which perennial ?

ronSeptember 28, 2005

I need a no/low maintenance colorful perennial for a very small space(12x8)to form a line between the grass and the hedges(azaleas)as a ground cover .

I had hostas , but I would like to put in something else.

oh , and also I have allergies .

I hope I'm not being too picky .

thanks in advance for your help , i hope

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blueheron(z6 PA)

What zone do you live in and is the area sun or shade?

    Bookmark   September 28, 2005 at 7:28PM
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meldy_nva(z6b VA)

And what height is preferred?

If you are zones 2 through 7, you might consider potentilla which comes in several colors. Height is about 24" which might be taller than you want.

Here is a link that might be useful: potentilla

    Bookmark   September 29, 2005 at 3:07PM
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ac7bagel_juno_com

potentilla looks nice, but too tall
can you think of something smaller ?
I'm in zone 6 NY
thanks again

    Bookmark   September 29, 2005 at 5:26PM
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creatrix(z7 VA)

Phlox stolonifera and daylilly Happy Returns (18") or Eeny Weenie (10-12").

    Bookmark   September 30, 2005 at 8:24PM
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qqqq(z7 AR)

How about iberis sempervirens?

It's low growing, like sun or partial shade, is evergreen and has white flowers in the spring.

Q

    Bookmark   October 12, 2005 at 6:08PM
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creatrix(z7 VA)

I think Ron 6 left without saying 'goodbye!'

    Bookmark   October 12, 2005 at 7:40PM
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meldy_nva(z6b VA)

He will be back.

I was going to suggest liatris but I think I like the iberis better. Gotta watch the height of both of those, since different species have different heights.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2005 at 1:54PM
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ac7bagel_juno_com

sorry for not replying sooner , i was away from computer
thanks for those good ideas , i'll check them out and choose one.
you all have a good weekend

    Bookmark   October 14, 2005 at 12:10PM
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