Daylilies forum→What are good companion plants for daylilies in the south?

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Feb 8, 2014 9:52 AM CST
I need to pick some of y'alls brains. What can I grow in 2 small oval raised beds that would do well with daylilies? I finally got the 2 raised beds done from all those wall stones I got from the neighbor's yard make-over. Annuals? Perennials? What would look good and be compatible with the growing conditions.

Both beds may get a little shade throughout the day. I do want to add a lot of daylilies to those beds. Mainly daylily seedlings that I have been growing from seed since this past Fall. They typically don't get that big the first year for me, but I may have to move some of them next year.
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Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
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Feb 8, 2014 11:24 PM CST
Your raised rock-border bed sounds beautiful, Becky! I love to grow snapdragons and carnations/pinks with my daylilies ... they stay perennial here and keep a steady bloom of color during the summer and fall, while the daylilies are coming in and out of bloom.

I've got seeds to try a new snapper this summer, maybe to mix in with my red daylilies:

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Feb 9, 2014 6:43 PM CST
Well, I have been accused of having no taste, but I love Purple Cone flowers with daylilies, of course they don't all have to be purple. I love zinnias and marigolds also with Daylilies, Cannas, I think it could be a huge list.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Feb 9, 2014 7:21 PM CST
Seedfork, I like and second with all of those choices. Love dwarf cannas. Big Grin

Becky, how tall do you want them to be? I like Golden Oregano, Dianthus, Gaillardia, Thyme, "Nana" Coreopsis, and Gomphrena. Mexican Heather would do well in your area, I think.

Golden Oregano
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Mexican Heather
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