Summer-blooming native plant

chezronSeptember 4, 2010

Hi GA gardeners,

I have a large area about 30x30' on a sunny slope that has Yarrow 'Moonshine' and Liatris spicata and Salvia 'Blue Mystic Spires' and a few Echinacea 'Rocky Top." I am looking for a long, summer-blooming tough plant with good pollinator appeal, and a good enough presence to be seen from 50' away. I am thinking about Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida. The plant should allow the Liatris to grow and not crowd it out. Maybe a small Helianthus? What do you think?

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esh_ga

Agastache, Anise hyssop is a good one too and the birds are fond of the seeds. If you have some moisture, then Stoke's Aster is good.

I do like Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida, I have it as well. It has just started blooming in the last couple weeks, so it is a late one for me.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2010 at 7:16PM
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bobbygil(7)

Hi..how about Heliopsis Summer Sun it would go with what you have already and it blooms forever bobby

    Bookmark   September 5, 2010 at 7:17AM
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esh_ga

By the way, an article on a pollinator-attracting evaluation of Stokesia laevis.

Here is a link that might be useful: Study near Macon State

    Bookmark   September 5, 2010 at 8:58AM
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chezron

Thanks Esh. I also grow Stokesia Laevis 'Silver Moon' - nice plant.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2010 at 10:33AM
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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

chezron, I have what I think is that rudbeckia - it's slightly taller and long flowering than hirta, and blooms later. Both are good -hirta to bloom first, then this one to bloom later. I have a TON of it if you are in the Atlanta area and want some.
My other suggestion is some hot lavender pink phlox. I have one that blooms after the cone flowers stop. It's blooming now. Joe Pye Weed, and also the brightest of the obedient plants would also work.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2010 at 12:08PM
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