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Re: Good Morning!/ Orders for spring??

Hello Kitty,
    The rock garden plants I mentioned would be great for a rock wall. Some
of them, in fact, demand that environment. However, I am a shade gardener,
remember? The plants I mentioned must have some degree of shade to do well
here in my garden.
    Lewisa will do well in sandy-well drain soil, or in trough as well as
rock crevices. Big thing is well drained, and a collar of stones to keep the
leaves off of the soil. The do best with some late afternoon shade. You are
probably referring to "Little Plum" Lewisa?? Wonderful plum-colored blooms
in abundance.
    Gene E. Bush
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
----- Original Message -----

> The plants that you had mentioned sound more for ground level than in
> the the wall itself, but I'm not that well versed on stone wall plants.
> Two I can think of offhand - Helianthemum, Rock Rose or Sun Rose, loves
> it dry and it has a very long bloom season with a lot of color, but does
> need full sun. Another, a fancier plant, Lewisia really likes it dry -
> mine rotted last summer, a commonly available one is '?Something? Plum'
> that is very pretty in the pictures. The plants Gene mentioned all look
> great for rockgardens - I think a stone wall might qualify - and most I
> saw were hardy to z 5 or 6.
> Kitty

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