Container Plants

How To Grow Trailing Lantana (Lantana montevidensis) In Your Garden

Lantana montevidensis belongs to the Verbenaceae family. It is known by many common names, these include Trailing Lantana, Purple Trailing Lantana, Weeping Lantana, and Pole-Cat Geranium. The plant is native to the South American continent. It grows best in USDA zones 8-10. This low growing sprawling shrub loves to be in the sun, and makes a nice …

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How To Grow Snake plant (Dracaena trifasciata) In Your Home or Garden

Dracaena trifasciata Syn. Sansevieria trifasciata is commonly known as the Viper's bowstring hemp, Snake plant, and Mother-in-law's tongue. It belongs to the Asparagaceae plant family, and is winter hardy to USDA Zone 10-12. It can be grown in containers and placed outdoors in the summer in cooler areas. The plant is often used as a house plant. As it is an incredibly …

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How To Grow Tree Peony (Paeonia suffruticosa) In Your Garden

Paeonia suffruticosa, or the tree peony, is a woody shrub that is native to China, Bhutan, and Tibet. It is a beautiful flowering shrub that blooms from the middle to late in spring. The tree peony has beautiful flowers with many different varieties, ranging from single to double forms. It can grow to be up …

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How To Grow Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) In Your Garden

The Hibiscus syriacus plant, is otherwise known as the Rose of Sharon. It is a vase-shaped shrub that grows large, showy flowers. It belongs to the Hibiscus plant genus (Malvaceae family), and blossoms from midsummer until the first hard frost. Gardeners like this shrub for its large flowers and for the fact that it grows …

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How To Grow Blue Oat Grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens) In Your Garden

Helictotrichon sempervirens, commonly known as Blue oat grass, belongs to the Poaceae family (monocotyledonous grasses) and is native to the grasslands of Southwest and central Europe. This bunchgrass that is often used in garden design and landscaping as an ornamental grass. One of its main features are its attractive blue foliage. Blue oat grass has …

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