Please help with this Pre-planned garden!

eclecticmeSeptember 4, 2011

I planted a butterfly pre-planned garden that I purchased from Bluestoneperennials.com earlier this year. I was wondering if someone could help me out with a few questions as I really have no clue what I'm doing....

1. Do you know what this perennial is?

What is eatting the leaves?

What do I do to prevent it?

Another photo of the same plant:

2. Does anyone know what this is?

3. Any finally, could someone please tell me what this is?

As I stated, these were part of a pre-planned garden. Here's what was in the box... but I still cant tell from the photos on Blue Stone's website, which flowers these are... I told you I didnt know what I was doing. Right?

What was in the box:

Phlox Sherwood Purple

Caryopteris Longwood Blue

Echinacea Purpurea

Origanum Rosenkuppel

Aster September Ruby

Herb Chives

Achillea Paprika

Rudbeckia Goldsturm

Agastache Honey Bee Blue

Coreopsis Early Sunrise

Monarda Raspberry Wine

Sedum Brilliant

Buddleia Honeycomb

Thanks is advance for your help!

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wieslaw59

If I only can choose from the list, the first plant resembles Rudbeckia Goldsturm most. Anything can eat the leaves, from snails through slugs to insects.The second plant looks a little like an Agastache.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2011 at 4:41PM
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eclecticme

Thanks for the help. I assume that photos are from something on the list because there area was completely bare before I planted the stuff from the box. There werent any weeds or anything. Just dirt.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2011 at 4:43PM
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gardenweed_z6a

Check to see if any of the stems are square instead of round. Agastache & monarda/bee balm are in the mint family and have square stems. Leaves in photo #3 (your question #2) look like monarda/bee balm.

Sprinkle crushed eggshells around newly-planted perennials. The slugs won't crawl over them because the shells cut them. The eggshells also feed the soil as they decompose. Can't help with flying marauders but I do know ways to discourage the slithering kind.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2011 at 5:03PM
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wieslaw59

Try to rub a leaf of the plant #2 with your fingers. If it smells similar to mint then it is an Agastache. If it smells more like a lemon, than it is a Monarda.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2011 at 5:15PM
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eclecticme

Gosh, you gals and guys are so smart!!! The stems are indeed square and it smells like lemon. So, I will assume it is Monarda Raspberry Wine. Besides, the Agastache Honey Bee Blue is blooming somewhere else in my little patch of land right now.
Thanks!

Any idease about the last photo?

    Bookmark   September 4, 2011 at 5:24PM
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mad_gallica(zone 5 - eastern New York)

First one is echinacea. Last one is origanum.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2011 at 8:12PM
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laceyvail(6A, WV)

Also very effective for slugs and organic as well are Sluggo and Escar-Go.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2011 at 5:52AM
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gailwrite(6KY)

A thin layer of sand will discourage snails.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2011 at 8:50AM
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