The perennials "crash course" for the gardener.

Perennials are easy to grow, easy to propagate and offer landscape and home gardeners a fascinating variety of colors, forms, and textures. 


Format: Online

Hours: 24

Credits: 2.4 CEUs

When: Start anytime  

Cost: $169


Armitage's Herbaceous Perennials for the Sun is an online certificate program authored by the Dr. Allan Armitage, one of the world's leading experts on and researchers of perennials. In the self-study course, you will read and hear Dr. Armitage’s insights on how to plant, propagate, and care for 20 of his favorite perennials. The course is online, so that you can progress on your own schedule.

You’ll be using Dr. Armitage’s renowned textbook, Herbaceous Perennial Plants: A Treatise on their Identification, Culture, and Garden Attributes. Other resources include online access to the professor’s audio clips, videos, interactive exercises, and end-of-lesson self-quizzes that provide instant feedback.

Who Should Attend?

  • Home garden enthusiasts
  • Master Gardeners
  • Commercial landscapers
  • Nursery and garden center employees 

Course Information

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Course Date Info: 
  • Enroll at any time
  • Self-paced, self-study
  • Complete the course's required graded components within 90 days
  • For more details about the course, please view Course Brochure
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Course Fee(s): 
  • $169 – regular fee (US Funds)
  • $50 – One-Month Extension (Only one extension is granted per participant.)
  • Group Discounts are available for organizations registering 5 or more participants. For additional information about group enrollments, contact Pam Bracken at +1-706-542-3537.

Prices are listed per person. The textbook is not included in course fee, see below for order information.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
If you have not accessed the online course at all, you may request a refund minus a $100 cancellation fee. Requests must be sent to no later than seven (7) days after the issuance of your course access information.

Allan ArmitageThis is a self-paced, self-study course. Dr. Allan Armitage authors this course. He is well known and highly acclaimed as a writer, speaker, and researcher. He is recognized as a leader in introducing outstanding plant varieties to the industry. Before Dr. Armitage retired from  the University of Georgia, he ran the research gardens where new plant material from most of the world’s flower breeders 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.

For more information on Dr. Armitage, view Course Brochure.