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Hemerocallis 'Mardi Gras Parade'

BUTTERFLY MAGNETS & THEIR COMPANIONS - 1


Butterflies bring a wonderful beauty to our gardens. They also provide a valuable service - pollinating our flowers. During four stages of development - egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and adult - they require a variety of plant species for various purposes. Eggs are laid on host plants, many of which are native. The monarch butterfly, for example, deposits eggs on milkweed on which the caterpillars feed once hatched. As adults, various species are active from early spring to late fall and require food to thrive.

To supply their needs you must first add the right plants, preferably in large groups with lots of colour, the quality that first attracts them. It is best to plan a succession of bloom from various plants throughout the season. They like nectar-producing flowers with short tubular blossoms for easy access. Single-flowered forms are preferable to doubles. If they happen to be flat-topped, so much the better, as this provides a place for the butterflies to land. Some sources suggest a preference for purple, yellow, orange and red flowers.

Butterflies will surely come flocking to your gardens if you plant some of the perennials noted below along with their recommended companions.


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The best time and method to propagate plants can be found on our image-intensive PROPAGATION page.

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To create your own plant partnerships based on tried and true color theory, check out our GARDEN COLOR page.

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ANAPHALIS

Pearly Everlasting, a native North American wildflower, has papery white button flowers with yellow centres over grey foliage, lovely for a late-summer effect. This plant is the food source for larvae of the Painted Lady butterfly that can severely damage its foliage and is also the favourite caterpillar host plant for the American Lady butterfly.

Anaphalis margaritaceae:  Pearly Everlasting, 12-24"x15"

    with:  Chelone obliqua
More information about this perennial can be found at the link below.

Pearly Everlasting with silver foliage


ANTENNARIA

Sometimes called Cat's-Paw or Pink Pussytoes, this silvery-grey-foliaged plant will be covered with pink flowers in late spring. Trim flowering stems back after bloom and enjoy the foliage effect for the rest of the gardening season.

Antennaria dioica rubra:  Pink Pussytoes, 10-12"x12"

    food source for 'Painted Lady' butterfly
      over:  alpine bulbs
        under:  dwarf shrubs or conifers
          with:  Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Rubra' (Purple Wood Spurge)
        For more information about Pussytoes, follow the link below.

      • Pink Pussytoes



      • ASCLEPIAS

        Most Butterfly Weed species are native North American wildflowers. It is the host plant for the Monarch butterfly which gains protection when it ingests the unpalatable chemicals in its leaves. Late to appear in spring, this plant eventually produces blooms that can be used for cutting or enjoyed in the garden by butterflies and people alike. Butterfly Weed flowers are a rich nectar source for many adult butterflies such as the Black Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Spicebush Swallowtail, Checkered White, American Copper, California Hairstreak, Gray Hairstreak, Zebra, Great Spangled Fritillary, Pearl Crescent and Silver-Spotted Skipper.

        Asclepias tuberosa:  Butterfly Weed, 1-3'x2'

        Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies':  yellow and orange shades Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet':  white Butterfly Weed 18-24" tall
          combined with:  Achillea 'Summer Shades Mixture', Aquilegia 'Maxistar' (yellow) & Chrysanthemum parthenium
            'Tetra White Wonder'
        For more information about the care and maintenance of this perennial, follow the links below.

      • orange Butterfly Weed
      • white Butterfly Weed



      • ASTER

        There are many choices from this large genus whose flowers are magnets for butterflies. Whatever your preference for colour or height or even season of bloom, there is no shortage of choices for many garden situations. This is a favourite nectar source of the Checked White, Clouded Sulphur, Pearl Crescent, Painted Lady, Common Buckeye, Viceroy and Common Checkered-Skipper butterflies as well as the host plant for larvae of the Pearl Crescent butterfly.

        Aster amellus'Violet Queen':  Italian Aster, 24-30"

          Aster amellus 'Violet Queen'
        Aster x frikartii:  Frikart's Aster, 2-3'x2-3', rough-textured deep green foliage, fertilize regularly for long bloom
          in front of:  Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis'
            with late summer & fall bloomers:  Phlox paniculata, Rudbeckia, Ornamental Grasses
              combined with:  Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver King' & Chrysanthemum x rubellum 'Clara Curtis'
            Aster x frikartii:  blue forms
              with:  Lavatera 'Rosea', fall Sedum such as 'Autumn Joy' or Sedum spectabile
                with:  Hypericum calycinum
                  with:  Anemone japonica (pink), Anemone japonica 'Margarete' (a deep pink semi-double)
                Aster x frikartii 'Monch':  the finest perennial Aster, 28-30"x18", taller than the species
                  Aster x frikartii 'Monch'
                  generally with:  pale pink or powder blue shades
                    with:  Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Showers'
                      with:  silver-gray Artemisia 'Powis Castle' or Stachys olympica 'Silver Carpet'
                        with:  Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns' or Hemerocallis 'Palest Yellow'
                      Aster novae-angliae:  New England Aster, height varies x 18" spread
                        with other butterfly magnets:  Solidago
                          with:  Aconitum, Anemone (fall-blooming), Boltonia asteroides, Sedum (especially 'Autumn Joy'), Gypsophila,
                            Artemisia 'Powis Castle' (to hide untidy base of main plant)
                          combined with:  Achillea x 'Moonshine' & Anemone hybrida
                            combined with:  Helictotrichon sempervirens & Salvia 'East Friesland'
                              with ornamental grasses:  Calamagrostis arundinacea var. brachytricha
                                with fall perennials:  Helianthus, Patrinia scabiosifolia 'Nagoya'
                              Aster:  purple or pink fall-blooming forms
                                Aster - a 5-ft-tall unnamed lavender-purple form Aster - a 5-ft-tall unnamed pink form
                                behind:  yellow perennials (to pick up the yellow of the aster's centre)
                              Aster:  mounding types
                                with:  Ornamental Grasses i.e. Panicum, Pennisetum esp. P. alopecuroides 'Hameln', Miscanthus
                              Aster novae-angliae 'Alma Potschke':  deep salmon-pink, 3 to 3-1/2'x2-3'
                                with:  gray to tone down its bright rose-pink flowers
                                  with:  Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank'
                                    with:  Aster novae-angliae 'Autumn Snow' (White New England Aster)
                                      behind:  Gypsophila, Sedum, Artemisia (to hide untidy stems)
                                    Aster novae-angliae 'Autumn Snow':  White New England Aster
                                      with:  Aster novae-angliae 'Alma Potschke'
                                        behind:  Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
                                      Aster novae-angliae 'Hella Lacy':  royal-purple, floriferous, 4-5' tall
                                        Aster 'Hella Lacy'
                                        note:  attracts monarch butterflies
                                          called a "showstopper" by C. Colston Burrell, who claims it blooms for up to 4 weeks
                                            where:  rear of border
                                              good with:  pastel pink and pale powder blue
                                                with:  silver-gray Artemisia 'Powis Castle'
                                                  behind:  Stachys olympica 'Silver Carpet'
                                                Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome':  Dwarf New England Aster, only 18" tall
                                                  with:  Hemerocallis 'Stella d'Oro'
                                                Aster:  blue New England or New York types
                                                  with pink perennials:  Anemone japonica esp. 'Margarete', Lavatera 'Rosea', fall Sedum i.e. 'Autumn Joy',
                                                    Sedum spectabile
                                                Aster novi-belgii:  blue forms, height varies x 12-18" spread
                                                  with:  Sedum spectabile, Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
                                                Aster novi-belgii 'Benary's Composition Mix':  24-30"x24", tall accent with a late bloom
                                                  with:  Aconitum, Anemone hupehensis
                                                    with:  Sedum, Gypsophila, Artemisia 'Powis Castle' (to hide untidy base of main plant)
                                                      with:  Boltonia asteroides, Centranthus ruber, Coreopsis verticillata, Dictamnus albus purpureus, Echinops,
                                                        Eupatorium, Gypsophila paniculata, Helenium autumnale, Helianthus, Heliopsis, Papaver nudicaule,
                                                          Patrinia scabiosifolia, Sedum 'Autumn Joy', Solidago
                                                      Aster novi-belgii 'Kassel':  pink Michaelmas Daisy
                                                        with:  Pennisetum
                                                      Aster villosa 'Milka':  14" tall, soft lavender-blue
                                                        Aster villosa 'Milka'
                                                        my research says the flower of this plant should be double;  mine is clearly single, but beautiful nonetheless
                                                      If you need more details about the Aster, or forms of specific colours or for special situations, follow any of the links below.

                                                    • blue Asters
                                                    • pink Asters
                                                    • purple Asters
                                                    • Asters for shady sites
                                                    • white Asters



                                                    • BUDDLEIA

                                                      What more likely candidate to attract butterflies can there be than one with Butterfly in its name. The Butterfly Bush provides colour in the late season border and a delicious scent that lures both butterflies and hummingbirds in droves. Butterfly Bush is a favoured nectar source for Pipevine Swallowtail, Black Swallowtail, Anise Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, American Snout, Great Spangled Fritillary, Pearl Crescent, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Common Buckeye, Common Checkered-Skipper and of course the Monarch Butterfly.

                                                      Buddleia:  Butterfly Bush, 3-8'x3-4'

                                                        combined with:  other butterfly-attracting plants in informal meadow plantings
                                                          with summer and fall-blooming plants:  Aster, Helenium, Echinacea purpurea, Ornamental Grasses
                                                            underplanted with:  ground covers
                                                              a dynamite combination with:  Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' & Liatris
                                                            Buddleia alternifolia:  Fountain Butterfly Bush, pendulous, lilac-purple flowers
                                                              as:  specimen plant for accent, anchor in large perennial borders
                                                                with:  perennial & shrub plantings
                                                              Buddleia x 'Lochinoch':  hybrid with B. fallowiana, lavender flowers & silvery-gray leaves
                                                                with pastel flowers of:  Achillea x 'Anthea' (flat creamy heads), Boltonia asteroides 'Pink Beauty', Aster tongolensis
                                                                  'Wartburg Star' (18", blue with orange centres), Phlox maculata 'Delta'
                                                                behind:  Crocosmia 'Citronella'
                                                              Buddleia 'Pink Profusion':  
                                                                Buddleia 'Pink Profusion'
                                                                see for yourself how well the magnet effect works in the image above
                                                              Buddleia 'Red Plume'
                                                                with:  soft yellow Alcea rugosa (synonym Alcea ficifolia)
                                                              Buddleia x weyeriana 'Sungold' For more information about this plant, popular with butterflies and hummingbirds, follow the links below.

                                                            • hummingbird-friendly Butterfly Bush
                                                            • orange Butterfly Bush



                                                            • CARYOPTERIS

                                                              Bluebeard is another shrub that provides mid-summer colour in the garden. Also known as Blue-Mist Shrub and Blue Spirea, this plant is smothered with blue to purple-blue flowers that attract both butterflies and bees.

                                                              Caryopteris x clandonensis, 2-3'x24-30"

                                                                note:  treat either as a small shrub or as a perennial
                                                                  where:  as a low hedge, along walkways, in front of foundation plants, in shrub borders
                                                                    as filler in borders with:  Hemerocallis, Coreopsis verticillata, other late-bloomers
                                                                      with:  Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna', Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
                                                                        behind:  Veronica incana
                                                                          combined with:  Ornamental Grasses
                                                                        Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Blue Mist':  lavender-blue flowers
                                                                          with:  Sedum
                                                                        Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight':  violet-blue flowers (deep purple), one of the darkest forms
                                                                          with:  Sedum 'Autumn Joy', Lespedeza 'Pink Fountain'
                                                                        Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue', sky blue, silvery-grey leaves, floriferous
                                                                          where:  massed in a line
                                                                            underplanted with:  Sternbergia lutea (a yellow, autumn-flowering bulb)
                                                                          Caryopteris 'Worcester Gold', bright blue flowers, golden-green foliage
                                                                            with:  Achillea millefolium 'Terra Cotta' & Nepeta 'Souvenir d'André Chaudron'
                                                                          More information about this shrubby plant can be found by following the link below.

                                                                          Bluebeard with silvery foliage


                                                                          ECHINACEA

                                                                          The Purple Coneflower is a popular source of nectar and pollen for both butterflies and bees. This native North American wildflower blooms in early to mid-summer and, left intact for the winter, its flowers can also provide a seed source for overwintering birds. This is a favourite nectar plant for the Great Spangled Fritillary, Pearl Crescent and Red Admiral butterflies.

                                                                          Echinacea purpurea:  Purple Coneflower, 30-36"x18-24"

                                                                            Purple Coneflower
                                                                            where:  prairie gardens
                                                                              meadow combination with:  Solidago, Asclepias tuberosa, Rudbeckia
                                                                                with:  Ornamental Grasses (tall, upright to arching forms), Buddleia davidii
                                                                                  combined with:  Lilium 'Thunderbolt' (apricot Trumpet), Althaea, Lysimachia clethroides &Echinops ritro
                                                                                    with:  Coreopsis (summer-blooming), Phlox paniculata 'Mt. Fujiyama' (white), Physostegia virginiana 'Alba' (18-24")
                                                                                      with:  Dodecatheon meadia (rose-pink)
                                                                                        with:  Patrinia scabiosifolia 'Nagoya' (bright yellow), Sidalcea including S. malviflora 'Mr. Lindburgh'
                                                                                          with:  Phlox paniculata, Liatris spicata, Liatris spicata 'Floristan White', Achillea esp. 'Coronation Gold',
                                                                                            Chrysanthemum x superbum, Hemerocallis, Perovskia triplicifolia
                                                                                          with:  Rudbeckia, including gold-flowered spp, Rudbeckia 'Marmalade', Rudbeckia laciniata 'Goldquelle'
                                                                                            (a lovely shorter version of 'Golden Glow')
                                                                                          with:  Stachys 'Helen von Stein', Verbena spp. including V. bonariensis
                                                                                            for pastel combination with:  Stachys byzantina, Monarda (pink), Geranium spp. (all in front of Ornamental Grasses)
                                                                                              gorgeous in combination with:  Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan', Liatris & Buddleia
                                                                                                with:  Perilla frutescens 'Atropurpurea' (annual purple-leaved Perilla)
                                                                                                  in front of or beside:  Artemisia abrotanum
                                                                                                    with:  Perovskia atriplicifolia, Gypsophila paniculata, Filipendula rubra
                                                                                                      with:  Goniolinum tartaricum (German Statice), Limonium latifolium (Sea Lavender,  Statice)
                                                                                                        for contrast of foliage & flowers with:  Artemisia schmidtiana nana 'Silver Mound'
                                                                                                      Echinacea purpurea 'Bright Star':  rose-pink flat flower heads
                                                                                                        combined with:  Acanthus mollis, Nepeta x faassenii & Hemerocallis 'Yesterday Memories'
                                                                                                          combined with:  mauve Hemerocallis 'Little Grapette', pink Allium 'Summer Beauty' & pale yellow Coreopsis
                                                                                                            verticillata 'Moonbeam'
                                                                                                        Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus':  24-30" tall with huge horizontal flower heads
                                                                                                          combined with:  Acanthus mollis, Nepeta x faassenii, & Hemerocallis 'Yesterday Memories'
                                                                                                        Echinacea purpurea alba 'White Swan':  white Coneflower, 1-2' tall
                                                                                                          white Purple Coneflower 'White Swan'
                                                                                                          with:  Filipendula rubra 'Venusta' (Martha Washington's Plume)
                                                                                                            with:  Achillea 'Coronation Gold' & Eremurus Shelford Hybrids
                                                                                                              with:  Echinacea purpurea (purple forms)
                                                                                                                offset behind:  Liatris including L. ligulistylis (3-5'; rosy-purple)
                                                                                                                  combined with:  Lilium 'Mount Everest', Monarda 'Blue Stocking' & Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'
                                                                                                                    combined with:  Scabiosa 'Pink Mist', Echinops ritro & Verbascum 'Benary's Hybrids'
                                                                                                                      combined with:  Gypsophila paniculata 'Perfecta' & Lysimachia clethroides
                                                                                                                        combined with:  Paeonia & Gypsophila paniculata
                                                                                                                          combined with:  Echinacea purpurea, Liatris, Buddleia
                                                                                                                        For more useful information about the Purple Coneflower, follow the links below.

                                                                                                                      • pink Purple Coneflower
                                                                                                                      • white Purple Coneflower



                                                                                                                      • GAILLARDIA

                                                                                                                        Blanket Flower provides bright, long-blooming colour with its daisy-like flowers that are also effective for cutting.

                                                                                                                        Gaillardia x grandiflora:  Blanket Flower, height varies x 12" spread

                                                                                                                        Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Baby Cole' Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Goblin' Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Burgundy'deep wine-red flowers, 2-3'x18" You can find additional information about the Blanket Flower at the links below.

                                                                                                                      • red Blanket Flower
                                                                                                                      • yellow Blanket Flower



                                                                                                                      • HELIANTHUS

                                                                                                                        If you are only familiar with annual forms of Sunflower, you will be thrilled with the many perennial species and cultivars. Useful for both fresh and dried arrangements, perennial Sunflowers also attract beneficial insects to your gardens and its seeds provide a welcome food source for many songbirds. There are types of perennial Sunflower for both sunny and shady sites.

                                                                                                                        Helianthus

                                                                                                                        If you need more information about the perennial Sunflower, follow the link below.

                                                                                                                      • yellow Sunflower



                                                                                                                      • HEMEROCALLIS

                                                                                                                        The daylily has an interesting history of use - as food, medicine and ornamentation. Small wonder then that the thousands of cultivars available in a variety of sizes, colours, forms and bloom times make it so popular today.

                                                                                                                        All daylilies are registered with the American Hemerocallis Society. By the end of the year 2008 there were 66,347 such registrations. You can find information about them all by visiting the American Hemerocallis Society Cultivar Database.

                                                                                                                        Be sure to check out our new page of Daylilies - Spider and Unusual Form.

                                                                                                                        Hemerocallis:  Daylily

                                                                                                                          where:  to hide dying foliage of Narcissus and Tulipa in late spring
                                                                                                                            perfect behind:   Hardy Geranium forms
                                                                                                                              over:  Muscari
                                                                                                                                with:  Saponaria ocymoides
                                                                                                                                  with:  Kniphofia, Lavandula, Lilium, Lythrum salicaria 'Morden Pink', Scabiosa caucasica
                                                                                                                                    with:  Oenothera spp. including O. fruticosa, Oenothera macrocarpa (formerly Oenothera missouriensis),
                                                                                                                                      Oenothera tetragona 'Youngii'
                                                                                                                                    with:  Salvia spp. including Salvia nemorosa 'Blue Queen', Salvia x superba, Salvia x superba 'East Friesland'
                                                                                                                                      in moist sunny areas with:  Lobelia siphilitica
                                                                                                                                        with:  Veronica spp. including V. austriaca 'Crater Lake Blue', V. gentianoides, V. longifolia 'Icicle',
                                                                                                                                          V. spicata, V. spicata 'Red Fox', Veronicastrum virginicum (purple)
                                                                                                                                        beside:  spiked Veronica spicata, flat-topped Achillea spp., Phlox paniculata
                                                                                                                                          combined with:  Paeonia & Iris
                                                                                                                                            with:  Echinacea purpurea & Paeonia
                                                                                                                                              with:  Verbena bonariensis
                                                                                                                                                with:  Yucca filamentosa
                                                                                                                                                  for shape contrast with:  Hosta spp.
                                                                                                                                                    foliage contrast with:  Sedum kamtschaticum
                                                                                                                                                      shape contrast behind:  Bergenia
                                                                                                                                                        behind:  Sedum
                                                                                                                                                          in front of:  Thalictrum aquilegiafolium
                                                                                                                                                            with:  Stokesia laevis
                                                                                                                                                              with:  Ornamental Grasses, especially Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder' or 'Zebrinus'
                                                                                                                                                                with:  Phlox paniculata 'Mt. Fujiyama', Platycodon grandiflorus, Rudbeckia
                                                                                                                                                                  with:  Nepeta x 'Dropmore Blue' (if cut back hard before spring bloom to force later flowering during daylily season)
                                                                                                                                                                    combined with:  Iris x germanica & Sedum kamtschaticum
                                                                                                                                                                  Hemerocallis:  any colour
                                                                                                                                                                    combined with:  Helenium (rusty-red), Achillea 'Great Expectations' (buff yellow) & Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'
                                                                                                                                                                      (cream-banded)
                                                                                                                                                                  Hemerocallis:  fruity shades
                                                                                                                                                                    Hemerocallis 'On Silken Thread' - an Unusual Form daylily
                                                                                                                                                                    with:  blue Veronica spicata, Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue', Monarda didyma (red)
                                                                                                                                                                  Hemerocallis:  peach tones
                                                                                                                                                                    Hemerocallis 'Parade of Peacocks' - an Unusual Form daylily
                                                                                                                                                                    combined with:  Chrysanthemum x superbum & Veronica (blue) or Platycodon (lavender)
                                                                                                                                                                      in front of:  white Phlox paniculata, Veronica chaixii 'Album'
                                                                                                                                                                        with:  Veronicastrum virginicum (white)
                                                                                                                                                                      Hemerocallis:  melon & apricot
                                                                                                                                                                        with:  Heuchera 'Coral Cloud'
                                                                                                                                                                          in front of:  Phlox paniculata (white), Veronica chaixii 'Album'
                                                                                                                                                                        Hemerocallis:  yellow forms
                                                                                                                                                                          Hemerocallis 'Four-Play' - yellow 'Four-Play' Daylily
                                                                                                                                                                          with:  Astilbe
                                                                                                                                                                        Hemerocallis:  lemon yellow;  blue, silver and yellow combination with the next 3 groupings
                                                                                                                                                                          Hemerocallis 'Double Charm' - yellow 'Double Charm' double-flowered Daylily
                                                                                                                                                                          edging combination with:  Nepeta 'Blue Wonder', Coreopsis 'Moonbeam', Arrhenatherum elatius var. bulbosum
                                                                                                                                                                            'Variegatum' (cream-striped) & Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'
                                                                                                                                                                          above combination in front of:  Lilium & Achillea 'Moonshine', Artemisia 'Powis Castle', Delphinium 'Belladonna'
                                                                                                                                                                            (sky-blue), Eryngium, Echinops ritro, Kniphofia (primrose- yellow)
                                                                                                                                                                          above 2 combinations in front of:  Rosa 'Harrison's Yellow', Achillea 'Gold Plate', Helenium (yellow), &
                                                                                                                                                                            Artemisia lactiflora
                                                                                                                                                                        Hemerocallis:  red forms Hemerocallis:  tawny-coloured
                                                                                                                                                                          combined with:  Phlox paniculata (white), Achillea filipendulina 'Gold Plate' & Aconitum x bicolor
                                                                                                                                                                        Hemerocallis citrina:  Citron Daylily, 3-4'x2'
                                                                                                                                                                          where:  near patio or deck to enjoy fragrance of evening blooms
                                                                                                                                                                        Hemerocallis flava:  clear yellow, the earliest to bloom, 30-36"x24"
                                                                                                                                                                          Lemon Daylily
                                                                                                                                                                          synonym:  Hemerocallis lilio-asphodelus
                                                                                                                                                                            co-blooming with:  pink Dictamnus albus purpureus & deep purple Iris sibirica
                                                                                                                                                                              with:  Veronica 'Romily Purple' (a deep violet)
                                                                                                                                                                            Hemerocallis fulva:  Wild Orange Daylily, 30-48"x2-3'
                                                                                                                                                                              where:  between or under shrubs or trees;  this is very aggressive
                                                                                                                                                                                to hide dying foliage of:  Narcissus & Tulipa
                                                                                                                                                                                  with:  late-blooming true bulbous Lilies, Lythrum, Gloriosa Daisies, Rudbeckia, tall Mulleins, Heliopsis
                                                                                                                                                                                    in some shade with:  tall blue Aconitum, Astilbe, Hosta, Ferns, Iris sibirica
                                                                                                                                                                                  Hemerocallis 'Autumn Minaret':  6'
                                                                                                                                                                                    where:  towering behind Rhododendron
                                                                                                                                                                                  Hemerocallis 'Candy':  coral
                                                                                                                                                                                    with:  warm-yellow Hemerocallis 'Purity'
                                                                                                                                                                                  Hemerocallis 'Cherry Cheeks':  raspberry-pink Hemerocallis 'Children's Festival':  a soft peach & apricot blend
                                                                                                                                                                                    Hemerocallis 'Children's Festival'
                                                                                                                                                                                    perfectly partnered above with:  Arrhenatherum elatius bulbosum 'Variegatum'
                                                                                                                                                                                      also see partners for peach-toned and apricot daylilies above
                                                                                                                                                                                    Hemerocallis 'Corky':  yellow, similar to but shorter than 'Mme. Bellum'
                                                                                                                                                                                      echo with:  purple Iris with yellow bee-guides & yellow-flowered Verbascum bombyciferum
                                                                                                                                                                                    Hemerocallis 'Dine at Nine':  22", very ruffled pale cream-pink flower with chartreuse throat, Early
                                                                                                                                                                                      Hemerocallis 'Dine at Nine'
                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm still looking for the perfect partner for this subtle beauty
                                                                                                                                                                                    Hemerocallis 'Fairy Tale Pink':  24"x18-24", soft pink, 5-1/2" wide flower, Mid-season bloomer
                                                                                                                                                                                      Hemerocallis 'Fairy Tale Pink'
                                                                                                                                                                                      perfect wherever you put it, this wonderful cultivar shines from a distance
                                                                                                                                                                                    Hemerocallis 'Golden Gift':  32" scapes, 4" petals, gold self with a green throat, Mid-season bloom
                                                                                                                                                                                      miniature Daylily 'Golden Gift'
                                                                                                                                                                                      this plant was bought labelled 'Golden Gift' but may be something else
                                                                                                                                                                                        it displays faint reddish brushstrokes on both the top and reverse of the petals
                                                                                                                                                                                          it is clearly a miniature with tiny flowers but on tall stems
                                                                                                                                                                                            combined with:  Achillea x 'Moonshine' & Lupinus
                                                                                                                                                                                          Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns':  only 18" tall, prolific, canary-yellow
                                                                                                                                                                                            where:  excellent for mass planting
                                                                                                                                                                                              with:  other night-bloomers of any colour at all
                                                                                                                                                                                                with:  Scabiosa x 'Butterfly Blue (Beauty)', Aster x frikartii 'Mönch'
                                                                                                                                                                                              Hemerocallis 'Holiday in Dixie':  creamy-pink with a green throat, 24"x36"
                                                                                                                                                                                                'Holiday in Dixie' daylily
                                                                                                                                                                                                this large-flowered beauty will draw eyes away from anything nearby
                                                                                                                                                                                              Hemerocallis 'Hyperion':  canary yellow, 40", Mid-season bloomer
                                                                                                                                                                                                with:  Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet'
                                                                                                                                                                                                  combined with:  Heuchera sanguinea & Echinops ritro
                                                                                                                                                                                                    combined with:  coral Hemerocallis 'Sweetbriar' & Echinops ritro
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hemerocallis 'Joan Senior':  cream-coloured on opening, then whitening, 24", Early-Midseason bloomer
                                                                                                                                                                                                    combined with:  Artemisia 'Silver King' & Phlox paniculata Franz Schubert' (lilac-blue with purple eye)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      combined with:  Achillea x 'Coronation Gold', Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder' &  Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album'
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hemerocallis 'Green Kwanso':  double orange, sometimes incorrectly referred to as 'Apricot Beauty' Hemerocallis 'Lavender Tonic'
                                                                                                                                                                                                      combined with:  Lythrum virgatum 'Morden Pink' & Veronica longifolia 'Sunny Border Blue'
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hemerocallis 'Little Grapette':  mauve
                                                                                                                                                                                                      combined with:  Echinacea purpurea 'Bright Star', pink Allium 'Summer Beauty', pale yellow Coreopsis verticillata
                                                                                                                                                                                                        'Moonbeam'
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hemerocallis 'Mme. Bellum':  a yellow form
                                                                                                                                                                                                      echo with:  purple Iris with yellow bee-guides & yellow-flowered Verbascum bombyciferum
                                                                                                                                                                                                        combined with:  Achillea x taygetea & Veronica incana
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hemerocallis 'Painted Lady':  light orange, 3' Hemerocallis 'Palest Yellow':  ruffled, extremely pale yellow
                                                                                                                                                                                                        with:  blue Aster 'Monch'
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hemerocallis 'Perennial Pleasures'
                                                                                                                                                                                                        combined with:  Lythrum virgatum 'Morden Pink' & Hemerocallis 'Prairie Blue Eyes'
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hemerocallis 'Pink Lavender Appeal':  26" diploid mid-season, unusual colour
                                                                                                                                                                                                        with cool whites:  Phlox paniculata 'Miss Lingard'
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hemerocallis 'Prairie Blue Eyes':  28-36"x24-36"
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hemerocallis 'Prairie Blue Eyes'
                                                                                                                                                                                                        combined with:  Hemerocallis 'Perennial Pleasures' & Lythrum virgatum 'Morden Pink'
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hemerocallis 'Purity':  scapes rise high above foliage
                                                                                                                                                                                                        where:  to break up a solid mass of plants in mid-border
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hemerocallis 'Robin Coleman':  miniature gold
                                                                                                                                                                                                        where:  around Rhododendron
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hemerocallis 'Satin Glass':  pale yellow
                                                                                                                                                                                                        with:  Hosta under maple tree
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hemerocallis 'Sparks':  brilliant red-orange Hemerocallis 'Stella d'Oro':  golden-yellow Hemerocallis 'Summer Wine':  
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hemerocallis 'Summer Wine'
                                                                                                                                                                                                        there is no shortage of perfect partnerships to try with this lovely daylily
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hemerocallis 'Thumbelina':  15" orange self, Mid-season bloom
                                                                                                                                                                                                        with:  Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Baby Cole' (only 8" tall)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hemerocallis 'Train to Venice':  
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hemerocallis 'Train to Venice' Daylily
                                                                                                                                                                                                        this is a "Must-Add" cultivar with huge flowers
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hemerocallis 'Yesterday Memories':  19", M, deep pink self with green centres, flowers 6.5" across
                                                                                                                                                                                                        combined with:  Acanthus mollis, Echinacea purpurea 'Bright Star' or 'Magnus' & Nepeta x faassenii
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hemerocallis altissima 'Statuesque':  5', fragrant, soft yellow
                                                                                                                                                                                                        where:  extreme rear of perennial border
                                                                                                                                                                                                      You can find new and interesting information about the Daylily on each of the pages at the links below.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    • yellow Daylilies
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