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Azalea Island Bed

Posted by Brenda_in_FL z8 FL (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 4, 03 at 11:00

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
gardening2003@aol.com


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RE: Azalea Island Bed

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.


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RE: Azalea Island Bed

  • Posted by Dtkaty z8b Katy,TX (My Page) on
    Fri, Feb 21, 03 at 21:22

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


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RE: Azalea Island Bed

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.


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