Re: hostas and pachyasandra

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Posted by Newt on August 21, 2003 at 06:18:28:

In Reply to: hostas and pachyasandra posted by mike on July 26, 2003 at 05:02:51:

: I've built a raised bed in the shade, under a large maple tree and have spaced several varieties of hostas within this bed. I would like to fill in the ground space with pachyasandra for a ground cover, but I'm leary of the competition with the young hostas. Would, in your opinion, the ground cover choke out the hostas, or prevent them from growing at a good rate?? Thanx.
: mike

Hi Mike,
It shouldn't be a problem. Most pachyasandra takes 2 to 3 years to fill in and your hostas will have a good start by then. Also, your hostas have hardy root systems so they should be fine.

There is a native form of pachysandra that doesn't have the shiny leaves of the traditionally planted import, and it isn't as aggressive.

Regards,
Newt

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