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which perennial ?

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ron 6
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Wed, Sep 28, 05 at 17:51

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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RE: which perennial ?

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

RE: which perennial ?

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

RE: which perennial ?

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

RE: which perennial ?

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

RE: which perennial ?

  • Posted by QQQQ z7 AR (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 12, 05 at 18:08

How about iberis sempervirens?

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


RE: which perennial ?

I think Ron 6 left without saying 'goodbye!'

RE: which perennial ?

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.

RE: which perennial ?

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

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