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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 - Jack-in-the-Pulpits and Cobra Lilies for the Garden

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 - Stop! - (Cut the Crap, not the Crape)

Crape Murder - The Unkind Cut

Curcuma longa - Grow Turmeric In Your Garden

Cutting Through The Jungle - Native Plants Myths and Realities

Cyclamen - Great Hardy Perennials for the Garden

Cypripedium Orchids - Does the Lady Slipper Fit Your Garden?

Dear Deer - We're Closed for Dinner

Echinacea Explosion - The Coneflower Chronicles

Eleven Easy Tips for Growing Hardy Perennial Hibiscus

Epimedium (Fairy Wings)

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

History of Plant Hardiness Zone Maps - The Rest of the Story

Hosta Breeders and Other Strangers

Hosta Breeding Program at Plant Delights Nursery

Hosta Hosta Hosta

Hosta Introductions and Breeding by Paul Aden

Hosta Myths - Tony's Top Ten

Hostas - The Fragrant Kind

Hostas for Warm Climates

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

How to Build a Butterfly Garden

How to Build a Pitcher Plant Bog

How to Grow Amorphophallus titanum

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

Leaves that Light Up the Garden - Variegated Plants

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

Perennial Salvia Plants - Ornamental Sages for the Garden

Plant Profile: Danae racemosa

Plant Profile: Edgeworthia chrysantha

Plant Profile: Matteuccia struthiopteris 'The King' (Ostrich Fern)

Plant Profile: Sabal minor (Scrub Palmetto palm)

Plant Profile: Spigelia marilandica (Indian Pink)

Plant Profile: Viola pedata (Bird's-Foot Violet)

Plant Profile: Zingiber mioga (Myoga Ginger)

Pulmonaria - The World of Lungworts

Ringing the Coral Bells - The Heuchera Story

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

Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

The Top 25 Butterfly Garden Plants

The Top 6 Coolest Blue Salvia for the Garden

The Top 80 Hummingbird Attracting Plants for Your Garden

Tiarella (Foam Flowers) - A Crown in the Garden

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

When Should I Plant My Plants?


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.