Welcome


Raised bed near the Hub planted with a mix of herbaceous annuals and perennials

In this class you will learn to identify and use many common and some not-so-common ornamental herbaceous annual and perennial plants. 


This website contains class information and links to other sites and materials you will find useful in this class. In addition to this website we will be using Canvas, campus walks, other web databases, and various assignments and exercises to learn the names, uses and production considerations of over 200 common herbaceous annual and perennial plants. 


About your professor

I am an Associate Professor of Horticulture at Penn State. I have been on the faculty here for about 25 years. Before that I was on the faculty of New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. My specialties and interests are in commercial floriculture and other greenhouse crops, selection and use of herbaceous annuals and perennials in the garden and landscape and in green roofs, living walls, constructed wetlands, rain gardens and other horticulture based solutions to environmental problems.

Dr Robert Berghage

Office  318 Tyson

Phone  863-2190

Cell Phone 814-883-2348

E-mail  RDB4@psu.edu

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