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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
May 29, 2020 2:52 PM CST
I ordered Seducer and most pics it looks blue. But the description says dark green. What does your plant look like in person?

Also ordered Fragrant Dreamer not real concerned about color just ordered for the fragrant flower,
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 29, 2020 8:23 PM CST
I know it's out there somewhere in my gardens! I'll see if I can find it tomorrow and send a picture.
Name: Bob
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NJBob
May 29, 2020 8:38 PM CST
Kind of the same thing, I know I bought it but have so many missing tags now.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 30, 2020 6:14 AM CST
Here's my Seducer
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I'll try to get a picture of it in full shade later. Lighting makes a lot of difference in the colors.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
May 30, 2020 2:47 PM CST
Thank you Rose. The pic is showing a blue cast. To your natural eye does it look like a dark green or a blue green? I think it is either my screen, the green taken with camera lens the green projects green. But I do not think I have seen any pics that show it as described as dark green.

I really would not care usually but I am moving some hostas and trying to get some order while we are having a rainy week in preparation of its arrival..
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 30, 2020 4:53 PM CST
Here it is this evening. I'd say blue green leaves.
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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
May 30, 2020 7:04 PM CST
Yes that is what I keep seeing definitely not dark green as described.

Thank you so much Rose that helps.
Utah (Zone 7a)
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SpringGreenThumb
Jun 2, 2020 12:04 AM CST
I grow it.
Utah (Zone 7a)
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SpringGreenThumb
Jun 2, 2020 7:38 AM CST
This is my seducer. A big hosta.
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This is Seducer in the for ground and Earth Angel in the back ground. They look similar early on when emerging but seducer will start looking more green during the summer and earth angel will look more blue.


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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jun 2, 2020 12:55 PM CST
@SpringGreenThumb Thank you

I like to do dark green hostas near the light green and blue hostas to make the blue ones pop. My shade garden is dark shade so I try to do all I can to give it color.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jun 2, 2020 3:24 PM CST
Cinta,

The Gold Japanese shade grass really makes a statement in the darker areas.
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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jun 2, 2020 5:33 PM CST
Rose1656.
That is beautiful. You plant like me. I do not like to weed so I pack y garden and I like the lush flow of foilage.

I have tried that grass 3 times in my shade garden and it has not survived. My local nursery always have large pots of the different japanese grass I tried all they had none make it. My shade is midnight dark. LOL

It is possible my soil is too rich. It is like a forest floor because it consist of nothing but rich leave compost and mulch. Prior owners of house did not plant in the area only put pots in the area.and used it as extended sitting area.

This is what I am redoing.....
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I got this far I have some ordered and others in pots ready to fill it back up again. Just had to organize it again.

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jun 2, 2020 6:25 PM CST
That Brunnera really pops!
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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Jun 2, 2020 7:03 PM CST
I have always found that Forest Grass needs some sun. I believe in nature they grow right at the edge of the forest where they would receive some light. Any time I tried in dense shade they only lasted a couple of years.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jun 2, 2020 7:32 PM CST
@NJBob I did not even get a yr. By the next Spring there would be a blade and then gone. There is barely light in this area but the Hostas love it and I am getting a few things like the Brunnera. I have to divide that every 3 yrs because it seems to want to eat the hostas it gets so big. So far Spring bulbs, Hostas and Helleores are doing good.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jun 2, 2020 8:08 PM CST
That grass grows like a weed in my gardens. I've divided it several times. I gave some to a friend and it didn't make it in her garden. I don't have any beds that are really deep shade, so maybe that's why it grows well for me. I've been moving a lot of plants around in my gardens, too.
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Jun 2, 2020 8:12 PM CST
Brunnera is one that never does well for me. Have you tried Carex Ice Dance , in full shade and no matter how harsh the Winter that one comes back. Tiarella are also great in dense shade.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jun 3, 2020 12:12 AM CST
Bob,
A lady from Michigan sent me a carax. I do not know the name. It has lived but unassuming it is a green and white it does not excite the garden. I am thinking of putting it in the pot with the mini Hostas I am making.

Never tried Tiarella, Since I learned how to keep Hercs alive I stick pots of them in to give the gardens some summer color.


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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jun 3, 2020 8:39 AM CST
I use tiarella a lot in my gardens. I have some trailing varieties that I'm using for a ground cover.
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Jun 3, 2020 7:28 PM CST
Kind of surprises me Tiarella is not more popular. Interesting leaf shapes and unusual color pattern. Tough plants with some having great Fall color. Some also have nice flowers.

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