Herbaceous perennials are commonly divided for three reasons: to control size, to rejuvenate plants and to propagate a prized perennial. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on dividing perennials.
Researchers with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have worked to provide a mix of perennials to use as habitat for monarch butterflies and bees that provides a diversity of flowers that bloom throughout the growing season.
Flowers that provide pollen and nectar are great additions to any garden and are a huge benefit to butterflies and bees. Learn how to turn a sunny corner of the yard into a place that attracts butterflies and pollinators.