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Re: Autumn Fern Q

Urp. The thought of pink flowers next to the brassy foliage of Autumn Fern makes me gag.

Thanks for the info on Blue-eyed Mary.

I just need something that won't clash. The plant reminds me of an orangey-brick house on my way into town. The owner has a Redbud planted in front of it. I have to avoid that road for about 4 weeks in the spring.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2006 4:45 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Autumn Fern Q

Blue-eyed Mary = Scrophulariaceae, a winter annual, has blue and white
flowers.  I didn't know which season you wanted.  What about Dicentra
eximia (Fringed Bleeding Heart)?  Has a delicate leaf  and pale pinkish to
rose  lavender flowers, April to frost.  Does need some light shade.

[Original Message]
From: Daryl <pulis@mindspring.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Date: 6/4/2006 4:35:52 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Autumn Fern Q

Trout lilies bloom in early April here and are long gone, as is the
Bloodroot. It looks odd to me with Iris. Ladies Mantle lasts here until
mid-June, then goes belly up. I've got maybe 50 varieties of Hosta and it
doesn't look right with any of them that I've tried, except the
before-mentioned Robert Poore.
I think maybe I should give up on the Autumn Fern. Maybe it's the plant
itself I don't like, though I admire its toughness. I've got bunches of
other ferns (Southern Shield, Holly, East Indian Holly, Christmas, Ebony
Spleenwort, Netted Chain, etc.)

What's Blue-eyed Mary?


----- Original Message ----- From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2006 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Autumn Fern Q

> Ok, what about troutlily, dwarf iris, Lady's mantle, maybe a new > variety
> of
> hosta, Short's aster, wild phlox, bloodroot, Blue-eyed Mary, and other
> ferns.
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