Echinops – Globe Thistle, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Echinops – Globe Thistle The Globe Thistle is very interesting if one likes thorny, prickly plants. The leaves are large, deeply cut and very prickly. The stems are silver-white, while the flowers are either white or a grayish metallic blue. The flower heads are round like a ball and are entirely covered with needle-like thistles All of the species bloom [...]

Alyssum – Madwort, Basket of Gold, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Alyssum – Madwort, Basket of Gold, Gold Dust, Goldentuft, Rockmadwort The various Alyssums have been known for a long time as one of the best, if not the best, edging plant for borders of all kinds. They have been combined with Darwin Tulips, with Rock Cress (Arabis) and the False Wall Cress (Aubrietia), and also with shrubs, such as the [...]

Salvia – Sage, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Saliva – Sage LIGHT BLUE SALVIAS. Salvia Azurea grandiflora. This species is one of great beauty, bearing light azure colored flowers in great profusion upon tall, slender spikes. The plants grow from 3 feet to 4 feet tall and bloom from August until frost. S. farinaceaclosely resembles the former species, except that the calyx ; enclosing the flowers is a [...]

Lupinus – Lupine, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

If one is looking for a plant a little out of the ordinary, surely the stately Lupines will fill this need, for they are among the most beautiful perennials grown. Lupinus polyphyllus is the most popular species. It grows from ~ feet to 5 feet in height and has beautiful, long spikes of pea-shaped or butterfly-like flowers covering at least [...]

Adonis – Birdseye, Pheasant’s Eye, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

  Adonis – Birdseye, Pheasant’s Eye It is difficult to find a bright flowered plant which blooms as early as does the Adonis. The flowers are a bright and deep yellow, resembling large Buttercups with finely cut, rather ornamental foliage. Adonis amurensis is the first sort to bloom followed by A. vernalis and A. pyrenaica. The first sort blooms in [...]

Daphne Garland Flower, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Daphne Garland Flower The Sweet scent of the Daphnes, together with the fact that one sort is evergreen and another blooms in Midwinter, endears the Daphne to the lover of garden gems. These plants are really shrubs, but because of their low growth and general habit, they more closely resemble the herbaceous perennials. Daphne Cneorum (Garland Flower). The bright pink, [...]

How to Plant or Grow Perennial Flower Garden

Information on 50+ Perennials Plant Perennials To Have More Beauty with Less Work Perennials are an indispensable part of every garden, regardless of size. They are a source of background in color and size and provide an abundance of cut flowers. The long-time standard favorites peonies, iris, delphinium, phlox, chrysanthemums, and a few others, together with the newer plants given [...]

Gentiana – Gentian, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

  Perennial Flower Information Press the Flower Child and see all the photos for this plant. Gentiana – Gentian   There are almost as many Gentians in poems and books about flowers as there are real Gentians in the woods. Two sorts are to be found by much hunting through United States. They are the Closed Gentian (Gentiana Andrewsii) and [...]

Perennial Gardening

Information on 50+ Perennials The new gardener is coming to rely on perennial flowering plants to a greater extent every year. This is natural, for these plants to possess qualities, which enable them to fill satisfactorily almost all gardening needs. There is danger, however, that we may select too many plants of too many varieties and undertake to care for [...]

CARE OF ESTABLISHED PERENNIALS

Information on 50+ Perennials CARE OF ESTABLISHED PERENNIALS Perennials are heavy feeders and since they stay in one spot for a number of years, they require liberal feeding of complete plant food. Feed established plants early fertilzer in the spring, as soon as they appear above the ground. Use 1 pound (1 pint) of fertilzer per 25 feet of row [...]