How to Move Peony Plants

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Peonies are herbaceous plants that bloom with large, showy single or double flowers in the spring. Move whole peony plants, without division, only when they are under three years of age. Mature peonies have an extensive system of thick storage roots, so large it is not practical to obtain the whole root system after two…


Chinese Peony Plants

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Chinese peony flowers originated in China over 100,000 years ago. Chinese peonies grow well in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 8. Plant the roots a few inches deep in good draining soil in full sun. Peonies like afternoon shade in warm climates. Some Chinese peony varieties are staked with a peony ring or tomato cage…


Scented Geranium Plants

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Scented geraniums are low-maintenance perennial plants that attract butterflies, birds and bees to your yard. Use them indoors as a fragrant, natural air freshener. Fragrance is released when a leaf is touched. The oil collected from the leaves is often used to create aromatherapy products. Citrus-Scented Citrus-scented geraniums are very responsive; the slightest touch releases…


Zonal Geranium Plants

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Zonal geraniums (Pelargonium x hortorum) are tender perennials hardy only in U.S. Department of Agriculture Zone 10 and Zone 11, but they are commonly grown as annuals throughout cooler regions. Their deep green foliage and colorful bloom clusters are showy in the garden and in planters on the porch or patio. Appearance Zonal geraniums have…


Evergreen Clematis Plants & Flowers

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Evergreen clematis, also known as Clematis armandii, is not as well known as deciduous clematis. But this plant certainly deserves recognition for its ability to climb upward of 20 feet on walls, arbors and trees. Its dark green glossy leaves remain evergreen year-round, giving it its name. Evergreen clematis flowers fragrantly adorn the vine in…


How to Divide Shasta Daisy Plants

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Shasta daisies are an old-fashioned favorite in the garden. Both novice and experienced gardeners will easily grow a beautiful clump of shasta daisies in a sunny growing area that will return year after year to provide lovely summer blooms. As the years go by, shasta daisies will expand and many gardeners like to divide them…


White Daisy Plants

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Shasta daisy, also known by Leucanthemum x superbum, is a perennial flower with white petals and a gold center. Cultivars of Shasta daisy include Becky, Aglaia, Snowcap, May Queen, Old Court, Crazy Daisy and Alaska. Cultivar Differences Daisies may form single or double petals with curls, frills or twists. Becky, Crazy Daisy, Aglaia and Alaska…


When to Plant Shasta Daisy Plants

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Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum) are the classic daisies with white petals and a prominent yellow center. Reliable, low-maintenance Shastas bloom in early summer. If deadheaded regularly and cut back before seeding, they continue blooming through August. Shasta daisies grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zones 4 through 8 and thrive in full…


Plants With Daisy-like Flowers

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Long, thin flower petals radiating from a disc-shaped center not only describes a daisy flower’s appearance but also describes several other flowers. Plants with daisylike flowers offer the gardener options not available in the daisy family. Flower colors, foliage textures, plant height and bloom time of plants with daisylike flowers let you have an attractive,…


How to Grow Crocosmia Lucifer Plants From Seeds

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Crocosmia Lucifer produces a fiery red flower from corms. Its delicate bloom is presented in racemes—unbranched clusters—that arise from June to August. Crocosmia has slender green grass-like foliage 2 to 4 feet tall. The plant is native to South Africa and a relative of gladiolus with similar growth characteristics. Hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture…


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