perenials with a mounding habit

jilliebean9700(7a)May 15, 2012

i am looking for perennials that can sit at the front of a flower bed and look relatively tidy. i'd like something that attracts butterflies/hummingbirds and does well in clay soil. any ideas?

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donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

I enjoy Rozanne and Alba Geraniums (Cranesbill). You might also like Zephyranthes candida, which is a bulb. It has evergreen strappy foliage and blooms repeatedly through summer. It looks great year round on the front of my border.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 1:31PM
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jeff_al

the little-leaf zinnia (zinnia angustifolia) keeps a tidy habit and attracts butterflies. needs a good bit of sun.
the "profusion series" zinnias also are mounding with larger flowers.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2012 at 2:52PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Jillie, I can think of several annuals that fit your description, like the great zinnias that Jeff mentioned. Are you sure that you want perennials for this job?

    Bookmark   May 23, 2012 at 6:19PM
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jilliebean9700(7a)

not really. i was only thinking perenials bc then you dont have to worry about them for awhile. i am not opposed to annuals.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2012 at 7:06PM
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