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Suggestions for tough shrub/perennial

Posted by prairierose 2b (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 24, 10 at 12:38

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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RE: Suggestions for tough shrub/perennial

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.

Cheryl


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RE: Suggestions for tough shrub/perennial

I second potentilla. You can chose your colour and an annual prune will be more than enough to keep it in check.


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