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Growing Perennials

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North Central Regional Publication

This publication not only gives practical advice about perennials, it also tells how perennials became popular. Perennials are long-lived compared to annuals and require relatively low maintenance. This publication gives details on how to design with perennials, how to successfully prepare your garden for perennials and how to control pests and diseases. Several drawings help make directions clear. The tabloid-sized publication lists perennials and gives you information about where they will thrive and how much work they take. The publication lists resources for those interested in more information and it includes easy-to-use guides that detail how to care for perennials, when perennials bloom and a cross-reference index. Grid sheets are included to help you plan your own garden.

Keywords

  • Aconite
  • Adam's-needle (Yucca filamentosa)
  • Alpine aster (Aster alpinus)
  • Aphid
  • Aster yellows
  • Astilbe
  • 'Autumn Joy' sedum (Sedum X 'Autumn Joy')
  • Avens (Geum quellyon)
  • Baby's-breath (Gypsophila paniculata)
  • Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)
  • Barrenwort (Epimedium spp.)
  • Basket-of-gold
  • Beard-tongue (Penstemon spp.)
  • Bearded iris (Iris hybrids)
  • Bee balm
  • beetle
  • Bergenia (Bergenia cordifolia)
  • Bethlehem sage (Pulmonaria saccharata)
  • Bishop's weed (Aegopodium podagraria)
  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Blackberry lily (Belamcanda chinensis)
  • Blanket flower (Gaillardia X grandiflora)
  • Blazing-star
  • Bleeding-heart (Dicentra spectabilis)
  • Blue fescue (Festuca cinerea)
  • Bluebells (Campanula carpatica)
  • Bluebells (Campanula glomerata)
  • Botrytis blight
  • Bugleweed
  • Butter daisy
  • Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
  • Candytuft
  • Cardinal flower
  • Carpathian harebell
  • Carpet bugle (Ajuga spp.)
  • Caterpillar
  • Catmint (Nepeta X faassenii, N. mussinii)
  • Checker-mallow (Sidalcea malvaeflora)
  • Checkerbloom
  • Chinese peony
  • Chinese-lantern plant
  • Christmas rose
  • Cinquefoil
  • Clustered bellflower
  • Columbine (Aquilegia spp.)
  • Common blue flax (Linum perenne)
  • Common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
  • Coralbells (Heuchera sanguinea)
  • Cornflower aster (Stokesia laevis)
  • 'Coronation Gold' yarrow
  • Cottage pinks
  • Cranesbill (Geranium spp.)
  • Creeping lilyturf (Liriope spicata)
  • Creeping phlox
  • Cushion spurge (Euphorbia epithymoides)
  • Daisy fleabane (Erigeron speciosus)
  • Daylily (Hemerocallis spp. and cultivars)
  • Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum)
  • English lavender
  • Eulalia grass
  • Evening primrose
  • Evergreen candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)
  • False dragonhead (Physostegia virginiana)
  • False indigo
  • False spirea (Astilbe X arendsii)
  • Feather reed grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora)
  • Fern-leaf yarrow (Achillea X 'Coronation Gold')
  • Five-fingers (Potentilla spp.)
  • Fleece flower (Polygonum affine)
  • Forget-me-not (Myosotis spp.)
  • Fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides)
  • Fringed bleeding-heart
  • Funkia (Hosta spp. and cultivars)
  • Garden loosestrife
  • Garden phlox
  • Garden violet (Viola spp.)
  • Gas plant (Dictamnus albus)
  • German statice (Goniolimon tartaricum)
  • Globe thistle (Echinops ritro)
  • Globeflower (Trollius hybrids)
  • Goat's-beard (Aruncus dioicus)
  • Golden century (Centaurea macrocephala)
  • Golden dead nettle
  • Golden Marguerite
  • Goldenstar (Chrysogonum virginianum)
  • Goldentuft alyssum (Aurinia saxatilis)
  • Goutweed
  • Grass pink
  • Greek valerian (Polemonium caeruleum)
  • Green-and-gold
  • Hardy ageratum (Eupatorium coelestinum)
  • Hardy aster
  • Hardy carnation (Dianthus X allwoodii)
  • Hardy chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflora)
  • Hardy geranium
  • Hardy gloxinia (Incarvillea delavayi)
  • Heliopsis
  • Hellebore
  • Hen-and-chickens
  • Herbaceous peony (Paeonia hybrids)
  • Hosta
  • Houseleek
  • Indian pink (Lobelia cardinalis)
  • Jacob's-ladder
  • Japanese anemone (Anemone X hybrida, A. vitifolia, A. hupehensis)
  • Japanese iris (Iris kaempferi)
  • Japanese-lantern (Physalis alkekengi)
  • Joe-pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum, E. purpureum)
  • Jupiter's-beard (Centranthus ruber)
  • King Solomon's-seal (Polygonatum spp.)
  • Lance-leaf coreopsis
  • Lavender
  • Leadwort (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)
  • Leaf blotch
  • Leafhopper
  • Lenten rose (Helleborus niger, H. orientalis)
  • Leopard's-bane (Doronicum caucasicum)
  • Ligularia (Ligularia spp.)
  • Lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis)
  • Liveforever (Sempervivum spp.)
  • Lungwort
  • Lupine (Lupinus hybrids)
  • Maiden grass (Miscanthus sinensis)
  • Maiden pink
  • Maltese-cross (Lychnis chalcedonica)
  • Meadow rue (Thalictrum spp.)
  • Michaelmas daisy
  • Mist flower
  • Monkshood
  • Moss phlox (Phlox subulata)
  • Mountain bluet (Centaurea montana)
  • Mum
  • New England aster (Aster novae-angliae, Aster novi-belgii)
  • Obedient plant
  • Orange coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm')
  • Oriental poppy (Papaver orientale)
  • Oswego tea (Monarda didyma)
  • Oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides)
  • Ozark sundrops (Oenothera missouriensis)
  • Painted daisy (Pyrethrum roseum)
  • Peony
  • Perennial flax
  • Perennial salvia
  • Perennial sunflower (Helianthus X multiflorus)
  • Perennial statice (Limonium latifolium)
  • Phlox
  • Pincushion flower
  • Pinks (Dianthus deltoides)
  • Plantain lily
  • Powdery mildew
  • Prairie gay feather (Liatris spicata)
  • Prickly pear (Opuntia humifusa)
  • Primrose (Primula spp.)
  • Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
  • Purple rock cress (Aubrieta deltoidea)
  • Pyrethrum
  • Red valerian
  • Rock cress
  • Rodgersia (Rodgersia spp.)
  • Root rots
  • Rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos)
  • Rust
  • Sage (Salvia spp.)
  • Scabious (Scabiosa caucasica)
  • Sea lavender
  • Sea pink (Armeria maritima)
  • Sea thrift
  • Self-heal (Prunella X webbiana)
  • Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum X superbum)
  • Siberian forget-me-not (Brunnera macrophylla)
  • Siberian iris (Iris sibirica)
  • Silver king
  • 'Silver Mound' artemisia
  • Silver queen (Artemisia ludoviciana)
  • Smartweed
  • Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)
  • Snow-in-summer (Cerastium tomentosum)
  • Soapwort (Saponaria ocymoides)
  • Solomon's-seal
  • Speedwell (Veronica spp.)
  • Spider mite
  • Spiderwort (Tradescantia X andersoniana)
  • Spotted dead nettle (Lamium maculatum)
  • Spotted phlox (Phlox maculata)
  • Stokes' aster
  • Stonecrop (Sedum spp.)
  • Summer phlox (Phlox paniculata hybrids)
  • Sundrop (Oenothera tetragona)
  • Sweet violet
  • Sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum)
  • Thread-leaf coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata)
  • Thrift
  • Thrip
  • Thyme (Thymus spp.)
  • Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora, C. lanceolata)
  • True lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Turtlehead (Chelone spp.)
  • Violet
  • Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica)
  • Wall cress (Arabis albida)
  • Wild bergamot
  • Wild bleeding-heart (Dicentra eximia)
  • Wild indigo (Baptisia australis)
  • Windflower
  • Wolfsbane (Aconitum spp.)
  • Wormwood (Artemisia schmidtiana)
  • Yellow archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon)
  • Yellow chamomile (Anthemis tinctoria)
  • Yellow loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata)

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NCR556, reviewed December 1994


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