Perennials

Great perennials to choose from, plus how to plant and care for them.

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Prairie Flowers Hardy in Kansas

KANSAS STATE EXTENSION: Prairie plants are well adapted for Kansas. They remind of us of our past, and create a natural beauty in our landscapes. These perennials are easy to maintain, and you can enjoy them year after year. For more information visit the Kansas Extension website and Youtube Channel.

Ornamental Grasses

MASSACHUSETTS From horticulturist/meteorologist Dave Epstein of Growing Wisdom. Visit his Youtube Channel for lots more excellent videos.

Astilbes

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION Astilbe is a good choice for a slightly-shaded area in your garden. It blooms around June and has attractive fern-like foliage that is attractive all season. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

How to Grow Garden Phlox

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION Phlox is an old garden favorite that has been improved to resist diseases like powdery mildew, but still require a good amount of fertilizer to perform well. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

Tall Rudbeckias (Black-Eyed Susans)

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION U of I Extension horticulture educator Greg Stack talks about adding big and bold perennials – tall rudbeckias – to your garden. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

Garden Mums, Symbol of Fall

LOUISIANA STATE U. Chrysanthemums, or ‘garden mums’ as they’re called, are a symbol of fall. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how to select mums that can provide nice color for your fall landscape.