10 Companion Plants To Grow With Lavender

One of the easiest, drought-tolerant, and fragrant flowers to grow is lavender. Plant it once and enjoy its fragrant blooms for years in most climates. Examine your climate's needs and preferences to identify the best lavender garden bed and plant companions.  

1. Rosemary

Lavender and rosemary are great in the garden and herbs de provence. This Mediterranean endemic prefers hot, dry environments with good soil drainage. A little water and pruning twice a year are needed.  

2. Sage

Sage, another Mediterranean herb, enjoys sunlight. Fast-draining sandy or gravelly soil works. No water is needed for drought-tolerant lavender. Zone 5–11 perennial sage. It is stronger than lavender at 3' tall and 2' broad. Sage pressed between lavender and rosemary provides depth.  

3. Yarrow

Yarrow plants need direct sunlight and warmth. Like lavender, it hates muddy soil. This honey-flavored umbel flower thrives in your lavender beds' well-drained sandy soils. Perhaps yarrow's strongest trait is its tolerance for neglect.  

4. Jasmine

Soil with rich loamy nutrients and high drainage suits jasmine. Jasmine craves lavender space most. For root and vine growth, space plants 8 feet apart. Grow it as a vine, shrub, or groundcover. Training it to climb a fence or stone wall behind lavender plants is intriguing.  

5. Coneflowers

Beautiful perennial Echinacea is drought- and cold-tolerant. The bright violet blossoms of lavender contrast with its purple spikes. Prairie-style herb gardens benefit from most climates' June–October daisy-like blossoms. In bright sunlight, coneflowers self-seed and return annually.   

6. Thyme

Thyme is commonly used in cuisines throughout. Thymbra capitata, or Mediterranean Wild Thyme, may have developed in the hot, sunny Mediterranean basin beside high-elevation wild lavender meadows. The herb is native to Eurasia.  

7. Mugwort

I grow mugwort in the slightly shadier and cooler woods borders of my perennial gardens. Mugwort grows in lavender's somewhat alkaline soils.The fragrant leaf of this perennial forb attracts pollinators and repels pests. Possibly repels whiteflies and aphids. Even mosquitoes are deterred!  

8. Catmint

We like how catmint grows into a sturdy shrub that won't outcompete other crops. This herbaceous herb blooms in April after winter dormancy. The pruning method is similar to lavender, making this garden area easy to maintain.  

9. Oleander

The lesser-known shrub or little tree is harmful but fantastic for landscaping. It grows thick and rapidly like North African lavender. It indicates oleander can tolerate drought and heat. The deer-resistant plant grows in poor soil.  

10. Alliums

Lavender complements lovely allium cousins like onions, scallions, and garlic. Tall bulbs discourage pests and match lavender's thick blooms. Dry-tolerant alliums grow in zones 4–8. Combine them for fascinating height variances and bulbous shapes.  

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