Companions for Delphiniums
I have some beautiful delphiniums, in shades of purples light and dark. But in front of them I have an aster planted, the aster does not do anything for me, in fact I think it is sorta ugly most of the year, and doesn't bloom much either.
What would you suggest to plant in front? This is an area that is full sun, and can get pretty dry. It is also the first garden you see when parking in our drive and walking to the house.
I have about 2' x 5' of space, and then in front of this area are some short early irises, which need digging and re-planting anyway.
I am up in the NW corner, just on the edge of zone 4 into zone 3.
Elsewhere in this bed I have a tower of jackmani clematis, next to an old-fashioned pink rose.