Azaleas and Rhododendrons, with their beautiful flowers, are one of the best-loved sights of spring. Producing a blaze of color, these popular ornamental shrubs are, however showy for only a relatively short season when in bloom. Their spectacular display can be extended by selecting species or cultivars with different blooming times or by planting companion plants for greater diversity.
Various charming flower bulbs or perennial plants work well when grown as companion plants to Rhododendrons and Azaleas. However, since most Azaleas and Rhododendrons provide colorful interest in spring, choosing bulbs or perennials with fall and winter interest would enable you to enjoy appealing and long-lasting planting combinations.
Here is a list of favorite bulbs and perennials as companion plants for your for Azaleas and Rhododendrons.
There are many other varieties suitable for companion planting with your Azaleas and Rhododendrons, so don’t be afraid to experiment and find your own successful plant combinations! These companion plants must however be able to thrive under the same growing conditions as Azaleas and Rhododendrons.