Welcome to the Horticulture Department at Clemson University
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Jim Faust, Ph.D

                169 Poole Ag. Cener
Phone:               864-656-4966
FAX:                   864-656-4960
E-mail:                jfaust@clemson.edu

Course Description:
HORT 304 will focus on ornamental herbaceous plant species including identification, cultural requirements, landscape use and performance.

Course Objectives and Policies

Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to:

1.  Identify 200+ herbaceous plants grown in the southeastern United
     States by
genus, species, family and common name.

2.  Discuss the cultural requirements, landscape uses and landscape
     performance of all of the herbaceous plants of commercial importance in

3.  Design, install and maintain herbaceous plants in the landscape.

4.  Understand the herbaceous plant distribution chain.

Required Texts:
Herbaceous Perennial Plants.  Allan Armitage.  Varsity Press Inc.
Taylorís Guide to Annuals.  Norman Taylor.  Houghton Mifflin Co.

Recommended Book:
Dictionary of Plant Names.  Allen J. Coombes.  Timber Press.

Attendance and Class Policy:
Punctual attendance and participation are expected for all class meetings.

Lab Maintenance:
Students are expected to maintain the appearance of the lab.

Grading Policy:  (All exams and tests are cumulative!)
Test I 10%
Test II 15%
Test III 20%
Final Exam 25%
Field Trip Impact Paper 10%
Term Project Design 10%
Term Project Installation  10%
TOTAL 100%

Grading Scale:
B=80 to 89.9%
C=70 to 79.9%
D=60 to 69.9%
(Grades will not be placed on a curve.)

The university policy on academic dishonesty is outlined in the student handbook.  Please read this section and know that academic dishonesty will result in an "F" in this course.

Extra Credit:
Students will receive extra credit, if you can learn the names of all of your classmates before me.  At the beginning of each class, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate that you can name each of your colleagues.  Each student will have only one chance at this opportunity.

The mission of Clemson University's Department of Horticulture is to promote personal and professional growth through the discovery, communication, and application of horticultural experiences, knowledge, and scholarship. Our work fosters environmental stewardship while improving economic wellbeing, health, and quality of life for all.

Designed by Sarah Matzko Horticulture Department
College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
Information: 864-656-6355 FAX: 864-656-4960

Department of Horticulture
E-143 Poole Agricultural Center
Box 340319
(Street Address: 50 Cherry Rd.)
Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0319

Linda D. Alexander, Department Webmaster ( lalxndr@clemson.edu)