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  2. 2. OUR FAVORITE PLANTS<br />Dunesland Garden Club<br />Created by Sandi Shea and April Meyers<br />February 2008<br />
  3. 3. Japanese Anemone<br />Anemone x hybrida<br />Perennial Zone 4<br />Part Shade; certain varieties tolerate more sun<br />Needs moist well-drained soil and wind protection<br />2’ to 4’ tall<br />Blooms white or pink in late summer and fall<br />Slow to establish butnaturalizes well<br />Anne Miller<br />Anne Miller<br />
  4. 4. Bird of Paradise<br />Strelitzia reginae<br />Tropical; must be overwintered indoors or treat as an annual<br />Full sun and good ventilation<br />5’ tall<br />Place outdoors after temperatures are consistently above 60 degrees<br />Fertilize weekly<br />Do not overwater; susceptible to root rot<br />Ethel Howard<br />
  5. 5. Black-Eyed Susan<br />Rudbeckia fulgida<br />Herbaceous Perennial<br />Zone 3-9 sun to light shade<br />Full sun; dry soil<br />Yellow/orange blossoms June-October<br />Dead head to prolong bloom<br />2-3 feet tall<br />Will naturalize<br />Propagate by division<br />Dried flower heads are food source for birds<br />Black Eyed Susan (BC) single.jpg<br />Barbara Clark<br />Barbara Clark<br />
  6. 6. Catmint <br />Perennial Zone 3<br />Sun to light shade; thrives in dry sun<br />7” to 30” tall to 3’ wide<br />Blooms blue violet May to frost<br />Shear back to encourage new blooms<br />Aromatic foliage<br />Sterile seeds so propagate by division<br />Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’<br />True benefit?<br />Jan LaBelle<br />
  7. 7. Coneflower<br />Perennial Zone 3<br />Full sun<br />2’ to 5’ tall<br />Blooms June-July; sporadically till frost<br />Purple to pink, yellow, white; new varieties in corals, oranges and greens<br />Can tolerate part shade, drought, heat, poor soil<br />Seed heads will stand through winter as food for finches<br />Echinacea purpurea<br />Glenda Clark<br />
  8. 8. Daylily <br />Perennial<br />Zone 4<br />Sun to light shade<br />20” foliage; 44” scape<br />Blooms in July; can be 6” diameter<br />Easy care; not too aggressive<br />Many varieties in size, bloom time, color, bloom shape<br />Hemerocallis ‘Chief Four Fingers’<br />BethDermody<br />Beth Dermody<br />
  9. 9. Delphinium (Larkspur)<br />Delphinium varieties<br />Short lived Perennial often grown as an annual<br />Zone 3 or 4; full sun<br />1 to 6’ tall<br />Blooms June-July in shades of blues, pinks, white, and bicolors<br />Most must be staked<br />Needs sufficient moisture but well-drained soil<br />Susceptible to powdery mildew, crown rot, slugs and snails<br />Young plants and seeds are poisonous<br />Betty Jean Thompson<br />
  10. 10. FAINTING PLANT<br />Ligularia vars.<br />Zone 3-5 Perennial<br />Bold plants with large leaves, long leaf stalks and unique daisy-like flowers <br />Partial shade in fertile, humus-rich, wet soil <br />Canary of the garden-wilts during hot afternoons <br />Also known as Leopard Plant or Ragwort<br />Very hardy, but may be susceptible to slugs<br />Palmatiloba<br />Britt-Marie<br />Rocket<br />Desdemona<br />Przewalskii<br />Sandi Shea<br />
  11. 11. Canadian Wild Ginger<br />Asarum canadense<br />Zone 3 Perennial<br />Full shade ground cover<br />6-12” tall; 12” wide<br />Spreads slowly<br />Inconspicuous brown flowers in spring<br />Large leaves up to 6”<br />No major problems although may be susceptible to slugs<br />Judy Wilkes<br />
  12. 12. Hemp<br />Annual; full sun<br />Variety of “marijuana” plant which contains less than 1% THC<br />Rapid growth; harvested at different times for different uses<br />Can be used for food, fuel, textiles, cosmetics, building materials, paper <br />Is illegal in the U.S.<br />Cannabis sativa <br />Alex Dimitrijevich<br />
  13. 13. Tropical Hibiscus<br />Tropical; must be overwintered indoors or treat as an annual<br />Filtered sun<br />2’ to10’ tall<br />Blooms sporadically all the time in every color except true blue and black<br />Blooms last only 1 day<br />Can be pruned heavily to fit space; likes to be nearly root bound<br />Hibiscus rosa-sinesis<br />Connie Reynolds<br />
  14. 14. Hosta<br />Hosta ‘Blue Angel’<br />Perennial Zone 3<br />Full to part shade<br />24”-30” tall; 60”- 87” wide <br />Large thick veined blue-gray leaf<br />Blooms white on 44” scape in June and July<br />Slug resistant<br />Marty Butler<br />Marty Butler<br />
  15. 15. Bigleaf Hydrangea<br />Hydrangea (HK).jpg<br />Perennial shrub<br />Zone 6 (5 if sheltered)<br />Part shade<br />4’-6’ tall and wide<br />Bloom June-August<br />Blue in acid soil (add aluminum sulfate here); Pink in alkaline soil<br />Blooms on old wood so may have winter damage; prune after flowering<br />Dried flowers stay on a long time<br />Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Nikko Blue’<br />Helen Koetz<br />Helen Koetz<br />Helen Koetz<br />
  16. 16. Hydrangea<br />Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’<br />Zone 3-8; sun to part shade <br />8’-12’ tall, 7’-10’ wide <br />Vigorous, upright deciduous multistem shrub<br />Features long lasting upright sharply pointed panicles of white flowers<br />Bloom July to September<br />Blooms on new wood, so prune late winter/early spring<br />Can be pruned to maintain size and shape<br /> Many other varieties for size, form, bloom color and shape<br />MaryGustafson<br />Mary Gustafson<br />
  17. 17. Exotic Impatiens<br />Annual from cuttings<br />Shade to part shade<br />10”-16” tall<br />Vigorous and well branched<br />Blooms early summer to frost<br />Yellow, salmons, coral, pinks<br />Easy to overwinter<br />Impatiens ‘Fusion Series’<br />April Meyers<br />
  18. 18. Lenten Rose<br />Helleborus ‘Orientalis’<br />Evergreen Perennial Zone 4<br />Part to full shade<br />10”-18” tall; to 30” wide<br />Blooms in late winter (in the snow) <br />Leaves are attractive throughout the year, including winter here<br />Needs humus rich alkaline soil<br />Sandi Shea<br />
  19. 19. Lungwort/Bethlehem Sage<br />Pulmonaria saccharata<br />Perennial Zone 3 or 4<br />Part to full shade including dry shade<br />8”-15” tall; to 20” wide<br />Bloom April to May; pink fading to blue or reverse or white<br />Leaves remain splotched white all summer<br />Hardy and low maintenance<br />Can be susceptible to mildew and slugs but resistant varieties available<br />Mrs. Moon<br />Mrs. Moon<br />Leopard<br />Longifolia ‘Roy Davidson’<br />Sissinghurst<br />Barb Ward<br />
  20. 20. Periwinkle <br />Evergreen Broadleaf Perennial Zone 4<br />3”- 6” tall, mat forming<br />Sun to shade, moist to fairly dry<br />Bloom May to June raspberry color (other varieties in blue, pink, and white)<br />No serious problems, but can be slightly invasive<br />Vinca minor ‘atropurpurea’<br />Naomi Friedrich<br />atropurpurea<br />Naomi Friedrich<br />Naomi Friedrich<br />
  21. 21. Rose<br />Rosea varieties<br />Ione Mainord<br />Perennial Zone 4 or 5<br />Full sun<br />From 6” to more than 8’<br />Can be miniature, shrub, bush, groundcover, climbing<br />Bloom in shades of pink, red, yellow, white, and bicolor<br />Can be very fragrant<br />Can be carefree or care intensive depending upon variety<br />Ione Mainord<br />
  22. 22. Summer Snapdragon <br />Angelonia angustifolia<br />Annual<br />Sun to part shade<br />6” to 24”; can be upright or cascading<br />Blooms all summer in shades of pinks, lavender, white, and bicolor<br />Heat tolerant<br />Bedding, Container, or Hanging Baskets<br />Easy care; no major problems<br />April Meyers<br />
  23. 23. Tree Peony<br />Paeonia suffruticosa<br />Sandi Shea<br />Perennial shrub<br />Zone 5 (4 with winter protection)<br />Woody; does not die back (do not prune-blooms on old wood)<br />Large single or double blooms in red, pink, maroon, yellow, or white<br />Star shaped seedpods remain all winter<br />Sometimes fragrant<br />Easy maintenance<br />Long lived—to 2 centuries<br />Judy Sims<br />Judy Sims<br />Sandi Shea<br />Judy Sims<br />
  24. 24. Tulip<br />Tulipa hybrids and species<br />Perennial Bulb, but hybrids often treated as annuals<br />Zone 3, 4, 5 depending on variety<br />Full sun<br />3” to 36” tall<br />Blooms in many colors from March to May depending on spring weather<br />Joyce Frederick<br />
  25. 25. Zinnia <br />Zinnia varieties<br />Annual grown from seed<br />8” to 4’ tall<br />Blooms from June till frost in reds, pinks, yellows, oranges ,white and bicolors<br />Wonderful cut flower<br />Full sun, fairly dry<br />Low maintenance<br />Susceptible to mildew, root rot and blight; new varieties more disease resistant<br />Pauline Roberts<br />
  26. 26. Zonal Geranium<br />Pelargonium x hortorum<br />Herbaceous Annual that can be overwintered either indoors or dormant<br />Zone 10 sun to light shade<br />15” to 30” tall<br />Bloom June till frost in shades of pink, red, white and bicolors<br />Deadhead for best blooms<br />Container or bedding plant<br />Susceptible to stem and root rot; gray mold in high humidity<br />Anne Gendreau<br />Anne Gendreau<br />
  27. 27. Zucchini<br />Annual bush type vegetable<br />Full sun<br />Produces from late June to October<br />Sweet flavored bright yellow zucchini with few seeds<br />Out produces other varieties<br />No pest or mildew problems<br />Zucchini ‘Butterstick Hyb.’<br />Marty Butler<br />Marty Butler<br />
  28. 28. THE END<br />Any questions?<br />