Perennials forum: Suggestions needed

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Name: Julia
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JuliaNY
Feb 21, 2012 7:17 AM CST
I had wanted to get Agapanthus - Headbourne but it appears it would not be a perennial here in my zone. So, I'm looking for something similar in height,bloom form, etc.
Any suggestions?

Julia
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Zone 6
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 21, 2012 8:28 AM CST

Some sellers are listing Agapanthus 'Headbourne' as hardy for your zone. I don't know. I left mine behind in CA but I'm tempted to try. Shrug!

Are you wanting something with blue flowers?
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Feb 21, 2012 8:54 AM CST
Oh, they are beautiful Julia!! Green Grin! Sorry about the zone envy. What is it you are looking for, is it something blue or do you just like the clumping thing?
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Name: Bob
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Feb 21, 2012 9:02 AM CST

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http://vwgarden.blogspot.com/2009/02/new-hardy-agapanthus-fo...
Here are white and blue for zone 5.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 21, 2012 9:48 AM CST
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Name: Julia
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JuliaNY
Feb 21, 2012 1:06 PM CST
Thanks Bob.
I see it didn't make it in the bloggers zone 5 garden in the spring 2011 after all.I checked the website of HCG but they only have the hardy white. I actually was looking for the blue.Given the cost, I'd rather not take a chance that it would die out. I could pot it but first I want to
see if I can find a similar flower.

Yes, I'm looking for the same form, height,color and the look. Suggestions?
Julia
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SongofJoy
Feb 21, 2012 1:27 PM CST
Gonna have to think on this one awhile.
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Feb 21, 2012 1:33 PM CST
Julia this is a very nice clumping plant but I am not endorsing Park Seed. I use to have these at my other house and I loved them for a sunny spot.

http://parkseed.com/product.aspx?p=v1144&utm_source=google&u...

If you want something blue that looks like a clump then try this I already bought one and I am so excited, it's beautiful too. Green Grin!

http://www.highcountrygardens.com/index/page/product/product...
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 21, 2012 1:51 PM CST
How about Blue Alliums?
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JuliaNY
Feb 21, 2012 2:28 PM CST
Blue Alliums may work but can't get any till the fall. Darn. Sad
Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
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JuliaNY
Feb 21, 2012 3:44 PM CST
[quote="virginiarose"]Julia this is a very nice clumping plant but I am not endorsing Park Seed. I use to have these at my other house and I loved them for a sunny spot.

http://parkseed.com/product.aspx?p=v1144&utm_source=google&u...

If you want something blue that looks like a clump then try this I already bought one and I am so excited, it's beautiful too. Green Grin!

]http://www.highcountrygardens.com/index/page/product/product...

I clicked on the first link and it took me to a photo of Stella de Oro????

The second link looks good. Did you buy a gallon or I am assuming the other size is the 4" pots?

I have to edit this. I just noticed that Caryopteris clandonensis 'Dark Knight' is a shrub. Oh well, still looking.



Julia
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Zone 6
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Feb 21, 2012 4:21 PM CST
here is the park agapanthus
http://parkseed.com/product.aspx?p=00050-PK-P1
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Feb 21, 2012 5:26 PM CST
I love that Lily of the Nile, I was going to suggest that but the one I googled said it was only hardy to zone 8, but park says 6? Confused


Julia, I wasn't sure if you were looking for something clumping or blue. The Stella de Oro is clumping and the Caryopteris is blue. Blinking

How about some Siberian Iris, good to zone 3

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/perennials/directory_detail.cfm...
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 22, 2012 4:23 AM CST
They sell various alliums potted here at garden centers. Green Grin! But, yes, more expensive.



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