Armitage Perennials & Annuals

Armitage Perennials & Annuals


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Gardening is not brain surgery, or rocket science - and if I have learned one thing, it is that gardening should never be taken seriously. So have fun. There are no rules.

You may search all plants, or use the filter to search for annuals, perennials or those grown in sun, shade or for foliage or flowers. Scroll through any plant for useful information, swipe through hundreds of photos. Add plants to your list of favorites, and email some of these to your friends or spouse so they will buy you the plant you actually are lusting for.

For even more excitement, I have included videos where not only do I make a fool of myself, but may even teach you a few hints. Have fun!

★ About the Author ★

World renown plantsman lecturer and author. He has traveled to gardens throughout Europe, South Africa, New Zealand, Japan, Australia, Canada, the Channel Island, and South America. He has appeared in International Horticulture conferences in Portugal, Toronto and Norway, chatted with Martha on the Martha Stewart Show and consulted with growers and nurseries around the globe. He has earned Professor Emeritus status within the Department of Horticulture at the University of Georgia. He has published 13 books, hundreds of trade journal articles for the horticulture industry, produced dozens of videos about plants for the gardener and is the author of an online course for the public.

Native of Montreal, Canada, Dr. Armitage plays a mean guitar and enjoys hiking, skiing, and his weekly brutal games of squash and tennis. He loves his wife, kids, and grandkids.

★ About Sutro Media ★

This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!

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Comments and ratings for Armitage Perennials & Annuals
  • (48 stars)

    by Elena Levy-Navarro on 18/07/2014

    Very useful bc the author draws on his years of experience. The links to video are very helpful. I'd suggest a brief section on common weeds since I can't always identify them.

  • (48 stars)

    by Conrad Decker on 06/04/2014

    This app is an invaluable tool for designing with perennials in any zone or growing condition.

  • (48 stars)

    by Scott Ecelberger on 29/12/2013

    I am very much a novice at gardening and this app has helped a lot.

  • (48 stars)

    by Takaaki Goto on 28/04/2013

    As good as what this list does contain, its scope is very much restricted: "Armitage's Greatest". It does not contain Campanula, Aster, Hakonechloa, Carex, Iris, Liatris, Digitalis, Hosta, Cosmos, etc. It does not claim to be comprehensive. Hessayon's 'Flower Expert', for instance, contains a lot more. The list is based on his extensive personal observations and seems authoritative. Very friendly

  • (48 stars)

    by Carol Herrmann on 07/04/2013

    A great resource especially while at the nursery with so many plants, so much impulsivity needing to be reigned in.

  • (48 stars)

    by Edward Kiley on 24/03/2013

    Wow...Dr Armitage has outdone himself with this wonderful plant reference app. The best I've seen anywhere. We are given insight into plants, their characteristics, growing habits and traits. Makes me want to sit with my smart phone and enjoy.

  • (48 stars)

    by Shannon Hamilton on 22/03/2013

    Very interesting to see how the map has changed over the last 23 years! Eye opener!

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