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Perennial Plant Articles

Welcome to our on-line plant articles page. Here you will find a series of in-depth articles about an array of wonderful garden perennials from Arisaema to Tricyrtis as well as other topics. Many of these are reprints of articles that we have written for publication in various venues over the years, but several were written specifically for this website. These are not the typical on-line plant articles which are short and fluffy, but instead often go into great detail...you know, the stuff that everyone says is worthless on a website. We think you will find a wealth of information about garden perennials in these articles, and we thank the other authors that have also allowed their work to be republished here.

Arisaema, Arisaema, Arisaema

Banana Trees - Apeeling Plants for the Garden

Baptisia - Revenge of the Redneck Lupines

Bizarre Plants Only a Mother Could Love

Buddleia davidii : The Butterfly Bush

Cacti in the Southeast

Canna, Canna, Canna - Growing Canna Lilies in Your Garden

Cold Hardy Palms for Temperate Gardens

Cool Colocasias - Elephant Ears for the Garden

Crape Murder

Crape Murder - Stop!

Curcuma longa - Grow Turmeric In Your Garden

Cutting Through The Jungle - Native Plants Myths and Realities


Cypripedium Orchids - Does the Lady Slipper Fit Your Garden?

Danae racemosa

Dear Deer - We're Closed for Dinner

Echinacea Explosion - The Coneflower Chronicles

Edgeworthia chrysantha

Eleven Easy Tips for Growing Hardy Perennial Hibiscus

Epimedium (Fairy Wings)

Fragrant Hostas

Gardening in the Shade

Hardy Orchids in the Garden

Hardy Palms - Cold Weather Survival Report

Hedychium - A Hardy Ginger Plant for the Garden

Hellebores - A Rose is a Rose except when it's a Lenten Rose

Hellebores: Winter Hardy Shade Perennials for the Woodland Garden

Hosta Breeders and Other Strangers

Hosta Hosta Hosta

Hostas for Warm Climates

How do I overwinter my hardy tropical plants for the winter?

How to Build a Pitcher Plant Bog

How to Create a Butterfly Garden

How to Grow Amorphophallus titanum

Hummingbird Attracting Plants for Your Garden

If You Can't Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Garden

Leaves that Light Up the Garden

Matteuccia struthiopteris 'The King' (Ostrich Fern)

Meatballs, Save Them for Spaghetti

Name that Plant - The Misuse of Trademarks in Horticulture

Neonicotinoid Insecticides and Concerns about Pollinators

Neonics in the Nursery

Organi-size Your Garden

Paul Aden Hosta Introductions and Breeding

Perennial Salvia Plants

Plant Delights Nursery Hosta Breeding Program

Plant Hardiness Zone Maps

Pulmonaria, Pulmonaria, Pulmonaria

Ringing the Coral Bells - The Heuchera Story

Sabal minor (Scrub Palmetto palm)

Sarracenia - The Pitcher Plant

Seven Easy Tips for Growing Yucca Plants

So You Want to Start a Mail Order Perennial Nursery

Soils and Garden Soil Preparation

Spigelia marilandica (Indian Pink)

Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

The Top 25 Butterfly Garden Plants

The Top 6 Coolest Blue Salvia for the Garden

Tiarella (Foam Flowers) - A Crown in the Garden

Tony's Top Ten Hosta Myths

Top Tips for Growing Sedum / Stonecrop the Right Way

Top Tips on How to Choose the Best Mail Order Plant Catalog Companies

Tricyrtis - Perennial Toad Lilies for the Woodland Garden

Viola pedata (Bird's-Foot Violet)

When Should I Plant My Plants?

Zingiber mioga (Myoga Ginger)

We also have a series of short plant advertisements and marketing articles for beginning gardeners published by Plant Delights nursery over the last few years. Click here to see them.