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joy1874April 30, 2011

I am moving my peonies to the back. I use to have my hydrangea's there but is moving them to a spot of their own. I do not know what to put in front of my peonies. I am trying to find plants that bloom a different time to showcase a beautiful flowering garden. One of the plants I am going to put towards the front is 'Chater's Double' hollyhock in a hot pink. If you have any other suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.

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gardengal48

Hollyhocks tend to grow quite tall, so placing them in the front of a mixed perennial planting may not be exactly the look you want :-) They are also quite prone to rust, which disfigures the foliage and makes them look ratty and ugly by the end of the season so are often tucked behind other fuller, lower growing plants to disguise this feature.

Selections of other perennials or flowering plants is not really a landscape design issue and may be better answered by a forum that more specifically addresses these plants, like the Perennials forum. Or, your regional forum is a good source of location-appropriate suggestions. A visit to your local garden center is also a good place to get ideas. There are literally thousands of possibilities depending on your soil and light conditions.

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