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 … [Read more]

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 … [Read more]

Learn How To Grow Herniaria Glabra

Herniaria glabra

Herniaria glabra [her-nee-AR-ee-uh, GLAY-bruh] is a hardy, low growing groundcover known as Rupturewort, Smooth Rupturewort or simply, Green Carpet.  This perennial plant is a member … [Read more]

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 … [Read more]

How To Care For Black Mondo Grass

Black Mondo Grass up close

Ophiopogon planiscapus [Of-eyo-poe-gon, Plan-iss-kap-us] belongs to the Asparagaceae family of flowering plants.  It is small and evergreen with tufts of leaves resembling grass.  The black … [Read more]

How To Care For Japanese Blood Grass

fiery red Imperata Cylindrica Japanese blood grass

The Japanese blood grass – Imperata cylindrica [im-per-AH-tuh, sil-IN-dree-kuh] is a perennial grass known for its ornamental value from the family Poaceae.  Its bright green leaves … [Read more]

Learning To Grow Blue Oat Grass

Blue Oat Grass growing in the landscape

Blue oat grass, Helictotrichon sempervirens [hel-lik-toh-TRY-kon, sem-per-VY-renz] is a semi-evergreen, cool-season, hardy, and showy ornamental grass and has distinctive blue leaves which enhances the look … [Read more]

How To Care For Feather Reed Grass

Blooming Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis X Acutiflora)

Calamagrostis x acutiflora [ka-la-mo-GROSS-tis, ak-yoo-tih-FLOR-uh] is a hybrid of two ornamental grasses of Calamagrostis species – Calamagrostis arundinacea and Calamagrostis epigejos – native to Europe … [Read more]

How To Care For A Shamrock Plant

Green foliage with flower of the Shamrock Plant (Oxalis)

The Shamrock plant, Oxalis Regnellii [Oks-AL-iss, Reg-NEL-ee-eye] from the Sorrel family, has a large number of variations.  The easy grow oxalis houseplant is native to … [Read more]

Cat Whiskers Plant Care: Tips On Growing The Orthosiphon Aristatus

Cat Whiskers Plant blooming (Orthosiphon Aristatus) - EPCOT Disney World Orlando, Florida

Orthosiphon aristatus [Ortho-sy-fon, Ari-status] is a herbaceous perennial and member of the family Lamiaceae (Labiatae), more commonly known as the mint family.  It is a … [Read more]