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Plant Properties




The Plant property determines the type of plant. To change the plant, click the image that shows the current plant.

Plant options

The appearance of the plant can be modified by clicking the small button that appears to the right of the plant’s picture.

Flip horizontal

The Flip horizontal property determines whether the plant is inverted from left to right. To flip the picture horizontally, click the Flip horizontal checkbox. Only plant pictures can be flipped.

Flip vertical

The Flip vertical property determines whether the plant is inverted from top to bottom. To flip the plant vertically, click the Flip vertical checkbox. Only plant pictures can be flipped.

Cast shadow

The Cast shadow property determines whether or not the plant will project a simulated shadow on your landscape. To toggle the appearance of the shadow, click the Cast shadow checkbox.


The plant’s common name appears on the first line. The botanical name appears on the second line in italics.

Starting age

The Starting age of the plant determines the current size of the plant. Note that the starting age does not include any age added through the Plant Growth setting. To change the plant’s starting age, move the Starting age slider or enter a value in the text field.

Plant growth

The Plant growth property displays the current Plant Growth setting.

Current age

The Current age property displays the sum of the plant’s starting age and the current Plant Growth setting.

Mature age

The Mature age property displays the age at which the plant will reach its mature height.

Planting zones

The Planting zones property displays the zones that the plant will thrive in. To view a map of these zones, click Tools and Plant Hardiness Zones.

Note: Plant hardiness zones do not apply to annuals.

See also:

Adding a Plant
Setting Plant Growth
Selecting Objects
Editing Objects
Setting Object Properties