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Bulletproof Perennials - Make me a recommendation
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Ionianprincess · 27/06/2022 17:15

What have you got in your borders that is beautiful and low maintenance?

I’ve got:

Geum
Roses
Hyderagea
Red robin bush
Sage

Stuff that hasn’t been successful:

Lupins
Echinacea
Dicentra

(all eaten by something)

Thanks

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Eddielizzard · 27/06/2022 17:19

Salvias
Japanese anemones
Alchemilla mollis
Geraniums (eg. Johnsons blue)
Scabiosa

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LadyGardenersQuestionTime · 27/06/2022 17:21

Persicaria (added bonus: bees love it)
thalictrum
veronicastrum
rudbeckia

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gingersplodgecat · 27/06/2022 17:22

Cotoneaster
English lavender
Aquilegia
Geraniums (the perennial ones)
Forsythia
Winter flowering jasmine
Pyracantha
Spiraea
Mint (grow it in a pot though or it will go everywhere)

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Plantstrees · 27/06/2022 17:24

Hardy geraniums, various types
Michelmas daisies
Perennial sweet peas
Honeysuckle
Buddleia

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2DemisSVP · 27/06/2022 17:25

Penstemon , but specifically one plant in my garden which I’ve propagated from and it grows huge within 2 years. It’s getting a bit much now !!

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UWhatNow · 27/06/2022 17:27

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LosingTheWill2022 · 27/06/2022 17:31

Hardy geraniums
Japanese Anemones
Penstemon Digitalis (not sure which one).
Alchemilla Mollis
Acanthus

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Roystonv · 27/06/2022 17:51

Came on to say hardy geraniums. Can't get alchemilla to grow for me, such a shame. Euphorbias not sure which one but spreads everywhere.

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AlisonDonut · 27/06/2022 17:58

Sarcococca
Winter honeysuckle
Hydrangea paniculata
Viburnum
Agastache
Amelanchier
Smoke bush
Acer

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AlisonDonut · 27/06/2022 17:59

Roystonv · 27/06/2022 17:51

Came on to say hardy geraniums. Can't get alchemilla to grow for me, such a shame. Euphorbias not sure which one but spreads everywhere.

Euphorbia wolfenii

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Ionianprincess · 27/06/2022 19:16

Thank you everyone!

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AyeRobot · 27/06/2022 19:23

Gaillardia (Blanket flower). Grew yellow ones from Poundland seeds last year & they flowered first year and are great this year. Got reds ones this year & they are looking even better although in the first year.

The sweet Williams that I saved from the B&Q doom section last year have survived & are amazing this year.

New England Asters are almost indestructible.

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squashyhat · 28/06/2022 21:33

Helenium, Phlox, Garden Loostrife, Perennial Lobelia, Hellebore

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MrsBertBibby · 28/06/2022 21:54

Penstemon
Perovskia
Sidalcea
Nepeta (bee and cat magnet)
Foxgloves

Also, aliums, and especially, nectaroscordum siculum. Nectaroscordum is so much fun, the moment it opens it is mobbed by bumbles, it is magical.

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Volterra · 28/06/2022 21:56

Sedum Autumn Joy, Erysium Bowles mauve and Mexican fleabane.

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Mol1628 · 28/06/2022 22:01

Cordilines
japanese Berberis
blackcurrant sage

Tried nerines but they keep getting eaten.

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GuyFawkesDay · 28/06/2022 22:03

For me:

Salvia
Perovskia
Sedum
Japanese anemone
Hardy geranium

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