Companion plants for hostas under black walnuts
In addendum to the thread about hostas under trees that are bad for them, just thought I would post a partial list of companion plants that can be successfully grown under black walnuts. Includes:
Daffodils, most spring bulbs
Lysmachia (golden moneywort, pennywort)
Lily of the Valley
Saxifrage (aka strawberry begonia)
All of which grow very well under the dozen or so black walnuts that grow in the woods and gardens here. The worst drawback of gardening under black walnuts is the darn nuts! When they fall, they tear holes in hosta leaves and stain the deck (we have a huge one that towers over the deck and back yard) and the squirrels leave chewed bits everywhere.
Plants that do NOT grow well under them: anything in the tomato/potato family, most vegetables, Madonna lilies.