Caring For Purple Passion Plant

Purple passion plant

Gynura aurantiaca [jy-NYOOR-uh, aw-ran-ti-AYE-kuh] is a woody based evergreen perennial hailing from Indonesia and Java and is a member of the Asteraceae family (composite).  Its common names include: Royal Velvet

Caring For Astilbe Plants

Flowerng False Goat's Beard (Astilbe Plant)

Astilbe [a-STIL-bee] is a genus of approximately 25 species and hundreds of hybrids of herbaceous perennials belonging to the Saxifragaceae family.  These rhizomatous flowering plants are popular for their tall,

Caring For Pachysandra Terminalis

Pachysandra Terminalis (Japanese Spurge)

Pachysandra terminalis [pak-ih-SAN-druh, term-in-AL-iss] is an enthusiastic groundcover hailing from Japan and north-central China.  It is the most commonly grown of five different varieties, all of which require the same

Caring For The Shooting Star Flower

Flowers of the shooting star plant (Dodecatheon Meadia)

The shooting star flower – Dodecatheon meadia [doh-dek-ATH-ee-on, MEE-dee-ah] is a charming plant and is widely available for cultivation across the United States.  Native to North America, dodecatheon meadia belongs

How To Grow Leucadendron Plant

Blooms of the Leucadendron Plant

Leucadendron [Lew-kuh-DEN-dron] is a genus of flowering plants, belonging to the family: Proteaceae (protea).  There are around 80 varieties of this plant, including: Leucadendron Salignum Leucadendron Laureolum Inca Gold Pisa Leucadendron Argenteum

Tips On Care And Growing Duranta Erecta

Purple flowers of Duranta erecta (golden dewdrop)phire shower'

Duranta Erecta [door-AN-tuh, ee-RECK-tuh] is an evergreen flowering shrub in the family Verbenaceae along with: Lantana plants Bleeding heart Clerodendrum The plant is native to Mexico, South America, the Caribbean,

How To Care For Anise Hyssop (Agastache Foeniculum)

Flowering Agastache Foeniculum - (Anise Hyssop)

Anise Hyssop aka Agastache Foeniculum [Ah-GAH-sta-kee, Fin-ICK-yoo-lum] is a perennial plant species in the mint family Lamiaceae that includes horsemint, Lamium, and meadow sage.  It is native to northern and

How To Grow And Care For Solomon’s Seal

Blooms of Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum Odoratum)

Solomon’s seal plant – Polygonatum Odoratum [Po-lig-oh-NAY-tum, Oh-dor-AY-tum] is a perennial plant in the Asparagaceae family along with: Yucca elephantipes and Yucca gloriossa Sansevieria trifasciata and Sansevieria cylindrica Agave attenuata

Learn To Grow The Evening Primrose Plant

Yellow blooms of the Evening Primrose Plant (Oenothera Fruticosa)

Oenothera Fruticosa [Ee-no-HEE-ruh, Froo-tih-KOH-suh] is a flowering plant species in the Onagraceae family.  It is a native perennial to eastern North America, mostly growing in different open habitats, including moist

Lamium: How To Grow and Care For Dead Nettle

Lamium flower aka Dead Nettle

Lamium [LAY-mee-um] is a genus of approximately 50 species of flowering plants from the dead nettle, sage or mint family, Lamiaceae.  Lamium plants with their tiny flowers are often used as a

Sisyrinchium Angustifolium Care: Growing Blue-Eyed Grass

Blooms of the Stout Blue-eyed Grass - Sisyrinchium Angustifolium

Blue Eyed Grass or Sisyrinchium angustifolium Mill. [sis-ee-RINK-ee-um, an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-um] is noted for its ornamental violet-blue flowers and narrow-leaf foliage. It is an herbaceous perennial from the iris family, Iridaceae and subfamily Iridoideae.  Others in the

Meadow Rue Care: How To Grow Thalictrum Aquilegifolium

Flowering Meadow Rue - Thalictrum Aquilegifolium

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium [tha-LIK-trum, ak-wil-egg-ee-FOH-lee-um] are known for their gorgeous showy flowers and are a part of the buttercup Ranunculus family Ranunculaceae.  These Eudicots are native to temperate Asia and Europe. T. aquilegifolium also naturalizes

Foam Flower Plant: Tiarella Cordifolia Growing And Care

White blooms of Tiarella Cordifolia -Foamflower

Tiarella cordifolia [tee-ah-REL-lah, kor-di-FOH-lee-uh], commonly known as the foam flower plant, are rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with dense, clumpy foliage and frothy spikes of pristine white flowers. It is named after

Blue Delphinium Care: All About Growing Tall Larkspur

Blooming Blue Delphinium

Blue Delphiniums [Del-fin-ee-um] are perennial wildflowers of around 300 different species. All a part of the Buttercup family (which include Ranunculus and Clematis) and are native to the Northern Hemisphere. Part of the

Sea Lavender Plant Care: Tips On Growing The Limonium

Sea lavender flower (Limonium) popular in flower arrangements

Limonium latifulium [lim-OH-nee-um, lat-ih-FOE-lee-um] synonymously known as Limonium platyphyllum [lim-OH-nee-um, plat-TY-fil-um] is a flowering clump-forming perennial. Famous for its showy flowers, the plant type is commonly known as: Sea lavender Perennial statice

How To Grow and Care For Tecoma Stans Yellow Bells

Bright yellow flowers of Tecoma Stans Secondary Kw: Yellow Bells

Tecoma Stans [tek-OH-muh, stanz] is a perennial flowering shrub known for its highly attractive and bright-colored flowers from the (trumpet vine) family Bignoniaceae. Also in the family is Tecomaria capensis

Primula Vulgaris Plant Care: How To Grow Primrose

Cream colored blooms of Primula Vulgaris (Primrose Plant)

A harbinger of spring, Primula vulgaris [PRIM-yew-luh, vul-GAIR-iss] is a flowering semi-evergreen perennial belonging to the Primulaceae family. It is synonymously known as Primula veris var. acaulis L and is known for bearing masses

Peruvian Lily Care: All About Growing Alstroemeria

Red Flowers of Peruvian Lily (Alstroemeria Plants)

Alstroemeria [al-stre-MEE-ree-uh], commonly known as Peruvian Lily, refers to a genus of over 80 different species of flowering plants in the family Alstroemeriaceae. The plant has South American origins, but

Mimosa Pudica Care: Growing The Sensitive Plant

Sensitive Plant (Mimosa Pudica) with flowers

The creeping Mimosa pudica [mim-MOH-suh, pud-EE-kuh] has thin, slender stems and fuzzy leaves. It belongs to the Fabaceae family, commonly known as the bean or Leguminosae family and Mimosoideae subfamily.