Peony, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Peonies have captivated the world. The “old red Piney,” that charming, old-fashioned flower, is hardly as popular as it was in days now past, because the new, lovely and more delicately tinted varieties, which have been recently introduced, are crowding their old relative into the background. Peonies in great masses are now found growing around the small cottage out in […]

Primula – Primrose, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Hardy Primroses are showy plants which fit in well with any Spring bedding design. The small flowers are graceful and dainty and the varieties can be so chosen that they will be in bloom from April for a month. Primroses grow from 6 inches to 18 inches high and have light green, hairy leaves. The colors of the hardy sorts […]

A Perennial Garden That Takes Care of Itself

There is a group of plants that the garden literature warns us against with such phrases as “spreads rapidly” or “tends to get weedy,” or “not for refined areas.” These plants gradually have been outlawed from the aristocratic seclusion of the perennial border. But they can take care of themselves once they have been given a start and may become […]

Pentstemon – Beard Tongue, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

The Pentstemons are beautiful border plants but do not do as well in the Northern States as in the Southern ones, where the climate is milder and the season of blooming is longer. They are very showy, growing from 2 feet to 4 feet high, are rather bushy and have very long, slender spikes which bear many trumpet-shaped flowers with […]

Plumbago – Leadwort, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Plumbago Larpenlx or Ceratostigma plumbaginoides is one of the very late blooming small border plants. Because it is such a persistent blooming plant from July until freezing weather in the Winter, it is very much valued at the time of the year when most other border plants have finished blooming. Plumbago Larpentae grows about 10 inches or 12, inches high […]

Lysimachia – Loosestrife, Creeping Jenny, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Moneywort, Creeping Jenny and Creeping Charlie are all common names for Lysimachia Nummularia, which is a prostrate or creeping plant and grows very rapidly. It has very showy yellow flowers and blooms from May to September. The Loosestrife (L. clethroides) is a very showy and graceful Japanese variety. It grows 3 feet high and produces long, recurved or drooping, spikes […]

How to Plant or Grow Perennial Flower Garden

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 us by the hybridizes […]

Liatris – Blazing Star, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Liatris is a rather odd plant and merits a much more general use because it is very desirable and attractive. The Kansas Gay Feather (Lialris pycrtostachya) is the one most commonly grown and is one of the choicest ones to grow. It grows in long spikes, 4 feet to 5 feet tall, which are densely covered with slender, grass-like leaves […]

Lobelia, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Natives of our woods, in bosky places we find two exquisite wild Lobelias, the Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis, and the Great Lobelia, L. syphililica, a blue sort. Both sorts vary greatly in height, some growing 3 feet or 4 feet tall, other plants being hardly a foot tall. Some of the European catalogs list sorts of the Cardinal Flower which […]