Thursday, July 31, 2008

Perennials We Don't Grow, this far South

Perennials We Don't Grow, this far South, with acceptable Substitutes

  • Aconitum (monkshood)


  • Alchemilla mollis (Lady’s mantle). –- For chartreuse color effect:

  • Margarita sweet potato vine,
    Lime mound spirea
    Sedum acre
    Chartreuse coleus
    Alternanthera ‘Chartreuse'
    Duranta

  • Astilbe --- Grasses

  • Brunnera --- xxxx

  • Campanula (bellflower) --- Ruellia instead

  • Delphiniums --- Larkspur, early spring; Salvia “Indigo Spires”

  • Geranium (cranesbill) --- xxxx

  • Gypsophilia --- Gaura lindheimeri

  • Japanese Blood Grass --- Ophiopogon nigrescens; New Zealand flax (Phormium)
    ‘Rubra’ or ‘Bronze Baby’

  • Lavandula (lavender) --- Lavandula intermidia or L. multifida – in full baking sun away from other plants' roots surrounded by cement or bricks. Add a handful of lime; raised bed.


  • Linum --- xxxx

  • Lupine --- Baptisia

  • Pachysandra --- xxxx

  • Peony --- Hibiscus

  • Primula --- Viola, winter to spring

  • Rhododendron --- Clerodendrum bungei

  • Syringa (lilac) --- Deciduous magnolia; Crape Myrtle


    Bulbs:
  • Anemone blanda --- Use A. Coronaria

  • Chinodoxa --- xxxx

  • Lily of the Valley --- xxxx

  • Crocus vernus --- C. tomasinianus or Atamasco lilies

  • Frittilaria --- Amaryllis; Agapanthus



  • Muscari --- Spanish bluebells

  • Tulips --- Iceland Poppies, fall planted with Violas and Snaps

  • 1 comment:

    1. Now I have to print this out. This a lot of valuable material!

      Thanks!
      Janie

      ReplyDelete

    I look forward to comments and questions and lively discussion of gardening and related ideas.



    Google+ Followers