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RE: Autumn Fern Q

Darly, I would look for something in the blue family (somewhat opposite on
the color wheel) which would be in the blue line, or look for something
neutral in a white, including looking for things that would have neutral
colored foliage, leaning toward white or blue tinged foliage.  Opposites on
the color wheel are supposed to complement one another.  I'm not familiar
enough with zone 7 plants to know what flowers when there, but you might be
able to do some Google searches to find other plants that might work well
there for you.

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Daryl
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2006 4:35 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
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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