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Favorite Long Blooming Perennial

Posted by irene_in_grow IN (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 23, 07 at 22:57

Do you have a favorite perennial that blooms all summer long into the fall? I and a few friends would like to plant some different ones that will come back next year. It gets very expensive buying annuals every year.
One of my favorites is Blue Scabiosa(pincushion)
What's yours?
Irene


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RE: Favorite Long Blooming Perennial

Mine is Walker's Low catmint. Gorgeous first bloom that makes people stop to look and then continues in a more subdued manner until frost.


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RE: Favorite Long Blooming Perennial

Mine are Coreopsis 'Moonbeam', serbian bellflower, 'May night' Salvia-if cut back after first bloom will rebloom-and Lamium. Lots of the perennial geranium family are beautiful and bloom like crazy.

Jen


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RE: Favorite Long Blooming Perennial

I guess this is a shrub, but Annabelle hydrangeas keep their blooms all summer and you can dry them for arrangements after that.


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RE: Favorite Long Blooming Perennial

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll pass them along to my friends,and maybe we will try some.
Irene


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RE: Favorite Long Blooming Perennial

Should mention rudbeckias & coneflowers too.


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RE: Favorite Long Blooming Perennial

I second the rubeckias and coneflowers (my favorite two) also coreopsis is such a fantastic performer no matter how you treat it. I've planted several new ones this year but I cannot attest to how they perform yet...hopefully I'll be pleased.


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RE: Favorite Long Blooming Perennial

knockout rose grows just great for me, flowers all summer.


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