For a mixed shrub border

chilehed(z5 MI)April 21, 2005

I'm looking for a summer- or fall-blooming groundcover to underplant a mixed border of viburnum, daphne and taxus. Full sun, my base soil is sandy loam, pH about 7.5 with about 20% compost added to the top 6 inches. Typical Midwest summers, so I'm looking for something that doesn't have to stay constantly moist.

I'm thinking of:

ceratostigma plumbaginoides

campanula portenschlagiana

chamaemelum nobile

geraneum sanguineum

Any comments or other suggestions?

Thanks.

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creatrix(z7 VA)

I don't think either the campanula or the geranium do dry very well. Or maybe it's just down here, where they are usually part sun plants.

I planted some of the plumbago last year (also part sun to shade down here), and it's not very thick. It's sending up new leaves pretty far from the original plant.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2005 at 5:52PM
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