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Does this combination sound good?

Posted by mary_228 z5 IL (My Page) on
Thu, May 26, 11 at 10:03

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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RE: Does this combination sound good?

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.....

RE: Does this combination sound good?

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.

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