short perennial choice

papaperrenial(5b)May 17, 2012

I'M LOOKING FOR A SHORT (12 INCHES OR UNDER) PERENNIAL. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS? NOT DIANTHUS. SOMETHING THAT CLUMPS NOT CREEPS. THANKS!!!

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designoline6(Z6)

You could prune some plants to 12 INCHES OR UNDER such as hostas,privets,rosemary,agarista,illicium,platycodon,golden map,raphiolepis,weigela,solomon's seal,lamium,leatherleaf...

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 10:14PM
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reyesuela(z7a)

I'd like to see a trimmed hosta... *snorts*

Go to a site like Bluestone Perennials and use their advanced search options.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 5:07AM
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marymd7

WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING? The perennial forum here on GW might be a more productive location for this question. Have you tried there? You also might want to specify light/soil type if you want helpful suggestions.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 7:13AM
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papaperrenial(5b)

THANKS ALL FOR THE IDEAS!! VERY HELPFUL. I'LL TRY THE PERENNIAL FORUM ALSO.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 8:11AM
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dianne0712(7)

dwarf iris

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 8:22AM
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    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 8:46AM
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inkognito

Important very much have know difference perennial/shrub/tree pruning wrong lead to big c*ck up.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 8:50AM
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nandina(8b)

90% of the fun in specialized plant selection is doing the research. Here are just a few plants families to explore that might meet your goal. Study miniature rose catalogs. The Thalictrum family has some interesting low growers. Santolina varieties. Ditto, Columbine family. Bleeding heart.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 10:31AM
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duluthinbloomz4

Look into some of the Veronica varieties; some of the campanulas; heuchera.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 10:48AM
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papaperrenial(5b)

WOW!! CAN'T BELIEVE THE RESPONSE!!! THANKS AGAIN TO ALL!!! LOTS OF INFO TO STUDY!! I KNOW WHERE TO GO FOR HELP NOW!!!

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 12:00PM
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