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Re: Russian sage - invasive?

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Russian sage - invasive?
  • From: Pam Evans gardenqueen@gmail.com
  • Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 06:01:01 -0500
  • In-reply-to: <410-2200563143351698@earthlink.net>
  • References: <410-2200563143351698@earthlink.net>

I gave up on Buddleia too Andrea.  My soil is too rich.  They like a
lean sandy soil like Pat has across the street.  She can grow them,
mine died three years running.  Three strikes, you're out!   My
Russian sage is hanging in there though.

On 5/31/05, A A HODGES <hodgesaa@earthlink.net> wrote:
> I gave up on it. My soil is too wet I guess. Mine never did much of
> anything and then pooped out a couple of years ago. Didn't feel like
> messing with it again. Same with Buddleia. I don't know HOW people get
> those things to do well. Not one single plant that I've ever gotten, and
> there have been quite a few, have made it through an entire season. I've
> tried them in different types of soils, no water, lots of water, some
> water, no luck. And at different houses, so I know it's not just this yard.
> 
> 
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
> 
> 
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Theresa <tchessie@comcast.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 5/31/2005 9:03:39 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Russian sage - invasive?
> >
> > I've had one since last summer, but it has grown poorly (why I have no
> > idea) and so no suckers or seedlings here.  I will keep an eye on it
> > though, given your experience.
> >
> > Theresa
> >
> > Johnson Cyndi D Civ AFFTC/ITSR wrote:
> >
> > >Anyone growing Russian sage (perovskia atriplicifolia)?  I planted some
> last
> > >year in my dry garden and it did really well. I noticed this year that
> there
> > >are suckers around the base of all 3 I planted, and small seedlings
> about 3
> > >to 4 feet away from one of them. It's supposed to spread to about 3'
> wide,
> > >but they are almost that big already and I didn't see anything that
> > >indicates it is a pest. Now I'm wondering what I've gotten into. Has
> anyone
> > >else had experience with it?
> > >
> > >Cyndi
> > >
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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