Flowers and Plants

Foxglove- Digitalis purpurea, Common Foxglove

Foxglove, digitalis purpurea, is a traditional English garden plant. Find facts and information on growing foxglove to create a cottage garden of your own. Foxgloves are often used in borders and woodland gardens as well. Foxglove Facts and Information Foxglove is a biennial plant that grows in Zones 3-8. It reaches heights of 3-6’ and [...]

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Toad Lily- Tricyrtis hirta Facts and Information

Toad lily, Tricyrtis hirta, is an unusual perennial having exotic flowers that resemble those of an orchid. The toad lily is often used in borders, woodland gardens, and containers. Find toad lily facts and information, and learn how to grow and care for this unusual plant in the genus, Tricyrtis. Toad Lily Facts The toad [...]

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Yarrow- Facts and Information on Growing Yarrow

Yarrow is a low-maintenance, drought resistant, perennial plant with attractive clusters of yellow, white, red, or pastel flowers. Yarrow is used in borders, mass plantings, meadows, and to attract butterflies. Find facts and information on growing and caring for yarrow, and some of the different species of yarrow available. Facts on Yarrow Yarrow, a member of [...]

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Dusty Miller- Facts and Information

Dusty miller, Senecio cineraria, provides delightful silver foliage that complements pink or purple annuals and perennials. You will find valuable facts and information on growing and caring for dusty miller, and other helpful information on propagating seeds. Dusty miller makes great garden edging plants and plants for borders. I love this plant, and have it [...]

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Chrysanthemum- Growing Healthy Chrysanthemums

The Chrysanthemum or Mum, Dendranthema x grandiflorum, is easy to grow. Find facts and information on growing and caring for chrysanthemums including: planting, pests and diseases, types of chrysanthemums and other helpful tips. Chrysanthemums are also known as “Mums”. They come in a variety of colors, such as, yellow, gold, orange, bronze, maroon, pink, lavender [...]

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Lamb’s Ears- Growing (Stachys byzantina)

Lamb’s ears, stachys byzantina, are best known for their velvety soft leaves, hence the name lamb’s ears or lamb’s ear. They are hardy in zones 3-8 and grow to a height of 18” by 24” wide in  your yard and garden. Lamb’s ears are a spreading type of perennial that are used as a ground [...]

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Lipstick Plant- How to Grow Lipstick Plants

A lipstick plant, Aeschynanthus radicans, is a gesneriad that has a mounding, and vining growth pattern. Learn how to grow healthy lipstick plants so you can enjoy their beautiful blooms. Lipstick plants bloom with bright tubular flowers nestled into rich green glossy foliage on softly vining stems, and are used widely in hanging baskets. They [...]

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