Study of Important Flowering Perennials
Herbaceous perennials are those perennial plants with soft succulent stems (as compared to shrubs which have woody stems). They are propagated by seed cuttings, off set and slips. They are useful as herbaceous or mixed borders or for pot culture.
The following are the examples for herbaceous perennials.
Flowers are single or double available in attractive colours. Perennials species includeC. Jrutescens and C. maximum and its varieties. Propagated easily by suckers.
2. Michaelmas Daisy:
Aster amellus, called also as perennial asters. Flowers are single widi white, rose, blue, lilac and purple colours. Easily propagated by division of the clumps and occasionally from seed. They thrive best in the cold and the rainy seasons.
Popularly known- as golden rods producing erect feathery rod-like trusses crowded with pretty golden yellow flowers. They are suitable for mass planting in beds and borders in and adjoining lawn.
Stemless perennial herbs with radical stalked leaves, flower heads are solitary, large and sterile with varying colours. Propagation by divion of clumps or from seed.
All the above four plants belong to the Family : Compositae.