30 Best Types of African Daisy All Gardeners Should Know

osteospermum cultivars

African Daisies fall under the genus Osteospermum, which contains over 70 species of daisy-like flowers. These plants originated predominantly from South Africa and are winter hardy to USDA zones 9-11. They can be annuals, perennials, or shrubs. However, most gardeners grow their perennial African Daisies as annuals since they cannot tolerate cold winter conditions.  These … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Itoh Peonies

itoh peony

Itoh or intersectional peonies are the hybrids of herbaceous peony Paeonia lactiflora and hybrid lutea tree peonies. Their flowers and leaves resemble those of tree types, whereas growth habits and forms more closely resemble herbaceous types. Peonies are low maintenance and long-living plants with lovely flowers, which would make a nice addition to cottage-style gardens.  … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Tree Peonies

tree peony

Tree peonies are part of the genus Paeonia and are woody shrubs that have attractive foliage and large, beautiful, bowl-shaped flowers.  These peony plants are low maintenance, and with the right care, have been shown to reach up to 100 years in age. Their beautiful and delicate blossoms make them the perfect candidates for either … Read more

How to Grow and Care for The Chinese Peony Flower (Paeonia lactiflora)

chinese peonies

Paeonia lactiflora, also known as The Chinese Peony, is a hardy perennial that blooms year after year. It is hugely popular among gardeners and comes in many attractive varieties.  These plants are low maintenance, long-living, and are beautiful in cottage-style gardens or sunny borders. History Chinese Peonies were first introduced into Europe in the 1800s … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Foxglove Flowers (Digitalis purpurea)


Digitalis purpurea has many names including Common Foxglove, Fairy Gloves, and Fairy Bells. The names themselves are enough to conjure up images of magical woodlands and fairytale gardens, which makes these beautiful plants one of the best choices for cottage-style or woodland gardens. Common Foxgloves are herbaceous biennials or short-lived perennials that are widely naturalized … Read more