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Troublefree Native Plants

Posted by ThomasLearning 7b (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 27, 13 at 12:34

I want to include native plants in my garden for next Spring. They need to be trouble free (to me that means no runner roots, not spreading, not invasive, and medium watering). Here are some plants I am considering. Are they trouble free? I will be buying them at a plant sale of a non-profit organization.

1. Agastache scrophularifolia, Purple Hyssop
2. Asclepias tuberosa, Butterfly Weed
3. Echinacea purpurea, Purple Coneflower
4.Echinacea tennesseensis, Tennessee Coneflower
5. Monarda istulosa, Wild Bergamot
6. Rudbeckia hirta, Black-eyed Susan
7. Rudbeckia triloba, Brown-eyed Susan

Is purple coneflower a hybrid? I see there are also orange coneflower.


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RE: Troublefree Native Plants

Purple coneflower as listed there is not a hybrid. And it is not related to orange coneflower; those are just common names. You can recognize a hybrid by an "x" in the name: Lobelia x 'Ruby Slippers'

You can recognize a cultivar by the extra name in single quotes like the above 'Ruby Slippers' which is both a hybrid and a cultivar. Another cultivar might be Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'. That is a cultivar but not a hybrid.

Monarda is a bit of a spreader. Any of the others would just seed around a bit, but not spread by roots.


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RE: Troublefree Native Plants

Thanks, Esh_ga


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RE: Troublefree Native Plants

Thanks, Esh_ga


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