Monday, March 22, 2010

My favorite perennials so far, in no particular order:

  • Shasta 'Snow Lady': tons of flowers for a long time, they don't flop and the foliage is pretty dark green and full

  • Coreopsis: flowers for a long time

  • Geranium Rozanne: flowers for a long time; sprawls a little and doesn't get as full as other Geraniums, but still love it. Last year it climbed up through the Endless Summer hydrandea like it was vine

  • Rose Campion: tons of flowers over a long period, furry greyish-green foliage. Foliage can look a little ratty but still love the flowers. It self sows like mad and is a biennial so I missed it last year. Can't wait for it to bloom this year

  • Campanula Persicfolia White: these bloomed for the first time last year and they were gorgeous. They bloomed for a very long time with deadheading - worth the effort

  • Campanula Carpatica White Clips: these bloom for a long time with tons of flowers

  • Delphiniums Magic Fountain Mix: they're delphiniums, what else is there to say?

  • Delphiniums Millennium Mix: ditto

  • Clematis Jackmanii: flooded with blooms; it grows up the railing of our front steps and is absolutely gorgeous

  • Sweet Autumn Clematis: Planted this outside our pool fence two years ago and last year it finally bloomed. Absolutely gorgeous, at the end of the season when everything else is dying off. And it smells so good! I want about 20 more to plant around the entire fence.

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