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Re: native prairie plants
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: native prairie plants
  • From: Cornergar@aol.com
  • Date: Sun, 16 May 2010 17:59:08 EDT

Kitty, We have Ironweed growing wild on our property. I love it as it  
competes well with the switch grass and big bluestem and is a welcome sight in  
mid summer. Ours is 4-5 ft tall. I've increased the numbers by simply 
tossing  the seeds around. Kathy
 
 
In a message dated 5/16/2010 1:40:33 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
kmrsy@comcast.net writes:

I picked  up a couple of plants at a local nursery.  Prairie Smoke, Geum  
triflorum, I was vaguely familiar with because I remember Donna talking  
about starting it in a greenhouse several years ago.  Pretty  thing.  I 
note 
that it spreads by rhizomes - is it a fast  spreader?

The other one was in a small pot and labeled Ironweed.   Though I know that 
it is a Vernonia, I don't know which species.  Can  anyone tell me which 
species would MOST commonly use the name  Ironweed?  I'd like to get some 
idea of ultimate size before planting  it.
Kitty
neIN, Zone 5  

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