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2023-2024 General Catalog 
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AGH 120 - Herbaceous Plant Materials

Last Date of Approval: Summer 2020

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 45
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 00
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
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.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

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.

 Course Objectives:

  • 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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