companion plant for Karl Foerster - evergreen?

hilarycAugust 24, 2012

Hello,

I recently planted 3 Karl Foerster underneath a row of windows in the front of my house. Would like to put in some sort of foundational planting in front. A colorful evergreen would be great, but I can't seem to find anything. Anyone have good ideas? Thanks!

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donn_(7b-8a)

If it'll be planted in front of 'Karl' I'd look into the hundreds of dwarf conifers available. They come in a variety of colors and habits, and go well with grasses. The Conifer Forum right here at GW has an amazing array of photos posted by collectors.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 8:31AM
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hilaryc

Thanks donn. Lots of great dwarf conifers. Now how to decide?
How do you think a heather would work with the Karl Foerster?

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 12:29AM
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donn_(7b-8a)

Heather or Heath would go great, and they're easy to grow, as long as you don't let them get submerged in salt water. I lost a dozen different ones last year when Irene flooded my back garden.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 3:44PM
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