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Lavender is alone and in combination with other plants a beautiful eye-catcher. But which plants fit well with the needs of the Mediterranean plant? We tell you.
A lavender-bed is something for the eye. But combined with other plants or perennials you create a true flower wonder that you can not get enough of.
Lavender is not necessarily sophisticated and yet there are simply plants that do not go with lavender. Not because of the look, but because the demands on soil and nutrients are far too different.
So if you want to combine lavender with other plants, you should inquire well in advance, so that the plants finally harmonize well with each other.
Roses & Lavender - a classic, but not useful
For a long time, when lavender is planted with roses, lice are kept away. This has now turned out to be a mistake. So you should not plant roses and lavender in the immediate vicinity. Lavender has no greater deterrent effect on aphids and roses have a very different nutrient requirement and different soil requirements, so that lavender is overfertilized by the nutrient-rich, rather moist climate of the roses. Finally, he prefers lean, dry soil.
Possible combinations for lavender
Important for a partner plant for the lavender is that this also prefers a sunny spot and dry, barren soils. For example, especially Mediterranean herbs such as sage, oregano and thyme are the perfect partners. So you can put on a scent bed and in the summer enjoy flavors like the Mediterranean.
Lady's mantle has already proven to be a good combination option. Perennial plants such as Larkspur and Phlox are also suitable. especially the phlox with its white flowers harmonises perfectly with the purple flowers of lavender.
Also a harmonious combination with lavender enter plants such as Artemisia, Wollziest and Real Meerkohl. There are a number of ways to put lavender in scene with suitable partners.