Dahlia Companions

ginger_nh(z4 NH)January 29, 2005

What plants (annual or perennial) have you found to be particularly attractive with the large dahlias(3'-5' varieties). These plants are so large and the flowers so striking, that other plants pale by comparison. How about grasses? Anyone have any dynamite combinatons?

Thanks.

Ginger

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youreit

I don't have personal experience with the combination, but I think the white of Cerastium tomentosum, snow-in-summer, would look lovely under dramatic dahlias!

Brenda

    Bookmark   January 30, 2005 at 12:22PM
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ginger_nh(z4 NH)

Thank you for replying, Brenda. I was looking for some taller plants to combine with the larger dahlias, 'tho.
How long does cerastium bloom in CA?
Ginger

    Bookmark   February 6, 2005 at 5:14PM
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z42dkm_yahoo_com

Old, and short, thread. Regardless, I'm thinking of putting violet dahlias along with some burgundy okra in one row of my garden; part of my spring vegetable/herb project is to incorporate more flowers for the aesthetic effects, but also to see what might assist in pest control.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2010 at 3:35PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

I had a tall flat leafed parsley (Italian) along the fence with the dahlia = fantastic combo. Think it was the 2nd year the parsley grew as tall as the dahlia. Parsley re-seeded so had that combo several years.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 1:28AM
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