Jan 29, 2023
AGH 120 - Herbaceous Plant Materials
Last Date of Approval: Summer 2020
Total Lecture Hours: 45
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 00
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0
This course will acquaint students with plant characteristics, culture and maintenance of hardy and tender perennials, groundcovers, annuals, and ornamental grasses, grown in Iowa and the upper Midwest.
Mode(s) of Instruction: Traditional/Face-to-Face
Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.
Course Fees: None
Common Course Assessment(s): None
Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes:
- The student will identify a variety of herbaceous ornamental plants.
- The student will compare common maintenance techniques used on herbaceous plants.
- The student will differentiate the characteristics of each plant, such as light, amount of water needed, fertilizer, flowering period, and pruning.
- The scientific name for the ornamentals.
- The common name for the plant.
- How much light the plant requires.
- Which zones are best suited for the plant to thrive in.
- How much water does the plant need.
- The pruning required for each particular plant.
- When and if fertilizer should be used.
- The best area for planting.
- How to put similar plants together.
- The correct spacing for the plants.
- Where the taller growing plants should be located in a planting.
- What maintenance will be required on a planting site.
- What are the advantages of planting annuals in your landscape.
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