Re: [gardeners] Perennials for the south

Harry Boswell (
Thu, 10 Sep 1998 21:09:08 -0500

> From: Michael & Bambi Cantrell <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: [gardeners] Perennials for the south
> Date: Thursday, September 10, 1998 8:13 PM
> Hi Matt,
> Park Seeds is from SC and Plant Delights is from NC, although they
> carry more unusual stuff and are more expensive for that.  Southern
> Perennials and Herbs (I think that's the name) is from Miss. so they
> would be good in the South too.

Southern Perennials and Herbs can be reached via the web at

or go to my website, take the Garden
and take the link there.

They seem to be really nice folks, from my e-correspondence with them.

Park Seed is a great source for seeds, and tho I've never ordered plants
them, I would expect their plants to be very good, also.  For daylilies,
Gilbert H. Wild, in Sarcoxie, Mo.

An often-overlooked perennial is spiderwort, with tall, grayish-green
and small, brilliant-blue flowers that open early and late, and on cloudy
Often found in roadside ditches, but I like it with daylilies and
For light shade to part sun, you can use Stokesia (Stokes Aster), which has

powdery blue blossoms in late May - early June (Zone 8 - Mississippi).
It's one of those "what flower is that" flowers.  My favorite
dendrathemum is Clara Curtis aka Country Girl. tall, with lavendar
blossoms in mid-fall.

Enough for now...