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Perennial Match App

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This fun and useful app for iOS devices helps you plan your perennial gardens. Currently includes 270 perennials. Add your own plants to supplement the Library.


Universal App

Perennial Match works on both the iPhone and iPad - no need to buy 2 separate apps! The layout and operation are optimized for each type of device. Looks great on all iPhone displays. The iPhone 6 is used in the screenshots below.

Perennial Match on iPad and iPhone

Create Perennial Combinations

Plan 3 plant combinations before digging an ounce of dirt! Select plants that meet your criteria, and see them together for visual cohesiveness and compatibility.

Perennial Match combo data screen on iPad
Perennial Match combo data screen on iPhone
Perennial Match stored combos screen on iPad

Save your combos into the gallery for future reference. The app also includes built-in combos to get your inspiration started.


View Perennial Information & Photos

Each plant in the Library includes handy reference info: sun and water requirements, hardiness zone, bloom season, bloom colors, and type. Additional attributes include symbols for drought tolerance, wet site plants, deer resistance, butterfly attractors, fragrance, poisonous, fall foliage color, native, and invasive plants. Maintenance tips and a general comments section show for most plants.

Enlarged plant photos enhance the experience.

Perennial Match plant details screen on iPad
Perennial Match plant details screen on iPhone
Perennial Match enlarged plant photo on iPad
Perennial Match full screen plant photo on iPhone

Search on Multiple Criteria with Filter Settings

Set filters on numerous criteria to narrow your plant search or selection for the combos.

Perennial Match filters screen on iPad
Perennial Match filters screen on iPhone

Add Your Own Plants & Photos

Add your own plants! Input detailed information and photos so that your plants can be filtered on criteria just like those included with the app. Notes and photos can also be added to the built-in plants.

Perennial Match add plant screen on iPad
Perennial Match add plant screen on iPhone

Change Text Size

With v1.5 and higher, Perennial Match supports Dynamic (resizable) text on many screens, including the Plant and Combo lists and Plant Information screens.

To increase or decrease the size of the standard font, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, tap ‘Display & Brightness’, then ‘Larger Text’. Move the slider to the desired position, then restart Perennial Match. (The font size can also be changed in the Settings app under General/Accessibility/Larger Text.)

Perennial Match plant list screen normal text size
Perennial Match plant list screen with text resized

The iPhone on the right demonstrates the result of increasing the font size in the Settings app. This example shows an iPhone 5.

This also applies to the iPad, and may be especially helpful for iPad Mini users.

The iPhone above demonstrates the result of increasing the font size in the Settings app. This example shows an iPhone 5.

This also applies to the iPad, and may be especially helpful for iPad Mini users.

More Info

Video Guides for iPad

Part 1: The Basics

Part 2: Using Filters

Video Guides for iPhone

Part 1: The Basics

Part 2: Using Filters