Irises forum: Interplanting iris clumps

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Name: Josh Segoviano
El paso (Zone 8b)
Jul 15, 2017 8:40 PM CST
Iris tend it be rather drab post bloom I was wondering what annuals perennials and bulbs can be planter in between the iris rhizomes
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
Jul 15, 2017 8:52 PM CST
Welcome! Josh, there was another thread titled Companion planting not to long ago. I think the last post was around 5 days ago. There have been other threads about companion planting over the years also. I'm not the best with computers so I'm not sure how to post the links.
Mostly I have my irises in iris beds with other plants behind the irises. But I do have a few daylilies here and there within the irises.
Welcome! again.
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Jul 15, 2017 9:49 PM CST
Welcome! josh to the iris forum.
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Irises
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Jul 15, 2017 10:30 PM CST

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Welcome! Josh!

Did you see this thread (the one iciris is referring to)? The thread "Companion planting" in Irises forum
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
Jul 15, 2017 11:47 PM CST
Joshua, thank you for the link. Thumbs up
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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Jul 16, 2017 5:28 AM CST
Hi Josh! Hurray!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Jul 16, 2017 6:20 AM CST
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
Jul 16, 2017 6:36 PM CST
Welcome to the Irises Forum Josh.

I plant the early blooming iris in the front with the later ones toward the rear to extend the bloom season somewhat with some daylilies interspersed. Does not improve all the looks but helps.
Name: Bea Kimball
Little Rock, Arkansas; (Zone 7b)
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Jul 17, 2017 9:14 AM CST
Josh, I have a small urban garden so I plant my irises in the back and plant a variety of annuals and perennials in front. The one requirement is that they be deer resistant.So, no daylilies. Something blooms from February through frost.
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
genealogist specializing in French
Irises Region: Utah Hostas Bulbs Heucheras
Jul 19, 2017 6:04 PM CST
Welcome! Josh

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