(Closed) Bleeding Hearts with Ferns and Hostas

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Hostas spread. And some varieties get very wide, so do your research. You could even enlist someone in the garden section at Home Depot or go to your locan nursery. My parents have hostas and bleeding hearts in the same planter, and they look absolutely gorgeous together. Personally, I’m not a fan of ferns and they are much more difficult to control in their spreading. I think they might be too much texture and maybe even height with your bleeding hearts.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My mom loves hostas! She has them everywhere in her back yard. She has to thin them out every few years. The baby ones she gets are huge by the end of the summer. They are super easy plants, but just watch that they dont crowd out the bleeding hearts. Ferns are pretty easy too, but you also have to watch their growth and spreading. We planted some when I was a kid and they went nuts lol.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

They  won’t spread their first year, but it does seem like they double every spring when they have room to. Go ahead and plant them however you’d like, and just keep pruning them to keep them contained. You can use the starts from them to grow them other places around your yard or to give to neighbors and friends. 

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