Azalea Island Bed

Brenda_in_FL(z8 FL)February 4, 2003

I have an area with two dogwoods and a few very small azalea bushes. I would like some suggestions on what I can plant with these that will add color until my azaleas fill out.

Thanks,

Brenda

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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Fairy primrose (Primula malacoides) is an annual spring bloomer (mine last into early summer).
Cyclamen will also like the semi-shade.
Another annual if you can find them, is Schizanthus. Very colorful for semi-shade.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2003 at 2:32AM
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Dtkaty(z8b Houston, TX)

Caladiums are beautiful with azaleas & they love shade. There are LOTS of lovely patterns, too.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2003 at 9:22PM
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nmtmonroe(z8LA)

I finally got tired of waiting for my azaleas to fill out, and this year I planted silver castle artemisia, and coleus. It looks very nice.....I just cut the coleus back down to height of the azaleas a week ago. Next year I will repeat. To get extra artemisia was amazingly easy. I cut tips off new growth in spring and put them in dirt. ALL rooted, and I kept putting new out with azaleas. THe contrast in colors is nice.Coleus root easily in water from cuttings off existing coleus you get in spring....so, all in all it is a cheap filler.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2003 at 5:53PM
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