A plant’s type is a general way to classify the various types of plants that exist. Plant types are typically in non-scientific terms such as tree or a shrub.
Specific plants require or prefer certain amounts of sunlight. The right amount of exposure to sunlight is crucial for plant health.
A Temp / Zone is a geographic area in which a specific type of plant life is capable of growing, as defined by climatic conditions, including its ability to withstand the minimum temperatures of the zone.
Specific plants prefer growing in certain types of soil. Soil types are identified with respect to the particles present in the particular soil sample and can be incorporated to modify one type of soil into another type of soil.
Specific plants prefer certain amounts of soil moisture, which is often related to drainage. Soil drainage can vary or be modified with the type of soil, lay of the land, climate conditions, irrigation, and the amount of organic matter in the soil.
Not all plants produce flowers, but those that do produce them in an array of colors and shades of color.
While some plants require very little if any maintenance or care, others might require an average or high level of maintenance and care.
While some plants require frequent or regular supplement to maintain vigor and overall health, others require average to little if any attention to watering.
Growth rate has to do with how fast or slow a specific plant generally grows with preferred climate, soil type, soil drainage, and exposure to sunlight.
Specific types of plants are known to attract various types wildlife, such as butterflies and hummingbirds, beneficial insects, and even visual attention from human beings.
The average height of a plant refers to the height a plant might reach at its maturity or when it is full grown. The actual height can vary greatly depending on region, climate, soil type, exposure to sun, irrigation, and other factors.
The average width of a plant refers to how wide a specific plant might grow at its maturity, or when it is full grown. The actual width can vary greatly depending on region, climate, soil type, exposure to sun, irrigation, space, and other factors.
Foliage color refers to the leaf color of a plant. Leaf color of a specific plant can be a single color or b variegated in color: having two or more colors on the same leaf.
The foliage or flowers of some plants are fragrant, which means they have a pleasant scent or smell, or aromatic; which means their fragrance fills the air in the surrounding environment. Other plants have no fragrance at all.
Many plants produce flowers or display foliage color at during certain seasons or at specific times of the year.
Many plants are natural resistant - or have developed special resistances - to things or conditions that might otherwise harm or be of detriment other plants.
When landscaping, choosing the right plants for the right place and purpose is very important in achieving an aesthetically pleasing, balanced and manageable landscape.
The habit of growth of a plant is the general aspect or mode of growth of a plant, it may be low-growing, tall, erect, prostrate, spreading, trailing, bushy, and so on.
A theme garden is one in which two or more types or varieties of plants are arranged in a garden plot that revolves around a specific theme.
This refers to the use of fruit, foliage, roots or other parts of plants that can be used in cooking; for culinary purposes.
Fruit maturity refers to fruit bearing plants and the average amount of time it takes for a mature fruit to form from a full bloom on a plant.
Soil pH is measure or degree of soil acidity or soil alkalinity. Specific plants require certain levels or ranges of soil pH for optimal performance, growth, and overall health.
Welcome to Gardenality’s plant search. Here you can search by plant name as well as hundreds of individual attributes of a plant.
If you know the name of the plant you are looking for, you can type the name or part of the name in the search field:
If you would like to find plants that grow in your zone, require a specific amount of sun light or soil, press the green button and then choose an option from the menu. The search will now only display plants matching the option you selected.
To narrow your search even more, select more than one option. Each option you select will filter all the plants so that only those matching all options will be displayed.
There are lots of options by which you can filter your search. To see them all press the “More Attributes” button. You can then add any number of them to your search.
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