Perennials forum: Prunella Freelander Blue

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Name: Patty W
La Salle Illinois (Zone 5a)
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Feb 12, 2015 10:59 AM CST
Would anyone have experience with this perennial. Looking for some hardy long lasting perennials that can basically deal with what mother nature can dish out.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Feb 14, 2015 7:55 AM CST
Prunella is a fairly hardy plant.
It is the bedding plant version of the herb called Self Heal.
It should be good in zone 5 .
Name: Patty W
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Feb 14, 2015 8:45 AM CST
Thanks Caroline, Would you happen to know if this might be a little on the overly aggressive side. There are several different places I could put this plant.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Feb 14, 2015 10:44 AM CST
Patty, I grew this from seed one year. Planted it out but it never did well for me but just as I planted the small plants it got very hot. I had a hard time watering. I was afraid of that very thing after doing some research.
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Name: Patty W
La Salle Illinois (Zone 5a)
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Feb 14, 2015 5:49 PM CST
Thank you Julia, I guess I'll get the prunella. I'll be sure to report back if it threatens to take over.
Does make me wonder thou, found only praises for this plant on searches. If it's such a great plant why don't more people grow Prunella Freelander Blue?
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Feb 14, 2015 5:57 PM CST
I thought that same thing. Think there is another thread about this posted by me years ago.
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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Feb 14, 2015 6:38 PM CST
The thread "Prunella grandiflora 'Freelander Blue'" in Perennials forum

Found it.
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 15, 2015 8:54 AM CST
It is not aggressive in zone 3 here.
Name: Patty W
La Salle Illinois (Zone 5a)
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Pattyw5
Feb 15, 2015 2:13 PM CST
Thanks for posting the thread Julia. If nothing else I'll pot it up.
Thats also good to know Caroline. Got it half price from Bluestone so I thought it was a good time to experiment.

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