Can I plant Pachysandra next to sedum

rcr3w(5IL)June 16, 2005

I have a small backyard that runs from full shade to full sun. I've fallen for sedums and would like to plan 'john creech' but I'm assuming from what I've read that it won't do well in a full shade spot under a large crab apple tree. I was looking for a ground cover that would take full shade and thought of pachysandra, but in my head, visually, they just aren't working together.

I could use a few suggestion for a goundcover that would look good with the sedum and thrive in the shade.


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I'm a serious fan of Lamium (dead nettle) it's low growing, takes shade to almost full sun, and has nice silver and green foliage than goes nicely with many plants.

japanese painted ferns are another great choice, though a more expensive one (they take a while to fill in, or will cost you a bundle for the plants) but with the silver, burgundy, and green, they're really great shade plants.

and more of my sedums do well in half sun, so they will intermingle.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2005 at 10:12AM
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Hey Chinacat,

Thanks for the suggestion. I planted dead nettle last year, but my dog trappled it death and it did come back. This is not a space he'll be romping in, so I'll give it a try.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2005 at 2:18PM
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Don't forget Ajuga as well. It comes in several colorations and would contrast nicely with both sedums and lamium.

ps avoid lamiastrum, Yellow Archangel, unless you want it to be the Last Man Standing)

    Bookmark   June 21, 2005 at 2:38AM
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