Heliopsis – Orange Sunflower, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Heliopsis – Orange Sunflower The Heliopsis is not grown to a great extent because so many more attractive flowers are to be found among the varieties of Hehanthus. This Orange Sunflower is very similar, growing from 2 feet to 3 feet high, with flowers varying in colors from orange to a deep golden yellow. The flowers are either single, like […]

Delphinium – Larkspur, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Delphinium – Larkspur Old John Parkinson, nearly 300 years ago, wrote “Wee call them in English Larkes heeles, Larkes spumes, Larkes toes or claws.” The Larkspur is surely one of the oldest old-fashioned flowers but it is becoming more popular today than ever. How choice are its colors! How suggestive is the word “lark” in christening this flower, as the […]

Iberis – Candytuft, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Iberis – Candytuft Candytuft, a low growing evergreen shrub, is, in reality, one of the best flowers in its class. It grows from 9 inches to 12 inches high and spreads out making low mats that are covered with flat, dense clusters of the purest of white flowers. This perennial Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens) comes into bloom the last part of […]

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. […]

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 back […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]