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Re: favorite perennials

Dear Barbara:
  What a great list! Tell us where you are growing.
John Dash
Fairport, NY
Z4 to be truthful; Z5 in my dreams.

-----Original Message-----
From: Barbara Weitemier <bweite@innw.net>
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Date: Tuesday, March 09, 1999 11:10 PM
Subject: Re: favorite perennials

>Just a few to add---hardy to Z 5 at least.
>1. adiantum venustum (Himalayan maidenhair) 10" lovely foliage, spreading.
>Warning !! Don't plant near any plant shorter than 15". my clump has
>reached the also spreading vancouveria---I don't know yet which is winning.
>2. hakonechloa macra (green variety) elegant with tokudama 'aureonebulosa'
>I like it better than the yellow/green striped.
>3. needlepoint ivy. slow growing, especially nice draped over rocks.
>4. oak fern---deciduous. gymnocarpium dropteris 'Plumosus' lovely mat
>chartreus fronds. also spreading but slowly.
>5. dwarf mondo "grass" (am tired of spelling complicated names) slowly
>spreading, VERY slowly.
>6. heuchera, all the newer purple/burgundy foliage types---Pewter Veil,
>Stormy Seas, etc. etc.
>7. hepatica---blue, white flowers.
>8. some dicentra---many species---some run, some clump. take your choice
>9. pulmonaria, of course.
>I know this is more than three, but they all clamored for inclusion so
>couldn't leave any out. escept for those who aren't above ground yet.
>Barbara Weitemier
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