Distinguish Annuals From Perennials On My List Please. - Knowledgebase Question

New Milford, NJ
Question by talebar
March 7, 2000
butterfly bush, cloth of gold, northern lights grass,scabiosa, plumosa, beacon silver, blue festuca, astilbe phlox.sort by category for me thanks.


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Answer from NGA
March 7, 2000

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Butterfly bush (buddleia) is a shrub so it should come back every year and can get pretty big.Cloth of gold might be one version of the "Basket of Gold" which is a perennial, Aurinia saxatilis. Scabiosa is a perennial. Plumosa is only a fragment of a name. "Beacon Silver" is a named variety of the perennial Lamium. Blue Festuca is a perennial grass. Astilbe is a perennial. Phlox can be perennial or an annual depending on what kind you are growing. I am not familiar with a Northern Lights grass -- there is a "Northern Sea Oats" and a "Morning Light", both perennial.

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