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Plant advice:

ElothirElothir Posts: 94
edited August 2019 in Plants

I've been looking around at various plants to consider for the garden, and I wanted to ask some more experienced people for any views (good or bad) as to how some of the ones I'm a bit unsure/skeptical of were to grow (since searching around you get everything from 'easy to grow, low maintenance, perfect for beginners' to 'invasive menace').

E.g did they swamp other plants, do they spread all over, do they produce runners all over, were they difficult to get rid of if you decided to replace them or needed to remove them (for reference, needing to use weedkiller qualifies it as difficult) were there any particular difficulties or any useful tips/information etc

So here is a list:
Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Tickseed
Coreopsis grandiflora - Tickseed
Gaillardia aristata - Blanket Flower
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Iberis Sempervirens - Perennial Candytuft 
Chrysanthemum multicaule - Chrysanthemum
Betonica officinalis - Betony
Armeria maritima - Thrift
Glebionis segetum (Chrysanthemum segetum) - Corn Marigold (some confusion as to whether this is annual or perennial as well since some places say both).

For reference, existing plants that would be close by are fuchsia, Iceplant, phlox and various roses.


  • HelixHelix Posts: 631
    Part of whether a plant thrives and is well behaved is whether it suits the soil and conditions you are giving it.  Put a sun loving plant in the shade and it will just be a miserable twig....

    The only one of those I would avoid for getting everywhere is the stachys (betony).
    The corn marigold is usually grown as an annual, and self seeds, but doesn’t like alkaline soils.

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