Re: Companion Plants
Celia S. wrote:
>Debby, how I envy you your climate! Our garden gurus say to plant Coral
>Bells in semi-shade. It would not work well with our irises, except those
>that like shade, I guess.
Like Debby, we plant coral-bells (heuchera) with both bearded and
beardless irises. Ours are planted in full sun and keep producing
flowers in our short summer as long as they are dead-headed. The
only drawback is that during windy rain storms they fall over but
I have just snipped them down at the base and they have grown up
again and flowered.
I have Asiatic, Oriental and a few species lilies planted in the
middle and end of a large median bed. Daylilies do well with
Siberians and so do daffodils...the beds have something in flower
most of the summer. I also have some SDBs and Asiatic lilies in the
front of a Siberian bed - sort of raised up for drainage.
I have roses and peonies with Siberians as well as a few annuals.
Ellen (still snow covered but with the temps almost at 40 F, how long?)
Ellen Gallagher / firstname.lastname@example.org
Siberian iris robin / email@example.com
Northern New Hampshire, USA / USDA Zone 3