Daylilies – Accomodating Plants

Q: I have a bed of English ivy and daylilies. We have pulled up the ivy and want to replace it with a less invasive plant that will still accommodate the daylilies. It’s in full sun on a slight slope.

A: My friend Erica Glasener (www.ericaglasener.com) suggests bronze sedum, Sedum tectractinum, or Veronica ‘Georgia Blue.’ Both are perennial and evergreen. While they become established you will have to do a minimum of weeding. ‘Helen Von Stein’ lambs ear might also do well. The most attractive way to display daylilies among these plants is with large groups of daylilies having similar color growing among the groundcovers.