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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 13, 2011
7:11 AM

Post #8492432

I want to put together a planter of dwarf plants.Starting with Nanna hosta.
Besides creeping sedums what other dwarf plants can anyone suggest.?
This is Nanna

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annabell52
Edmonton, AB
(Zone 3a)

April 13, 2011
12:16 PM

Post #8493010

What about mini Semp's ( hens and chicks) and Hucherea? Check out the Alpines too. They have some cool ones.
Ann

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 13, 2011
12:20 PM

Post #8493015

Thats a great idea thanks
ardesia
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

April 13, 2011
6:58 PM

Post #8493976

Hostas need plentiful water and some protection from the sun., succulents prefer a drier soil and full sun. How about some miniature ferns with the hosta? They have similar needs for water and light.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 14, 2011
2:11 AM

Post #8494381

That is an excellent observation and thanks for sharing.
I will go to the local nursery and look at ferns. I saw a bonsi grouping there I'm sur they also have suggestions.
First thing is the Nanna has to peek out of the soil.
No hostas of anykind are showing yet. Maybe another week.
Frank65
Hallowell, ME

April 15, 2011
5:01 AM

Post #8497029

Geez Jo - you're looking for stuff for shady type environments. I agree with the ferns. Maybe some violets for color. Heucheras are nice too. I'd also add epimediums but they may be to large for your plans. Plus we don't know the size container you're going to use. Definitely have to look at the alpine plants. Most of the ones I think of spread which would overwhelm your container.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 15, 2011
5:17 AM

Post #8497058

Its a plan in progress.Mini Heucheras sounds doable.

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