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Push through ground cover

Hello everyone, I have an area around my garden pond that has two distinct zones, nearest the pond in poorly drained and quite damp year round, in front on the area is still pretty moist but much better drained. So I planned to add Calla aethiopicarhs to the wet area and Fritillaria meleagris to the drier area then use Ajuga Reptans as ground cover for the whole area.

My question is, as the Ajuga spreads out will the Calla and Fritillaria plants push through the Ajuga without problems? Or is this a bad idea?



  • Bee witchedBee witched Posts: 1,225
    Hi @capella.4414,

    I don't know about the Calla .... but the Fritillaria certainly will.
    I've got lots of them here and they push through grass in a damp meadow no problem. They also push through a very dense area of lily of the valley.
    They seed around easily so you'll soon have plenty.

    Bee x
    Gardener and beekeeper in beautiful Scottish Borders  

    A single bee creates just one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime
  • Thanks for the information Bee, I appreciate your insight.
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