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Great Hostas as Companion Plants for Azaleas and Rhododendrons

Deciduous Azaleas, Evergreen Azaleas, Lepidote Rhododendrons, Elepidote Rhododendrons

Deciduous Azaleas companions, Evergreen Azaleas companions, Rhododendron companions, azalea companions, Hosta, Hostas, Shade Plants

Azaleas and Rhododendrons, with their beautiful flowers, are some of the best-loved sights of spring. Producing a blaze of color, these popular ornamental shrubs are showy for only a relatively short season when they are in bloom. Their spectacular display can be extended by selecting species or cultivars with different blooming times or planting companion plants for greater diversity.

Shade-loving Hostas are natural companion plants to Rhododendrons and Azaleas. They are suitable and desirable and give an extra dimension to the garden when combined with the glorious blossoms of Rhododendrons and Azaleas.

Here is a list of favorite Hostas companion plants 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 successful plant combinations! These companion plants must, however, be able to thrive under the same growing conditions as Azaleas and Rhododendrons.

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 - 10
Plant Type Shrubs
Genus Hosta, Rhododendron
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Banks And Slopes, Wall-Side Borders, Patio And Containers, Hedges And Screens, Beds And Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden

Favorite Hostas as Companion Plants for Azaleas and Rhododendrons

Don't limit yourself by considering hosta plants as the only adequate companions for Rhododendrons and Azaleas!

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 - 10
Plant Type Shrubs
Genus Hosta, Rhododendron
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Banks And Slopes, Wall-Side Borders, Patio And Containers, Hedges And Screens, Beds And Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden
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