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Adopt an Ornamental

Each student will adopt an ornamental. That student will become the resident expert for the class. The expert will need to know the following about their ornamental:

Plant Selection

Information Your Ornamental Example
Category
 
Deciduous shrub
Plant name (common, scientific and cultivars)
 
Mock orange (Philadelphus lewisii)
Hardiness zones external arrow
 
1-17 (Sunset magazine external arrow)
Sun/shade
 
Sun or part shade
Water requirements
 
Low once established
Soils
 
good drainage, gravelly
Height/spread
 
up to 10 ft
Foliage
 
Deciduous, small, rounded leaves
Flowers
 
White fragrant in early summer
Habit
 
lanky shrub
Why did you choose this plant?
 
WA native plant
Special Requirements
 

 

References:

  1. A good resource: WA Native Plant Society Landscaping
  2. A good resource: King Co. Native Plant Landscaping Made Easy: Use Sample Plans
  3. For my example: WA Native Plant Society. http://www.wnps.org/landscaping/herbarium/pages/philadelphus-lewisii.html
  4. For my example: Sunset magazine. http://www.sunset.com/garden/flowers-plants/mock-orange-philadelphus-coronarius-00400000013707/