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Old 03-07-2021, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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I want to add more heucheras this year, not so much for their tiny flowers (although they are lovely when blooming), but for their gorgeous foliage ...



I have a flower bed in my front yard that is (so far) mostly heucheras, and they have held up well for the past several years. Last summer I really neglected the bed because there was too much other crap going on, but this summer I will be RETIRING so I hope I have lots of time to get out there. The tail end of the heuchera bed got dug up last year when the sewer line got replaced (ugh), but there wasn't much down at that end yet so I think I be able to get it back in shape fairly easily.
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Old 03-07-2021, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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My vision for my small back yard is inspired by Monet's garden at Giverny. I have purple irises, which I plan to spread out. Eventually I hope to have very little grass, but just paths amongst purple, pink, red and yellow flowers.
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Old 03-07-2021, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Sandy Springs, GA
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Joe Pye Weed if I can find it. Have harvested Cardoon seeds and tested them - got almost 100% germination so will be trying them out.
Love Joe Pye Weed. You can find it online. I have a dwarf variety called 'Phantom'. Blooms midsummer here in north Georgia, is swarmed by butterflys, and is very easy, except it does suffer if dry. Also deerproof.

I would love to have the perennial known as gas plant (Dictamnus albus). I saw them growing in the park at Niagara Falls (Canadian side) a few summers ago. Allan Armitage at University of Georgia says we are too far south for them to thrive, so I've been hesitant. Does anyone here have experience with gas plants?
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Old 03-07-2021, 01:38 PM
 
Location: B.C., Canada
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..... I would love to have the perennial known as gas plant (Dictamnus albus). I saw them growing in the park at Niagara Falls (Canadian side) a few summers ago. Allan Armitage at University of Georgia says we are too far south for them to thrive, so I've been hesitant. Does anyone here have experience with gas plants?
Another common name for it is dittany. It grows in zones 3 - 8b and prefers climates / micro-climates where the night time temperatures in summer are noticeably cooler than they are in the day time. Prefers full sun but needs the evening cool-off period. Are you in Georgia? If you're in Georgia it wouldn't hurt for you to at least try growing it there as Georgia is in USDA plant hardiness zones 6 - 9. Plant it in a place where it gets full sun most of the day but also gets some cool breezes coming through after sunset and through the evenings.

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Old 03-08-2021, 06:03 AM
 
Location: U.S.
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Plenty of deer in my area too, I only plant those items that are deer resistant, lots to select from.

I struggle with the darn rabbits! they eat everything. We didn't have this problem in our last house so imagine my surprise in our newer house when my plants suddenly disappear! So far they seem to chomp down my lirope, coral bells, dianthus, phlox, echinacea and they love when my hostas flower. Last year I planted 3 burning bush not even thinking rabbits would be attracted to them and they managed to chew them down to almost nothing. I was able to put fencing around those and hoping they recover this year.
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Old 03-08-2021, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Deer and rabbit resistant mix

The deer and rabbits kill everything, even trees. The only thing we can grow is daffodils - they do not seem to eat those.
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Old 03-08-2021, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Sandy Springs, GA
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Another common name for it is dittany. It grows in zones 3 - 8b and prefers climates / micro-climates where the night time temperatures in summer are noticeably cooler than they are in the day time. Prefers full sun but needs the evening cool-off period. Are you in Georgia? If you're in Georgia it wouldn't hurt for you to at least try growing it there as Georgia is in USDA plant hardiness zones 6 - 9. Plant it in a place where it gets full sun most of the day but also gets some cool breezes coming through after sunset and through the evenings.

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Thank you for your suggestions. I'm the Atlanta area, where we need air conditioning a good 6 months a year. We're not "Texas hot", but it is oppressive. I still might give gas plant, or dittany, a try.
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Old 03-08-2021, 07:19 PM
 
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Need to do the same to mine, but giving it a few more weeks.

Did put down some 0-46-0 which provides amazing results.

How much did you pay for it, and how much is inside the bag. Thank you,
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Old 03-08-2021, 07:28 PM
 
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The prices of 95 % of the plants have gone through the roof. Most perennials, dahlias, are overly-expensive Good-luck.
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Old 03-08-2021, 07:52 PM
 
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Here is what I went with.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075BY4GSF


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How much did you pay for it, and how much is inside the bag. Thank you,
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