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North Texas (Zone 8a)
Jul 16, 2018 12:21 PM CST
We have this small little section in our backyard-gets about 6 hours of sun a day. Zone 8. I planted lilyturf here about a year ago but now I'm changing my mind! It's right against bedroom windows so I was hoping for something colorful. Maybe like flowering shrubs? Thoughts?
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Jul 16, 2018 1:57 PM CST
Maybe lantana or hot lips salvia microphylla.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
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Jul 17, 2018 7:37 PM CST
Lantana and salvia sound good. I'd prefer a salvia one of a number of either annual or perennial. They would be a little taller than the lilyturf, would disguise the concrete.
Shrubs would get too big.
Mealy Blue Sage (Salvia farinacea)
Hummingbird Sage (Salvia coccinea 'Lady in Red')

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