Plant Genus Growing Guides: Index: C

Welcome to the Growing plants genus index C section of the Gardener's HQ website.

From this page you can navigate detailed growing information of plants based on their genus.

Although most genera contain multiple species of plants, their close relatedness means that the information on each genus should go a long way towards you being able to grow individual species in your garden.

Plant Genus Index C

How to Grow Caladium

Growing Caladium

Members of the Caladium genus are half hardy perennials and bulbs. Common names include Angel wings, Lance-leaf Caladium, Heart of Jesus, Elephant's Ear and Mother in law plant. USDA hardiness zone: 4-10

How to Grow Calandrinia

Growing Calandrinia

Calandrinia are half hardy perennials and annuals. As the perennials have a short life span they are usually grown as half hardy annuals in the garden. Common names include Rock Purslane, Parakeelya and Redmaids. USDA hardiness zone: 3-10

How to Grow Calendula

Growing Calendula

Members of the Calendula genus that are grown in gardens are usually versatile hardy annuals. They are commonly known as English, Field or Pot Marigolds. USDA hardiness zone: 2-10

How to Grow Callistephus

Growing Callistephus

Callistephus plants are half or full hardy annuals, and are commonly known as the China Aster. USDA hardiness zone: 1-10

How to Grow Camassia

Growing Camassia

Camassia are hardy bulbs, and can grow up to 2 m (7 feet) in size, with smaller varieties about 30 cm (1 foot) in size. Some of the common names for members of this genus include Camass, Missouri Hyacinth, Wild Hyacinth, and Quamash. USDA hardiness zone: 4-9

How to Grow Campanula

Growing Campanula

Campanula is a very large genus, and contains a large array of plants bearing bell-like flowers, usually of blue or white. Common names include Bellflower, Peach Bells, Harebell and Canterbury bells. USDA hardiness zone: 3-10

How to Grow Canna

Growing Canna

Canna is a half hardy perennial that is often grown as an half-hardy annual in the garden. It is commonly called Canna Lily or Indian Shot. USDA hardiness zone: 3-10

How to Grow Cardiocrinum

Growing Cardiocrinum

Cardiocrinum plants are hardy, carry trumpet shaped flowers of white, and reach heights of close to 12 feet (350 cm). They are Commonly known by the name of Giant Lily or Giant Himalayan Lily. USDA hardiness zone: 4-9

How to Grow Cardiospermum

Growing Cardiospermum

Balloon Vine, Heart Seed. USDA hardiness zone: 3-10

Cassia Plant

Growing Senna,

Senna. USDA hardiness zone: 6-10

Catharanthus Plant

Growing Vinca Rose

Vinca Rose. USDA hardiness zone: 1-10

Caulophyllum Plant

Growing Blue Cohosh

Blue Cohosh. USDA hardiness zone: 4-7

Celmisia Plant

Growing Mountain Daisy

Mountain Daisy, New Zealand Daisy. USDA hardiness zone: 5-10

Centaurea Plant

Growing Knapweed

Knapweed. USDA hardiness zone: 1-10

Centaurium Plant

Growing Centaury

Centaury. USDA hardiness zone: 2-10

Centranthus Plant

Growing Fox’s brush & Red Valerian

Fox’s brush, Red Valerian. USDA hardiness zone: 4-9

Cerastium Plant

Growing Chickweed

Chickweed. USDA hardiness zone: 3-9

Cheiranthus Plant

Growing Wallflower

Wallflower, Gillyflower. USDA hardiness zone: 5-10

Chelidonium Plant

Growing Celandine

Celandine. USDA hardiness zone: 4-8

Chelone Plant


Snake Head. USDA hardiness zone: 3-9

Chrysanthemum Plant

Growing Perennial Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum, Feverfew, Painted Daisy. USDA hardiness zone: 2-9

Cimicifuga Plant

Growing Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh, Snakeroot. USDA hardiness zone: 3-9

Cirsium Plant

Growing Scotch Thistle

Plume Thistle, Scotch Thistle. USDA hardiness zone: 3-10

Clematis Plant

Growing Traveller’s Joy

Clematis, Traveller’s Joy. USDA hardiness zone: 3-9

Cleome Plant

Growing Clemone

Clemone, Cleome. USDA hardiness zone: 2-10

Cobaea Plant

Growing Cathedral Bells

Cathedral Bells. USDA hardiness zone: 1-10

Codonopsis Plant

Growing Bonnet Bellflower

Bonnet Bellflower. USDA hardiness zone: 5-8

Coix Plant

Growing Job's Tears

Job's Tears. USDA hardiness zone: 1-10

Coleus Plant

Growing Painted Nettle

Painted Nettle, Flame Nettle. USDA hardiness zone: 5-10

Consolida Plant

Growing Larkspur

Larkspur. USDA hardiness zone: 3-9

Convolvulus Plant

Growing Bindweed

Bindweed, Morning Glory. USDA hardiness zone: 3-9

Coreopsis Plant

Growing Tickseed

Tickseed. USDA hardiness zone: 2-10

Corydalis Plant

Growing Corydalis

Fumewort, Yan Hu So, Fumitory. USDA hardiness zone: 1-9

Cosmos Plant

Growing Common Cosmos

Cosmos. USDA hardiness zone: 1-10

Crinum Plant

Growing Crinum Lily

Crinum Lily, Cape Lily, Spider Lily. USDA hardiness zone: 3-10

Crocosmia Plant

Growing Crocosmia

Copper Tip, Falling Star, Montbretia. USDA hardiness zone: 3-10

Crocus Plant

Growing Saffron

Crocus, Saffron. USDA hardiness zone: 3-10

Cucurbita Plant

Growing Squash

Squash, Gould, Pumpkin, Zucchini. USDA hardiness zone: 5-10

Cuphea Plant

Growing Cuphea

Cigar Plant. USDA hardiness zone: 5-10

Cyclamen Plant

Growing Sow Bread

Sow Bread. USDA hardiness zone: 5-9

Cymbalaria Plant


Ivy Leaved Toadflax, Kenilworth Ivy, . USDA hardiness zone: 5-9

Cynoglossum Plant

Growing Chinese forget-me-not

Chinese forget-me-not, Wild Comfy. USDA hardiness zone: 2-10

Cyperus Plant

Growing Papyrus

Bulrush, Papyrus. USDA hardiness zone: 8-10

More Genus C plants

As the number of genera begining with the letter C is large the following plants are included in a secondary index page at: Plants by Genus: C Part 2

The garden plants included in this secondary index are Calochortus, Calonyction, Caltha, Carthamus, Carum, Catananche, Celosis, Cephalaria, Cephalipterum, Ceratostigma, Chiastophyllum, Chionodoxa, Chlorogalum, Chrysogonum, Cladanthus, Clarkia, Claytonia, Clintonia, Colchicum, Collinsia, Convallaria, Coriandrum, Coronilla, Cortaderia, Cotula, Crambe, Crepis, Cuminum, Cynara, and Cypripedium.