Finding the Right Plant Articles
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The LSU AgCenter has named Supertunia Vista Bubblegum petunia (Petunia x hybrida 'Supertunia Vista Bubblegum') the Louisiana Super Plants selection for fall 2017. This is the first petunia cultivar named a Louisiana Super Plants selection, and it's well-deserved recognition given the outstanding performance of this petunia in trials and in Louisiana landscapes.
Like you, we are constantly drawing inspiration from nature as we create beautiful new varieties of perennials. We've made some significant advancements in traits like disease resistance and length of bloom, and we're always looking for lower maintenance, better performing selections that make it easy for you to be successful in the garden. Here are some examples of our best native perennial cultivars.
Shrubs are a key element for building good garden bones so it's important to get their placement right.
What’s in a name? When it comes to Hibiscus, quite a lot. This common name encompasses several hundred species of tropical plants, hardy perennials and woody shrubs. Which type are you growing in your garden? This handy primer will help you spot the differences, identify which kind you have, and learn how to care for them.
Summer sun can be brutally strong in some climates, and it’s not for the faint of heart. These new heat tolerant annuals not only survive in the heat, they thrive in it. They produce more flowers on larger plants as the temperatures rise, making them ideal for growing in warm climates and places with hot summers.
For many home gardeners, it’s not the lack of desire to work in the garden, but the lack of time to do the work. Wouldn’t it be nice to relax on your patio, look out into your lush landscape, and know that the shrubs you’ve planted are growing beautifully all on their own? By choosing low maintenance varieties, it’s easy to realize that dream. Here are five top-rated shrubs you’ll love to grow.
If you are like many who garden in shade, you feel inspired and motivated when you first walk into a garden center in spring, but your hopes become dashed when you discover that everything you want to buy requires full sun. You don’t want to have to plant those same flats of seed impatiens you’ve grown every year, but you aren’t sure what to plant instead. No problem! Here are four fun new ideas for vibrant, lively plantings that won’t just survive, but thrive in your shady garden.
It’s hard to beat butterfly bush for sheer flower power – these sun-loving plants are some of the longest blooming shrubs you can find. They come in an array of rich, summer-ready colors, bloom continuously through fall, and of course, attract butterflies and hummingbirds by the score.
Today’s busy gardeners want and need low maintenance landscapes. They desire a beautiful yard but often don’t have the time or expertise to achieve the look they want. Do them a favor and offer these low maintenance annuals, perennials and shrubs to guarantee their success.