Plant Profile Maker


Rule #1: Make sure there isn't already a plant profile.
Rule #2: Use internal or external resources to learn more about the plant.
Rule #3: Avoid using I, me, my... But feel free to use we, us, our...
Rule #4: More = better. Go out of your way to explain why. Good rule of thumb = shoot for a minimum of 3-5 sentences of unique, valuable information per paragraph section.


    Description & Overview
    Botanical Name
    Common Name(s)
    Wisconsin Native? (learn more)
    USDA Hardiness Zone to...
    Mature Height
    Mature Spread
    Growth Rate
    Growth Form
    Light Requirements
    Site Requirements
    Fall Color
    Bloom Period
    Urban Approved? (learn more)
    Suggested Uses: Talk about using this plant on sites and in designs.
    Wildlife Value: Talk about insects, animals or birds that benefit from this plant.
    Maintenance & Pruning: Talk about maintenance and pruning. Trees might need the find an arborist link. Shrubs might need a link to a specific section in the pruning guides.
    Pest & Problems: Talk about any pests or problems.
    Leaf Lore: Talk about any interesting historical facts. You could also talk about where it's native in Wisconsin. Are there any notable places to see this plant in mass? Please provide links to any sources used.
    Companion Plants: List any plants that pair well with this plant. Why do they pair well together?