Low Maintance flowers - Knowledgebase Question

Dedham, Ma
Question by bnazaire
April 20, 2010
Its early spring should what should I plant in my planter that is low maintance and with what soil?


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Answer from NGA
April 20, 2010

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I'd fill the planter with topsoil or with a 50/50 mix of garden soil and potting soil to help the planter retain water during the summer months. Some good choices are those that are drought tolerant. Here are a few suggestions:
Agastache foeniculum - Anise hyssop; Artemisia; Centauria montana - Perennial bachelor?s button; Coreopsis spp.- Coreopsis; Dianthus spp. - Pinks; Echinacea purpurea - Purple cone flower; Echinops ritro - Globe thistle; Erygium spp. - Sea holly; Euphorbia sp. - Spurge; Gaillardia spp. - Blanket flower; Siberian iris; lia -Lavender; Liatris spp. - Gay feather; Nepeta spp. - Catmint; Phlox; Black-eyed Susan; Salvia; Sedum and Lamb's Ears.

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