asiatic lily plant companions

hydrangialover(6-7Seattle)November 1, 2004

I need an evergreen plant to hide the lily stems after the bloom fades -any suggestions?

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vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

It's not evergreen: I have a deciduous azalea (yellow flowers) and a non-strident orange asiatic growing through the branches. As the azalea leafs up the fading lily is well-disguised.

A similar arrangement has developed between a Hamamelis and an asiatic, with a bit of help from a 'Sulphur Queen' Rhododendron.

Other possibles might be Pieris, Andromeda, Ericas because of the similarities in soil requirements.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2004 at 2:53AM
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gardeners_hands(8, coastal WA)

good morning Seattle!
I have used Iberis sempervirens, perennial candytuft.
It grows well in the PNW and is not fussy.
It's white flowers go well with every Asiatic lily I've had so far.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2004 at 8:02AM
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shelley_r(7b NC)

I don't know if this would work in Seattle. In fact, the verdit is still out for my garden here in NC. But, I planted yellow corydalis under my lilies. I got some nice color in the spring and I'm hoping the fern-like foliage will keep the lilies feet cool this summer and look good.


    Bookmark   April 30, 2005 at 7:41PM
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old_ginger(z8 AL)


    Bookmark   May 6, 2005 at 1:55AM
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I've got mine in a bed with corydalis lutea, upright white phlox, and some striped hostas.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2005 at 1:15PM
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