Flower Companion Plants

Companion Plants by group: Herbs, Flowers, Trees, Vegetables, Berries, Fruit and Mushrooms

Flowers are an essential part of successful companion planting.

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:

NameGood CompanionsNot a Companion
AlyssumGrapes, lettuce.
BorageAlmost everything, especially beans, strawberry, cucumber, squash, fruit trees, tomatoes and cabbage
ChamomileCabbages and other brassicas, cucumbers, onions.
GeraniumsRoses, corn, peppers and grapes.Tomatoes, tobacco and other nightshades.
LupinBrassica, lettuces, rosemary, dill, strawberry, rose.Tomatoes, tobacco and other nightshades.
MarigoldCalendula is a great medicinal plant and a good companion for nearly all plants particularly, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, potatoes, roses, alliums, brassicas and zucchini.
NasturtiumBeans, squash, tomatoes, fruit trees, brassicas, radish, cucumbers.Cauliflower.
PansyAlliums, onions, roses.
PetuniaSquash, pumpkins, cucumbers, asparagus.
RoseChives, garlic, marigold.
SunflowerPeppers, corn, cucumber, soybeans, tomatoes, swan plant.Pole beans.
TansyBeans, brassicas, cucumbers, squash, raspberries and other berries, roses, corn, fruit trees.Toxic to livestock.

Companion Plants by group: Herbs, Flowers, Trees, Vegetables, Berries, Fruit and Mushrooms