Darlene Mapes
Darlene Mapes
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Asked on May 31, 2013

Mystery Perennials

Janice KohlerDarlene MapesMargie  Newman
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Can anyone tell me the names of these perennials?
mystery perennials, flowers, gardening, perennials
mystery perennials, flowers, gardening, perennials
mystery perennials, flowers, gardening, perennials
14 answers
  • hardy geranium in the middle with the purple flower. (i'm 99.99 % sure) on that one and the one on the right APPEARS to be a fern of some sort. Maybe an asparagus fern?

  • Frances S
    on Jun 1, 2013

    I have the one in the middle it is so easy to split and transplant very hardy.

  • Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
    on Jun 1, 2013

    Yes, the blooming photo in the center is cranesbill - hardy geranium. I have it in several different locations. It thrives in sun, but will tolerate some shade. It comes in a wide variety of colors. It's is very easy to grow, blooms off and on all summer and tends to spread

  • Barbara S
    on Jun 1, 2013

    stays green all winter, too.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 1, 2013

    Definitely a geranium in the middle. As someone suggested, the one on the right could be a yarrow. The one on the left might possibly be polemonium.

  • Terrie Kaufman
    on Jun 1, 2013

    To the BEST of my knowledge neither the first, nor the third is a fern. But what they are is still a mystery although I probably have them in my garden somewhere! <grin>

  • My 1929 Charmer
    on Jun 1, 2013

    1st one is valerian officinalis. It is an old heirlion plant dating back to 1600. It also a heavy reseeder.

  • My 1929 Charmer
    on Jun 1, 2013

    Last one is yarrow

  • Marieanne Honsberger
    on Jun 1, 2013

    Just looked up Valerian officinalis sounds like a great plant addition to any garden:)http://www.bluestem.ca/perennials-valeriana-officinalis.htm

  • Vicki Yawn Andrews
    on Jun 2, 2013

    hardy geranium in middle and yarrow on end...not sure of first one

  • Kay Love-Wood
    on Jun 3, 2013

    One one in the middle is like others have said is a geranium. Great plant the one on the far right looks like yarrow. Yarrow has a bloom something like queen ann lace. Reseeds like crazy also.Both have a place in the garden I think.

  • Margie Newman
    on Jun 4, 2013

    Darlene, I lived in Sugar Run, Pa. 2001-2003.. Great little town, wonderful people....we really miss it...I was shocked when I saw your postBy the way, you have a great site here!!!

  • Darlene Mapes
    on Jun 8, 2013

    Thank you all so much, you answered my question. I love this site!!!!

  • Janice Kohler
    on Feb 18, 2015

    The last one is Yarrow. Yellow Yarrow is the most known, but I have red (the bloom fades to orange) and purple (the bloom fades to pink). That's how they look when I dig some up for a friend. They are perennials and love hot, dry. They are usually the last things still blooming when the hot dry July is here. They are not invasive.

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