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ChicagoSally
Sep 13, 2020 4:29 PM CST
I have 8 rectangular planter boxes and am searching for a low maintenance perennial. About 6 boxes get full sun and the other 2 are mainly in the shade.
Each planter is 36"L x 7" w/d.
Would love any advice so I can avoid killing more plants.
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Name: Sally
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sallyg
Sep 13, 2020 7:21 PM CST
Sedum is pretty indestructible. Can do sun or shade.
7 inches is not a whole lot of dirt so I would be worried they get too dry, often. Sedum can take that with no damage.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Sep 13, 2020 9:01 PM CST
Also 7 x 7 is not much as far as Winter protection goes. You will need something that is very cold hardy.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Sep 13, 2020 9:25 PM CST
True, that cold, in Chicago
Here's the sedum
Sedum (Hylotelephium spectabile 'Herbstfreude')
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Name: Alicia
Ennis, TX (Zone 8a)
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haushinka
Sep 16, 2020 1:53 AM CST
ChicagoSally said:I have 8 rectangular planter boxes and am searching for a low maintenance perennial. About 6 boxes get full sun and the other 2 are mainly in the shade.
Each planter is 36"L x 7" w/d.
Would love any advice so I can avoid killing more plants.
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