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What is the most hardy flower? hardy bush? I tend to kill things...

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JOR_HAIL

Asked by JOR_HAIL at 8:29 AM on Jan. 15, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • where do you live? This makes a huge difference. I know my horticulture, tell me where you live & i will give you a great list of hardy plants.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 8:53 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • eastern PA.
    JOR_HAIL

    Comment by JOR_HAIL (original poster) at 8:55 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • Bushes: euonymus, any evergreen tree or bush, holly trees/bushes, rhododendrons.


    Perennial Flowers: Black eyes Susan's, hosta


    Annuals: Marigolds, Geraniums, Petunias.


     I live on Long Island, I think we have the same climate basically.

    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:06 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • Mums are very hardy
    Hostas
    Lilac Bushes
    Geraniums
    Marigolds petunias
    Hen and chicks
    Phylox is very hardy it's a ground cover though
    Iris, Tulips, crocus
    Moms_Angels1960

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 10:31 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • along with the others.............forsythia. Hardy and beautiful
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 12:04 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • Lilly's,Mountain Laurel,deco grasses,some species of roses are quite hardy,Allium,Rhoderdendron,Lilac,Hollyhock, pretty much that says it can handle Zone 6 weather :)
    liss05

    Answer by liss05 at 1:06 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • Phlox is good, not always a ground cover there are many different varieties.


    For shrubs - i would say azalea's, rhododendron, mountain laurel, blue holly, Inkberry Holly, Viburnum, common lilac, clethra, hydrangea 


    For perennials, i would say Hosta's, black eye susan, purple cone flower, phlox, dianthus, bebalm, daisy's, flax


    Anuals - begonia's, poppy, bleeding hearts, helichrysum, viola's & johnny jump ups resead themselves every year, chicory, zinnea, cosmos, tulpis


     

    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 2:23 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • * tulips...
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 2:24 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • I'm in eastern PA as well, and have the most "no fuss" luck with Daylilies, Chrysanthemums, Tulips, Daisies, Irises, Rose of Sharon, Butterfly Bush, and Hydrangea.  After a few seasons I have been able to divide the original plants, transplant them to another garden and get "free plants!" :o)

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:26 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • i kill every plant i have ever owned.. so your not alone. i ended up buying a bamboo plant for my bathroom to go with the decor and then got another one because they lasted,, i had both of them for going on 2 yrs now and they are still alive that reminds me i better add water to them..
    kyiahsmommy

    Answer by kyiahsmommy at 2:25 AM on Jan. 16, 2011

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