Northeast Gardening forum: ? Native NJ plant bought at Lowe's for $3.00

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Name: Karen
Wayne, NJ (Zone 6b)
Region: New Jersey
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BlackCat08
Jun 29, 2013 5:26 PM CST
Ok, just had to rescue this poor plant from Lowe's clearance sale. It's only labeled Native NJ. Another customer at the store came up to me an asked if I knew what it was. He said it looked like Bee Balm. He bought two of them. I heard Bee Balm and not knowing anything other than they attract Hummingbirds, Bees and Butterflies grabbed one myself. A native plant has to be good right. I did some research and it does look a lot like Bee Balm. Anybody have Bee Balm and can verify this. The plant is already 2-21/2 feet tall. The top is full an very nice with new growth. The base was dry as a bone and the stems are kinda squarish. Got the baby home and first order of business was a soaking in water. I'm including some pics in hopes someone can Identify this plant for me.
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jun 30, 2013 4:12 AM CST

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yep looks right to me
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Name: Karen
Wayne, NJ (Zone 6b)
Region: New Jersey
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BlackCat08
Jun 30, 2013 4:24 AM CST
Thank you Allison. Doing a Happy Dance as it's Deer Resistant. Now to find the perfect spot in the yard to plant it.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jun 30, 2013 4:34 AM CST

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the hummers go crazy for Monarda
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jul 1, 2013 8:00 AM CST
For another time: 'Raspberry Wine' s said to be mildew resistant.

Hummingbirds flew past ours & went to hosta. Didn't his mummy tell him about bee balm?
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Jul 1, 2013 4:03 PM CST
Yup hummer magnet for sure Thumbs up
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Name: Karen
Wayne, NJ (Zone 6b)
Region: New Jersey
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BlackCat08
Jul 1, 2013 5:42 PM CST
I'll gladly invite any hummer who comes in my yard. Was thinking of getting a hummingbird feeder as well. I do have a butterfly bush and several cuttings that seem to be rooting as well.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jul 1, 2013 6:16 PM CST

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I have tons of agastache you can add to that.. they will like the plectranthus I gave you too.. in the fall
Name: Karen
Wayne, NJ (Zone 6b)
Region: New Jersey
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BlackCat08
Jul 4, 2013 8:18 AM CST
plectranthus? Went out and checked all my plant tags. Not finding anything with that name Allison. Still trying to find the right spot for the Bee Balm which looks like it's about to bloom any day now.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jul 4, 2013 9:21 AM CST

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Brazilian purple?... none of those??.. how did I forget that one?
Name: Karen
Wayne, NJ (Zone 6b)
Region: New Jersey
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BlackCat08
Jul 4, 2013 6:46 PM CST
Nope no Brazilian purple.........Did go to Lowes today and rummaged through the clearance plants. Came home with a Japanese Holly Fern and a Bleeding Heart Plant. Good Shade plants to put with the Toad Lilly's. Got another succulent plant (to dark to go check the name ) that has little tiny daisy like flowers on it for my full sun hot spot.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jul 5, 2013 3:03 AM CST

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Randy's fav are the bleeding hearts
Name: Karen
Wayne, NJ (Zone 6b)
Region: New Jersey
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BlackCat08
Jul 5, 2013 3:48 AM CST
Me too......Still have the last of my Grandmother's bleeding hearts. Have 3 huge Bleeding heart plants. Keep looking for a white one.
Name: Karen
Wayne, NJ (Zone 6b)
Region: New Jersey
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BlackCat08
Jul 5, 2013 4:39 AM CST
The other plant I got was Jewel of Dessert Moonstone & Ruby Ice Plant. Fascinating looking succulent. From what I've read it will survive nicely in my rock bed which bakes in the sun for most of the day.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jul 5, 2013 6:29 PM CST

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most of mine are in shade.. I would say we can dig my white one.. and split it.. but there are so many tree roots there not sure we can get to it at this point

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