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Companion plants for Oriental Lilies

Hi I'm completely new on here so please be gentle with me. I've been growing Oriental Lilies for a couple of years and I'm far from an expert. The lilies are growing great,in both borders and pots, but I'm looking at planting companion plants to fill in the gaps around them and underneath/at their feet. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,526

    I grow Thunbergia alata around mine. The lilies flower first. I dead head, and the black eyed suzies ramble up the stems and then flower later.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,526

    imageimage They are climbing over the dierama and the dead headed lily stalks between the dahlias and the banana. Easy to grow, one seed to a three inch pot in March, drop into spaces in June. They are annuals so if you don't like the effect you have only lost a packet of seed.

    Last edited: 27 September 2016 17:44:45

  • pokhimpokhim Posts: 210

    hey fidget bones!! Your garden is sooo nice!!! I am really jealous!!

    I wish my garden could look similar to yours!! Mine is so new and I am hoping that once it gets more established (and i learn more about plants) that I my borders begin to looks like yours!

    Is that sedum on the bottom right or ur picture? I have a sedum brilliant at home.. 

  • Thanks for all your posts. Great suggestions.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,526

    It didn't get chelsea chopped so now its flopped. There is a chocolate coloured one to the right of it. That flops even more....

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