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Author: Karen Russ

Growing Roses

Few flowering plants can match the beauty, versatility and popularity of the rose. Height/Spread Roses range in size from tiny miniatures of 8 inches tall to tree climbing giants that will reach 50...


The large showy, flowers of peonies are produced in mid-to late spring. Many colors and flower forms are available. Because winter chilling is required for dormancy, peonies often do not perform...


Annual geraniums are popular for their wide range of brilliant flower color and attractive leaves. They can be grown as bedding plants and in containers on decks and patios, in hanging baskets, or...

Annual Vinca

With heat, drought and poor soil tolerance, annual vinca (Catharanthus roseus), also known as Madagascar periwinkle, is a very popular annual in South Carolina. Height/Spread The plants grow 1 or 2...


Prepared by Karen Russ, HGIC Horticulture Specialist, and Al Pertuit, Extension Floriculture Specialist, Clemson University. New 03/99. Images added 09/15.

Chinese Evergreen

This tropical foliage plant is one of the most durable houseplants. It tolerates poor light, dry air, air-conditioning and drought. Height/Spread Plants grow from 1 to 3 feet tall and from 1 to 3...

Spider Plant

The spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is one of the most common houseplants. It is easily grown and is especially popular for the ease and speed with which it forms new plants. Height/Spread...

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