10 Easy-Care Perennials (Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin,

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C. grandiflora 'Sun Up' - Bright clear yellow, semi-double flowers are the first Coreopsis to bloom. Actually, the 8 foot phallus-like spadix of A. titanum rivals the size of a blue whale penis. Soil: Any well-drained H: 20-36" W: 15" B/M: Purple-Blue/6-9 Incredible, large, dark raspberry pink flowers cover this stunner all summer and into Fall. The flowers last for a long time in the cool spring weather and produce bright red showy seed heads that will persist into fall.

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The Chrysanthemum: Its Culture for Professional Growers and

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Cut back to ground level any shoots that get frost damaged, or you can cut the whole plant down in March if it hasn’t remained everygreen (depending on where you grow it) and it will shoot again ready to flower again next year. Jackmanii hybrid is used widely in the north. an old fashioned, it is hardy to zone 4, and produces abundant 4 t o 7 inch deep purple flowers on new wood. You may want to work in some balanced organic fertilizer at the same time.

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Perennials for the Southwest: Plants That Flourish in Arid

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An improvement over �Lorraine Sunshine� with larger, 2 �� yellow flowers and more white variegation in the leaves. They’re all great for attracting bees, but if you choose a perennial variety you’ll enjoy the benefits for many seasons. I have heard that planting to 6 to 8" deep like a tomato helps this plant to be long-lived. The conspicuous upper part of the spadix is sterile (flowerless) and emits the stench.

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Agapanthus for Gardeners

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The Pacific Maidenhair Fern can add a bit of graceful elegance to any partial to fully shaded area of your garden. A. 'Axcent' - Wonderful border plant for sun. Flowers should be snipped away to strengthen the stems. When staking is done correctly, the plants grow to cover the stakes. Lavender makes a great companion plant for anything from roses to cabbage and is a classic choice for softening the edges of a garden path. Plants will be reserved to fill orders in the sequence in which orders are received.

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How to Plant and Grow Perennials

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Perennials, on the other hand, come back year after year. Both of these are grow just like the more common version and spread just as quickly if they are in a place where they are happy. $8.00 in quart pots. Balloon flower is a long living perennial. Every nursery catalogue attests to the great variety of species offered each described in glowing terms as most beautiful and quite indispensable to each and every garden. During the summer months, deer have more food to choose from in the wild.

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Perennials; The Time Life Complete Gardener

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Crown Imperial bulbs are large and expensive and also difficult to grow well in my heavy clay soil. Crisp, white flowers from dusky pink flower buds and attractive deep green foliage with slight silver ghosting. Large white flowers strongly flushed with rose. Some are hardier than other with regard to Zone. There are many species and varieties, nearly all of which make dense tufts of grass-like growth. The soil should be loose and lime free(they do not like lime).

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Easy-Care Perennial Gardens: Techniques and Plans for Beds

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Green foliage with nice pewter overlay. H. 'Fragrant Returns' - Very fragrant, lightly ruffled, light lemon yellow blooms. Vigorous grower, it blooms from May through September with a flower very unique to the Genus. NEW �14 Helleborus �Wedding Ruffles� z4 part shade, shade Mature plants produce over 500 blooms in a season! Speedwell (Veronica teucrium 'Crater Lake Blue') – Compact plant for the middle of the bed that is covered in bright blue flowers in June.

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Maples

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I have shopped with Wayside Gardens in the past, always enjoyed getting my packages in and putting in my garden. Goldenrods have been wrongly accused of causing hay fever, which is actually an allergic reaction caused by wind-borne pollen from other plants such as ragweed. Spiderworts are clump forming perennials that from early through mid-summer continuously produce butterfly attracting, 1"-1½", three petaled, triangular, flowers on stems that rise slightly above the narrow, strap-like foliage.

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Gardening with Grasses

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Some plants rely on wind or water for pollination, and produce inconspicuous flowers with copious airborne or water-dispersed pollen. Blue-green, pinnately lobed foliage is silvery below. It is true that some perennials such as delphinium and peonies, which require a long rest period with low temperatures, are failures in the Deep South. A close-up plant! 'Gilt Edge' True to its name, 'Gilt Edge' has green, lance-shaped leaves edged in creamy yellow. Hydnora africana, an unusual flesh-colored, parasitic flower that attacks the nearby roots of shrubby species of Euphobia in arid deserts of South Africa.

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Waterlilies and Lotuses: Species, Cultivars, and New Hybrids

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This rarely encountered selection of the Lily of the Valley has been grown for generations in the noted English garden at Hardwick Hall. 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. Rose pink flower clusters age to salmon bronze to coppery red in fall. 2 ft.

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