2008 Report – Winners and Losers

Hopefully,this list below will help you decide what to plant and how to best spend your money.

Plant Name Common name Grade Comments
Aster patens Purple Daisy A Doing Great
Carex muskingumensis Palm Sedge A Great in 2008
Carex stricta Tussock Sedge A Great in 2008
Chasmanthium latifolium Northern Sea Oats A Great in 2008
Echinacea pupurea

Double Decker

B It did not flower, but looks healthy.
Fuchsia garenmeister C- Fair – used by a few hummers
HELICHRYSUM BRIGHT BIKINIS MIXTURE (0977) F Don’t plant again – it died out.
HELICHRYSUM SILVER MIST (0965 C- Not very vigorous.
Lantana Irene A Wiethop – nice – low growing
Lonicera sempervirens Trumpet Honeysuckle A It’s in the garden more for hummingbirds than butterflies. Plant of Merit – Great in 2008 – host for Clearwing HB.
Panicum virgatum Switch grass A Great in 2008
PENSTEMON BARBATUS COCCINEUS (1546) C Seeds – parkseed.com start 4/1

100 seeds

Phlox paniculata hybrid C Brecks.com – bare root plants

Indian Summer

A Planted for the Goldfinch.
SILENE COMPACTA (CATCHFLY) (1887) C Seeds – parkseed.com start 4/1 –

100 seeds Great in 2008- but no flowers.

Salvia nemerosa


A Doing great – it bloomed a long time.
Salvia guaranitica

Black and Blue

A Hummers like this – July – growing great! It may survive the winter! It sends out underground runners! It got down to Zero a couple of times this winter. Will it come back?
SILENE hageana


F Seeds – parkseed.com start 4/1 –

25 seeds Died out


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