Does this combination sound good?

mary_228(z5 IL)May 26, 2011

My landscape designer has proposed the following:

12 Lamium 'Orchid Frost" 1qt

3 Geranium 'Brookside' 1 gal

3 Polemonium 'Stairway to Heaven' 1 gal

for the natural area under heavy shade provided by several ash, cherry and a redbud tree. This area is quite dry because of the tree canopy. The area is next to a large stone patio project that was completed last summer. I have a lot of hostas in other parts of this area. Do you think this is a good combo? Will it thrive in my conditions?

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Anything with Lamium & Geranium has me hooked. I like the Jacob's ladder too. I only have damp shade so I'm not sure about their tolerance for dry.....

    Bookmark   May 26, 2011 at 7:15PM
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Not sure why you want to question the recommendation of your landscape designer.......isn't that why you hired him/her?

The combo should look very nice and is quite tolerant of drier conditions, once established.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 10:01AM
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