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Plant terms can be confusing. If you find yourself a bit perplexed, the glossary below may help. If I have missed any, please let me know.

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Acidic Soil Soil with a pH of less than 7
   
Alkaline Soil Soil with a pH of greater than 7
   
Amendment Any material, such as compost or lime, that is mixed with existing soil to improve properties
   
Annual Plant that completes its lifecycle in one growing season, then dies
   
Basal Foliage Leaves found near the base of the stem
   
Biennial Plant that completes its lifecylce in two growing seasons, then dies
   
Border A garden, usually containing a variety of plants, that is backed by walls, fences, or taller plants, such as, trees or shrubs
   
Compost Organic material used as a soil amendment
   
Crown Area on a plant where the stem meets the root, generally found at soil level
   
Cultivar Refers to a group of plants within a species that has slightly different characteristics, such as, flower color or size
   
Deadheading Removal of old, spent/dead flowers, may promote reblooming
   
Deciduous Refers to trees and shrubs that lose their leaves seasonally, usually in the fall
   
Division The process of splitting up plants, commonly performed on perennials
   
en masse Planting masses of the same plant to create a bold statement
   
Evergreen Plants that retain their foliage for more than one growing season
   
Fertilizer Organic or inorganic material added to the soil to encourage plant growth
   
Groundcover A plant that spreads to cover the soil surface
   
Growth Rate Slow: 3-6" per year, Moderate: 6-12" per year, Fast: 12-24+ per year
   
Habit General form or shape of a plant
   
Hardiness Zone Zones that provide guidelines to measure a plants ability to tolerate hot and cold temperatures
   
Herbaceous Non-woody plant that dies back to the ground every year
   
Invasive Plant A plant that spreads rapidly and may take over a garden bed
   
Loam Soil that is a mixture of clay, sand and silt
   
Mass Planting A planting where large numbers of the same plant are used to provide visual interest
   
Native Plant A plant that naturally occurs in a certain area
   
Node (leaf node) a joint on a plant stem
   
Perennial Plant that survives for 3 or more growing seasons
   
Pinching A technique used to promote fuller or shorter plants, often resulting in more flower heads
   
Rhizome an underground stem
 

Stamen

pollen producing structure, usually found within the center of the flower
Spathe Leaf like structure that encloses the flower
   
Taproot Main root of a plant, usually growing straight down
   
Variegated A plant whose green foliage is marked with another color, usually white or yellow

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'Waterslide' Hosta

type:perennial

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

'Waterslide' Hosta

type:perennial

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Alyssum 'Golden Spring'

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun

height:6-12 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Barrenwort

type:

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8

Bearberry

type:shrub

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 2 3 4 5 6

Beebalm

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Bishop's Weed

type:perennial

category:ground

light: part sun / shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Blue Star Flower

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Bugleweed

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Christmas Fern

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Clematis

type:vine

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Comfrey

type:perennial

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:variable

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Common Yarrow

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Corydalis 'Porcelain Blue'

type:perennial

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8

Creeping Phlox

type:perennial

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Creeping Wintergreen

type:

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6 inches or less

zone: 3 4 5 6

Daylily

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Dead Nettle

type:perennial

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Desert Moss

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6 inches or less

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Engelmann's Daisy

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fern 'Braun's Holly'

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone:

Fiveleaf Akebia

type:

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:20-30 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8

Fumewart

type:perennial

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Goldflame Honeysuckle

type:vine

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:10-15 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Goldmoss Stonecrop

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6 inches or less

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Hardy Ice Plant

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun

height:6 inches or less

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Hardy Ice Plant

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun

height:6 inches or less

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Hardy Ice Plant

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun

height:6 inches or less

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Hardy Ice Plant

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun

height:6 inches or less

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Ivy

type:vine

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Japanese Holly

type:shrub

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8

Japanese Honeysuckle

type:vine

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:20-30 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Japanese Spirea

type:shrub

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:variable

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Korean Rock Fern

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 6 7 8

Lady in Red Fern

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Lamb's Ear

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Leadwort

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Lily of the Valley

type:perennial

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 2 5 6 7

Lily Turf

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 6 7 8 9

Lungwort

type:perennial

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Mondo Grass

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 6 7 8 9

Moss Phlox

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun

height:6-12 inches

zone: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Myrtle/Periwinkle

type:vine

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Northern Lady Fern

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Phlox 'Pink Profusion'

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6 inches or less

zone: 5 6 7

Phlox 'Violet Pinwheels'

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun

height:6 inches or less

zone: 4 5 6 7

Pigsqueak

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Plantain Lily

type:perennial

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Plantain Sedge 'Blue Ridge'

type:ornamental grass

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Purple Hardy Ice Plant

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun

height:6 inches or less

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Rose Look-A-Like 'Apple Dapple'

type:shrub

category:ground

light: full sun

height:2-3 feet

zone: 5 6 7 8 9

Sedge Grass

type:ornamental grass

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7 8

Shield Fern

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 4 5 6

Siberian Bugloss

type:perennial

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Siberian Bugloss

type:perennial

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Siberian Bugloss

type:perennial

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Siberian Bugloss

type:perennial

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Siberian Cypress

type:shrub

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Silky Rock Jasmine

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6 inches or less

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Snow in Summer

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 2 3 4 5 6 7

Snowdrop Anemone

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Soft Shield Fern

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7

Spanish Lavender Bandera Purple

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun

height:6-12 inches

zone: 7 8 9 10

Speedwell, Moody Blues Series

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun

height:12-24 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Spiral Bellflower

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6 inches or less

zone: 4 6 7

Spurge

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun

height:4-5 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Spurge

type:perennial

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Supertunia Picasso Series

type:

category:ground

light: full sun

height:6-12 inches

zone: 10 11

Sweet Woodruff

type:perennial

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Tassel Fern

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 6 7 8

Tester

type:

category:ground

light:

height:

zone:

Trumpet Honeysuckle

type:vine

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:10-15 feet

zone: 4 5 6 7 8 9

Two Row Stonecrop

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6 inches or less

zone: 3 4 5 6 7

Western Sword Fern

type:fern

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:4-5 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Whorled Stonecrop

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade

height:6 inches or less

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Wild Ginger

type:perennial

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Wood Anemone

type:perennial

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 4 5 6 7 8

Wood Fern

type:fern

category:ground

light: shade

height:2-3 feet

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Wood Spurge

type:perennial

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 5 6 7

Woodland Phlox

type:perennial

category:ground

light: part sun / shade shade

height:12-24 inches

zone: 3 4 5 6 7 8

Woodland/Ornamental Strawberry

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun part sun / shade shade

height:6-12 inches

zone: 3 4 5

Yellow Hardy Ice Plant

type:perennial

category:ground

light: full sun

height:6 inches or less

zone: 5 6 7 8 9