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Plants that do well under dryer vents

Postby GardenGeek » May 13, 2008 12:02 pm

I have a dryer vent outside of my house that vents over a 4-5 foot section of garden area and am wondering if anyone has the same situation and if you found any plants that do really well under the warm dry air coming out. The area in question faces south (full sun from dawn until about 6:00pm) and normally doesn't get much water other than what I supply as it is along the house.

I am looking for Zone 3a/b to Zone 4 perrenial suggestions, up to 3 feet high.

Thanks for any tips.
Sheri

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Postby Eeyore » May 13, 2008 1:03 pm

Change the vent so that it blows straight out rather than down. I don't think much will grow under the vent.
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Postby kelly_m » May 13, 2008 1:50 pm

I had columbine, tulips, rock cress, silver dollar growing under mine at my old place.....
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Postby Lindamct » May 13, 2008 2:18 pm

I have Cushion Spurge and Lamium under mine :)
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Postby haili » May 13, 2008 7:26 pm

I have lamium for a couple of feet and then a goldflame spirea.
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Postby Sheikea » May 14, 2008 9:49 am

I would change it too but what about Fiddler ferns or ostrich ferns?
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Postby GardenGeek » May 14, 2008 4:29 pm

Thanks for all of the suggestions. I will look each of these up and go from there. As well will ask hubby if he can adjust it.

Thanks again,

Sheri
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