Plants

Learn how to care for every type of plants from houseplants to ornamental plants. Bring more pleasure to your gardening life, and improve your garden/home design.

Anise Hyssop
Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) - Varieties, Planting & Care Guide
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This perennial herb or ornamental is confusingly commonly known as anise hyssop, although the plant is neither part of the hyssop species, anise seed, or a star anise. In fact, it is part of the mint family and has many semblances to the mint plant, including its square stalks and toothy dull green foliage with paler undersides.

Colorful Persian shield plant
Persian Shield Plant - Tips on Strobilanthes dyeriana Cultivation & Care
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It’s easy to see where this exotic plant got its common name of ‘Persian shield,’ as the leaves are perfectly shield-shaped, and the iridescent purple foliage has a shimmering quality that makes it appear silver in some lights. Interestingly though, the plant hails from Myanmar (formerly Burma), and not Persia, as its name suggests.

Cornflower in a pot on the windowsill
Cornflowers - How to Grow and Care For Bachelor's Buttons
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Cornflowers are a pretty annual wildflower that was once commonly seen growing natively throughout Britain's rural meadows. Unfortunately, as with many species of wildflowers, the cornflower is now rarely seen in the wild. It has become almost extinct in rural landscapes thanks to modern agricultural methods.

Heuchera plant with purple leaves in pot
Heuchera (Coral Bells) - Species, Growing & Care Info
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Most varieties of heuchera are very drought-tolerant. They also make great border plants for year-round color. If you are interested in adding some inviting & outstanding colors for your garden, heuchera plants (coral bells) are a perfect choice. If so, read our article till the end for proper growing & care tips.

Green asparagus fern in blue pot
Myers Asparagus Ferns Buying & Growing Guide
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The asparagus fern fails to fit into the category of ‘fern,’ though it was likely named as such because the feathery foliage does resemble that of a fern. This is a fairly uncommon houseplant and actually is categorized as a weed, but it works well indoors in containers or hanging pots and is very hardy.