Adlumia fungosa – Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Adlumia fungosa – Mountain Fringe, Allegheny Vine, Climbing Fumitory . This dainty biennial vine, native as it is in our own country, is little known. The leaves are fine and resemble the foliage of a Maidenhair fern. These plants are related to the Bleeding Heart and Dutchman’s Breeches and the flowers, which are white or purplish, are tubular and unmistakably […]

Dicentra and Dielytra – Bleeding Heart, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

The grace of the Dicentras charms us whether in the woods or the garden. The Bleeding Heart, Dicentra (Dielytra) spectabilis is one of our most showy old-fashioned flowers which everyone loves. It grows from 2 feet to 4 feet tall and spreads out almost the same distance. The leaves, which are a light, transparent green, are very neat, exceedingly graceful […]

Guem – Avens, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Among our pernicious weeds is one whose seeds are provided with hooks which catch in our clothing when on a Summer walk through the woods. This is a Geum. It is a surprise, therefore, to find several excellent perennial flowers as its relatives. The common species, Geum coccineum, or chiloense¬†as it is more properly called, grows from 12. inches to […]

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 […]