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UK: Good King Henry and Fat Hen - which is taller?

 
Paul Ryan
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I'm going to plant Good King Henry and Fat Hen (both recommended in Patrick Whitefield's book How to Make a Forest Garden)

which one grows taller? I want to plant the shorter one on the sunny side of the taller one ...

Cheers,
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Not sure, but they are both annuals - I presume you are planning of letting them self seed in future, so why not just broadcast sow them and let them sort it out for themselves?
 
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In my experience Good King Henry usually grows taller. Also Fat Hen tends to fall over after it's flowered.

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Of course, it all depends on how much plant food you give them...

 
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Thanks people

Good King Henry is perrenial, Fat Hen is annual but self-seeds.

Yes - in future years they will sort it out for themselves ... but this spring will be the first year for them in my garden, so I want to arrange them sensibly to start them off well.

Cheers,
Paul
 
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