves. Often mistaken for astilbe, but this woodland native plant is taller (4 to 6 feet) and less needy about water. Get the plants in the ground a good six weeks or more before the first frost, and those plants will have a head start over their spring-planted counterparts.

200 Tips for Growing Beautiful Perennials

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The cultivar ‘Black Knight’ is one of the most popular for beginners due to its dark lilaclike flower clusters and wonderful fragrance. White base crowned with feathery yellow stamens topped with a few white petals. D. deltoides 'Flavora Rose Shades' - Fragrant, pink, toothed blooms with rose red centers June-Sept. 8 in. Prefers a woodland site in shade to semi-shade. Their most popular feature is their heart-shaped or rounded leaves with ruffled edges that come in a rainbow of colors from purple, green, metallic, and amber—purple being the most prevalent.

Heucheras and Heucherellas: Coral Bells and Foamy Bells

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Many different species of Spring Flowers grow from bulbs. Sedum in the forefront before flowers turn to pink color. Lordy, Lordy. 6 to 8" high x 12 to 15" wide. Much larger than Australian varieties, the Cultivar self-seeds prolifically, and in spite of it's apparent succulence, seems pretty drought-resistant. From late spring through summer, they cover themselves with tiny, ½" Daisy flowers on wirey stems.

Hemerocallis: The Daylily

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Yes Cut back faded flowers to side shoots. These garden visitors are good pollinators. You can have a great time mixing and matching different color combinations. Sun & shade border perennials, Hydrangea, Lavender, Roses & more. Perennials tend to bloom for a set 2- to 4-week period and then decorate the garden with remaining foliage. The bulbs multiply and come up every spring. PROVEN WINNER SELECTION. berlanderi 'Siskiyou' Masses of pink primrose flowers over low growing plants, blooms in summer.

Jackson & Perkins Outstanding Perennials Southwestern

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The outer petals are near white and a few layers inward they are edged pink with chartreuse green centers and the center most rings are green. With a plant height of 8-10", it is one of the smallest in its family. 'Little Bunny' should be planted in full sun to part shade. The least effective method for watering is with a hand-held nozzle. Our primary market area is Ohio, western Pennsylvania, western New York, Indiana, Michigan and West Virginia which we serve on a weekly basis. Great for attracting butterflies and cut flowers.