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Dahlia Companions

Posted by ginger_nh z4 NH (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 29, 05 at 20:45

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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RE: Dahlia Companions

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


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RE: Dahlia Companions

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


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RE: Dahlia Companions

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.


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RE: Dahlia Companions

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.


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