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Questions tagged [perennials]

A plant that lives for two or more years.

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What is this perennial that has accordian-pattern flowers with pink and purple tips?

What is this beautiful perennial that has flowers that turn purply pink as it cools? The flowers have rows in an accordion-type shape, for lack of a better term.
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How do i germinate these orchid seeds that i bought from ebay?

I was trying to germinate these orchid seeds that I bought from ebay, but its hard, what is the proper way/another way to germinate them if they dont look like the very white tiny ones, that need ...
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Pretty little flower but identity unknown, any ideas?

I ordered datura seeds and received 10 seeds in a clear ziplock packet, no label or instructions. I planted 7 undamaged seeds and only 1 came up. It is not a datura, but no one seems to know what it ...
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Can I start germinating plant seeds indoors in August, and keep them inside for planting next April?

I intuitively feel this is wrong, but I'd like to start the seeds of a plant indoors now, in August, and keep the young plants in containers until the next spring. I'd want to transplant them outside ...
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What is this succulent's name?

I bought this from theheartcompany at metrotown. But i do not know the name of it, any answers?
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What is this evergreen perennial shrub with rosette-style pattern of leaves?

I would like to know how to care for this plant but have no idea what it is. It is approimately 4ft (1.2 m) high and 6ft (1.8 m) spread. Woody stems. I need to find out about pruning, cutting back and ...
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Is this rudbeckia?

This perennial is sold to me as rudbeckia. It is similar to my other yellow rudbeckia, but the petals (apart having different color) are much finer while touching. Is this really rudbeckia?
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Is this rose seed going to germinate?

I am trying to germinate this rose seed, first I soaked this one seed into the egg incubator at 40 celsius lukewarm temperature water for nearly 1 week or less. Before when it was unsoaked I saw its ...
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Growing fava beans when too hot for flowering; since perennial, will they eventually fruit later in the year?

I read that fava beans' flowers become sterile if temperatures are sustained >80dF. I have fava beans given to me from a sub-tropical climate and wonder if I can grow them in temperature climate (...
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Do you know what this wild perennial is?

Do you know what his wild perennial is? Zone is 8a, central Europe. Photo taken mid-May. Removed from the ground because of fence construction. Is it worth transplanting?
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What is this shrub with 5-petal fragrant flowers?

I have seen this shrub in mid April in a park in Western Germany and I remember the flowers were quite fragrant. Do you know what it is?
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Mint ID Requested

This mint came with the house. 30 years ago. It is beautiful and about eight feet tall. I was wondering if anyone knows what it is. Definitely mint. Thanks in advance.
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Mountain laurel or rhododendron?

Is this mountain laurel or rhododendron? Seems no one is sure. Grows in USDA hardiness zone 7b. Lower shrub limbs laying on ground typically take root and extend growth area. Plants easily make it to ...
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Mystery emergent foliage (bulb?) USDA zone 5

My mom is an avid gardener and works in many gardens close to her. This plant popped up last week but she’s unsure of its genesis. She can’t inagine having planted two bulbs so close together, but ...
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How can I transfer white comfrey from the front garden to the back garden by seed?

I have successful white comfrey in the front garden with hundreds of flowers. Presumably the flowers contain the seeds. Can I grow new white comfrey in the back garden by planting large numbers of ...
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How can I tell if white comfrey seeds have been fertilised?

I have white comfrey in the front garden with hundreds of flowers. I want to grow it in the back garden. My method has been to transfer many fallen flowers to the back garden and plant them there. ...
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Can I leave an Aloe plant unattended for 2 months?

I leave my apartment for 2 months and I'd like to know if you have any advice to keep my Aloe alive all this time? I live near the Mediterranean and my balcony is exposed to the sun from 1:30 pm to ...
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Is there an easy way to create a new plant of Symphytum orientale, white comfrey, at a different location by cutting a bit of stem or root?

Is there an easy way to create a new plant of Symphytum orientale, white comfrey, at a different location by cutting a bit of stem or root?
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Is my choice for edible perennials for balcony good?

I'm looking to expand my balcony garden. I don't want to go through the trouble of getting new plants every spring so I am looking at cold hardy (-16°C is about the coldest I've seen here this winter) ...
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Help identifying this perennial grass-like plant

I live in Ohio and just purchased a home that has this decorative grass-like plant that grows in tufts pictured here. It didn't seem to bloom last year, but this year it did (then again, I ...
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Do deer eat Creeping phlox (Phlox subulata)?

I'm finding mixed answers to this question across the web, so I'm hoping someone can respond with personal experience.
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Mexican hat vs. Black-eyed Susan - comparison

Mexican hat vs. Black-eyed Susan or, in Latin, Ratibida columnifera vs. Rudbeckia hirta Ratibida: Rudbeckia: These are two not-so-distant cousins, from famous Asteraceae family. Do you guys know ...
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How long does Symphytum orientale, white comfrey, live?

How long does Symphytum orientale, white comfrey, live?
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Why do my seedlings need more and more water?

I started Echinacea angustifolia and Rudbeckia hirta seedlings recently. I do watering by spraying if I can see or touch almost dry soil in cells. In the begining, I sprayed the trays with water ...
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A seedling with three (instead of two) cotyledons

I started 44-cell tray of Echinacea angustifolia several weeks ago. I noticed the other day that a seedling in one of cells has three cotyledons: Is that normal? This is a cell with two "normal" ...
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looking for name for this flower

Can somebody tell me the name of this flower? Thanks
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Are these small hairy leaves first true leaves of my rudbeckia seedlings?

Are these small hairy leaves first true leaves of these seedlings? The plant in question is Rudbeckia hirta.
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What is this whitish feather on my Echinacea seedlings?

My multicell container with Echinacea seeds was covered with a transparent nylon cover for several days, and I just removed it, and spotted an unusual thing. Take a look at this white stuff in the ...
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What is it best way of starting Eryngium giganteum umbelliferae from seed?

I was attracted to the wild, fantastic forms of Eryngium giganteum umbelliferae (also known as Miss Willmott's ghost), so I ordered a pack of seeds from a local seed shop: I also received the ...
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What is the correct way of placing echinacea seed in soil?

Some of the internet sites claim that echinacea seed should be placed at a small depth of 1/4 inch into soil, but not covered at that time, the reason being that they need light to germinate. And just ...
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What are differences between Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea angustifolia?

One of my most important gardening goals for this year is establishing echinacea in several parts of my garden. So I ordered several bags of echinacea seeds from a seed shop. (I actually didn't pay ...
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What to do with these black-eyed Susan seedlings?

I started black-eyed Susan seeds ten days ago: (I just sprinkled tiny seeds over grid-type container filled with "soil for flowers" from the supermarket) You can see multiple new plants in almost all ...
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What should I consider before vacuum-sealing seeds for storage?

This year I have harvested more seeds than I will use next spring. I plan to vacuum-seal them and I want to know if, except for drying them really well, I should consider anything in particular. ...
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Getting flower bed ready for planting next year

I am preparing an area appr. 5m by 1m to become perennial garden bed next year. I am going to plant plants gradually throughout next year. I am currently using top soil from elsewhere in the garden ...
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How to remove spikes from Echinacea purpurea seeds?

In order to collect the seeds from a stem I have to remove the spikes. Wearing gardening gloves doesn't work because I can't take a grip on the seeds when wearing the gloves. With my bare hands this ...
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What is this daisy with narrow white petals and a yellow center, that the local deer won't eat?

This daisy popped up wild. It has narrow white petals and a yellow center. The local deer don't like it. It's located in the central California coast. The ground is dry, rocky and semi-shaded. ...
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What species of Sempervivum is this?

I have received these plants hardy to zone 6b, minimum temperatures of -23°C (-9.4°F). I know there are numerous species of Sempervivum that look alike, but I kind of hope somebody knows some details ...
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Recommendations for removing a plant from a perennial border

I'd love some recommendation on the best way to remove Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' from a perennial border. A little background: The border never really goes fully dormant, and is layered with ...
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Long lived plant identification

This plant has been alive for at least 25 years. I know this for sure, because it was here when my parents moved into this house when I was born. No one knows what it is. It has pink clusters of ...
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What is this bright yellow daylily with six narrow petals that curl at the ends?

I have a number of varieties of daylilies in a wildflower garden in Massachusetts, USA, zone 6a. There are at least five, although some may be the same variety in different colors. They were all here ...
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What is this pungent plant with spikes of purple flowers?

This plant is flowering in our garden. The leaves are gray/green. It has small spikes of purple flowers all over, which are a few inches tall. It has a peculiarly rich smell which I rather love, but ...
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What is this small, evergreen perennial in zone 6b?

This is 2 stems, each with 3 leaves. The leaves are thick and stiff with serrated edges. The leaf is about 2". The whole thing is about 2" high. A few of these have popped up in the garden. This ...
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Raising bed of Peonies

I have a bed of flowers which I would like to raise by 2-2½ feet (61cm - 76cm) with the soil added to the top, but I am concerned about the idea when I have well established Peonies. Is it possible ...
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What is this small field plant with a tuberous root?

This plant was collected in a field South-Central Europe. Assume the height of the photo is 20cm. These are all small herbaceous plants. The ball next to it is the root. It has small bag-like ...
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I need advice about a Dipladenia (related to Mandevilla)

I need advice about a Dipladenia that I bought today. I actually thought that it was a type of Mandevilla, until I got it home and Googled the name. It is in the same family, and needs the same type ...
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What kind of grassy perennial plant is this?

This plant was put in by a builder. It has a central group of grass-like blades. In year 2, it has sent out offsets and spread into the surrounding area. The smaller groups are connected to the ...
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What are typical and perennial garden green and flowering plants?

I will be edging my yard this summer and not sure what plants to plant on my edge. This is my first time doing this. I don't want to overwhelm the edges but enough plants to make it look full. I am ...
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What is this perennial plant which survives in the Sonoran Desert naturally?

Plants native to the Sonoran Desert require watering every 6 months. The following perennial plant, which I am not sure is native to the Sonoran Desert, was found to thrive in the Sonoran Desert ...
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Is it possible to transplant irises without the rhizome?

I bought a house and put some raised beds in the yard, on top of what we thought (in very early spring) was just lawn. It turns out there were irises (small purple ones, I don't know the variety) ...
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Hoya care - will it ever flower again?

Oh, the things I have done to my mother-in-law's Hoya plant: First, I watered it weekly. Neither the plant or the mother-in-law liked that. Then I had the audacity to re-pot the root bound mess. I ...