Rent Shop Volunteer Join

Q. Who is Mr. Smarty Plants?

A: There are those who suspect Wildflower Center volunteers are the culpable and capable culprits. Yet, others think staff members play some, albeit small, role. You can torture us with your plant questions, but we will never reveal the Green Guru's secret identity.

Help us grow by giving to the Plant Database Fund or by becoming a member

Did you know you can access the Native Plant Information Network with your web-enabled smartphone?

Share

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants is a free service provided by the staff and volunteers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Search Smarty Plants
See a list of all Smarty Plants questions

Please forgive us, but Mr. Smarty Plants has been overwhelmed by a flood of mail and must take a break for awhile to catch up. We hope to be accepting new questions again soon. Thank you!

Need help with plant identification, visit the plant identification page.

 
rate this answer
1 rating

Saturday - June 23, 2007

From: Norcross, GA
Region: Southeast
Topic: Herbs/Forbs
Title: Native plants for full sun in Gwinnett County, Georgia
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

I'm writing to you from Gwinnett County Parks and Rec. at the Pinckneyville Community Center in Norcross, GA. We are looking to plant our garden and are wondering if you have any suggestions for minimal maintenance, full sun beds, preferably perennials. If you have a minute or two and could send some suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

ANSWER:

Here are a few suggestions for plants native to Gwinnett County, Georgia, that should do well in your garden in full sun:

Perennials:

Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly milkweed)

Oenothera fruticosa (narrowleaf evening-primrose)

Vernonia noveboracensis (New York ironweed)

Hypericum cistifolium (roundpod St. Johnswort)

Annuals:

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Monarda punctata (spotted beebalm)

Oenothera linifolia (threadleaf evening-primrose)


Asclepias tuberosa

Oenothera fruticosa

Vernonia noveboracensis

Hypericum cistifolium

Erigeron strigosus

Monarda punctata

Oenothera linifolia

 

 

 

More Herbs/Forbs Questions

Plants for narrow strip between sidewalk and fence
May 01, 2008 - I have a strip of land about 5 inches wide and 30 feet long -- between the fence and the sidewalk -- that I would like to plant something that would look nice and wouldn't require the weedeater every...
view the full question and answer

Controlling Straggler Daisy
July 07, 2011 - Is there a barrier I can use that will keep Straggler Daisy under control so that I will not be a problem for my neighbors?
view the full question and answer

Container plants for part shade in Bee Cave TX
June 18, 2013 - Dear Mr Smarty Pants, I am looking for plants that will thrive on my covered porch in 3 tall planters. These are meant to help me block an unattractive view out my living room window, so they must...
view the full question and answer

Wildlife garden for Austin
May 19, 2013 - I am trying to make my backyard more wildlife friendly. I have pecan trees for the canopy and some understory shrub/trees like rough leaf dogwood and redbud. I am having a really hard time finding sui...
view the full question and answer

Why did my Prairie Flax plant die in Austin, TX?
April 27, 2012 - Hello, We planted 4 prairie flax last fall in garden. They were all growing nicely until last month when I found that one of them has completely dried up and died. The plants are planted together a...
view the full question and answer

Support the Wildflower Center by Donating Online or Becoming a Member today.