Category Archives: Perennial Garden

Growing Baby’s Breath for Fun and Profit

Baby’s Breath (Gypsophila elegans) commonly called “Happy Festival” is an herbaceous perennial plant of the Caryophyllaceae family, and was originated from the Eastern Mediterranean to the Caucasus, Central Asia, and North-West China. It’s an annual flowering plant, quick and easy to grow and bears small white, pink or purple-blushed flowers that are complimentary to roses. […]

Oriental Poppies – How to Nurture Self Sown Plants

Many of the annual specimens of poppy are known to easily self seed but it isn’t always something that Oriental poppies are recognised for. At the end of the summer season many Papaver somniferum, Papaver paeoniflorum and Papaver laciniatum varieties will drop their petals, creating gorgeous ripe pods and offering hundreds of seeds for you […]

Hibiscus Syriacus ‘Helene’ and ‘Diana’

Two Outstanding National Arboretum Introductions Three different plants are commonly called Hibiscus – the tropical houseplant, the perennial rose mallow with dinner plate-sized flowers that dies to the ground each fall and the Rose-of-Sharon or shrub Althea. Rose-of-Sharons are easy-to-grow, tall flowering shrubs that will bring amazing color to your garden throughout the summer. Native […]