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Re: plants for DRY, semi-shade

Do people walk near the area you are trying to plant. If so I wouldn't plant
Helleborus. The leaves are sharp and a cut from one can make you feel sick.
Would ice plant work I've seen it survive in very hot beach areas with
little care. Portulaca is also a good idea. I have lavandula in my dry hot
areas It might do quite well with little care and it's very attractive.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2003 11:44 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] plants for DRY, semi-shade

> A tough location, Andrea....well...you might try Euphorbia spp.
> (myrsinites, characias, amygdaloides var. robbia); they will put up
> with a good deal of dry.  Or assorted thymes; Salvia officinalis
> ('Purpurascens', 'Berggarten'); Helleborus argutifolius might do
> there, too....maybe even H. foetidus; both take part shade, like some
> sun and do well in dry, stony soil once established.  The annual
> vinca might do or a lantana.  Lychnis coronaria is pretty tolerant of
> dry soil and takes part shade.  In your climate, a lot of 'sun'
> plants will take part shade and still bloom.
> Portulaca is another annual.  Oh, and what about hens and chicks -
> Sempervivums?  I saw a lovely lot of them growing on top of a stone
> wall at Asiatica Nursery..no soil at all, really, full sun; tough
> guys.  My lot is in a clay pot that got broken last fall - left it
> out in the open, caved in side and all and they rode the awful winter
> just fine.  They will take part shade...the colors may not be as
> vibrant on those with colored leaves.  Assorted Sedums might also do
> - the rock garden types; not the big ones like S. spectabile or
> 'Autumn Joy'...they need sufficient water tho' they do well in part
> shade.
> Native asters might also do the trick - something like A.
> lateriflorus 'Horizontalis' or 'Lady in Black'.  They grow in my
> gravel driveway just fine:-)
> The problem with any perennial is that they need water to get
> established so that they have a large enough root system to deal with
> dry conditions, so they would probably need at least a good drink
> twice a week.  You don't say how deep that planter is or whether it's
> open to the ground at the bottom.  If it's deep and bottomless,
> perennials will have a better chance once they get their roots down.
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: Andrea H <hodgesaa@islc.net>
> >
> > Hi all-what annuals & low growing perennials do you use for hot,
> dry
> > semi-shade? I have a job that is going to need some. It's a very
> small space,
> > around a sign that is close to the road. It's a big square planter
> around the
> > sign, maybe 3 feet width and 5 foot length on each side. It is
> shaded
> > partially by a big oak but will get very hot as the summer
> progresses. it will
> > get some sun in the late afternoon, and probably not a whole lot of
> water
> > unless I go by there and do it myself and I don't know that I can
> do that on a
> > every other day basis (unless the pay me of course, which I will
> tell them)
> >
> > Anyway-suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> >
> > Andrea H
> > Beaufort, SC
> > Zone 8b
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