need your help with plants

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by fblandscape, Jun 12, 2003.

  1. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
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    I need to find some perennials which will fufill the following requirements and conditions:

    1) must grow in a 10' diameter mulched circle directly underneath a weeping cherry tree

    2) no taller than 2'

    3) blooms in either fall or spring, or both

    4) low cultural requirements

    5) hardy

    6) be able to withstand a school building setting

    7) colorful

    8) not horribly expensive

    Thank you for your help. :angel:
  2. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Begonias are an annual. lol
  4. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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    He wants perennials. Hmm, hardy,colorful, and shady........oh, and perennial, thats the stumper. Hostas are hardy, but not too colorful, Mums are colorful, but need to be split up every year (tend to get leggy), need to be dead headed. Ajuga? Most of your colorful perennials like sun. Dianthus will take some shade. Geranium may be a good choice, if they grow back the next year. Phlox, if you can control them.
  5. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Doh! Sorry, was heading out to cut so was reading fast.

    ~Nest << Sharp as a marble.:rolleyes:
  6. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
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    If it is available in your area your best bet would probably be Candy Tuck.
  7. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I agree that Candy Tuft (Iberis) would be a good choice. Also, consider Astilbe, Foamy Bells, Stello d'Oro Daylilies (minature), Obedient Plant and Geranium sang. v. 'striatum'.
  8. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    Astilbe, Coral bells, Daisy, Hostas, take your choice.

  9. KerryB

    KerryB LawnSite Senior Member
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    Caladiums, they dont bloom but will grow nicely in that shady area, they come in all different colors, no maintenance except to water and fert.
  10. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Caladium don't bloom? I just cut all the flowers off of mine so the leaves would continue to grow and prosper. Caladiums DO bloom, my garbage can has the proof.

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