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flower companion for Nikko blue hydrangea??

Posted by kwyet1 z6 CT ( on
Tue, Jun 9, 09 at 8:27

Any suggestions for a pretty flower (preferably all/most of summer flowering) to plant in front of a blue hydrangea?? I've been trying to find something yellow. Might a daylily work in those same conditions??? Any other color combo that might be especially pretty??

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RE: flower companion for Nikko blue hydrangea??

Personally I love my red Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) with my Nikko Blue.

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Or how about 'White Swan' Coneflowers?

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This was in July before it was in full bloom. The bright yellow Coreopsis 'Zagreb' blooms all summer and looks great next to the blue too.

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RE: flower companion for Nikko blue hydrangea??

WOW!! The colors sure 'pop' with the cardinal flower! I tried planting a 'golden marguerite' but I think there is too much shade where my Hydrangea is.
Thanks for the great pics!

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