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

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    1. janie

       /  August 2, 2008

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

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