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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: Marti Nelson
96 Royal Lane Somerset, KY 4 (Zone 6b)
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Jun 22, 2013 1:10 PM CST
I have four of them growing in 5 gallon buckets and will put them in the ground this year. I think they will be happier in the ground under the maple trees.
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Name: Juli
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Jun 22, 2013 1:29 PM CST
I think you are right.

Here is a photo I took this morning of one of mine. This is the one that has been in the ground the longest - around 25 years. It was still in bud when I submitted the article.

I wish I knew which cultivar it is. Was not to good at keeping tags way back then.

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