Red bistort (Bistorta amplexicaulis)
Knotweed family

Red bistort – info, planting, care and tips

2021-07-26 1

The red bistort is a valuable, cluster growing summer bloomer with elegant flower candles that keeps its flowers until the first frost. Here are tips on planting and more details of the easy-care perennial. Profile […]

Orpine (Sedum telephium)
Stonecrop family

Orpine – planting, care and tips

2020-12-04 0

If you are looking for a perennial that has something to offer all year round, then you are in the right place with the varieties of the orpine: They come up trumps with an attractive […]

Gray santolina (Santolina chamaecyparissus)
Daisy / Aster family

Gray santolina – planting, care and tips

2020-12-02 0

The gray santolina is a plant with a future, because the leaf- and flower-scented subshrub is absolutely drought-tolerant. Profile of gray santolina: Scientific name: Santolina chamaecyparissus Plant family: daisy / aster family (Asteraceae) Other names: […]

Himalayan Whorlflower (Morina longifolia)
Borage family

Himalayan Whorlflower – planting, care and tips

2020-11-19 0

Idiosyncratic, exotic, distinctive: this is how the Himalayan Whorlflower can be described. The pretty perennial should have deserved more attention in the perennial bed. Profile of Himalayan Whorlflower: Scientific name: Morina longifolia Plant family: borage […]

Hartweg's beardtongue (Penstemon hartwegii)
Plantain family

Hartweg’s beardtongue – planting, care and tips

2020-11-16 0

Hartweg’s beardtongue scores in beds and pots with charming tubular flowers in striking summer colors. Profile of Hartweg’s beardtongue: Scientific name: Penstemon hartwegii Plant family: plantain family (Plantaginaceae) Other names: – Sowing time: pre-cultivated under […]

Greek mullein (Verbascum olympicum)
Figwort family

Greek mullein – planting, care and tips

2020-11-12 0

Its richly branched, dense inflorescences on meter-high stems give the Greek mullein a majestic appearance. Profile of Greek mullein: Scientific name: Verbascum olympicum Plant family: figwort family (Scrophulariaceae) Other names: Olympic mullein Sowing time: from […]

A flowering garden phlox
Phlox family

Garden phlox – planting, care and tips

2020-11-05 0

With its countless, fragrant flowers in bright colors, the garden phlox is one of the most decorative shrubs in the summer. This is how to plant and care for it properly. Profile of garden phlox: […]

Flower of fernleaf yarrow
Daisy / Aster family

Fernleaf yarrow – planting, care and tips

2020-11-04 0

The fernleaf yarrow and its varieties are very popular as cut and dried flowers. With the right planting and care, the perennials will thrive in your garden too. Profile of fernleaf yarrow: Scientific name: Achillea […]

Cushion spurge (Euphorbia polychroma)
Spurge family

Cushion spurge – planting, care and tips

2020-10-28 0

In April and May, the cushion spurge awakens spring fever with its bright yellow inflorescences. This is how to plant and care for. Profile of cushion spurge: Scientific name: Euphorbia polychroma Plant family: spurge family […]

Culver’s root
Figwort family

Culver’s root – planting, care and tips

2020-10-27 0

The long-lived Culver’s root is an impressive perennial for the prairie garden. Here are tips on planting and care. Profile of culver’s root: Scientific name: Veronicastrum virginicum Plant family: figwort family (Scrophulariaceae) Other names: Culver’s-root, […]