Audrey's Plantmania

An Annapolis gardener sharing her bounty at bargain prices

New England aster May 10, 2012

Filed under: Deer-resistant,Fall Interest,Flowers purple,Native Plants,Perennials — annapolisplants @ 4:56 am

Smothered with purple flowers in fall, growing to 3′ high.  Prefers sun, deer resistant.  Completely drought proof once established.  Native.

Fabulous planted with Goldenrod for a spectacular fall show.


Cranesbill Geranium May 12, 2010

A sea of rose-pink flowers over a tidy clump of delicately cut foliage 12-18″ high.  A wonderful edging plant.  Pictured on the left with Agastache Golden Jubilee.

Completely drought-proof once established.  Likes full to part sun.

Evergreen leaves are tinged with red all winter.  A must-have plant for every garden!


Painters Palette (Persicaria virginiana) & Hosta April 5, 2010

Painters Palette is a lovely plant that lights up the shade with its bright leaves, splashed with white streaking and a red chevron.  Also flowers in summer with plumes of tiny red flowers.  Quite striking in a mass.

Spreads slowly by stolons and seed to make a large clump which can be divided in subsequent years.  Also drops seed when happy, but seedlings are easy to remove.

foliage grows to 2′ and the flowers float above.  Full sun to full shade.