Coreopsis – Tickseed, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Coreopsis – Tickseed Coreopsis is surely one plant that should be in every garden as it is one of the most popular hardy, yellow flowers. The common name, Tickseed, is very appropriate because the seed of the plant looks like a bug; however, the flowers are exceedingly attractive. They first begin to bloom early in June and are a mass […]

Cimicifuga – Bugbane, Bugwort, Virginia, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Cimicifuga – Bugbane, Bugwort, Virginia Snakeroot, Black Cohosh To all persons who are familiar with the common wild or native woodland plants, the Snakeroot is well known. This Snakeroot (Cimicifuga racemosa) is a very tall, late blooming plant, growing from 4 feet to 8 feet tall and flowering from July or August on. The large leaves are cut very deeply […]

Callirhoe – Poppy Mallow, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Callirhoe – Poppy Mallow The Poppy Mallow has long, trailing stems with many saucer shaped or Poppy-shaped flowers. These flowers are borne in the axils of the leaves and vary in color from rosy crimson to cherry red and rose, with white centers. Callirhoe involucrata is the most useful species and blooms all during the Summer and early Fall. The leaves […]

Planning The Perennial Border

A background is a must. Use a hedge, shrub border, a trellis, a fence, or a wall. Perennials prefer full sun and well-drained soil. Choose plants that will give continuous bloom. A good arrangement is tall plants in the back, low ones. in the foreground, and medium ones in the middle with strong accent plants placed irregularly in the middle […]

Aruncus, Astilbe, Filipendula Ulmaria, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Aruncus, Astilbe, Filipendula Ulmaria Aruncus sylvester (Goat’s Beard) grows 5 feet to 7 feet tall and has feathery white flowers produced in small spikes, forming large heads of bloom. They bloom from June to July. This sort is especially useful for the borders of streams in half-shaded places Astilbe. The Astilbe resembles the Aruncus superficially in the nature of their […]

Baptisia – False Indigo, Wild Indigo, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Baptisia – False Indigo, Wild Indigo The Baptisias are strong growing plants with yellow, white and dark blue flowers which somewhat resemble the Lupine, being peashaped. The flowers grow on a spike about 6 inches long. False Indigo (Baptisia australis) grows about 3 feet high, has dark blue flowers and dark bluish-green leaves cut very deeply to form three oval […]

Linum – Perennial Flax, Golden Flax, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Linum – Perennial Flax, Golden Flax Flax is a lovely, airy plant with flowers of yellow, blue and white. The general height is from 12 inches to 18 inches. The foliage and flowers are very delicate and graceful and present the appearance of a small, feathery bush. Golden Flax (Linum flavum) has transparent, deep, golden yellow flowers. Linum perenne is […]

ANNUALS WHICH WILL GROW ON VERY POOR SOIL

Provided is a list of annuals and perennials that grow well in very poor soil. If addtional infromation is required about the plant, please use the search feature on the page. Bartonia (Mentzelia aurea) Were it not for the straggling growth, Barlonia aurea (Menlzelia lindleyi) would be a much more popular annual. The glistening, Poppy-like flowers are golden and are […]

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 […]