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shopergal
Jun 20, 2019 7:52 PM CST
I am looking for suggestions for good companion hosta for "June" My bed is in deep shade. Currently the bed had Blue Angel Hosta, June, Japanese Painted Fern, and Golden Japanese Grass. The bed has quite a bit of space , not sure what to do. Appreciate any ideas.
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Rose1656
Jun 21, 2019 2:22 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

Coral bells are at the top of my list for my shade companions
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NJBob
Jun 21, 2019 7:21 PM CST
I think something with a lot of white in it would contrast well with what you have like Loyalist.
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Jun 28, 2019 9:27 AM CST
I have a daylily with variegated foliage planted with my hosta. It is mainly grown as a foliage plant, not for the flowers.
It is Variegated Kwanso


I also grow brunnera along with hosta.
Jack Frost is a nice, readily available cultivar. There are many other nice cultivars, as well. Brunnera also gets tiny blue flowers in June. Very pretty.
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Name: aud/odd
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Cinta
Jul 4, 2019 11:54 AM CST
shopergal said:I am looking for suggestions for good companion hosta for "June" My bed is in deep shade. Currently the bed had Blue Angel Hosta, June, Japanese Painted Fern, and Golden Japanese Grass. The bed has quite a bit of space , not sure what to do. Appreciate any ideas.


You may have less space than you think in two yrs once the Hostas and ferns get going.. If you are like me and do not like to see space I use geranium my favorite is Rozanne, some mini hostas to fill the space and a couple large rocks I hesitate to say boulders but some nice large stepping stones maybe.

When I started my hosta garden and I thought it needed something it was height. a lantern on a shepherd's hook, a bird bath just something for height and interest.
Name: aud/odd
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Cinta
Jul 4, 2019 12:11 PM CST
shopergal said:I am looking for suggestions for good companion hosta for "June" My bed is in deep shade. Currently the bed had Blue Angel Hosta, June, Japanese Painted Fern, and Golden Japanese Grass. The bed has quite a bit of space , not sure what to do. Appreciate any ideas.


You may have less space than you think in two yrs once the Hostas and ferns get going.. If you are like me and do not like to see space I use geranium my favorite is Rozanne, some mini hostas to fill the space and a couple large rocks I hesitate to say boulders but some nice large stepping stones maybe.

When I started my hosta garden and I thought it needed something it was height. a lantern on a shepherd's hook, a bird bath just something for height and interest.

That said I am a stuffer no space kind of girl,, Rolling on the floor laughing
I have june with halcyon hosta on either side

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In another area I have Coral Bell and fern.

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crawgarden
Jul 4, 2019 12:21 PM CST
Is that a fern in the lower photo, if so what kind? Thx
Im a no space person also, I like the textures and color blending together.
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Cinta
Jul 4, 2019 1:06 PM CST
crawgarden said:Is that a fern in the lower photo, if so what kind? Thx
Im a no space person also, I like the textures and color blending together.


That is tansy it helps keep the deer away from my hostas. They say sun but it does fine in shade even my deep shade.

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I stuff to keep weeds away I do not like to weed.. I know it is not everybody's style they like speciman planting. Not me...I do not want to see ground or mulch.
Name: aud/odd
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Cinta
Jul 4, 2019 1:08 PM CST
crawgarden said:Is that a fern in the lower photo, if so what kind? Thx
Im a no space person also, I like the textures and color blending together.


That is tansy it helps keep the deer away from my hostas. They say sun but it does fine in shade even my deep shade.

https://annapolisplants.wordpr...


I stuff to keep weeds away I do not like to weed.. I know it is not everybody's style they like specimen planting. Not me...I do not want to see ground or mulch.
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JLWilliams
Jul 10, 2019 5:00 PM CST
i love sempervivums, minis, ferns, and heuchera Smiling i stick hens and chicks in all the corners and around the base of lots of plants.
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ViolaAnn
Aug 2, 2019 5:42 AM CST
Consider a solid yellow hosta and/or a solid blue hosta next to 'June'. The colours compliment each other and they look great.
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