oops meant perennials - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jenwreuben
April 23, 2009
I have partial sun exposure in my front yard. I am getting ready to plant some dogwood bushes (midwinter fire) in front of the house and would like suggestions of some flowering perennials (animal friendly, as I have two dogs) that would look nice. I recently purchased some akita and cafe au lait dahlia bulbs and am not sure if those would work in front of the dogwood or not.

Answer from NGA
April 23, 2009


Here are a few perennial suggestions:
Artemisia - Silver Mound; Silver-white, mounded perennial. Ideal for accent or borders; likes sun to part shade. Blooms for 4-6 weeks beginning in early spring. 24-30"

Astilbe - False Spirea; Ideal for moist shady places, borders, and pond edges. Blooms for 6-8 weeks beginning in summer. Likes partial shade to sun in rich soil. Good cut flower.

Delphinium - Larkspur; Tall, compact flowers in a variety of colors blooming 1-2 months beginning in June. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

Hemerocallis - Daylily; Medium growing, upright perennial. Yellow flowers bloom 3-4 months beginning in June. Best in fertile, well-drained soil; likes sun.

Monarda - Bee Balm; Large flowers with aromatic mint-like foliage. Grows well in full sun to part shade. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

Good luck with your garden.

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