Hollyhock – Althaea, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Hollyhock – Althaea A constant, old-fashioned garden favorite ! Hollyhocks have been universally admired for hundreds of years They are stately, majestic, towering plants that add beauty wherever they are grown. What other plant has so stately a habit or so many clear, lovely colors a In single plants or in masses against walls or buildings, in groups at the […]

Helianthus – Perennial Sunflower, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Helianthus – Perennial Sunflower These bold perennials are so diverse in their habits that it is hoped that the reader will not come to them with prejudice ‘ because some of its relatives are coarse and grasping in nature. Some of the sorts are actually dainty. All the sorts are tones of golden yellow and they are usually tall growers. […]

Gypsophila – Baby’s Breath, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Gypsophila – Baby’s Breath, Chalk Plant, Gauze Flower, Fairies’ Breath The Gypsophila is one of the daintiest of the old-fashioned flowers with a misty grace which is not found in other flowers. The flowers themselves are tiny, white or blush-white and the plants are covered with myriads of these blossoms all during the Summer. The plant grows from 2 feet […]

Grasses, Ornamental, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Grasses, Ornamental Arrhenatherum bulbosum variegatum A dwarf, decorative grass of tufted habit growing only 8 inches high. The green and white leaves retain their clear color throughout ‘ the season. It is used where a white edging or border is desired. Arundo Donax-Giant Reed This is the tallest of the ornamental grasses, sometimes growing in rich, deep soil to a […]

Geranium – Cranesbill, Herb Robert, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Geranium – Cranesbill, Herb Robert The plants, usually called Geraniums, are really Pelargoniums and do not come within the scope of this book. The true Geraniums are hardy perennials growing 12 inches to 18 inches tall. They range in color from lilac to rosy-purple. The most commonly cultivated species, Geranium sanguineum, has purple-crimson flowers producing a profusion of flowers through […]

Gaillardia – Blanket Flower, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Gaillardia – Blanket Flower The satisfactory Blanket Flowers deserve a place in all gardens. They are showy, bloom under adverse conditions and are easy of culture. The great improvement in colors which has gone on in recent years is marvelous. There are both annual and perennial species, both of which have become so varied in their form and colors that […]

Doronicum – Leopard’s Bane, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Doronicum – Leopard’s Bane The Leopard’s Bane is one of the few hardy plants which blossom very early in the Spring and continues into the Autumn. It grows about 2 feet high and has broad, oblong leaves of a rich, soft green color which appear with the first signs of Spring. The single flowers are produced on long, stiff stems […]

Dictamnus – Gas Plant, Burning Bush, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Dictamnus – Gas Plant, Burning Bush, Dittany The Gas Plant is surely one of our most interesting plants. The glossy, leathery leaves are dark green and retain their deep color until late in Fall. The white, pink and purplish-brown flowers are borne on spikes 2 feet to 3 feet high. Both the foliage and flowers are fragrant and when the […]