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Re: plant sale

Auralie-The AHS A-Z book lists 'Snowline' as Carex conica, rather than
pennsylvanica and also says the synonym is C. conica 'Hime-kan-suge.'

Only says the it is suited for bogs, moors, and damp woodlands, so the spot
you've got picked out sounds perfect. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. My
bronze sedge that I had planted in a similar spot didn't come back this year
( I was very disappointed) but my dwarf blue always has. Give it a shot.

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 3:22 PM
Subject: [CHAT] plant sale

> Just got back from the Lasdon Park & Arboretum plant sale where we both
> worked as cashiers.  It is always a good sale with a wide selection of
> choice perennials, shrubs and trees, but in past years the weather has
been awful,
> rainy, cold, or both, and attendance has been disappointing.  Today was
> brilliant and hot (I think I'd really prefer cold) and the crowds turned
>  Since I already have too many plants lined up waiting to be planted, I
> to control myself, and came away with only about a dozen plants.  Most of
> what I bought was fairly conventional - nice varieties of things I already
> like a pink Stokesia to go with my blue and white ones.  What I did invest
> heavily in is a dwarf variegated sedge, Carex pennsylvanica 'Snowline.'
Do  any
> of you have experience with this plant?
> I have an area at the bottom of the so-called lawn adjacent to the small
> that is difficult.  The soil is very heavy clay despite years of
amendments -
> that is, what soil there is between several subterranean boulders.  It is
> almost boggy in the spring since it is barely above the level of the pond,
but in
> the summer dries out to cement-like hardness.  I have lost quite a few
> that I have planted there - in fact about the only thing that has really
> thrived (thriven?) is Oenethera (sp.? evening primrose) and several clumps
> Miscanthus.  This spring one of the Miscanthus clumps seems dead in the
> but I'm told that this is not too serious - I must just dig it up and
divide it.
>  Of course it will probably take a back-hoe to dig it, but that's another
> problem.
> What I had been thinking was that I would develop the area with a variety
> grasses, and I have added several others that seem to be doing all right.
> Deer don't bother Miscanthus and don't do much damage to the others - or
> so far.  So when I saw this sedge, I thought it might make a low  element
> the front of the grass garden.  The pond is edged with sedges which grew
> naturally - I don't know what kind they are but I think they are really
> lovely, making clumps abut two feet high by three feet across of very
fine, arching
> foliage that stays pretty even when it turns brown in the winter.  I don't
> know if this sedge will work, but it's worth a try.
> Now it's too hot - 88 degrees - to go out and plant the new stuff - hope
> tomorrow is cooler and we get the rain that was predicted for today.
> Auralie
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