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NomadRx
Aug 5, 2017 12:30 PM CST
Okay, first off I know this is going to be a loaded question. I realize there are two camps of people with pachysandra... Lovers and Haters. I'm in the camp of judicious use of pachysandra in quarantined off areas. So my question is, I have a commercial property on a corner and would like to plant pachysandra in a quarantined off area that is about 8 ft wide by 20 ft long. I was wondering if anyone has mixed different varieties of pachysandra together... Like Shiny Green and whatever is the variety of lighter green Spurge. I'd appreciate any suggestions.
Thanks!
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crawgarden
Aug 5, 2017 1:41 PM CST
Personal opinion, I believe it would be more dynamic to either do the solid green, or the variegated. When mixed its mildly disturbing to the eye. JMHO
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Williamstown, NJ
NomadRx
Aug 5, 2017 4:54 PM CST
Thanks for responding... You're probably right. That may be why I never see it!

I thought it might give it a "3D" like effect, but it might just look mottled! And once it takes root, it would pretty much be a done deal, I guess!
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Shy_gardener
Aug 5, 2017 5:08 PM CST
Welcome NomadRx Welcome!

My experience with mixing the reg. Green variety with the variegated variety,
was the hardier green variety took over the variegated within two years.
Not a variegated leaf left... I was Soooo disappointed.. Grumbling
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Williamstown, NJ
NomadRx
Aug 5, 2017 5:22 PM CST
Wow, I was wondering if one variety of pachysanda might muscle out another... Sounds like one more vote that I should stick with just one. Thanks!
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crawgarden
Aug 5, 2017 5:40 PM CST
Not the best pics, but you get the idea.
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greene
Aug 5, 2017 5:56 PM CST
crawgarden said:Not the best pics, but you get the idea.
Thumb of 2017-08-05/crawgarden/0d2922 Thumb of 2017-08-05/crawgarden/3d02dc
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I was following this thread and started scratching my head. The discussion is about Pachysandra and the images are Periwinkle, right? Or am I just getting old? Rolling on the floor laughing

I agree that using one variety would look the best, either Pachysandra or Periwinkle. In my opinion the variegated Pachysandra is prettier than the plain green.


When I lived in the northeast, some landscapers would know on doors and volunteer to trim the Pachysandra for homeowners so they could obtain the cuttings to make more plants. Rolling on the floor laughing

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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Aug 5, 2017 8:36 PM CST
Hate when that happens, thinking ground cover when right to vinca Smiling
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