How To Grow And Care For Hardy Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemum × koreanum (kris-AN-the-mum kor-ee-AH-num) are perennial plants that can be easily grown in the landscape, even in frigid climates.  These members of the Asteraceae family of plants grow wild

How To Grow and Care For Hardy, Aromatic Hardy Asters

attractive blooms of the hardy aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium (sim-fy-oh-TRY-kum ob-long-ee-FOH-lee-um) is a wild, native member of the Asteraceae family of plants.  This perennial wildflower is native to North America and grows in various natural settings throughout

Zinnia And Dahlia Differences

Zinnias and Dahlias

There are many wonderful options for your garden, but two of the more popular ones are zinnias and dahlias. These two plants have a lot in common, making it sometimes

Do Deer Eat Marigolds?

Deer and Marigold

Do deer eat Marigolds? The answer may surprise you. It turns out that marigolds are a natural deterrent against deer. Deer have a keen sense of smell and tend to

Coneflower Companion Plants

Coneflower Companion Plants

There are three major types of gardeners in the world. The first type loves ornamental plants and prefers to grow flowers. The second type likes the reward of growing crop

Zinnia Companion Plants

Zinnia Companion Plants

Zinnias are a lovely, easy-to-grow genus of annual plants which provide a touch of color to any space they’re planted in. However, you might not have known that the many

Growing Swamp Sunflower Plants: Helianthus Angustifolia Care

Blooms of the swamp sunflower - Helianthus angustifolius

Helianthus Angustifolia  (hee-lee-AN-thus an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-us) is a native North American wildflower. Angustifolia grows freely in bogs, flood plains, and bottom lands throughout the eastern and southeastern United States.  This perennial wildflower

Shasta Daisy Care: How To Grow Shasta Daisies

White flowers of the Shasta Daisy

Currently one of the most popular types of daisy, Leucanthemum maximum (lew-KANTH-ih-mum MAKS-ih-mum) is a showy member of the Asteraceae family.  It is best known by the common names Shasta

Marguerite Daisy Care: Learning To Grow Argyranthemum Frutescens

Marguerite Daisy (Argyranthemum Frutescens Plant) delicate showy nature

The Marguerite Daisy, aka Argyranthemum frutescens [ar-ji-RAN-the-mum, froo-TESS-enz], are excellent garden plants popular for their delicate showy nature and iconic daisy-like flowers. Belonging to the aster/daisy family Asteraceae, the plant has earned quite a

African Daisy: How To Grow And Care For Osteospermum

African Daisy flower

The African daisy, with lovely daisy-like flowers, originates from South Africa. Also known as the Cape Daisy or Blue-eyed Daisy (Osteospermum fruticosum) are members of the (Aster plant) Asteraceae family. Quick African Daisy

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 Compositae family, the plant’s genus

Learn How To Grow Desert Marigold

Yellow Flowering Desert Marigold (Baileya Multiradiata)

Desert marigold, known botanically as Baileya Multiradiata [BAY-lee-uh, mul-ty-rad-ee-AH-tuh], is a flowering species from the composite plant family (Compositae or Asteraceae family).  This is a sun-loving wildflower, native to northern Mexico

Erigeron Philadelphicus Info: How To Grow Philadelphia Fleabane

Flowers of the Erigeron Philadelphicus - Philadelphia Fleabane

Erigeron philadelphicus L. [er-Ij-er-on, fil-uh-DEL-fee-kus] is a flowering perennial from the daisy or aster family, Asteraceae.  The scientific name of the genus ‘Erigeron‘ comes from Greek words eri and geron, which mean “early” and “old

Michaelmas Daisy: How To Grow and Care For Aster Novi-belgi

Flowering Michaelmas Daisy

Symphyotrichum novi-belgii (L.) G.L.Nesom [sim-fy-oh-TRY-kum, NO-vee BEL-jee-eye] is a flowering plant type species commonly known as Aster novi-belgi and Michaelmas daisy.  The plant comes from the Aster family Asteraceae that includes: Aster

Montauk Daisy Care: Tips On Growing The Nipponanthemum

Blooms of the Montauk Daisy - Nipponanthemum nipponicum

The simple name is the Montauk Daisy for Nipponanthemum nipponicum [nip-pon-AN-the-mum, nip-PON-ih-kum]. It is also known by the botanical names Chrysanthemum nipponicum and Leucanthemum nipponicum. It is a herbaceous composite

Creeping Zinnia Care: All About Growing Sanvitalia

Bright yellow flowers of the Creeping Zinnia (Sanvitalia)

A part of the Asteraceae family, the Sanvitalia [san-vi-TAY-lee-uh] genus of flowering plants produce small daisy-like flowers. The genus name “Sanvitalia” honors Frederico Sanvitali, a noted 18th-century Italian botanist. There

What Is A Composite Flower?

composite aster flower

Briefly, a composite is a member of the composite family (Compositae or Asteraceae family). However, such a statement conveys little information to one who is just learning. It becomes clearer

Growing China Aster: Caring For Callistephus Chinensis

Colorful China Asters in full bloom.

China Aster – Callistephus chinensis [kal-LISS-teff-us chi-NEN-siss] is a member of the Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) family. The plants’ genus name refers to two Greek words: “kalli”, which means beautiful and “stephos”,