"In Theory" plants
What plants should you (IN THEORY) be able to grow, but for whatever reason are not able to? What plants refuse to grow for you and why do you think that is so?
I've got an issue with bulbs it seems. Certain ones do tremendously here (Tulips, Chionodoxa, Crocus, Brodiaea), but others not so much. Alliums I kill without even trying. I have okay luck with what I call the colonizing (like A. senescens and moly) types, but not the bulbous types like 'Purple Sensation' or the glorious A. schubertii. Allium azureum is still undecided... Daffodils and Fritillary are a great conundrum. I see them do well in other areas around town, but have had mixed results here.
Clematis. I think it might be a mixture of hard soil in some areas in the yard and difficulty keeping the roots shaded/cool. I havent seen a great many Clematis around town either come to think of it. We have a couple at the nursery that grow exceptionally, but they are on a daily drip and in good soil.
Chelone/turtlehead. I just don't understand it's lack of enthusiasm for life. I've planted it twice now and both times the poor plants just languor. I'm thinking I may have to give it a go in a more shaded area, since spots in mostly sun here tend to dry out fast. Don't think these guys care for that too much- that's my guess anyway, LOL.
I know this as been expounded before, but the western Agastaches. I live in the West. I live in the dryer half of WA state. WHY?! Lol. I'm doing good to get them to come back a second year. Guess it s the wet winters that 'do them in'.