Information on specific perennial varieties, including descriptive information and commercial scheduling suggestions.
Breaking Into Perennials: What & How To Grow (372k .pdf) Handouts from my portion of a co-lectured talk with Holly Scoggins at the 2012 Perennial Conference. Includes variety suggestions and scheduling recommendations.
Wayne County Master Gardener Association Talks on New Perennials
Handling Perennial Plugs (160k .pdf) Handouts from my talk at a Southwest Michigan perennial growers’ workshop. Includes perennial forcing and finishing schedules.
Considerations for Finishing Perennials from Plugs (148k .pdf) With perennial plugs, growers can take advantage of several planting and finishing strategies to produce perennials for multiple sales windows. Includes perennial forcing and finishing schedules. A two-part version of this article appeared in the December 1997 and January 1998 issues of GMPro. Includes perennial forcing and finishing schedules.
Successfully Facing Five Common Perennial Production Problems (120k .pdf) Whether you are new to perennials or an experienced grower, you likely will encounter at least a few of these perennial production problems. A version of this article appeared in the August 1998 issue of GMPro.
Key Factors to Success with Perennials (120k .pdf) Addressing and understanding some key components of a perennial program can help any grower be more successful when growing perennials, regardless of their production system and level of expertise. A version of this article appeared in the August 1999 issue of GMPro.