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julie06-Sep-01 11:54 AM EST 5   
Budding Poet06-Sep-01 12:34 PM EST 5a   
Susan06-Sep-01 04:28 PM EST 6a   
Joan06-Sep-01 10:10 PM EST 7b   


Subject: planting a butterfly bush
From: julie
Zone: 5
Date: 06-Sep-01 11:54 AM EST

I have a low lying area that gets very wet in the spring. We plan to add drainage tile to the yard in the spring. I would like to know if the butterfly bush will tolerate wet feet for a short while.


Subject: RE: planting a butterfly bush
From: Budding Poet
Zone: 5a
Date: 06-Sep-01 12:34 PM EST

Julie

If thru winter you let it soak............................................................................... Like frogs in spring it's bound to croak.


Subject: RE: planting a butterfly bush
From: Susan
Zone: 6a
Date: 06-Sep-01 04:28 PM EST

I definitely agree with the Budding Poet! Try Ostrich ferns... I also have been successful growing Silverleaf Dogwood in my wet area - it does very well and is a very pretty shrub.


Subject: RE: planting a butterfly bush
From: Joan
Zone: 7b
Date: 06-Sep-01 10:10 PM EST

We're in agreement - no wet feet for Buddleia. I have one is full sun, well draining soil and where I live in Windsor, ON it's damn HOT! If the site remains wet why not try a bog plant.

Joan


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