Design, Perennial Kidney Shape
June 8, 2011
Perennials you will need
A Tall Ornamental Grass 1 Plant
B Daylily ‘Happy Returns’ 2 Plants
C Geranium 5 Plants
D Baby’s Breath 1 Plant
E Dianthus Pink 5 Plants
F Rudbeckia ‘Goldstrum’ 2 Plants
G Purple Coneflowers 2 Plants
H Bee Balm – Scarlet 1 Plant
Materials you will need
1 – 4 cu. ft. Peat Moss
1 – 4 cu. ft. Pa-Lite
3-5 lbs. 5-10-5 Garden Fertilizer
1 – Scoop Premium Mulch
Kidney Garden Alternative Selections
A Butterfly Bush ‘Pink Delight’ – Pure pink blooms are borne in dense trusses, 12 to 15 inches long. Easy to grow and attractive to butterflies.
B Purple Coneflower – Excellent cut flower loved by butterflies and goldfinch.
C Salvia – Blooms early summer on neat, compact plants that grow 16 to 20 inches tall.
D Sedum – Grows in dry soil. Fall blooming favorite.
E Coreopsis – Height 12 to 24 inches. Foliage divided, fern-like. Long bloomer of starry flowers.
F Shasta Daisy – Free-flowering summer daisies grow 10 to 15 inches tall. Foliage is deep green. Single white flowers bloom from late spring into summer.
G Phlox – A compact, sturdy grower, 30 inches tall, it never needs staking. Foliage is mildew resistant.
H Coral Bell – A perennial favorite loved by hummingbirds.