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Old 06-10-2010, 03:01 PM
 
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Mine is this ground cover, which grows in our shady back yard. I can always count on it to look lush and fresh and the white in the leaves livens up dark areas under the trees. In really hot weather it will wilt, but 1 cooler day and it's back again. I never really knew it's name but I really love this plant!

O.K. I have TWO! The next is a Shasta Daisy Plant, almost ready to bloom. I bought a pack of SD seeds for 10 cents 4 years ago, and dumped them in a flower pot. Boom! They grew, the next year I transplanted them along the house, and they are still going strong!

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Old 06-10-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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I've got a creosote bush in a huge pot on our patio. It struggled a little at first (I assume different sun angles than at nursery) but it has become quite happy now. It smells really good on cool mornings.

I suspect I could forget to water that thing for about half a year and it would make a comeback as soon as it rained.
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Old 06-10-2010, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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For me it would be a toss up between my lovely lacy astillbe plants that bloom for a long time and the daylilies that look so very pretty.
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Cosmos. I bought a single pack of seeds two years ago. I'm still pulling the &*#$(& things out of beds I don't want them in. But I do love them in their own space. I've given the entire backyard over to them this year. I can mow the edges if I need to.
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Stello d'oro daylillies and sedum
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Zone 6- South Jersey
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Cosmos. I bought a single pack of seeds two years ago. I'm still pulling the &*#$(& things out of beds I don't want them in. But I do love them in their own space. I've given the entire backyard over to them this year. I can mow the edges if I need to.
I thought Cosmos were annuals? Guess I am wrong.
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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I thought Cosmos were annuals? Guess I am wrong.
Oh, they are. But they always come back. And never where you had them planted the year before.

From about 2 dozen plants, I collected a quart sized ziplock bag of seeds. And I didn't get every single one.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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My favorite in Blue Star Amsonia. I moved some over 400 miles and they adapted well. They bloom for along time, have a dainty light blue flower and right now some have long greenbean looking seed pods. I just love them.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:23 PM
 
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Oh wow, I have too many, because I don't fool with annuals (except this year I tried some zinnias again....love zinnias).

Shasta Daisy,
daylilies,
sedums ('Autumn Joy', 'Angelina' and 'Lemon Ball', also a couple more I don't know the names of),
hostas, (favorite so far is one called 'Fried Bananas')
purple coneflowers,
orange milkweed,
blue agastache,
Black-eyed Susans (rudbeckia),
Louisiana iris,
Tropicanna cannas,
ferns (sensitive, autumn, Japanese painted, holly, tall kind I can't remember the name of, bracken),
white butterfly ginger,
clematis,
grasses ('Cabaret', 'Graziella', mexican feather, muhly),
'Fireworks' goldenrod,
ajuga 'Burgundy Glow' (lives year 'round for me),
some kind of native phlox I got off the roadside (blooms for months!),
Peruvian daffodil (hymenocallis),
salvias ('Black and Blue', 'Mystic Spires', mexican bush sage, 'Victoria').....

Are you all bored yet? LOL

I could never pick one favorite.
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Old 06-11-2010, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Well, Luv, I have many others too. One of my favorite semi-perennial plants is datura. It blooms all summer here and just keeps reseeding itself all over. By the end of summer, the plants will be covered in huge blooms. It's nice that they're fragrant too.

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