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Plantidote of the day 2011-08-20

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coreopsis verticillata "Moonbeam"

coreopsis, tickseed

One of my favorite perennials (z.3-10). This plant is long lived, drought tolerant and deer resistant. It attracts butterflies. What's not to like? Well slugs love them. I wish I could grow some of the newer hybrids (I've tried) but they are always eaten down to nubs, so I've given up. :(

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Submitted by insanelysane on

Why is that? Slugs definitely have preferences.

I come here every day to see the flower photos. NICE !

Thanks for a bright spot in a dark time. With all the bad news in the newspapers and online... It feels good to get a blast of light and color every day.

Submitted by lambert on

That is what Plantidotes are meant to do (and also you can contact twig to send in your own photos).

This summer was my summer for flowers -- my strategy for surrounding the garden with pollinator attractors and also companion plants really paid off!