What are your must-have plants for 2008?

danneh(5a)May 21, 2008

Just curious what everyone's "must-have" plants are for this year. Mine are are:

Hosta Paradigm

Geranium Rozanne

Sedum Frosty Morn

Daylily Joylene Nichol

Deb

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jaro_in_montreal

Hoping to get these any day now....

Abies Koreana 'Ice Breaker'
Abies Pinsapo 'Marokko'
Sciadopitys Verticillata 'Gold Star'

Some of the "must-haves" I already got this spring:

Larix lyallii
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Bladsmith'
Larix kaempferi 'Wolterdingen'
Fothergilla gardenii
Picea pungens 'Gotelli Prostrate'
Taxodium distichum 'Peve Minaret'
Picea abies 'Inversa'

Jaro

    Bookmark   May 21, 2008 at 8:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ianna(Z5b)

Since I'm creating a prairie garden, I have been gathering the following:

Ornamental grasses:
Miscanthus Huron Sunrise
Korean feather reed grass
Karl Foerster

Flowers
veronicastrum
meadowsweet
astrantia
knautia
joe pye weed
angelica giganta

    Bookmark   May 22, 2008 at 11:09AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
marricgardens

I'm slowing down buying plants for this year, for how long I don't know. The three plants I want most right now are:
'Carol Mackie' Daphne
'Starship Enterprise' Iris
'Rozanne' Geranium

    Bookmark   May 22, 2008 at 3:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
halaeva(z6 Toronto)

Mine is Echinacea purpurea 'Double decker'
Hala.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2008 at 3:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Mystery_Gardener

Hi:

Jaro: Interesting selection, I would love to see your yard. I assume it must be on the larger side to hold all those trees ;-)

I am hoping to replace my Lillium Citronelle which were eaten by rats (along with many other specialty lilies). The bulbs were in temp storage after a garden bed remake and the varmits found there way in. Next time I will buy a steel shed ;-)

Otherwise, I am trying not to buy more plants as I have several in my plant ghetto that need a space. Time to dig up some more lawn and make another bed.

Cheers,
MG

Here is a link that might be useful: Our website

    Bookmark   May 22, 2008 at 7:00PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jaro_in_montreal

"Jaro: Interesting selection, I would love to see your yard. I assume it must be on the larger side to hold all those trees ;-)color>"

Thanks MG.
If you're familiar with these names, you'll know that most of the plants are dwarf or miniature cultivars of "trees", so that in fact they don't take up a lot of space -- at least not before about 30 years in the ground.... (by which time I will probably be in the ground).

Larix lyallii is a plain species tree, but supposedly very slow growing, so again not much concern about growing space (I am particularly happy about having received 4 of those -- they're VERY hard to get, it seems.... they disappeared from the nursery's web site catalogue shortly after I ordered them, early last fall...)

Good luck with your steel shed !

Jaro

    Bookmark   May 22, 2008 at 7:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Mystery_Gardener

Hi Jaro:

Dwarf / miniature can be tricky terms, especially here on the coast. Often a 'dwarf' specimen here will only be 15 - 20 feet high as opposed to 60 - 100 feet tall ;-)

I did Google a couple when I did not recognize the names, I will be checking out the local nursery for Abies Koreana 'Ice Breaker' and Abies Pinsapo 'Marokko', love those cones.

Cheers,
MG

Here is a link that might be useful: Our website

    Bookmark   May 25, 2008 at 11:47AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bonniepunch(USDAz4 AgCanz5a)

I only had one 'must have': variegated Petasites japonicus, and a GW member has very kindly found one for me. I would so love to have some Arisaemas, but I haven't figured out how to grow them in a pot yet - I've had a couple but they both declined after a couple of years - and I can't really afford to throw a lot of cash at them to figure it out :-(

There are a couple of plants that I'd been admiring for a some years and I managed to find them both yesterday: Veratrum nigrum and Imperial taro.

BP

    Bookmark   May 25, 2008 at 5:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
glen3a(Winnipeg MB 3A)

Tiger eyes Sumac and Endless Summer Hydrangea were my must haves. Usually, I have been putting all the nice plants in my backyard so I can sit and admire them, but the sumac went in the front yard. I had the perfect spot between a pyramid cedar and Jens Munk rose, and I'll be admiring it from the front window.

Both Tiger Eyes Sumac and Endless Summer Hydrangea are borderline hardy in zone 3, but with some winter mulch, good snowcover and a little luck, hopefully they'll survive.

Glen

    Bookmark   May 30, 2008 at 8:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
glen3a(Winnipeg MB 3A)

By the way, Hala, I have double decker echinacea. I adore it. It needs staking, however, as the double blooms weigh quite a bit and flop the stems over, but I just put a peony ring around it early in the season.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2008 at 8:41PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
halaeva(z6 Toronto)

Hi,Glen3a.
I appreciate greatly your advice and I am going to put a peony ring as soon as I can.I wouldn't anticipate the problem myself.Thank you very much.
Hala.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2008 at 11:28PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
clairabelle(z4 Quebec)

Hollah!
Mine are Lonicera semp. "Major Wheeler" and Amsonia "Hubrechtii". I'm still on b/o for the first one from Horticlub, while the second has arrived and has been planted next to a Clematis on the back fence. Two newbies I can't wait to see!
P.S. Also have floppy double-deckers; this year will take your advice and stake, Thanks

    Bookmark   May 31, 2008 at 8:40PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ianna(Z5b)

I have the double decker and mixed it with hydrangea annabelle plus a helianthemum. So in this case, I don't need to stake the plant.

From my want list, I have purchased my joe pye weed - now I want a filipendula (meadow rue) and lots of it. I also just received my fall catalog from Botanus - lots to think about.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2008 at 4:33PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Charisma Lilac
I bought and planted two Charisma lilacs in May 2010....
Mary.13
test
test
Nitefall
Has anyone given up on hostas?
I know they're a shade garden staple, and they look...
noplacelikehomeforsure
Tayberry plants
Hi fellow garderners, I used to order Tayberry plant...
maskoutain
Help me kill the Goutweed (Aegopodium)
Further to the post regarding the sale of goutweed: Please...
vicki_vale
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™