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Asked on Mar 21, 2017
What flowers would you recommend for my garden bed?
I am looking for a type of flower that comes back every year & can take up a whole garden bed, any ideas?
on Mar 21, 2017
mums, bee balm, roses, spider wort, lady's mantel, day Lilly, stay away from the mint plants. they can be invasive.
on Mar 22, 2017
oh yah.. i forgot holly hocks they will re -seed them selves.
on Mar 22, 2017
How about veronicas? I love their color and shape.
on Mar 22, 2017
What is your location? Do you have shade or sun? How much area is there for planting?
on Mar 22, 2017
Daisies, cone flowers, painyed daisies and hydrangeas are perennials for sunny locations. Hostas, bleeding hearts, astilbe and lillies of the valley are great for shade. If you're on Pinterest, search perennials and start a board. Good luck!
on Mar 25, 2017
Greggs Mist if you like butterflies🦋
on Mar 26, 2017
Just about anything can take up a whole flower bed if you plant enough of them. But certain flowers will tend to spread via underground roots, while others spread by self seeding (often with help of birds). You need to first look at the sun conditions of the bed and also decide how tall you want the flowers to be. I planted one deep-pink Rubersterm coneflower (tall, sunny) and I now have a patch of them about 5 feet in diameter. Same for bee balm (tall) in a shadier part of my garden. Many people won't plant these because they spread so rampantly, Same for lily-of-the-valley, which is a shorter shade plant that spreads like crazy. The alternative to planting spreaders is to use a grouping of plants that grow large enough to fill in the spacebetween them. Day lilies are great for this, as are astilbes, both medium-height plants with beautiful flowers. Pay attention to the height, spacing, and sun requirements on the labels, and you can't go wrong. If you specifically want flowers, bear in mind that most plants flower for only a few weeks every year (unlike annuals), so if you plant a bed of all one thing you'll have just foliage most of the time. If it's coverage you're after but not necessarily flowers, hostas, lady's mantle, and heucheras are perfect in the shade, and the heucheras come in a huge variety of colors and sizes. For sunny areas try campanula -- they have a relatively long flowering season and are well-behaved. Most important: Have fun choosing and don't stress out over it!
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