10 Types of Plant Labels Every Gardener Should Know

Winter is coming and everyone in Iowa can feel the cold temperature coming. This brings a short pause with our gardening routine, as we prepare for the holiday season. But it doesn’t mean you should stop learning. Thus, we have listed 10 types of plant labels you should know.

1. Stick Plant Labels


These look like ice cream sticks. These are right and elongated that can easily be inserted into the soil. This makes it perfect for seed trays, fertilizers, and potted plants.

It also comes in ranges of colors to make it more vibrant.

2. T-Labels


This is quite what the MCG Biomarkers look like. It has a rectangle space used for labeling and a pointed end to insert the label into the soil. This is preferred by many gardeners because it can be written horizontally. This makes it easier to be read.

The MCG Biomarker T-Labels come in a range of sizes. This includes:

9.25″ long, 1.875″ x 2.875″ flat marking surface
13″ long, 2.5″ x 4.0″ angled top and flat marking surface
24″ long, 5″ x 4″ angled top and flat marking surface

Order one online, today.

3. Wooden Plant Labels


These look good aesthetically speaking, but the labels on these markers can easily fade. Thus, it is commonly used by home gardeners.

4. Slip-on tags


These are tied to one of the branches of the plants. It offers thermal printing so the labels will not fade over time. It is commonly used in flowering plants and a variety of bushes. It is very durable and easy to fasten, too,

5. Hang tags


As the name implies, this hangs on tree, stem or flowering plant for easy identification, which is very similar with slip-on tags. It also uses thermal printing for gardeners who do not want the labels to fade easily.

6. Adhesive labels


These are strong labels that can resist water and sunlight. However, it is best placed on labeling plants and seed trays that have a smooth and damp surface.


7.Blackboard Stakes

These are trendy plant markers that are similar to plastic and wooden T-stakes. It is made from heavy-duty polypropylene and marked with a waterproof pen. Removing these labels is also very easy. Simply wipe it off using an isopropyl alcohol to get rid of the wordings.


There are other types of plant labels sold in the market, today. Choose one that will best suit your plant requirements. Visit our retail outlets to get your MCG BioMarkers® or visit our website to learn more about our products.

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