Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What's in My flower bed?

As in the picture below this post: this is the East Side Slender Pathway. My goal was to choose hearty perennials, folliage ground cover with light blooms: medium size so as not to overgrow the area!

(l) Common Name: Evolution Mealycup SageBotanical Name: Salvia farinacea. A herbaceous perennial that is commonly grown as an annual in most cold winter areas. Blooms continuously in warm weather, and survives light freezes. Full Sun Planting: Mealy cup sage can be started by seed, cuttings or divisions.

(2) Common Name: Lamium (LAY’-mee-um,) Dead nettle
Botanical Name Lamium maculatum
Site Requirements: Partial shade to shade; moist, well-drained acidic soil; prefers a cool site: outstanding foliage plants for the shade,

(3) Common Name: Coral BellsBotanical Name Heuchera 'Plum Pudding' Pronounced: HEW-ker-ah Coral Bells bloom season May – June Perennial Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8 Height: 2 ft Spread: 1 ft Type: herbaceous perennial Flowers: Red, pink, white

They grow best in well-drained soil but dislike clay. The plants are up to two feet tall when in bloom. If the old flowers are removed a fall display of bloom may occur. Remove and replace old plants when the crowns get old and perform poorly. A winter mulch prevents heaving. Prefer rich organic soil that is uniformly moist and well-drained. Most prefer shade to light shade with a few tolerating sun locations.

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