Since Kodiak Orange diervilla grows in such a wide range of conditions, the opportunities for planting partners are vast. Here are a few other hardy native cultivars that would pair beautifully with diervilla.
Lemony Lace® elderberry grows in sun or part shade and is also deer resistant. Its yellow foliage would echo the yellow flowers of diervilla and contrast sharply with diervilla’s orange-red fall color.
Lemony Lace® Sambucus
Ginger Wine® ninebark is a durable native shrub for full sun. Its burgundy summer foliage would bring more interest to the space before the diervilla put on its fall show.
Berry Heavy® winterberry holly grows in sun or shade and bears vivid red berries in the fall which would complement the diervilla’s fall foliage. Its persistent fruits would continue to provide color long after the diervilla dropped its leaves.
Prairie Winds® ‘Cheyenne Sky’ switch grass would offer a graceful contrasting texture to diervilla in full sun spaces. From summer through fall, its deep red foliage color would complement the warm fall tones of diervilla.
Prairie Winds® ‘Cheyenne Sky’ Panicum
‘Tuscan Sun’ perennial sunflower bears masses of bright gold blossoms from midsummer to fall in full sun. They would echo the yellow color of diervilla’s blooms and bring more color to the grouping before diervilla took over the color show in fall.