Daylilies forum: Lavender Blue Bed

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caitlinsgarden
Aug 4, 2014 2:38 PM CST
I have been planning a lavender blue bed for years. There are some DLs that have a certain cool lavender blue cast to them, especially evident in bright sunlight. These are the ones I have collected so far:

Unique Purple
Blueberry Breakfast
Stargate Portal
Swirling Water (maybe)
Blue Lustre
Patterns
Gudrid
Catherine Woodbery
Dallas Star

I have a Laura Phlox and Purple Coneflower and Sedum Matrona for companion plants. Anyone else working with this palette?
Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
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Ditchlily
Aug 4, 2014 3:30 PM CST
I don't have a bed devoted to that color, but I have some that I think might fit. Are you looking for sugestions?
Alice's Ghost


Alley Cat Blues
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Ancient Wisdom
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Back Scratcher


Bella Sera
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Black Fathom Depths


Bluebird Butterfly has a nice eye and the rest is good contrast.
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Carolina Bound has some lovely shades of blue-purple.


So does Celtic Veins
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Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
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Ditchlily
Aug 4, 2014 3:32 PM CST
Copernicus is a stunner


Although sometimes it fades which might not work for you.
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Dress Blues


Fortune's Dearest has some lavender blue in it and it has teeth Smiling
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Janet's Magic has some nice colors if you like the ruffled edges.
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One last one as you may not have been looking for more. I will wait to hear from you.

I really love the color mix in Mapping Alabama. Had to have that one since I live here.
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Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Cat Lover Ferns Hostas Lilies
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Ditchlily
Aug 4, 2014 3:53 PM CST
Looking forward to seeing your bed with the companion plants. Hurray!

caitlinsgarden
Aug 4, 2014 4:01 PM CST
Thank you Laura! Wonderful suggestions! At the moment, all the plants are planted elsewhere, and the ground is being thoroughly dug and re-dug to get rid of all the quack grass! It is one of the first beds I planted many years ago, and I have learned a lot since. Any little bit of quack grass hiding under a rock, a plant, etc. will soon become a solid mass.
Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
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Ditchlily
Aug 4, 2014 4:02 PM CST
I love Stargate Portal
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and Blueberry Breakfast (wish I could find the better picture)
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Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
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Ditchlily
Aug 4, 2014 4:05 PM CST
Ugh! Angry do not like grass that invades my beds.

I have a few more that might fit your theme if you are interested. Don't know how much room you have and sometimes it is best not to know Whistling

caitlinsgarden
Aug 4, 2014 4:09 PM CST
Here is a pic of Unique Purple that looks like the one I have. Oh I can expand out if I need to! To infinity...
Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
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Ditchlily
Aug 4, 2014 4:19 PM CST
Well then....

Blues Avenue has lavender and some nice patterns
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There is always room for some Blackberries and Cream Sticking tongue out
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Broadway Mystique is great for the front of a bed at only 20" tall and a 3.5" bloom
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Burgess Artwork is another small one.



Name: James
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JWWC
Aug 4, 2014 4:23 PM CST
I really like a few of Bill Maryott's purples. DINNER TALK and GRAPE PRETENDER are the firs two that come to mind. LAVENDER HEARTTHROB is another that would do well. Perhaps DOYLE PIERCE as well? And of course, LAVENDER BLUE BABY.









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lovemyhouse
Aug 4, 2014 4:44 PM CST
Prairie Blue Eyes
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floota
Aug 4, 2014 6:36 PM CST
Hi,

Many of my favorite daylilies are purples! I've also seen many gardens and some monochromatic plantings of daylilies before. Since purple as a color group tends to "recede", you might want to consider using companion plants on the opposite end of the color spectrum to give a purple bed that "pop" of color. Using exact opposite such as orange or near opposite in color such as yellow would really make the purple and lavender colors stand out. There are many of the newer echinacea ( hardier than the first wave of "designer" echinaceas, most of which died) such as 'Hot Papaya' and others that would make a good color contrast with purple and lavender daylilies. Another long blooming perennial ( the longest blooming perennial here in fact) is Kalimeris. I've grown both white and blue varieties and these begin blooming in June and go right up to frost - white is taller - about 3' with a 3' spread and the blue 'Incisior Blue Star' is short, compact, and good for front of the border. Some of the yarrows come in peach/ apricot tones too. Good luck with your plantings!

caitlinsgarden
Aug 5, 2014 8:25 AM CST
Can I link to this thread?
The thread "Lavender Blue Blossoms" in Daylilies forum
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Char
Aug 5, 2014 6:31 PM CST

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One of my very first daylilies was Pewter Lake an early registration from Moldovan.


Can't believe I don't have an image of it, it is still here and bloomed this year, ooops *Blush* Anyhow, a very clear blue lavender with a pale blue halo most days. Another one I really like is Noble Surfer...


Both of these would be fine additions to a lavender blue bed.

caitlinsgarden
Aug 6, 2014 6:04 AM CST
Thanks, love Pewter Lake!
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Hemlady
Aug 6, 2014 6:45 AM CST
Several lavenders that are favorites of mine are:

LAVENDER REFLECTIONS


LINDA BECK a lot darker in color than a light lavender
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HEARTBEAT OF HEAVEN
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MILDRED MITCHELL
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PALACE GARDEN BEAUTY
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I also have a lot of diploid lavender favorites but it would take awhile to list them all.

Lighthouse Gardens

caitlinsgarden
Aug 6, 2014 8:45 AM CST
Very nice! I may include Grey Witch as a darker contrast. Also have VT Vertigo, a late that is just starting to bloom.

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