Coreopsis moonbeam, Erigeron karvinskianus, pelargonium tomentosum, persicaria affinis, six on saturday, Succulents, Verbena bonariensis
Hello. Joining The Propagator with a quick six from my garden this morning.
Verbena bonariensis tall, willowy and beautiful, a firm favourite with most people. Against a blue sky, what is not to like.
Just a green leaf?
This is a fabulous leaf, soft and furry to touch, think puppy soft, and such a magnificent scent, strong, powerful like those extra strong mints. This is Pelargonium Tomentosum. ( Not grown for its flowers which are very insignificant but white).
You know I love daisies, this is Erigeron, it’s everywhere.
Ground cover, Persicaria affinis gets into its own at this time of year. I enjoy seeing the flowers in various states of open.
The best yellow? Certainly gentle and rather charming this is Coreopsis Moonbeam.
Succulents are always fascinating and my collection is quite old but some years they do better than others. Whilst this years long, hot Summer was fabulous for them the long, dark, cold and wet Winter really harmed them. Even under glass they hated the dark and they came out this Spring looking withered and shrunken. Those that survived are looking much happier now.
Have a wonderful weekend. D.
Lora Hughes said:
Welcome to SoS! I love the photos of both your erigeron & persicaria, but boy, that coreopsis really grabbed my eye. A lovely Six all around.
Thank you Lora and hi!
Your erigeron looks happy. It is prettier than mine, and it is native here.
Perhaps it prefers the climate here? Or soil or maybe it’s a flattering photograph?!
Now that I think about it, erigeron mostly gets planted into ‘native’ landscapes that do not get much water. In such landscapes, it grows like it would in the wild. That means that it looks great at the end of winter and beginning of spring, and then gets tired through summer. That is normal for it, but not as pretty as it would be in irrigated and more refined landscapes.
you are right that it prefers a dry spell and is happy in pavement cracks however it was not impressed with our heatwave.
It naturally shuts down in response to heat. Many native plants here do that. The heat does not really hurt it,. It merely causes it do go somewhat dormant.
Hello from Australia and welcome to SoS! Your six are lovely, but like Lora, I loved the coreopsis most.
Hi! The Coreopsis is a good late flowering perennial here, and is great amongst grasses. What a friendly bunch SoS are.
We are, and it’s fun to see what everyone else is doing!
I love Erigeron too, happy in most places in my garden and seeds itself around.
Likewise. Not a plant for people with a tidy garden, they pop up everywhere
March Picker said:
So glad you’ve joined in! The persicaria is one I’m thinking of growing. Does it spread well?
Hi! It spreads really well on my heavy soil. A veritable carpet
I’m a recent convert to persicaria having grown some from seed this year. They have flowered a bit but am expecting more next year once they have settled in. Nice first 6, welcome!
Thank you for the welcome to SoS and I am impressed that your persicarias are flowering from seed within one season, I think I shall have to try some myself as I can always find room for more.
Depending on the variety you have they can be quite invasive. You might find you have more than you want!
Not an issue so far.
Lovely persicara. I am looking for a pink plant to recommend to a friend and this may be it.
It is a ground covering variety and certainly shades of pink. Thanks