Flower Companion Plants

Flowers are an essential part of successful companion planting with flowers like Marigold (Calendula), Chamomile and Nasturtiums playing various roles in the garden.  Companion planting is a holistic approach where you plant different crops in proximity for maximising the use of space, providing nutrients, shade or support, increasing crop productivity, attracting beneficial insects, pest control / repelling pests, pollination or providing a space for beneficial creatures. The concept is an ongoing process of living and learning with nature and increasing biodiversity to support a sustainable Eco system.  Below is a quick reference guide for flower companion planting:

Flowers Medicinal Flowers

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Name

Good Companions

Not a Companion

Alyssum

Grapes, lettuce.

Borage

Almost everything, especially beans, strawberry, cucumber, squash, fruit trees, tomatoes and cabbage

Chamomile

Cabbages and other brassicas, cucumbers, onions.

Geraniums

Roses, corn, peppers and grapes. Tomatoes, tobacco and other nightshades.

Lupin

Brassica, lettuces, rosemary, dill, strawberry, rose. Tomatoes, tobacco and other nightshades.

Marigold

Calendula is a great medicinal plant and a good companion for nearly all plants particularly, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, potatoes, roses, alliums, brassicas and zucchini.

Nasturtium

Beans, squash, tomatoes, fruit trees, brassicas, radish, cucumbers. Cauliflower.

Pansy

Alliums, onions, roses.

Petunia

Squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, asparagus.

Rose

Chives, garlic, marigold.

Sunflower

Peppers, corn, cucumber, soybeans, tomatoes, swan plant. Pole beans.

Tansy

Beans, brassicas, cucumbers, squash, raspberries and other berries, roses, corn, fruit trees. Toxic to livestock.

Other Companion Planting Categories:

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