Suggestions for tough shrub/perennial

prairieroseMarch 24, 2010

I have a request. My friend Joan's little grandbaby passed away last month, and Joan would like to plant a small shrub (2 foot or less) or a perennial at her grave, to go with the little angel she plans to put there. The cemetery is a classic old prairie one. It's on the top of a windswept hill with no trees, and any water would have to be hauled there. Snowcover is unreliable, to say the least. What she needs is something that is super tough and drought resistant. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks, Connie

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bdgardener(3 AB)

Hi, I would try something native (you said prairie cemetery) something like a potentilla or a yarrow. Or maybe a spirea. I don't water any of these in my garden and they survive and thrive.


    Bookmark   March 24, 2010 at 1:33PM
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I second potentilla. You can chose your colour and an annual prune will be more than enough to keep it in check.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2010 at 3:11PM
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