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Plant Genus Growing Guides: Index: A to B

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Index A


How to Grow Abronia

Growing Sand Verbena

Sand Verbena. Great plants for a rock garden. USDA hardiness zone: 7-10.


Acanthus Plant

Growing Bear's Breeches

Bear's Breeches. Border Plant. USDA hardiness zone: 5-10


Achillea Plant

Growing Yarrow

Yarrow. Great for as a dried flower. USDA hardiness zon : 3-10


Acidanthera Plant

Growing Acidanthera

Abyssinian. Blooms at the end of summer and in autumn. USDA hardiness zone: 8-10


Aconitum Plant

Growing Aconite

Aconite. Ornamental plant used in Chinese medicine. USDA hardiness zone: 3-8


Adenophora Plant

Growing Ladybells

Ladybells. Asian plant with pale blue bell shaped flowers. USDA hardiness zone: 3-10


How to Grow Adonis

Growing Adonis

The common names for Adonis (which can be either a hardy annual or perennial) include Pheasant's eye, False Hellebore, Sweet Vernal and Red Morocco.

Find out more about Growing Adonis


Aegopodium Plant

Growing Bishop's weed

Bishop's weed. Can be Invasive. Similar to taste as Spinach. Umbels. USDA hardiness zone: 4-9


Agapanthus Plant

Growing African lily

African lily. Summer flowering African plant. USDA hardiness zone: 8-10


Agastache Plant

Growing Hyssop

Hyssop. A great companion plant for Brassica species. USDA hardiness zone: 4-10


Ageratum Plant

Growing Flossflower

Flossflower. American annual and perennial plant ranging from 30 to 120 cm in height. USDA hardiness zone: 5-10


Agrostemma Plant

Growing Corn cockle

Corn cockle. Summer flowering. Great for cottage gardens and borders. USDA hardiness zone: 1-10


Ajuga Plant

Growing Bugleweed

Ajuga. Evergreen. Matt-forming. USDA hardiness zone: 3-9


Allium Plant

Growing Allium

Bulb grown herbs and vegetables. USDA hardiness zone: 3-9


Alstroemeria Plant

Growing Peruvian lily

Peruvian lily. South American lilies blooming in the summer. USDA hardiness zone: 7-10


How to Grow Althaea

Growing Althaea

The common names for the Hardy annual or perennial Althaea include Hollyhock, Marsh Mallow Mallards, and Sweet weed.

Find out more about Growing Althaea


Alyssum Plant

Growing Gold-dust

Gold dust. Mediterranean native with golden flowers. USDA hardiness zone: 4-8


Amaranthus Plant

Growing Amaranth and Tampala

Amaranth. Both an ornamental and an agricultural plant. USDA hardiness zone: 3-10


Amaryllis Plant

Growing Belladonna lily

elladonna lily. Flower once foliage has disappeared. USDA hardiness zone: 6-8


Ammi Plant

Growing Bishop's Weed

Bishop's Weed. White blooms. USDA hardiness zone: 3-10


Amsonia Plant

Growing Blue star

Blue star. USDA hardiness zone: 4-9


Anagallis Plant

Growing Scarlet Pimpernel

Scarlet Pimpernel. USDA hardiness zone: 7-10


Anchusa Plant

Growing Bugloss

Bugloss. USDA hardiness zone: 3-10


Anemone Plant

Growing Japanese Anemone

Japanese Anemone. USDA hardiness zone: 4-9


Anethum Plant

Growing Anethum

Dill. USDA hardiness zone: 1-10


Anthemis Plant

Growing Chamomile

Garden Chamomile. USDA hardiness zone: 3-7


Anthriscus Plant

Growing Chervil and French Parsley

Chervil, French Parsley. USDA hardiness zone: 3-10


Antirrhinum Plant

Growing Snapdragon

Snapdragon, Dragon flowers. USDA hardiness zone: 7-10


Aquilegia Plant

Growing Columbine

Columbine. USDA hardiness zone: 3-9


Arabis Plant

Growing Rockcress

Rockcress. USDA hardiness zone: 3-10


Arctotis Plant

Growing African Daisy

African Daisy. USDA hardiness zone: 3-10


Arenaria Plant

Growing Sandwort

Sandwort, Irish Moss. USDA hardiness zone: 3-8


Argemone Plant

Growing Prickly Poppy and Mexican Poppy

Prickly Poppy, Mexican Poppy. USDA hardiness zone: 6-10


Armeria Plant

Growing Thrift & Sea Pink

Thrift, Sea Pink. USDA hardiness zone: 3-10


How to Grow Arnica

Growing Arnica

The common names for the Hardy perennial Arnica include Mountain snuff, Mountain tobacco, and Mountain Arnica.

Find out more about Growing Arnica


Artemisia Plant

Growing Wormwood & Absinth

Wormwood, Tarragon, Estragon. USDA hardiness zone: 4-10


Arum Plant

Growing Lords and Ladies & Cuckoopint

Lords and Ladies, Cuckoopint. USDA hardiness zone: 5-9


Aruncus Plant

Growing Goatsbeard & Spiraea

Goatsbeard, Spiraea. USDA hardiness zone: 3-9


Asarina Plant

Growing Chickabiddy

Chickabiddy. USDA hardiness zone: 3-10


Asclepias Plant

Growing Milkweed

Milkweed, Butterfly Weed. USDA hardiness zone: 3-10


Aster Plant

Growing Michaelmass daisy

Michaelmass daisy, Aster. USDA hardiness zone: 2-9


Astilbe Plant

Growing False Spirea & Garden spiraea

False Spirea, Garden spiraea. USDA hardiness zone: 4-9


Aubrieta Plant

Growing Purple Rock Cress

Purple Rock Cress. USDA hardiness zone: 4-9


Avena Plant

Growing Common Oat & Wild Oat

Common Oat, Wild Oat, Cat Plant. USDA hardiness zone: 3-9


Index B


Baptisia Plant

Growing Wild Indigo

Wild Indigo. USDA hardiness zone: 3-9


How to Grow Begonia

Growing Begonia

Begonia is a half hardy or hardy perennial that is normally treated as an half-hardy annual by gardeners.

Find out more about Growing Begonia


Belamcanda Plant

Growing Blackberry Lily

Blackberry Lily, Leopard flower. USDA hardiness zone: 5-10


Bellis Plant

Growing Daisy

Daisy, Bachelor's Button. USDA hardiness zone: 3-9


Bergenia Plant

Growing Siberian Tea

Siberian Tea. USDA hardiness zone: 2-8


Bletilla Plant

Growing Orchid

Orchid. USDA hardiness zone: 9-10


Boltonia Plant

Growing Doll’s Daisy

Doll’s Daisy, False Aster, False Chamomile. USDA hardiness zone: 3-8


Brachycome Plant

Growing Swan River Daisy

Swan River Daisy. USDA hardiness zone: 1-10


Briza Plant

Growing Quaking Grass

Quaking Grass. USDA hardiness zone: 4-8


Brodiaea Plant

Growing Clusterlily

Clusterlily. USDA hardiness zone: 6-10


Browallia Plant

Growing Bush Violet

Bush Violet. USDA hardiness zone: 3-10


Brunnera Plant

Growing Siberian bugloss

Siberian bugloss. USDA hardiness zone: 3-8


Buphthalmum Plant

Growing Ox-eye Daisy

Ox-eye Daisy. USDA hardiness zone: 3-8



Secondary Index

If you cannot find what you are looking for then try our secondary Index that carries information on lesser grown plants (or genera that may be covered elsewhere at the species level): Plant Growing Index A to B Part 2

It contains advice on how to grow the following plant types: Acaena, Acantholimon, Actinidia, Adlumia, Aethionema, Agrostis, Alchemilla, Alonsoa, Ammobium, Anacyclus, Anaphalis, Anemonella, Anoda, Antennaria, Anthericum, Anthriscus, Anthyllis, Arctostaphylos, Arisaema, Asarum, Asperula, Asphodeline, Astrantia, Atriplex, Boussingaultia, Brimeura, Bulbinella, Bulbocodium, and Buphthalmum.


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