Penstemon, Penstemon spp.

Penstemon, Penstemon spp.

Did You Know? Penstemon is called beardtongue for its hairy, sterile stamen, which looks like a hairy tongue protruding between lip-shaped petals! Snapshot Penstemon is a perennial plant native to North America. It grows in large clumps, 3 to 5 feet high and 1½ ...
Summersweet, Clethra alnifolia

Summersweet, Clethra alnifolia

Did You Know? Summersweet is also called sweet pepperbush for its peppercorn-like seeds! Snapshot Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia) is a medium-sized deciduous shrub. It typically grows in a round or oval shape about 3 to 6 feet high and 4 to 6 feet wide. In spring, the...
The Top 5 Spring Flowering Trees

The Top 5 Spring Flowering Trees

Vibrant Pops of Color! The fresh blossoms that spring forward with the arrival of springtime each year gives a sense of renewal as trees bring life forth again. Spring is synonymous for the bursts of color that come from plants. We have featured five of the best trees...
Plant Profile: Broccoli

Plant Profile: Broccoli

Did You Know? When broccoli was first introduced in England, it was called “Italian asparagus!” Snapshot Heading broccoli, also called sprouting or Calabrese broccoli, is a cousin to cabbage, kale, and Brussels sprouts, and is grown for its edible flower buds and...
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