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  • Heidi Lindberg

    West Michigan Greenhouse and Nursery Education & Research
    wollaege@msu.edu
    616-994-4701

  • Jeremy Jubenville

    Floriculture Educator
    jubenvi3@msu.edu
    269-384-8010

  • Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly weed

    Published on April 12, 2017
    Several species of milkweed, or asclepias, are native to North America, and this year the Perennial Plant Association has chosen one of them as Perennial Plant of the Year: Asclepias tuberosa.

  • Production tips for top performers: Hibiscus moschetos

    Published on March 1, 2009
    Production information, based on research at Michigan State University, is presented on the herbaceous perennial swamp rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos).

  • Production tips for top performers: Penstemon

    Published on June 29, 2008
    Commercial production information, based on research at Michigan State University, is presented on several cultivars of the herbaceous perennial Penstemon (common name: beardtongues).

  • Production tips for top performers: Campanula persicifolia

    Published on October 29, 2008
    Production information, based on research at Michigan State University, is presented on two cultivars of the herbaceous perennial peach-leaved bellflower (Campanula persicifolia).

  • Vernalization: Life in the cold (Vernalization part 2)

    Published on January 29, 2006
    In part 2 of a 5-part series of articles on vernalization of herbaceous perennials, this article discusses juvenility and different methods of delivering cold treatments to plants.

  • Improving perennial flower (Vernalization part 5)

    Published on June 29, 2006
    In part 5 of a 5-part series of articles on vernalization of herbaceous perennials, this article discusses plants in which a cold treatment accelerates or improves flowering, but is not necessarily required for flowering.

  • Controlling flowering of Echinacea

    Published on February 8, 2013
    Research-based information is presented about how to control the flowering of purple coneflower (Echinacea) for commercial production.

  • Evaluating new Echinacea cultivars

    Published on June 29, 2007
    Research-based production information, generated at Michigan State University, is provided on about 20 cultivars of the herbaceous perennial Echinacea.

  • Firing Up Perennials: The 2000 Edition, Part 2: Achillea to Hosta

    Published on December 2, 2001
    Part 2 of 3, of a 142-page book of articles on the commercial production of flowering herbaceous perennials. Information is based on research generated at Michigan State University. Published by Meister Media Worldwide, 2000.

  • Day-neutral vernalization (Vernalization part 3)

    Published on March 29, 2006
    In part 3 of a 5-part series of articles on vernalization of herbaceous perennials, this article discusses plants in which flowering is triggered by a cold treatment but not by photoperiod (or day length).

  • Firing Up Perennials: The 2000 Edition, Part 3: Lavender to Veronica

    Published on December 3, 2001
    Part 3 of 3, of a 142-page book of articles on the commercial production of flowering herbaceous perennials. Information is based on research generated at Michigan State University. Published by Meister Media Worldwide, 2000.

  • Quick-cropping perennials

    Published on September 29, 2004
    Research-based information is provided to commercially produce a variety of herbaceous perennials in flower, in a relatively short period of time.

  • How to produce poor-quality floriculture crops

    Published on September 11, 2020
    Sometimes growers unknowingly follow practices that can contribute to, or directly cause, a reduction in crop quality. While there can be some tradeoffs between crop quality and crop timing and/or input costs, these practices should be avoided.

  • Grow perennials with your annuals

    Published on December 29, 2010
    Research at Michigan State University has determined the flowering requirements of more than 600 cultivars and species of herbaceous perennials.

  • Cool Campanula

    Published on October 29, 2005
    This article presents research-based information on the production of a wide variety of campanula as potted flowering plants, including responses to vernalization (cold) treatments and photoperiod (day length).

  • Tender perennials

    Published on June 29, 2004
    Research-based information is presented on tender (or marginally cold hardy) herbaceous perennials that have ornamental appeal.

  • Coreopsis: A great all-American genus

    Published on July 29, 2005
    Commercial production information, based on research at Michigan State University, is presented on two 'Limerock' cultivars of the tender herbaceous perennial Coreopsis (common name: tickseed).

  • Life after cold! (Vernalization part 4)

    Published on May 29, 2006
    In part 4 of a 5-part series of articles on vernalization of herbaceous perennials, this article discusses plants in which a cold treatment and subsequent long photoperiods are needed for rapid and uniform flowering.