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May 18, 2020 11:17 AM CST
Nutley NJ
Could anyone help me ID two of my favorite perennials, please. Both are tuberous, like partial sun. The plant in the middle photo is quite invasive.
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May 18, 2020 11:27 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Hardy geranium and variegated Solomon's Seal. Both are annoyingly enthusiastic growers but I love them in my garden.
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May 18, 2020 11:54 AM CST
Nutley NJ
DaisyI said:Hardy geranium and variegated Solomon's Seal. Both are annoyingly enthusiastic growers but I love them in my garden.


I rely on both to fill space with little effort and expense on my part. Also Lysismachia and Bee Balm, shown below. I also have a lot of the dwarf bamboo Kuma Sasa, though this has caused headaches.


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May 18, 2020 12:01 PM CST
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May 18, 2020 1:56 PM CST
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plantladylin said:Here are our database entries for your plants:
Hardy Geranium (Geranium sanguineum)
Variegated Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum 'Variegatum')


It looks more like G. nodosum
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May 18, 2020 2:31 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Here's the database entry for Geranium (Geranium nodosum)
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May 18, 2020 4:17 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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I thought I had the Kuma Sasa contained but its coming up in the cracks of my walkway. Oops! Blinking

The one plant even more enthusiastic than Soloman's Seal and Bee Balm is Wood Anemone. I think its completely crowded out the Bee Balm and working on a patch of Soloman's Seal.
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May 18, 2020 4:37 PM CST
Nutley NJ
DaisyI said:I thought I had the Kuma Sasa contained but its coming up in the cracks of my walkway. Oops! Blinking

The one plant even more enthusiastic than Soloman's Seal and Bee Balm is Wood Anemone. I think its completely crowded out the Bee Balm and working on a patch of Soloman's Seal.
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I believe I have some of the wood anemome, but it hasn't proved a prolific grower for me. My Kuma Sasa (Panda Food) has invaded four of my neighbors, and only one of them seems to appreciate it.
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May 18, 2020 5:11 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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BobNJ said:
My Kuma Sasa (Panda Food) has invaded four of my neighbors, and only one of them seems to appreciate it.


I wonder why. Rolling on the floor laughing

I got mine from my father in law (it had been planted by his father in the 1950's). In his absolutely gorgeous Japanese garden in San Francisco, it was a hedge around the patio. Somewhere along the line, it was taken out and replaced by a boxwood hedge. I found a small pot of it out by his compost pile and asked if I could have it. It never grew well in S.F. or in the California Central Valley but in Reno, there's no stopping it. Confused
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