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Long Living Perennials for Shade

By daylily
June 19, 2013

Twenty-seven years ago I planted my first perennials, shrubs, and trees around the Ohio home where I currently live. The natural soil is heavy, poorly draining clay that is almost impossible to dig into, so I have added a lot of organic matter to the perennial beds. We have summer temperatures up to 105 and winter temperatures of -25. Years with little rain, and years with lots of rain. This area was once considered zone 5, but the latest update now has it as zone 6. I've grown many perennials through the years. Many grew one or two seasons and then never appeared again. Some were plagued with insect or disease problems that I didn't want to deal with. A few had no problem surviving - I had a problem with them spreading or setting seed that grew everywhere.

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Name: Sylvia Butler
TX (Zone 8a)
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citysylvia
Jun 18, 2013 9:01 PM CST
Wonderful! I would give anything to be able to grow that Britte Marie Ligularia! I have tried, Lawd knows I have tried! I bought one in Cedar Rapids and ordered two online. Daylillyi you have something else there I am looking at online... the round dark leaf one next to the Pulmonaria? Smiling Its so exciting to see someone else garden in its glory.
Did I see my Striptease there? If so its a great plant multiplies fast!

Thanks Daylily
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Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
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daylily
Jun 18, 2013 11:04 PM CST
Yes, Striptease! Good eye! I bought it a few years ago. It is a favorite!

Round dark leaved one... Not sure if you mean ligularia or hosta? If ligularia, it is Britt Marie? I have several. If you mean the big blue hosta, that is a seedling from a friend.
Name: Sylvia Butler
TX (Zone 8a)
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citysylvia
Jun 19, 2013 12:25 PM CST
Yes Juli, it is the Ligularia, I always gravitate toward that plant! Sticking tongue out I was telling Susan its a great plant for the South!
Hosta's at Sissinghurst, INc
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Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
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daylily
Jun 19, 2013 3:09 PM CST
oops double post
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Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
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daylily
Jun 19, 2013 3:09 PM CST
Ligularia seems to do best here if in full shade and moist organic soil. I try to remember to water them more than some of the other plants.

Hosta Striptease is really beautiful. It is doing well for me, planted under a crabapple tree.
Name: Sylvia Butler
TX (Zone 8a)
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citysylvia
Jun 20, 2013 11:20 PM CST
lol There is another plant you guys can grow up north that I cant grow. I forgot what it was. I will let you know what it is Smiling
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