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Brought home more natives

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I picked up sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale), Rudbeckia triloba, and stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida). These are for the pasture-turned-meadow.

My reference book said the Rudbeckia triloba is a biennial but a prolific seeder. I'm disappointed it's short-lived but will be happy if it self-sows with abandon, which is what I'm hoping -- it's too expensive to buy many plants for back there, it's a pretty good-sized area. The goldrenrod reads like a winner. IDK that the sneezeweed was good choice. The bench card didn't say anything about it needing moist conditions but the reference book I have says it prefers moist. Which this area is not. It's not dry-dry, but it's fast-draining and gets no supplemental watering from me. Oh well. It was only $7.

What has your experience been with these?

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