Southeast Gardening forum: What can you just NOT grow?

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Name: Kabby
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Kabby
May 2, 2016 6:40 PM CST
We have a lot of advantages being in our climate but some plants just will not cooperate. Agapanthus, I didn't know it liked to be in a pot instead of the open garden. I traded it. Amaryllis belladonna, I can grow the heck out of crinum and regular amaryllis, but not this puppy. I traded it. I used to be a dismal failure at seed starting, zinnias laughed at me in their death throes. Or their unborn throes one. I'm getting antsy about my allium. I WANT ALLIUM! The drumsticks are my most faithful.
So fess up, what thwarts your plant pleasure?
Name: Vicki
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vic
May 3, 2016 4:51 AM CST
I miss growing the old fashioned lilacs. I really need to look into getting a Miss Kim which is bred for the south.
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
May 3, 2016 5:12 AM CST
I miss my lilac tree too (from OH.) It's always the first thing to come to mind comparing north gardening vs. south gardening.
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Name: Vicki
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vic
May 3, 2016 5:15 AM CST
That is beautiful Tiffany and I can just smell the lovely fragrance Lovey dubby
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
May 3, 2016 5:16 AM CST
I tried and tried to grow Astrantia Major too but it's just too hot down here.
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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MISSINGROSIE
May 3, 2016 8:36 AM CST
I tried Miss Kim...3... The foliage is luscious/ healthy. But just could not get decent bloom..no cold snap long enough I think was the issue. Deer nibbled too. We always had lilac growing up.

I can't grow geum or delphiniums...grrrr


And because of deer no aster or dahlia..to name a few....

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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
May 3, 2016 9:12 AM CST
Thanks for the heads up on Miss Kim, Rosie - I wondered if it would work.
Name: Rosie
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MISSINGROSIE
May 3, 2016 9:25 AM CST
Well..if you are in the mountains maybe...I bet they would do well in banner elk etc.

I would suggest a fragrant virburnum or a grandfathers beard. You could keep both small and get same fragrance wafting and beautiful bloom. Also if you have a spot gor its feet to be dry -- daphne
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Name: Vicki
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vic
May 3, 2016 11:48 AM CST
Might have to look into the viburnum. We have a grandfathers beard way down at the front of the property but it's huge BUT I think I see a baby coming up so I could dig that up and bring it back to around the house. LOVE daphnes Hurray!
Name: Rosie
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MISSINGROSIE
May 3, 2016 11:58 AM CST
The GB..can be kept to a size you want too
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People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Vicki
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vic
May 3, 2016 2:00 PM CST
Thank you so much for the info and ideas Rosie Thumbs up
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poisondartfrog
May 3, 2016 3:26 PM CST
I have Miss Kim in full bloom now. I love the fragrance most of the time; other times it seems a little overwhelming.

I can't grow Delphinium either. I think it is as much the humidity as it is heat that makes them out of reach. I grow about 90% from seeds and another struggle for me is Persicaria orientalis. I've tried all the prescribed methods and I am lucky to get 1 or 2 to germinate. This year that number is zero.
Hollyhock rust is a problem too. If I grow the shorter annual types I have better success, but I would love to have the towering giants I remember from childhood.
Name: Rosie
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MISSINGROSIE
May 3, 2016 3:38 PM CST
Foxglove fails for me too.

I confess i never ask why.. I just give it the three strikes and you are out test.
We are 7B but little pockets i can push the limits... The Miss Kim were facing west/ NW. It was the best I could do. They sure were healthy.
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People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Kabby
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Kabby
May 3, 2016 7:17 PM CST
Delphinium, lupines. I'm trying larkspur this year as maybe a sub for the delphinium. We'll see. I have always shied away from peonies, been told it just won't happen here. I'm going to take a leap of faith.
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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MISSINGROSIE
May 3, 2016 9:00 PM CST
I can't stop the peonies.
We have lots of hot and humid summers...but by then ( the hottest/ humid part) they are done.

I call them my rain dance blooms...if we want rain...just let the peonies bloom...POW!! They are flattened first day. Always on the ground...those beautiful blooms.
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
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Name: Vicki
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vic
May 4, 2016 3:33 AM CST
I am able to grow larkspur but not delphinium. Ditto on the peony blooms.
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Kabby
May 4, 2016 7:31 AM CST
Rosie I think the floppiness also contributed to my reluctance to try and grow peonies, but the point is moot now. I have two new plants. Blinking Sticking tongue out
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
May 4, 2016 10:07 AM CST
I have grown some beautiful blue Larkspur in the past, but the wind kept blowing them over like it does with my Glads.
Name: Missy
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Zazinnia
May 16, 2016 7:41 PM CST
I cant grow Nicotiana. (flowering tobacco). I have tried it all over my yard and it always fades away and dies. Never had much luck with foxgloves, either.
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Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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MISSINGROSIE
May 16, 2016 9:48 PM CST
I would love nicotiana too. Unfortunately the zone is all wrong. The nursery cost is similar to a perennial ..wish the price would reflect an annual. If I would have planted it this spring..with the cold snaps we had.. I bet it would not have made it.
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved

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