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James Kilkelly
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:45 pm    Post subject: Perennials grown in Ireland. Reply with quote

Hello to all members.
As Irish gardeners grows there will be many visitors and members who require information on a specific perennial. Gardeners usually want to see a picture plus information on growth rates, cultivation requirements, uses etc. all specific to Ireland.

I, as admin, will continue to add plants that I am familiar with whenever I get the chance.
I would urge other members of Irish gardeners to add their plants they have grown also.
Or perhaps add their views or information to the plants I post.
Your member name will be forever linked to that plant type within Irish gardeners.

In this way, together we can build a searchable collection of plant types growing in Ireland, useful for both the beginner and advanced gardener.

Many thanks, GPI
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:53 am    Post subject: Looking for scented perennials. Reply with quote

Hello All,
I have a few nice and very reliable perennials which I am happy with as well as my spring bulb collection. I am however looking to augment my arsenal to include some scented perrenials. Scented flowers just add that bit of extra excitement and return on all your hard work invested. Can anyone give me some ideas of some very reliable perennials that they have had success with in the Dublin area? I don't have a huge garden so I'm not looking for a creeping ground cover. Ideally I would like something like petunias (only a perennial) that have quite a small base (no more than 30 cm wide) but with a profusion of blooms. Kind of like a compact scented perennial nasturtium. Question Does such a thing exist??!!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe something like ,osteospermum, thyme, Bergenia, Euphorbia, Ajuga, Rock rose, Geraniums, there are many more but depends on your aspect, do you want something evergreen or something that dies down an regrows each year, what about bulbs.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should have mentioned that I would like them to flower in the spring and summer into late fall. If I need to plant a few varieties to get the desired duration then that's fine. Evergreens tend to be woody. I'm looking for something that dies down and regrows every year. I have spring covered with Hyacinth, tulips, daffodils/narcissus. I'm looking for flowers that bloom between April/May and October (preferably throught that entire period).
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pulmonaria or Jacobs coat or soldiers and sailors. Mine have been lovely this year. They are not scented though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulmonaria
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Margo. When do pulmanoria generally flower here?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dicentra,Iberis sempervirens, Spirea Bridal wreath (Shrub) Rudbeckia, Echinacea, Helinium, Hosta, Hemerocallis,Kirengeshoma palmata, Crocosmia.Calamagrostis (a tall grass infertile) Dahlias.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine are out at the moment. They usually have a good length of time flowering
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

your picture of the pulmonaria is on a different post margo check what did I do today, maybe you meant to post it here.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try again

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