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companion plant for Karl Foerster - evergreen?

Posted by hilaryc 6b, Boise (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 24, 12 at 19:47

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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RE: companion plant for Karl Foerster - evergreen?

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.


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RE: companion plant for Karl Foerster - evergreen?

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


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RE: companion plant for Karl Foerster - evergreen?

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.


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