HRT 220: Annual and Aquatic Landscape Plants
Dr. Robert Schutzki (lead)
1066 Bogue St, Room A218
East Lansing, MI 48824
Credits and Offerings
- 3 credits (2 lecture and 2 lab hours every week)
- Fall semester of every year
Identification and evaluation of annuals, biennials and aquatic plants used in landscapes and for other horticultural purposes
- To be able to identify annuals, biennials and aquatic plants used in landscapes and for other horticultural purposes.
- This includes knowing the scientific name(s), selected cultivars, common name(s), and the plant family.
- Identification involves seeing parts of or the whole plant.
- To develop an appreciation for the great diversity and beauty of herbaceous ornamental plants.
- To be able to select plants for specific purposes and site conditions. This includes knowing the environmental requirements of specific plants, their desirable and undesirable characteristics, their horticultural/ landscape uses, and major insect and disease problems.
- To be familiar with the use of keys for identification of plant material.
- Plant branding programs, new plant sources and introducers
- Uses: containers, landscapes, water gardens
- Plant morphological characteristics
- Plant identification techniques
- Annual plant genera, species and cultivars
- Biennial plant genera, species and cultivars
- Aquatic plant genera, species and cultivars
- Cultural and environmental requirements
- Insect, disease and abiotic problems
- Site preparation, planting and maintenance
- Plant ID walks around campus
- Site visit to campus water features
- Plant combinations for containers and hanging baskets