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The 19 Best Plants To Keep Your Lavender Company In The Garden
Like lavender, sweet-scented Jasminum officinale needs full sun, but you should plant it far enough away from your lavender so it gets some hours without direct sunlight.
Reaching up to 4 feet tall and 7 feet wide, jasmine blooms in spring and is hardy in USDA growing zones 7 to 10. It prefers acidic or neutral, loamy, well-draining soil with humus.
Drought-tolerant Achillea millefolium shares many of lavender’s growing requirements and also complements the plant aesthetically in butterfly and border gardens.
Growing up to 3 feet tall, yarrow blooms in summer and fall and is hardy in USDA zones 3 to 9. Like lavender, it thrives in full sun and moist, well-draining, neutral pH soil.
African Daisy
As with lavender, easy-to-grow Arctotis hybrida loves full sun and tolerates drought, and its brightly colored blooms complement lavender's purple flowers.
African daisy blooms in spring through fall and is hardy in USDA zones 10 to 11. It thrives in moist, well-draining, acidic soil, and grows up to 3 feet tall and up to 2 feet wide.
Rosa rubiginosa grows up to 9 feet tall and 15 feet wide, so plant it at least 24 inches away from your lavender so they both get full sun without encroaching on each other.
Roses bloom from late spring into early fall and are hardy in USDA growing zones 4 to 8. Similar to lavender, roses must have moist, well-draining, acidic soil.
Rosemarinus officinalis is an edible companion herb that grows well with lavender, as it also thrives in full sun and well-draining, loamy or sandy, acidic to neutral soil.
Rosemary blooms in spring and summer and grows up to 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide. It’s hardy in USDA zones 8 to 10; however, some cultivars can withstand freezing temperatures.