What to plant under coneflower

Sonorazona(Z8bAZ-Tucson)May 3, 2005

I would like to plant a groundcover under my coneflowers. Does anyone have a suggestion for a compatible plant. I'm looking for something that is xeric and will tolerate being walked on once or twice a week.


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creeping thyme?

    Bookmark   May 6, 2005 at 12:52PM
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Also, try Ice Plant and Baby Sun Rose.

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    Bookmark   May 6, 2005 at 11:10PM
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Thanks for the suggestions.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2005 at 8:11PM
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ABQ_Bob(USDA 5a/SS 2A)

Hmmm - my coneflowers get so thick I can't under plant them. In a walking area I would try the creeping thymes or roman chamomile. For very low/no trafic areas possibly horehound, alyssum, forget-me-nots, sedums, or creeping rosemary too (?).

I tend to mix other tall or vining plants with my coneflowers; coreopsis, cosmos, morning glory/moon flower, annual poppies, and passion flowers.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2005 at 6:16PM
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Pagancat(Phoenix, AZ)

Purple verbena - although it, like much of the others won't care too much for foot traffic.... maybe you could put some stepping stones down?


    Bookmark   May 10, 2005 at 7:19PM
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roo2000(AZ 13 PhxMetro)

Ditto on suggesting the stones. There's not too much here that can take both the heat and the walking.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2005 at 1:25AM
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