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Re: Best hosta's to put with impatiens

RonnieEA@aol.com wrote:
> I have an oak tree - fairly large - 22" diameter.  Around the base of it I have had several hosta Royal Standard plants for a
> number of years;  they have never really done very well in that spot, probably
> due to the low sunlight they receive - virtually none but filtered light.
>   What are several hostas that will do better in this low
> light than the Royal Standards, and also look good with the impatiens.  
> Ronnie
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In addition to Clyde's very sensible suggestions, try tokudama 'True
Blue,' and for contrast 3-5 plants of Francee or Green Gold, 3 Sum and
Substance (in deep shade, the chartreuse will contrast well with greens
and blues), several Hadspen Samphire or Chinese Sunrise (bright, bright
gold in early spring).  Finally, 6-8 Golden Tiara in front will add more
contrast (to acquire 6-8 Golden Tiaras, buy a one gallon container this

A 1/3 or 2/5 planting of white impatiens/bright colored impatiens will
brighten up the area, and enhance the bright color.

Irwin Johnson
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