Old Faithfuls

Black and Blue Salvia guaranitica.

Salvia coccinea

Black Eyed Susan

Butterfly Weed

Gulf Coast Penstemon

These plants are the backbone of my garden.  I can count on them every year. Many have been transplanted from my former house nearly 20 years ago and others are passalongs.  They have faithfully grown and multiplied for years and should continue to do so.


16 Comments on “Old Faithfuls”

  1. What do you do to suppress the weed population?

  2. Anonymous says:

    So bright and spring like winds at 36 mph here in central PA USA.

  3. shoreacres says:

    I’m getting better at recognizing these, but that black and blue salvia really surprised me. I had no idea there was such a thing — I had a dress in those colors decades ago. I can’t remember finding native penstemon, but I did find spring obedient plant last weekend — and quite a few other delights. It’s hard to keep up with it all!

  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Your salvias are beautiful. Up north they bloom only at the end of the summer, then the frost knocks them down.

  5. Tina says:

    Nice set of pretties you have! My Gulf Coast penstemon is also blooming–I wish it had a longer bloom time, but I like it when the seeds are forming, too. Your purple/blue salvias are lovely.

  6. Deb says:

    Lovely delicate looking flowers, butterfly weed is a favorite here.

  7. pbmgarden says:

    Beautiful. Black and Blue salvia is so cool–mine is not ready yet here in NC. Love the penstemon. I’ve tried many and only Huskers Red survives for very long.

  8. Some of my favorites as well. Though I keep killing the Black Eyed Susans, which I thought was impossible..

  9. tonytomeo says:

    Butterfly weed is a new one for me. I got the first one last year. It tossed a lot of seed, which has me concerned.

  10. Great to have such pretty plants that you can count on each year. I do too.

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