Irises forum: Interplanting iris clumps

Views: 158, Replies: 9 » Jump to the end
Name: Josh Segoviano
El paso (Zone 8b)
Overgrown_suncity
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
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
Image
iciris
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)
Image
shizen
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
Seed Starter Annuals Container Gardener Garden Photography Forum moderator
Image
Australis
Jul 15, 2017 10:30 PM CST

Plants Admin

Welcome! Josh!

Did you see this thread (the one iciris is referring to)? The thread "Companion planting" in Irises forum
Catalogue of Life ---- RHS Orchid Register ---- Orchid Genera: HTML PDF
RHS Lilium Register ---- Lilium Species Diagram ---- Lilium Traits: HTML PDF ---- Lilium Species Crosses: HTML PDF XLSX
The current profile image is that of Lilium 'Tiger Babies'.
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
Image
iciris
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
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
Image
IrisLilli
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
crowrita1
Jul 16, 2017 6:20 AM CST
Welcome!
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
Image
DaveinPA
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 7
Hellebores Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
Buzzbea424
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
cbunny41
Jul 19, 2017 6:04 PM CST
Welcome! Josh

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Irises forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by wildflowers and is called "Summer at the pond"