Herbaceous Perennials for Acid Soil

Herbaceous Perennials for Acid Soil

Bleeding heart is a popular garden perennial that prefers acidic soil. Some people enjoy warm weather with a beach view, while others prefer snow and mountains. Likewise, some types of plants perform better when their preferences are met, particularly regarding the acidity of the soil in which they grow. Plants preferring alkaline soil will not thrive in an acidic environment and vice versa. If you know your soil tends to be acidic, knowing which plants prefer a lower pH is useful …

Dead Nettle Perennial

Dead Nettle Perennial

Lamiastrum is in the eye of the beholder. If you want a ground cover that will grow in dry, shady places, Lamiastrum is exactly what you’re looking for. But it also likes sunny, watered places and is nearly impossible to eradicate after it escapes the dry, shady place you put it in. Formal gardeners love it or hate it with few opinions in-between. Foragers just eat it. In the greater mint family, Lamiastrum galeobdolon (lam-ee-AS-trum ga-lee-OB-do-lon) is a native of southern …

Herbaceous Perennial Ground cover

Herbaceous Perennial Ground cover

From creeping stoloniferous perennials with soft foliage to medium-size shrubs, there are a number of Salvias that form dense groundcover. The plants listed here may be large or small, drought tolerant or moisture loving, but all are efficient at discouraging weeds and decreasing erosion. Products Salvia Dara s Choice (Dara s Choice Creeping Sage) A California native hybrid Sage that blooms in spring and early summer, Dara s Choice is widely considered the best choice for slopes …

Herbaceous perennials New Zealand

Herbaceous perennials New Zealand

Daylilies are easy care plants that have long flowering displays, they require little or no spraying for diseases or pests and will tolerate drought conditions therefore saving water. No wonder they have become the worlds most popular perennial for sunny locations. Daylilies are not bulbs, they are herbaceous Perennials which should be started from a well-formed vigorous root system. The second and third season after planting will produce a dramatic increase in the number of flowers …

Zone 6 herbaceous perennials

Zone 6 herbaceous perennials

How many times have you seen in a plant description the phrases “resents wet feet”? or “likes moist but well-drained soil”? Plant roots need oxygen and the water prevents them from getting it so many plants can’t tolerate a lot of water. Unfortunately, there always seem to be some areas of the garden that are wet. Most are not wet all the time but have periods when they can not absorb all the water than pours down on them. Poor drainage is a challenging problem and sometimes native …

Autumn flowering herbaceous perennials

Autumn flowering herbaceous perennials

Choosing plants that enjoy the conditions in your garden is the first step, but investing some care and attention at planting time and during establishment will ensure better performance for many years. Although spring and autumn are regarded as the best times to plant, container-grown perennials can be planted all year round - just keep them well watered during dry weather. Ensure that the soil is loose enough to allow the roots to grow out. Soak the plants with water before …

Blue Flowered Herbaceous perennials

Blue Flowered Herbaceous perennials

Blue flowers for a baby boy (Picture: Andrew Babicz) Why should gardeners miss out on commemorating the royal birth? Yes, you could buy a plate or commemorative cup and saucer, but what better than a plant that will return every year and grow as Prince George does. I am not aware of any plants named Prince George, but there are a few named King George. Here are five other blue flowers fit for a Prince: 1. Meconopsis ‘Slieve Donard’ Meconopsis ‘Slieve Donard’ (Picture: Andrew Babicz) …

Good Herbaceous perennials

Good Herbaceous perennials

A herbaceous border or herbaceous bed, is simply an area planted up with herbaceous perennials which die down in the winter, and re-grow the following spring to give a display of flowering colour throughout much of the summer. (Providing you choose the right plants!) many plants that are classed as herbaceous perennials are not truly herbaceous. Many herbaceous perennial borders or beds have other types of perennials in them – besides the herbaceous perennials. This is not a problem …

Herbaceous perennials examples

Herbaceous perennials examples

Perennials are plants that will normally live for a long time – several or many years. Some perennials die down to ground level each autumn/winter and start to re-grow the following spring. Those that die down and re sprout are known as Herbaceous Plants. They normally increase in size each year, because they will be re-starting life with a larger root system left over from the previous year. Other Perennials do not die down each year, and they are known as evergreen perennials …