How To Care For Amaryllis Outdoors

Amaryllis care outdoors

Every holiday season, we find Amaryllis bulbs on sale at local home improvement and garden centers. It’s easy enough to force a potted bulb to bloom indoors, but what should

How To Kill Lily of the Valley?

Some consider a Lily of the valley plant an invasive plant.

Lily of the valley, scientifically referred to as Convallaria majalis, is a beautiful plant with a delightful scent. It’s nice to have in your garden, but it gets annoying when

How To Store Canna Lily Bulbs

Potted Canna bulbs in bloom

Storing Canna bulbs is relatively quick and easy. Dig up the rhizomes (those horizontal underground stems) without damaging them, cure them (let them dry out to prevent rot), wrap them

How To Get Rid of Aphids on Daylilies

Aphids feeding on daylilies

Daylilies are colorful perennials that brighten up any garden. They need lots of sunlight and love to care to thrive. Once planted, daylilies are easy to maintain and care for,

When Should You Cut Back Tiger Lilies?

Tiger Lily flower on a background of blue sky

Cutting back and pruning Tiger lilies annually helps preserve their longevity and appearance.  The Tiger lily is a lovely plant for sprucing up any garden or home. The first-time gardener

When Should You Cut Back Daylilies?

Red and yellow flowers of daylilies, Hemerocallis flowers

Daylilies are a plant many botanists consider a “fan favorite.” Daylilies adapt quickly to a vast range of soil and climate conditions. They are also generally free from any severe

Are Lily Of The Valley Plants Poisonous?

Lily of the valley flowers, blooming Convallaria majalis white flowers, spring bloomer, up-close

Convallaria majalis (kon-vuh-LAIR-ee-uh maj-AY-liss) is one of the most popular garden plants out there. Despite being a member of the Lillaceae family, it’s not a true lily and is best

Is The Red Hot Poker Plant Poisonous?

Collection of red hot pokers or kniphofia growing

New gardeners and old love the red hot poker plant (Kniphofia uvaria, aka torch lily). Hailing from South Africa, the plant is often found in USDA hardiness zones 6 to

Red Hot Poker Plant Care: Growing Tips For Kniphofia

Blooming Rocket Flower Torch lily

Kniphofia (nip-HOFF-ee-uh), the red hot poker plant is an herbaceous perennial belonging to the family Asphodelaceae (as-foh-del-AY-see-ee) and hailing from the mountains of tropical South Africa. NOTE: Aloe plants like Aloe

How To Deadhead Cannas And Why You Should!

beautiful flowers of the canna lily at Disney World, Orlando Florida

Cannas (Canna spp.) are cherished for their vibrant flower color and lush foliage as they add a vibrant pop to the garden beds and other landscapes.  The Canna lily (although

How To Care For And Grow Fritillaria Bulbs

Unique flowers of the Fritillaria

Fritillaria bulbs, there is nothing common about the spring blooming Fritillaria. The Fritillaria has many common names: Checked head daffodil Checkered lily Dropping tulip Guinea flower Guinea-hen flower Leper lily

Amazon Lily Plant: How To Care For The Eucharis Lily

The Amazon Lily plant, whiter than snow outside the greenhouse window are the five petals of the “eucharist lily” the Eucharis grandiflora [YOU-kar-is gran-di-FLO-ra]. Lovely, too, is its chartreuse lined perianth-cup, with

Crinum Lily Bulbs: How To Care For Crinum Lilies

Flowering Crinum Lily

Crinum lily bulbs… they’re exotic, related to the Amaryllis plant, with exciting “bell-shaped” fragrant flowers, that come with a lovely sweet scent. Crinum Lily Plant Facts Origin: South Africa Family: Amaryllidaceae

How To Grow And Care For Asiatic Lily

Colorful blooms of the Asiatic Lily

The Asiatic lily (Lilium asiatica) makes a perfect plant for landscape design. One of the hardiest and most popular type of lilies grown, this true lily when planted correctly, produce

Caring For Turk’s Cap Lily

Flowering Turk's cap lily - Lilium Superbum

Turk’s cap lily, is known by its scientific name as Lilium Superbum (LIL-ee-um, soo-PER-bum), of the Liliaceae or lily family. It is a native lily from the central and eastern

Caring For Oxblood Lily

Flowerng Oxblood Lily: Rhodophiala Bifida

The easy-to-grow Rhodophiala bifida [roh-doh-FY-al-luh, BIF-id-uh] is an interesting plant with bright, vivid flowers.  It belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family of plants and offsets vigorously, making it easy to propagate.

How To Care For The Tiger Lily Flower

Red and Orange blooms or the Tiger Lily

It’s fun to grow lilies from bulbs, and Tiger Lily flowers (Lilium lancifolium) from the genus Lilium (true lilies) are a particularly striking and dramatic specimen. Other synonyms of the

How To Grow and Care For The Stargazer Lily

Stargazer Lily flower

If you love naturally, beautiful flower arrangements in your garden, with a sweet fragrance include the Stargazer lily! The Stargazer lily (Leucocrinum montanum) in the Liliaceae or lily family, is an

Growing Daylilies For Midseason Color

colorful daylilies yellow gold with a red throat

Daylilies (hemerocallis) are summertime standouts in any garden – more on daylily care here. If you still think of daylilies as dull bronze or slim-petaled yellow flowers, there is a

Caring For Trout Lily [Erythronium]

Erythronium Trout Lily flowers

Erythronium [Er-ih-THROH-nee-um] is a genus of spring-flowering plants belonging to the Liliaceae family, closely linked to tulips.  There are around 20 to 30 different species of this plant type, which

Hemerocallis Fulva The Europa Daylily

The Europa daylily (Hemerocallis fulva) is a familiar plant throughout a large part of the United States. Colonies of this perennial with herbaceous habit of growth form dense masses of

Daylilies Bloom Eight Months A Year

yellow blooming daylily

One of the first questions asked about daylily care is “How long do daylilies bloom?” From my experience, I’ve had daylilies flower for 8 months. Read on to learn more

Daylily Care: How To Grow Daylilies

bright blooms of the daylily

So you’re interested in daylily care and growing the colorful bulbs. For starters, the preferred planting seasons for daylily bulbs (Hemerocallis) are spring and fall, but you can plant daylilies any

Corydalis Lutea: How To Grow and Care For Yellow Corydalis

Flowering Yellow blooms of Corydalis Lutea

Pseudofumaria lutea [syn. Corydalis lutea (kore-ID-uh-liss, LOO-tee-uh)] is a short-lived perennial belonging to the poppy family, Papaveraceae and previously known sub-family Fumariaceae.  Native to the Alps of Italy and Switzerland, the plant has now been naturalized