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What to plant under coneflower

Posted by Sonorazona Z8bAZ-Tucson (My Page) on
Tue, May 3, 05 at 0:33

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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RE: What to plant under coneflower

creeping thyme?

RE: What to plant under coneflower

Also, try Ice Plant and Baby Sun Rose.

Ankrara's Hobby Corner

RE: What to plant under coneflower

Thanks for the suggestions.

RE: What to plant under coneflower

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.

RE: What to plant under coneflower

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?


RE: What to plant under coneflower

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

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