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Aug 19, 2019 11:36 AM CST
Name: Peggy
Temple, TX (Zone 8b)
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I'm thinking about planting this perennial ground cover (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides) next Spring in my mostly shade garden. A San Antonio gardener I chat with introduced me to it last year and said it did well for her in both sun and shade. Their weather is pretty much like Temple's, though their soil may be different from my alkaline soil. I want it just in the center "island" (photo below) where the limestone bench is seen. The surrounding cement path should block it getting out of control and overtaking other beds. Do you think it would look nice there? After the leaves color in the Fall, does it keep them until spring? When it dies back in winter, am I going to have a pretty ugly, bare "island" until new shoots in Spring? Of course, that's pretty much what I have now using downed leaves for my mulch. :)

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Aug 28, 2019 2:50 PM CST
Name: Peggy
Temple, TX (Zone 8b)
Birds Bluebonnets Butterflies Hummingbirder Irises Lilies
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Texas Deer
Nobody? I was hoping someone would have some advice. Sigh. Well, I guess it's not that common. I'm just going to have to give it a go based on my other TX garden forum recommendation for San Antonio, as I want a brilliant blue ground cover there in the middle of this garden.
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Aug 28, 2019 3:36 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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Peggy, I'm sorry, but I don't know the plant. Go ahead and give it a try. I think it would look wonderful as a ground cover for you. I might even give it a try now that you've mentioned it!
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Aug 28, 2019 6:47 PM CST
Name: Peggy
Temple, TX (Zone 8b)
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Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Texas Deer
I guess I'll give it a go with just a few to start out.
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Aug 28, 2019 6:53 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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Please let me know how they do! I'm constantly trying new plants trying to find things the deer and rabbits won't eat.
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Aug 28, 2019 6:55 PM CST
Name: Peggy
Temple, TX (Zone 8b)
Birds Bluebonnets Butterflies Hummingbirder Irises Lilies
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Texas Deer
Well I don't have any deer or rabbits here in the city, so I don't know about that aspect. Will let you know how they fare in my alkaline soil though.
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Aug 28, 2019 10:07 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox
Greenhouse Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
I have very alkaline soil here too.
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