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succulents in shade?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by j9sheldon, Aug 3, 2002.

  1. j9sheldon

    j9sheldon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    Can anyone help. I live in austin, tx and a client wants some succulents put in her office area outside. Problem is it gets full shade, maybe 30 min of sunlight and is covered so no rainfall hits it. Any thoughts?
  2. cglservice

    cglservice LawnSite Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 101

    No rain - (plastic)

    If some one is not going to make sure there is water from time to time it is giong to be a problem. I have run in to this situation a few times they wont you to plant something nice you explain that they must be waterd ( or they reject the idea of a maintiance contract ) you plant get paid awhile goes by get a call my plants died, and they wont you to come back and replace the project.

    try to get customer to us some small style grasses such as Hamilon, Little Bunny Little Honey these are all pennisetum and will still require water until they get established but once there you will be ok.

    I lived in Rockdale TX from 82 till 90
    Good Luck
  3. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    Lamium is a groundcover that will tolerate dry shade.
  4. j9sheldon

    j9sheldon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    thanks Michael
    thanks Lanelle

    for your info


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