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Perennials That Work for Heat and Humidity – Kata Kress Wallace -078Craig McManus
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Perennials That Work for Heat and Humidity - Kata Kress Wallace - 078

Do you often find it a challenging to grow perennials in the heat and humidity of the south?

In this episode we talk with Kata Kress Wallace about the best ways to overcome those challenges.

It’s no secret that perennials love the full sun, but what about those dry shady gardens? She’ll shed some light on that.

Kata shares some simple low maintenance techniques that will be well worth your efforts and she also throws in a deer reptant fun fact.

Living in Durham North Carolina Kata has the opportunity to interact with thousands of gardeners as the southeastern product manager for Walters Gardens.

She has been closely tied to the nursery industry all throughout her life. Her father owns a nursery in Austria named Sarastro Stauden that specializes in unique and rare plants.

Kata came to the United States interning at Plant Delights Nursery with Tony Avent after earning a master’s degree in Geography and Spanish.

She also led international crews at Hoffman Nursery as Garden Coordinator and production Supervisor responsible for producing millions of grass liners.

In 2019 she received the Young Professional Award from the Perennial Plant Association and was named to the Greenhouse Product News 40 Under 40 Class of 2020.

Monarda Electric Neon Pink- Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens
Monarda Electric Neon Pink- Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens
Agastache Queen Nectarine - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens
Agastache Queen Nectarine - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens
Epimedium Pink Champagne - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens
Epimedium Pink Champagne - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens
Pulmonaria Twinkle Toes - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens
Pulmonaria Twinkle Toes - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens
Hibiscus Edge of Night - Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens
Hibiscus Edge of Night - Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens
Origanum Drops of Jupiter - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens
Origanum Drops of Jupiter - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens
Hosta Guacamole- Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens
Hosta Guacamole- Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens
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