Perennials for Eastern Washington - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by kees9
December 20, 1997
We have just moved to the desert part of Washington and have this 20 foot diameter area we need to plant perennials in. We are interested in a carefree garden, and wanted perennials we could use as cut flowers.


Answer from NGA
December 20, 1997
Eastern Washington is a terrific place to grow long season vegetables, herbs, and heat loving perennial flowers.

Some of my favorite cutting garden flowers include coreopsis, gaillardia, iris, liatris, penstemon, salvia, Mexican sunflower, marigold, verbena, shasta daisy, delphiniums, freesia, dahlia and scabiosa.

You will find some wonderfully resourceful folks at a local Master Gardener clinic. They can guide you through the selection process. You didn't say what county you're in,so I can't give you a phone number, but just find the local WSU Cooperative Extension office in your phone book, dial the number, and ask to speak to a Master Gardener. Most clinics are held April - October at Farmer's Markets. Good luck with your new garden!

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