Finally, here is an an app about perennial and annuals that spans the gap between industry and the consumer. Dr. Allan Armitage, a world-renowned expert on annuals and perennials has sorted through the thousands of plants available and picks his favorites. Consumers can read why he chose them, and get growing tips to help them succeed.
App users can use the search feature to filter annuals or perennials and select sun, shade and USDA hardiness zones. Armitage provides a deer browsing rating for all plants as well as his top cultivars, based on what he has seen in his many travels. He also includes numerous photos and often a video to round out the information.
The app is constantly updated and will remain current. It is available on nearly all smart phones and tablets; simply click on your app store and search “armitage.” The price is $4.99.
About Allan Armitage: Dr. Allan Armitage is well known as a writer, speaker and researcher throughout the world. He has evaluated garden plants in Montreal, Canada; East Lansing, Michigan, and Athens, Georgia, gaining an appreciation of plant development in the North and South. He holds his B.S from McGill University, Quebec, M.S. from University of Guelph, Ontario and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Lansing.
At the University of Georgia, Armitage runs the research gardens, where new plant material from most of the flower breeders in the world is evaluated. The Trial Gardens at UGA are among the finest trial gardens in the nation. They are open to the public throughout the year. He is the author of numerous books, including one of the most respected volumes in the industry on perennials, Herbaceous Perennial Plants.
As a teacher and speaker, Armitage has lectured in Canada, the United States, Colombia, New Zealand, Australia and Europe and is in constant demand. He has visited research and production centers throughout the world and studies annuals, perennials, cut flowers and greenhouse crops in various climates. His courses include Greenhouse Production, Greenhouse Crop Management and Herbaceous Plant Identification and Use. He is a highly engaging teacher and his courses fill rapidly.