Northern Illinois Plant Swap, May 2007

pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)May 11, 2007

Here is the ID of some of the plants swapped yesterday:

1. Primula  primrose  NOID-purplish fuschia color with yellow eye-6" tall- came from my neighbor-best in part shade  will wilt terribly in full sun-blooms early May in my garden at the same time as late spring bulbs & annual forget-me-not:

2. Hydrangea arborescens ÂAnnabelleÂ- a native  found in Anna, Illinois  soft wood shrub  4Âx4Â, sun or shade or anything in between-blooms both on new & old wood-white flower heads grow bigger as the shrub ages-flops terribly because the stems are too thin for the flower heads-will suckle gently after ~10 years. I leave the flower heads on the plant for winter interest:

3. Narcissus ÂTete-a-tete  a miniature Daffodil  early bloomer ~ 8" tall  very dainty yellow flowers usually 2 on a stemÂvery pretty with Scilla sibirica  full sun:

4. Coreopsis verticillata  tickseed  a native  yellow flower blooms all summer long ~18" tall-full sun-does spread-the plants you got are barely breaking dormancy so the leaves are not very long  the roots are yellow if you wonder which one this plant is-you got a lot of annual hitchhikers with this plant (Larkspur, Euphorbia marginata & Rudbeckia hirta) because I broadcast a lot of leftover seeds on top of the patch:

5. Echinacea purpurea  Common coneflower  native  4Â-full sun-Goldfinches love the seeds:

6. Lamium maculatum-Dead nettle-this could be ÂPink NancyÂ-soft pink flower from spring until hard frost-best in shade-very easy to grow from cuttings-a beautiful groundcover:

IÂll post some more photos as I take them. Hope this helps. Thanks, stage_rat for the wonderful suggestion.

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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

7. Eryngium ÂSapphire Blue  long taproots  3 1/2" tall- full sun - well drained soil  original seeds came from JohnnyÂs Selected Seeds-will self sow, but not awfully fast:

8. Nepata moussini  cat mint  full sun  well drained soil  10  12" tall  self sows  shear to the ground after the first flush of bloom to encourage reblooming:

9. Knautia ÂMelton Pastels  2 ' full sun/part shade  allow room to appeciate the shape of the plant  self sows quite prolifically-mother plant came from Bluestone Perennials:

  1. Solidago ÂFireworks  full sun  4 tall  will behave for the first 3-4 years then will spread  very late bloomer in fall:

  2. Achillea ptarmica ÂAngelÂs Breath  16  10" tall  full sun-well drained soil-blooms look like oversized BabyÂs Breath  does get powdery mildew if not well watered:

  3. Leucanthemella serotina  3 tall  full sun  white daisy flowers  Original plant came from Bluestone:

  4. Iris sibirica  Siberian Iris - dainty butterfly-like deep royal blue/purple flowers  4 full sun  best in moist soil, but will also perform well in dryish soil:

  5. Helianthus maximilliani  perennial native Sunflower  very late bloomer  grows up to 12 tall in rich soil  will benefit from shearing down half the size in spring or early summer:

    Bookmark   May 15, 2007 at 10:10PM
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silverwind(z5 IL)

Thank you thank you thank you!! :)

Nearly everything is perking up nicely, I'd potted things up until I could figure out what it all was. :D A few I'd remembered, or looked up from your list, I already have planted. :D

I even got Giles to let me put in new bed space in the (taa-daa) Front Yard!! so I'd have room for all the newcomers. :D

    Bookmark   May 16, 2007 at 2:28PM
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