Asked on Aug 16, 2013

Would purple irises blend well with yellow day lilies?

Mary Ann BooneJonna AustinPeg


I was given some purple iris bulbs and was wanting to plant them along my back yard fence row which has yellow day lilies already there. Would these two combinations work and blend well together?
11 answers
  • Cheryl H
    on Aug 16, 2013

    that would look beautiful.

  • Larose LoganOakes
    on Aug 16, 2013

    Indeed! That is one of my favorite combinations! I love the purple and the yellow together!Enjoy!:)

  • Jan Brider
    on Aug 16, 2013

    Makes a beautiful combination!

  • Of course they do, Easter always looks pretty good:)

  • Of course, those 2 colors go together the best

  • Carole
    on Aug 16, 2013

    Yup! Go for it!

  • Jo Prentice
    on Aug 16, 2013

    For sure* those colours look fab together :)

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Aug 16, 2013

    I think they would be good together color wise but I'm not sure the bloom times would work. If you're talking about bearded iris, mine were always pretty much finished before my daylilies started blooming (in the Hudson Valley, zone 5).

  • Peg
    on Aug 17, 2013

    as Doug said, they have different bloom times. Irises are usually done by the time the daylilies start blooming.

  • Jonna Austin
    on Aug 18, 2013

    Absolutely agree; in the Texas Panhandle they would never bloom together, even with late iris and early daylilys. Your color scheme would be lovely, could go ahead and plant (give yourself a good bit of space; both species spread and require division after awhile) but just know your iris will bloom first and then your daylilies.

  • Mary Ann Boone
    on Aug 18, 2013

    I guess I will have purple irises in the spring and beautiful yellow lilies later!! Sounds like a great idea! !! Thanks to all!!!

Your comment...