Borough Gardening - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by falcook
November 16, 2010
Are there suggestions for plants in borough gardens or home gardens?

Answer from NGA
November 16, 2010
There are lots of plants you can grow in southwestern Pennsylvania. Penn State suggests the following hardy shrubs and perennials:
Shrubs for sun:
Slender Deutzia (Deutzia gracilis); Shrub Roses (Rosa hybrids including the Knockout? and Carefree? series, and ?All That Jazz,? ?Nearly Wild,? and ?The Fairy?);
Rugosa Roses (Rosa rugosa, especially ?Alba,? ?Frau Dagmar Hastrupp,? and ?Rubra?);
Spirea (Spirea spp.); Meyer Lilac (Syringa meyerii) and Arrowwood Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum).

Perennials for sun:
Tickseed Coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata cultivars); ?Becky? Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum ?Becky?); Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia spp.);
?Herrenhausen? Ornamental Oregano (Oreganum laevigatum ?Herrenhausen?); Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) and Sage (Salvia spp. ? both ornamental and culinary types).

Shrubs for shade:
Fiveleaf Aralia (Acanthopanax sieboldianus); Red Chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia);
Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia); Fothergilla (Fothergilla spp.); Deciduous Holly (Ilex verticillata cultivars and hybrids) and Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica).

Perennials for shade:
Pigsqueak (Bergenia cordifolia); Fringed Bleeding Heart (Dicentra eximia cultivars and hybrids); Allegheny Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia); Hellebore (Helleborus spp.); Hosta (Hosta spp. and cultivars) and ferns of all kinds.

I hope this short list is helpful. Enjoy your garden!

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