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Shade Gardening: foxgloves and astilbes - good companions? (cross-posted)

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Plainfield, NJ

June 13, 2008
6:03 PM

Post #5098909

I'd like to plant foxgloves and astilbes side-by-side in an area with dappled sun and a lot of shade. But how about the soil? Will foxgloves be happy in the acidic soil favored by astilbes?

If you can advise me, please do so at my original post in "Garden Design" at (I wasn't sure in which category this belongs, but I'd like to have good forum manners.)
I'm in z 6 - Central Jersey
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

June 19, 2008
9:52 AM

Post #5126487

I grow foxglove and astilbe under big oaks and pine trees.They do just fine.

Hiouchi, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 20, 2008
3:23 AM

Post #5131088

foxglove grow wild here and love our acidic soil :-)


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