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For a mixed shrub border

Posted by chilehed z5 MI (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 21, 05 at 23:44

I'm looking for a summer- or fall-blooming groundcover to underplant a mixed border of viburnum, daphne and taxus. Full sun, my base soil is sandy loam, pH about 7.5 with about 20% compost added to the top 6 inches. Typical Midwest summers, so I'm looking for something that doesn't have to stay constantly moist.

I'm thinking of:
ceratostigma plumbaginoides
campanula portenschlagiana
chamaemelum nobile
geraneum sanguineum

Any comments or other suggestions?

Thanks.


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RE: For a mixed shrub border

I don't think either the campanula or the geranium do dry very well. Or maybe it's just down here, where they are usually part sun plants.

I planted some of the plumbago last year (also part sun to shade down here), and it's not very thick. It's sending up new leaves pretty far from the original plant.


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