Herbaceous perennials from seed

Herbaceous perennials from seed

Perennial plants have become very popular in recent years due largely to changes in cultural procedures and marketing ideas. The term perennials covers a wide range including herbaceous border plants, cut flower items and many of the varieties often referred to as alpine and rockery plants. As most items are raised from seed sown May August, the bedding plant grower can programme to fill space during the summer season. Although some cultivars are propagated vegetatively, this …

Herbaceous perennials for ground cover

Herbaceous perennials for ground cover

Sedum are perennial plants which are hardy, tough, and drought tolerant. Sedum plants are used for mass plantings and as individual ornamental plants. There are hundreds of species of sedums and they are widely grown because of the ease of growing these showy plants and for their outstanding drought tolerance. Sedums are very versatile in the landscape. They are used as ground covers, in rock gardens, for edgings, for borders, for beds, hanging baskets and roof gardens. Sedums …

Herbaceous perennials plants Scotland

Herbaceous perennials plants Scotland

Perennials keep coming back year after year, in the garden but also in designers’ sketchbooks. Their popularity is understandable, offering as they do a marvellous range of forms; an array of leaf shapes and textures and a rainbow of colours. And while their habit of dying back in the winter (unless they’re evergreen) means they don’t have the staying power of many shrubs, they bring dynamism to the garden and the promise of their return each spring. Hold off on the cutting back …

Herbaceous perennial Plants Third Edition

Herbaceous perennial Plants Third Edition

The long-awaited third edition of Allan Armitage s masterpiece on garden perennials was released in April of 2008. Armitage s extensive traveling, teaching and trialing experiences provide a depth of understanding of the best ornamental perennials for North American gardens unparalleled by any other garden writer. One of the most definitive and conclusive books written about perennials, the first edition was designated as one of the best 75 books written in the last 75 years by …

Herbaceous Perennial Growing

Herbaceous Perennial Growing

Perennial plants are the workhorses of the garden. They’re technically plants that flower and set seed for two or more seasons. Some perennials are short-lived such as coreopsis, which can live anywhere from three to five years, while others like the bearded iris will have fifteen years of life (or more). Then there’s the peony, which will see 50-100 years in its lifetime. Perennial plants help make up the bones of the garden by returning year after year without much help from …

List of Herbaceous Perennials

List of Herbaceous Perennials

Hardy Perennial. Many stems with masses of attractive, intense cherry red flowers, over a very long period. Achillea Cassis is a first year flowering perennial, making an excellent border filler and cut flower. Description Price 1 packet (70 seeds) Despatch: Within 9 days 1.49 Hardy Perennial. An easy to grow, first year flowering perennial, Achillea Summer Berries is ideal for adding a sumptuous mixture of fruity colours to borders. Achillea Summer Berries makes an excellent …

Herbaceous Perennials for Partial sun

Herbaceous Perennials for Partial sun

Common Name Botanical Bloom Foliage Size Lighting Comments Wildlife For the sun: Coral Bean Erythrina herbacea Spectacular red spikes summer - fall Spade shaped; bright green 6X6 Full sun Awesome herbaceous perennial ; great specimen plant Deer Resisitant; Hummingbird Thryallis; Golden Showers Galphimia glauca Delicate yellow spikes summer - fall. Deciduous;1-2 dark green oval 4-6X4-6 Full sun to part shade Very hardy deciduous perennial; native to tropics where it is evergreen; …

Perennial Herbaceous Plants

Perennial Herbaceous Plants

What exactly is a herbaceous border, and how should it be planted? Traditionally, a herbaceous border was at least 3 m (10 ft) wide and about 10 m (35 ft) long, usually backed by an evergreen hedge, and planted entirely with herbaceous perennials. As this is impractical today in most gardens, herbaceous borders tend to be much smaller and of irregular shape to give more interest. They are usually planted with clusters of each type of plant, in groups of three to five; the tallest …

Define herbaceous perennial plants

Define herbaceous perennial plants

Written by George on June 6th, 2009 Plants can be classified according to the duration of their life-cycle. Annuals: Annual plants complete their life-cycle in one year. This means that it takes one year from the time they are planted until they mature, flower, produce seeds, and die. Annuals can only be reproduced by seeds. The seedlings are usually planted early in pots or containers so that they are well rooted when they are planted in the ground . This way, they can mature …