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Tightwad top ten: perennials - part one


If you like hardy, low maintenance plants that will spread well and have lots of vase potential then this post is what you are looking for. This is Tightwad's top picks for the best bang for your buck when choosing perennials. You have to be patient... the first two years are sometimes a little disheartening but by year three they'll be unstoppable.
10. dwarf cranesbill (geranium)
9. black eyed susan (rudbeckia fulgida)
8. perennial sage (cardonna)
7. coral bells (heuchera obsidian)
6. black bugbane (cimicifuga simplex 'brunette')
5. woodland anenome (anenome nemerosa)
4. purple coneflower (echinachea purpurea)
3. stonecrop (sedum)
2. hosta (plantain lily)
1. bleeding heart (dicentra spectabilis)

4 comments:

Sarah @ Mum In Bloom said...

Thank you for these picks. I'm going to go buy some today :) Love the photo of the bleeding hearts.

Anonymous said...

My favourite is the peony---

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Joy! said...

What a great idea! I'm a fan of peonies and plants in the rudbeckia family also. Depending on your location, sometimes day lilies and lantana will keep coming back. I'm in Zone 7, and my variegated lantana will not quit, takes over every Summer, in fact, but the butterflies love it.

Thanks for coming by and commenting. I think there must be two different potter-ceramicists named Jim Thompson. The one I used to know lives in North Carolina in the US. Sadly retired from ceramics now. I say "sadly" because he made such wonderful work!

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