Caring For Viburnum Dentatum

Berries on the branches viburnum dentatum

Viburnum Dentatum (vy-BURN-num, den-TAY-tum) is a perennial flowering shrub from the Adoxaceae or the moschatel family.  It belongs to the genus Viburnum, which was previously … [Read more]

Caring For Coral Bells Plant

Attractive foliage of the Coral Bells plant aka Heuchera americana

The clump-forming Heuchera Americana [HEW-ker-a, a-mer-ih-KAH-na] is a flowering perennial, often found growing in dry areas near rocky terrain in central and eastern North America. … [Read more]

Tips On Phlox Divaricata Care

Flowers of Phlox divaricata

Phlox divaricata [floks, dy-vair-ih-KAY-tuh] is a wildflower found natively throughout eastern North America.  It’s often found in fields and forests, where it produces spreading growth. … [Read more]

Mullein Plant Care Tips

Blooming Verbascum - Mullein plant

Verbascum [ver-BASK-um] is a genus of flowering plants containing about 360 different species.  These plants belong to the figwort (Scrophulariaceae) family. Verbascum plants mostly come … [Read more]

Bleeding Heart Plant Poisonous

Is the Bleeding Heart Plant poisonous

The Bleeding Heart Plant or Dicentra spectabilis (dy-SEN-truh, speck-TAB-ih-liss) is a pretty herbaceous perennial hailing from Japan, Korea, Siberia, and China.  It is a popular … [Read more]

Learn How To Grow Feverfew Plants

Flowering feverfew plant (Tanacetum parthenium)

Tanacetum parthenium (TAN-uh-SEE-tum, par-THEN-ee-um) is a robust, strongly scented herbaceous perennial hailing from the Caucasus and the Balkans.  Over time, this useful medicinal plant has … [Read more]

How To Care For Painted Daisy

Flowering Tanacetum coccineum - Painted Daisy

Tanacetum coccineum (TAN-uh-SEE-tum, kok-SIN-ee-um) is a non-invasive, non-aggressive herbaceous perennial hailing from the Caucasus and most parts of Asia.  A member of the Asteraceae or … [Read more]

Caring For Itea Virginica

Itea virginica in bloom

A native throughout much of southern North America, Itea virginica (eye-TEE-ah, ver-JIN-ih-kah) owes much of its success to the wide USDA hardiness zone range it … [Read more]

How To Grow Monarda Didyma

Blooming Monarda didyma

Monarda Didyma (mo-NAR-da, DID-ee-muh) is an herbaceous perennial plant from the family Lamiaceae, commonly known as the sage, deadnettle, or mint family. It is a … [Read more]

Lacy Phacelia Care Tips

Purple flowers of Phacelia Tanacetifolia

Phacelia Tanacetifolia (fa-SEE-lee-uh, tan-uh-see-tee-FOO-lee-uh) is a flowering species of the Boraginaceae family, also known as the hydrophyllaceae and forget-me-not family.  It is also sometimes referred … [Read more]

Caring For Ocotillo Plant

Blooms of the Ocotillo plant

Ocotillo plant, bearing the botanical name Fouquieria splendens (foo-KWEER-ree-uh, SPLEN-denz), is a shrub species from the family of desert plants, called Fouquieriaceae. The plant is … [Read more]

How To Grow Hesperaloe Parviflora

Flowering Hesperaloe parviflora

Hesperaloe Parviflora (hes-per-AL-oh, par-vi-FLOR-uh) is an evergreen perennial succulent from the family Asparagaceae formerly Agavaceae. Native to southwestern Texas and northeastern Mexico in North America, … [Read more]

How To Care For Tradescantia Nanouk

Wandering Jew Tradescantia Nanouk

Tradescantia Nanouk® (trad-es-KAN-tee-uh NAN-uhk) is also known as Fantasy Venice and Tradescantia albiflora ‘Nanouk’ (al-BIH-flor-uh). This Tradescantia is a new cultivar developed by cross-pollinating two … [Read more]

How To Care For Clitoria Ternatea

Clitoria Ternatea Flower Butterfly Pea

Clitoria Ternatea (klih-TOH-ree-uh, tern-AH-tee-uh), commonly called butterfly pea, is a flowering plant species and belongs to the Fabaceae family along with the Blue Indigo plant … [Read more]

How To Grow Karl Foerster Grass

Karl Foerster Feather Grass

Karl Foerster Grass, botanically called Calamagrostis x acutiflora (ka-la-mo-GROSS-tis, ak-yoo-tih-FLOR-uh), is a hybrid of two plant species – C. epigejos and C. arundinacea, both indigenous … [Read more]