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  1. Plant ID Week 7 Hort. I Fall

  2. Ajuga reptans • Common name: Ajuga or Bugleweed

  3. Hardiness: USDA zone 3-9 • Sunlight: Shade to part shade to sun • Bloomtime: Early Spring • Bloom Color: Shades of Blue • Leaf Color: Bronzes, Greens, Multicolor • Planting Apart: 18" centers

  4. Will Grow: 24-48" wide  • Height: Leaves to 3-4 inches, flower to 12-inches on larger varieties • Use: Ground Cover • Special Note: This is a fast-growingplant

  5. Canna X generalis • Common: Canna • Looks like a banana Tree without the trunk. • These are great flowers for a wet area.

  6. native to the southeastern U.S. and Central America • Light: Cannas prefer sun, but will grow in partial shade. • Hardiness: USDA Zones 8-12. • Propagation: Cannas are easy to propagate by dividing off pieces of the rhizomes.

  7. Chrysanthemum moriflorum or DENDRANTHEMA X GRANDIFLORA • Common Name: Florist or Garden Mum • Family: Compositae • Native: Orient

  8. Life Cycle: Annual • Classification: Bedding Plant/Cut Flower • Leaf Arrangement: Alternate • Leaf Shape: Elliptical • Leaf Margin: Lobed • Vein Pattern: Pinnate • Type: Simple

  9. Flower: Fall bloom (can be forced at any time) In all colors but blue • Environment: Sun • Growth: Medium • Zones: 5-10

  10. PLANT • Height 12” - to 36” • Width 16” - to 36” • Upright/Spreading • Varies depending on cultivar

  11. USE • Bedding • Cut flower • Potted plants

  12. DESCRIPTION • Leaves are lobed • Stem is herbaceous • 100’s of types and cultivars • Short Day plant: reason for blooming in the Fall months around Halloween

  13. CHRYSANTHEMUM X SUPERBUM • Common Name: Shasta Daisy • Family: Compositae • Native: Pyrenees

  14. Life Cycle: Herbaceous • Classification: Bedding Plant/Cut Flower • Leaf Arrangement: Alternate • Leaf Shape: Spatulate • Leaf Margin: Serrated • Vein Pattern: Pinnate • Type: Simple

  15. Flower: • Summer (June - August) • White with yellow center • Environment: Sun • Growth: Medium • Zones: 5-9

  16. DESCRIPTION • Leaves are not lobed • Flower heads are usually long-stalked, solitary, and 2” - 4” wide • Used for border plants • Divide and replant ever 2 to 3 years • Propagated by division or seed

  17. HEDERA HELIX • HEAD – er – ah HE – licks • Common Name: English Ivy • Family: Araliaceae • Native: Europe

  18. Life Cycle: Evergreen-Perennial • Growth Habit: Vine • Leaf Arrangement: Alternate • Leaf Shape: Ovate • Leaf Margin: Entire-Juvenile Lobed-Reproductive Growth • Vein pattern: Palmate • Simple

  19. Root: Aerial • Flowers: reaches 30 feet • Fruit: Black drupe • Plant Use: Ground Cover; As foliage for floral work • Growth: Rapid • Light Exposure: Part Shade • Zones: 5-9

  20. DESCRIPTION • Most leaves are 3 - 5 lobed • Over 50 cultivars; ‘Curly Locks’, ‘Needlepoint’

  21. PROBLEMS • Can be invasive once established • Difficult to establish