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Jupiter's Beard, Red Valerian

Jupiter's beard, or red valerian, is a cheerful and blowzy plant. It is not fussy and it has a long flowering period, starting in spring. Learn about this old perennial and find out how to grow it.


Name That Perennial Flower Quiz

 Name That Perennial Flower Quiz

How much do you know about perennial flowers? Dig into the world of gardening with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

 What are asters?

What are asters? Visit www.HowStuffWorks.com to learn what are asters. See more »

 What type of perennial plant thrives in the West?

What type of perennial plant thrives in the West? Visit HowStuffWorks.com to learn more about what type of perennial plant thrives in the West. See more »

 What types of perennial plants thrive in the South?

What types of perennial plants thrive in the South? Visit HowStuffWorks.com to learn more about what types of perennial plants thrive in the South. See more »

 What types of perennial plants thrive well in the northeast?

The Northeast might not be the easiest place to grow a flower garden, but there are still plenty of flower choices to add color to your yard. Find out more about the types of perennials that will grow well in the northeast in this article. See more »

 How do you grow camellias?

Plant camellias in a partially shaded area with rich, moist, acidic soil. Learn more about camellia care in this article. See more »

 How to Care for an Elephant Ear Plant

Learn about how to care for an elephant ear plant in this article by HowStuffWorks.com. See more »

Perennial Flowers Image Gallery

 Perennial Flowers Image Gallery

These perennial flower pictures will dazzle you with knowledge and bright imagery. Sit back, smell the roses, and check out these perennial flower pictures. See more »

Santolina

 Santolina

Santolina has bright yellow flowers in summer atop its aromatic foliage of needlelike leaves. Learn about this lovely sun-loving plant. See more »

Chinese Fountain Grass

 Chinese Fountain Grass

Chinese fountain grass is a beautiful perennial that looks particularly impressive in fall. Learn about this interesting decorative grass. See more »