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What To Plant

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What Should I Plant in Kansas?
The following links will lead you to lists of plants that have been tested by Kansas State University and found to be well adapted to our soils, climate and weather.

Prairie Bloom Perennial Flowers and Ornamental Grasses

The Prairie Bloom collection consists of high performance perennial flowers and ornamental grasses of great vigor and spectacular bloom.  These flower varieties have exhibited superior performances for at least 3 to 5 years in the K-State bedding plant research trials.  They are the best of the best:  flowers and ornamental grasses that grow and bloom like crazy with minimal care.  Click here for the link to Prairie Bloom.                           

Prairie Star Annual Flowers

Prairie Star Annual flowers are varieties best adapted to the challenging prairie climate.  The list contains flowers that have exhibited superior performances for two or more years in the Kansas State University bedding plant research trials.  Prairie Star flowers are the best of the best:  flowers taht grow and bloom abundantly with minimal care.  Click here for the link to Prairie Star.

Fruit


Varieties of home fruit recommended for Kansas are listed in the following:
MF-352  Planning Your Fruit Garden
MF-365  Grapes
MF-958  Strawberries
MF-720  Raspberries and Blackberries

Shrubs


Deciduous and evergreen shrubs recommended for Kansas are listed in the following:
MF-3116  Deciduous Shrubs for Kansas
MF-3117  Evergreen Shrubs for Kansas

Vegetables

Vegetables recommended for home gardeners in Kansas are listed in the following:

L-41   Recommended Vegetable Varieties

S-51  Kansas Garden Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call the Master Gardener Response Line with all your lawn and garden questions.

785-232-0062

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April - October