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Re: Edging Plants - Southeastern US


I don't have beds, as such, so don't have use for border plants. But other plants that are used on large beds by newcomers are Parsonii juniper and any of the dwarf ixoras. Truth is, very few beds are bordered, as opposed to edged. As I recall, the architects at the nursery rarely bordered a bed with plant material--preferring a more tropical or exotic [i.e., less northern] look. Even the liriopes are more often used to mass in an area than to provide border. And that may be an important difference--the practice here seems to be masses rather than rows. Only rarely is a single plant used as a focal point; and then it's got to be an individual specimen with WOW! to qualify for solo performance.

On Jul 19, 2006, at 4:40 PM, Sheri Ann Richerson wrote:

Do you have other suggestions for a low growing border plant that is
perennial and not invasive?

Thanks,
Sheri

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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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