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Powdery Mildew

Introduction Powdery mildew is the name given to a group of diseases caused by several closely related fungi. Their common symptom is a grayish-white, powdery mat visible on the surface of leaves,...

Marigold

Marigolds (Tagetes species) are easy to grow, economical, bloom reliably all summer, and infrequently have insect and disease problems. They are a popular warm-season annual with bright,...

Salvia

Salvias (also known as sages) are popular garden plants because they flower for an extended period and do well in hot, dry conditions. They provide an incredible variety of fragrance, bloom, plant...

Pansies and Johnny-Jump-Ups

Pansies — and related Johnny-jump-ups — are charming, small, cool-weather flowers. They come in many colors, with a variety of markings and flower sizes. Height/Spread Pansies are compact, not more...

Coleus

Coleus plants (Coleus scutellarioides) are prized for their colorful foliage, which may combine shades of green, yellow, pink, red, rust, and maroon. New introductions of this popular summer annual...

Begonia

For beautiful foliage and a constant display of color throughout the season, grow begonias. Height/Spread While most begonias will be between 8 inches and 2 feet tall, growth habits will vary widely...

Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera daisies (Gerbera jamesonii) are bright, colorful flowers that are commonly planted in gardens as bedding plants or in containers in South Carolina. They are native to South Africa, are...

Indian Pink

Indian pink (Spigelia marilandica), also known as pinkroot, is a native, herbaceous perennial that naturally occurs in many SC counties, as well as in several nearby Southern states. Showy, tubular...

Hosta

Hostas are easy-to-grow, shade-tolerant perennials grown mainly for their beautiful foliage. Height/Spread The size of hostas varies greatly. The largest measures 4 feet in height with 20-inch-long...

Dividing Perennials

The three main reasons for dividing perennials are to control the size of the plants, to help rejuvenate them, and to increase their number. Dividing and replanting keeps rapidly spreading...

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