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Aug 5, 2011 7:28 AM CST
|I am just getting into iris and want to know what later blooming plants can be paired with them?|
My plants are scattered or in small bunches compared to some of the "beds " I have seen here.
Mine are planted to bloom with nepeta and salvias in spring.
I have some spots for an Iris -Phlox combination but wonder if the phlox are too shading for iris and I will end up with rotted rizomes.
Aug 5, 2011 8:01 AM CST
|I always plant things to close. Its OK the first year but then things quickly become to crowded. I need to show some restraint that I haven;t found yet. I like a few phlox, rudbeckia, and echinaces for summer color. The second two naturalize in my garden.|
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Aug 5, 2011 8:39 AM CST
|I do love thos photos.|
Aug 5, 2011 12:28 PM CST
|I have seen heuchera work with irises. Their folage is so low that it doesn't bother them.|
Aug 5, 2011 2:56 PM CST
|Excellent idea thanks. I have some planted with an euphorbia and a hardy geranium|
Sep 4, 2011 7:27 AM CST
|I tried day lilies with my iris, it was a great idea, but in reality the differing water needs caused problems. I just finished transplanting my iris all into one bed along the west side of the house, where they can bloom and multiply to their hearts content all by themselves.|
Do others have problems with the differing water needs when coplanting with iris?
Sep 4, 2011 7:31 AM CST
|I am new too. I did realize iris dont need much watering but DL's also are hardy souls and can survive anywhere.|
I have them planted together .It will be a first year for newly planted iris purchases. I'll let uou know when a couple of seasons pass.
Sep 4, 2011 8:35 AM CST
Sep 4, 2011 8:52 AM CST
|no, somnifariums,bread seeds|
Sep 4, 2011 12:42 PM CST
|But the CA poppies work for companion plants. I think we are discussing different uwses.|
Sep 4, 2011 3:33 PM CST
|I keep my TB iris seperate from my daylilies also. I actually have a nice TB iris bed with daylilies around it but the iris bed is seperate, only iris. I have those edger pavers you can buy at home depot laid out to define the iris bed and that really works best for me.|