the right plants - Knowledgebase Question

La Luz, Ne
Question by vesay3
February 10, 2010
Great pictures of plants for my area. Why doesn't my local HD carry any of these plants. No perrenials for my area. Do I have to shop from a catalog?

Answer from NGA
February 10, 2010


I think it's a little early in the gardening season to find many plants so check back with your local Home Depot in early April. Some terrific perennials for your gardening region, and those that are considered easy care drought tolerant include:

Achillea 'Paprika'; Agapanthus sp. 'Cold Hardy White'; Agastache aurantiaca 'Shades of Orange', Allium 'Millennium', Anacyclus depressus, Aquilegia caerulea 'Red Hobbit' , Aquilegia species 'Swallowtail', Armeria maritima 'Compacta', Aster frikartii 'M?nch', Baptisia, Brunnera macrophylla , Campanula rotundifolia, Chrysanthemum superbum 'Snow Cap', Coreopsis lanceolata 'Sterntaler', Diascia integerrima 'Coral Canyon' or 'Pink Adobe', Echinacea pupurea 'Fragrant Angel', Echinacea 'Tomato Soup', Gaillardia Commotion 'Frenzy', Gaura lindheimeri 'Cloud of Butterflies', Geranium sanguineum 'Violet', Gladiolus oppositiflorus v. salmoneus,
Heuchera sanguinea 'Firefly', Iberis sempervirens 'Little Gem', Kniphofia caulescens, Leucanthemum superbum 'Highland White Dream', Liatris squarrosa, Lilium pardalinum, Monarda didyma 'Pink Lace', Origanum laevigatum 'Pilgrim', Origanum 'Rotkugel', Papaver atlanticum 'Flora Pleno', Papaver orientale 'Brilliant',
Phlox paniculata, Phlox pilosa, Pulsatilla vulgaris, Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm', Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna', Salvia pitcheri 'Grandiflora',
Saponaria lempergii, Scabiosa 'Vivid Violet', Sedum 'Autumn Fire', Solidago sphacelata 'Golden Fleece', Stachys coccinea, Verbena peruviana 'Red',
Veronica 'Blue Charm', Viola corsica and Zauschneria garrettii 'Orange Carpet'.

Some of these beautiful perennials even attract hummingbirds. Enjoy your garden!

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