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Am I going to regret planting these?

mxk3 z5b_MI
3 years ago
last modified: 3 years ago

I ended up buying a lot of new-to-me perennials this year due to my quest for taller plants and desire to incorporate more natives. I've been really pleased with their performance so far, but this being their first season, I'm not sure what to expect in terms of rampant re-seeding or aggressive spread. I need to be on the lookout because they're planted in foundation borders (which are pretty wide) so I can't let them get out of hand. What input do you have on these:

* Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)

* Mountain mint (Pycnanthemum muticum) -- these are right smack under a maple tree, so hoping the dryness will put the brakes on any invasive tendencies - ?

* Cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum) -- this one is way out by the road because of it's eventual size; I bought it for no other reason than I just wanted it :0p

* Monarda "Jacob Cline" -- this one is spreading already (but I love that fiery red!)

* Rudbeckia "Herbstsonne"

* Silphium integrifolim (Rosinweed)

* Vernonia noveboracensis (New York Ironweed)

* Vernonia "Southern Cross"

* Callirhoe involucrata (purple poppy mallow --- that is fun to say really fast!)


ETA: Also, willow-leaf sunflower (Helianthus salicifolius) "Autumn Gold".

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