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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Feb 10, 2012 6:01 PM CST

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You can only keep 5 kinds of Perennial plants on your property . What would they be ? Keep it to just 5

For me:
Heuchhera
Echinacea
Helleborus
Hakone grass
Japanese Painted Ferns
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Feb 10, 2012 6:46 PM CST
Mine would be
Heuchera
Helleborus
Daylilies
Echinacea
Hosta
Sempervivum for Sale
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Feb 10, 2012 7:01 PM CST
Echinacea
Hostas
buddelia
lilies
knock-out roses
Susan

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central Illinois
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jmorth
Feb 11, 2012 2:58 AM CST
Lilies
Echinacea
Rudbeckia
New England Aster
Gloriosa
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 11, 2012 5:38 AM CST
Excluding winter-hardy veggies:
Lilies
Ornamental grasses (sorry, I can't color in the lines either)
Opuntia
Agastache
Rudbeckia

...or maybe Buddleja ... or Salvia


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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Feb 11, 2012 7:42 AM CST
If shrubs don't count I will choose the Agastache and Rudbeckia. Whistling
Susan

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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Feb 11, 2012 8:20 PM CST
Oh *man*.... Five????

Okay....

Sedum (can it be all or just one type?)
Lilies ( " " " )
Zinnia
Iris
Heuchera

I'm already upset! Crying
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Feb 11, 2012 10:43 PM CST

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That's what makes it a challenge keeping it to only 5 trying to have color the whole season.
Lillies What kind?
Sheryl you can pick another Zinnia is a annual.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Feb 11, 2012 10:52 PM CST
Hmmmmm...

Sedum "Autumn Joy"
Bleeding Hearts
Iris
the heirloom lilies from my husband's grandmother (I think Regal lilies)
Hostas
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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Feb 11, 2012 10:55 PM CST
Daylilies
Iris
Hosta
Coral bells
Peonies

Are asparagus considered a perennial.? If so, does that mean I have to throw one of my choices out to add them to my list? If so, I will toss ( not looking and already cringing.....) hosta ~ Jan
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 12, 2012 4:49 AM CST
Oh, phooey, I forgot Sedums. To quote the Sharks, I'm out. Green Grin!
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Feb 12, 2012 5:43 AM CST
Echinacea
Rudbeckia fulgida
Rudbeckia hirta
A. tuberosa
Coleus, even though they're a pita to overwinter in the house

Karen
Name: Corey
Chicago (Zone 6a)
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Ispahan
Feb 12, 2012 9:45 AM CST
Lilies
Allium
Geranium
Phlox
Crambe maritima...or Silene...or...
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Feb 12, 2012 9:53 AM CST
Oh, I forgot about geranium...

Karen
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Feb 12, 2012 10:30 AM CST
Hilarious! I forgot my new perennials Eucomis Green Grin!
Susan

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Coatesville IN (Zone 5b)
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Claudia
Feb 12, 2012 6:32 PM CST
Echinacea
Daylily
Lily
Phlox
Fennel....I grow that for the black swallowtail butterflies to lay their eggs on! Angel


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Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
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ssgardener
Feb 12, 2012 9:37 PM CST
This is fun!

sedum angelina
limelight hydrangea
knockout roses
russian sage
hakone grass
Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Feb 13, 2012 10:25 PM CST
Okay, I'm gonna take that freebie and say Salvia.

Thanks for letting us keep the annuals!
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 14, 2012 7:43 AM CST
Here are mine
Astilbe
Lilies
Heuchera
Phlox
Iris
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Feb 14, 2012 4:15 PM CST
Whew, okay - next test!!!
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