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Kitchen Gardening

Regional Picks: Grass Companions – Northeast

Fine Gardening – Issue 177
1. Wood Lily   Name: Lilium philadelphicum Usda Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9 Size: 18 to 36 inches tall, 9 to 12 inches wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; well-drained soil In New England, wood lily is found growing in coastal sandplain grasslands, where its bright orange flowers are a stunning sight in a plant community often dominated by little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium, Zones 3–9). Because the flower is borne singly atop a stem that may reach 2 feet in height, wood lily can work well in a garden meadow, providing the site has good drainage and acidic soil. Wood lily is a colorful companion plant for tall grasses.   2. Spotted Joe-Pye Weed   Name: Eutrochium maculatum Zones: 3 to 9 Size: 4 to 8 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet wide Conditions: Full sun; moist to wet soil Spotted Joe-Pye weed does well when interplanted with tall,…

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