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Re: Odd occurrences/ Asarum shuttleworthii


> Maidenhair ferns make nice companions, along with trilliums and tricyrtis
Gene, 
I placed mine between Tricyrtis 'Tojen' and Actea 'Hillside Black Beauty'.

Kitty

> [Original Message]
> From: Gene Bush <genebush@otherside.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 6/9/2003 6:25:24 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Odd occurrences/ Asarum shuttleworthii
>
> Hello Kitty,
>     I have a few gingers in my garden and have had for some years now.
> European ginger is a really nice one. Couple-three of the Asian gingers
are
> nice as well. But, I honestly do not feel that any of them compare to the
> native A. shuttleworthii. It is a beaut. When settled in and mature that
> plant gets humongous sized leaves, all with a high polished leaf surface
> over milky mottling. Then in winter it turns burgundy. Wonderful domed
> outline. And it is restrained in growth. Gets to be reasonable sized plant
> without having to wait forever, but does not take over the garden.
> Maidenhair ferns make nice companions, along with trilliums and tricyrtis
in
> my garden.
>     Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> > Thanks Gene,
> > These are pleasant surprises.  Especially the ginger- not fond of
> corydalis
> > so it'll get potted up for sale.  All these years I've had the ginger,
> I've
> > never seen seedlings more than a foot from the parent group. Maybe I've
> got
> > a new group of ants moved in.  Gee, maybe I should position the new A.
> > shuttleworthii I got from you closer to the ants!  BTW - the A.
> > shuttleworthii is a very robust plant; don't know wwhy I waited so long.
> >
> > Kitty
>
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