Plant ID forum: Groundcover ID

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Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Kabby
Oct 19, 2015 7:57 PM CST
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I have seen this in 2 botanical gardens and I must have it. Can you help with ID?

Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Oct 19, 2015 8:41 PM CST
Looks like...


I won't swear to exact cultivars or anything. I don't enough about them for that! Smiling
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Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Kabby
Oct 19, 2015 9:03 PM CST
You nailed it Danita! Thank You! Unfortunately it would have to be a house plant for me. Zone 10a minimal hardiness and shade lover. Crying
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Oct 19, 2015 9:04 PM CST
Fittonia as a groundcover?!!! I'd like to see that! Where were the botanical gardens?
Donald
Name: Kabby
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Kabby
Oct 19, 2015 9:18 PM CST
Donald the first was at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens.
The second was in the Cascade Garden in the Opryland resort in Nashville.
The leaves made a nice mat.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Oct 19, 2015 9:20 PM CST
Thanks Kabby! I'd have never thought of it as a groundcover, but it's sure capable of making a tight mat.
Donald
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: Alabama Plant and/or Seed Trader Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
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Kabby
Oct 20, 2015 9:19 AM CST
@needrain Donald do you grow it outside or inside as a potted plant? I keep having to remind myself it's a shade plant.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Oct 20, 2015 9:29 AM CST
I've grown it outside in a container under the shade of an oak tree. Twice. White veined leaves once and pink/red veined leaves once. It did really well, but neither time was I successful at overwintering it. I have poor storage for overwintering plants inside during the winter months and that is dreadfully compounded by my habits and attitude toward them when they are inside. I liked it really well outdoors, though. I guess it would sort of be an annual for me. I'm not sure I'd even try to overwinter it again.
Donald

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