Hostas forum: Ground covers, small intertwining plants

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Name: Kabby
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Kabby
Apr 24, 2015 11:41 AM CST
I have acquired some minis that I have potted. I need some suggestions of low growing plants that can go in between the hostas. So far I have lamium, strawberry begonia, and a Japanese painted fern. I know sedum would be a winner but I don't which ones that could take only small amounts of sun. I'm not interested in English ivy.
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Name: Susie
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4susiesjoy
Apr 24, 2015 1:30 PM CST
There is a good variety of Primula, some of the small Heuchera, Pulmonaria, some of the Dicentra, Burning Hearts Dicentra is a small one. These are a few of the perennial I have in with mine, hope that is a help Kabby.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Apr 24, 2015 2:02 PM CST
Biennials would be For-get-me nots, some small geraniums, dwarf sweet William.
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
Apr 24, 2015 4:18 PM CST
Hmm... im not sure Sedums would be the best choice to accompany your Hostas. they come from two very different worlds. hostas like lots of water and very little direct sun. sedums are just the opposite. I don't doubt they would look good together, im just not sure if one can handle the others environment and still be expected to thrive.
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Apr 24, 2015 5:42 PM CST
I don't favor a lot of companion plants with hosta. To often they provide a hiding place for slugs and snails.
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Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Kabby
Apr 24, 2015 5:53 PM CST
Jason I agree, I just didn't know if there was such a thing as shade tolerant sedum. I'm wondering about creeping Jenny, maybe some soft green mosses. Creeping phloxes hmmm.
I 'm just throwing ideas out, I know the moss would do well.
Susie and Caroline I'll have to do some research, I didn't know there was such a thing as some of the dwarf and mini plants y'all mentioned. I'll have a place to start now, if you know the names of some of the mentioned plants, sing out.
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Kabby
Apr 26, 2015 6:58 PM CST
Out taking pictures this afternoon, this is the photo of my new minis with the strawberry begonia in the middle.

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Going clockwise, right upper- Blue Mouse Ears
Holy Mouse Ears
Saketini
Giantland Sunny Mouse Ears
Hideout
Found some moss today to rest between the plants. Left to right Crumb Cake, Blue Mouse Ears and Diamond Necklace.

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I've posted this picture before. It was before Birchwood Parkys Gold realized she wasn't a mini.


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