Questions tagged [perennials]

A plant that lives for two or more years.

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Aphids killing my Lenten Rose

Aphids are killing my Lenten Roses (Hellebores). I have treated them with natural spray (water, vinegar and Dr Bronner's soap) and with Neem oil. They keep reinfecting; I can't get rid of them. How ...
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What is the name of this fragrant flower?

Can anyone identify this flower? It started its flower about a week ago and has an amazing frangrance.
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Iceland poppies

I have a couple plants of Iceland poppies that bloomed back in the fall. I’d like to transplant them into a different container but I’m not sure if they can handle being moved/if it’s the right time ...
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good plants for a marshy area?

I'm trying to add some plants to our backyard that can do well in healthy soil that does get very marshy several times during the summer. It's an area that receives some sun and some shade - probably ...
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How to cure burns in perennial flowering plant's due to dose of excess urea?

I had planted few stone apple plants (perennial, flowering and mid summer fruiting trees) in plants. Due to insect larvae most of leaves were eaten. So I put in handsome amounts of Urea, Diammonium ...
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What is this pink flowered perennial found in a garden on Long Island?

The deer don't seem to touch it here, whereas virtually nothing else escapes their attention.
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Methodology and resources for planning a perennial flower garden

I'm new to landscaping and completely unfamiliar with different types of flowers and bulbs. What is the best way to plan a small perennial flower garden? Is there a website with charts comparing ...
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First year to grow gladiolus and they all seem to be the same colors?

I planted a ton of gladioli this year and each stalk was suppose to be different colors, there were 7 or 8 different colors they could be but for some reason they are all pretty much orange. The first ...
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Which plants relate simbiotically to chillis?

I have been reading about symbiotic plants and mutualism and I am wondering which plant to introduce to the pot of my perennial chilli plant. Any hints? thanks!
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Can someone tell me what this 5 petal pink flower is?

5 petal perennial blooms in late May early June in zone 5.
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Rumex? Burdock? Perennial fast-grower has us stumped in Illinois

I figured this would be an easy ID given the size of the leaves, segmented stem, and such but haven't been able to nail it down. The fence pictured is 5 feet tall.
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Need perennial cover crop/grass suggestion

We don't live in our native town through out the year and instead visit on some days of the year, but have some help from people who do live to water plants growing in our house there, occasionally. ...
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I need advice about climbing vines/plants for my handicap ramp

I am having my handicap ramp rebuilt and will have wood lattice installed on both sides. I live right outside Kases City, MO. I want to plant something that can climb on the lattice. I want something ...
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Why are the leaves of my peace lily plant turning yellow?

My peace lily plant was very robust and had lots of flowers. However, its leaves started turning yellow and now it looks like I am going to lose it. What can I do?
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Plants for under blue spruce tree

Along the west fence of my yard, just on the other side in the neighbours yard, are three towering blue spruce trees basically stacked on top of each other. Because of this, the grass doesn't grow ...
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How close can i plant perennials to a grapevine?

I have a few grapevines trained onto a pergola. I was thinking of planting a few perennials like roses and geraniums at the base of the pergola on all sides except the front. However my vines are ...
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Can I take cuttings from hydrangea?

I have these hydrangeas from last year and I saw that they started growing new cuttings at the bottom. Now you can see that the older ones are the taller ones and I was wondering if I can cut them and ...
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Liriope muscari - why no flowers?

I live in west Essex, England. Several years ago I planted a group of three Liriope muscari in partial shade in very heavy clay soil. They flowered the first year, but have not done so since and haven'...
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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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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. ...