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Learn 8 great companion plants for Black-eyed Susan to plant this fall on this quick garden minute podcast.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Coneflowers – Flower colors come in Purple, Pink, White, Red, Orange, Magenta, and Multi-colored.
  • Blanket Flowers – Flowers come in different bright shades and combinations of yellow, orange, and red.
  • Common Yarrow – Flowers come in white, yellow, red, and pink.
  • Salvia – Flowers come in Purple, Purple-blue, Lavender, White, Pink, and Red.
  • Lavender – Flowers come in Purple or, if you like, Lavender.
  • Agastache Texas Hummingbird Mint – Flower color is Blue and other colors.
  • Autumn Joy Sedum – Flowers come in bright Pink.
  • Michaelmas Daisy – Flowers come in different shades of Purple or Pink.

Plant these 8 Great Companion Plants with Your Black-eyed Susans This Fall.

If you have Black-eyed Susan plants in your garden, then you know they like having full sun, well-draining soil, moderate to regular watering.

They also are drought-tolerant and bloom from summer into the fall months.

So, what other plants can you plant around them that have similar care needs, bloom around the same time or just after, and that would complement or contrast them with color and texture?

Read further below to find out!


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Coneflowers – Flower colors come in Purple, Pink, White, Red, Orange, Magenta, and Multi-colored.

  • Coneflowers can be mixed in with or be in separate groupings along side Black-eyed Susans for a stellar color and texture pairing.
  • Depending on the specific cultivars height and spread, you could plant these either behind, mixed in, or in front of your Black-eyed Susan’s.
Blanket Flowers

Blanket Flowers – Flowers come in different bright shades and combinations of yellow, orange, and red.

  • Blanket flowers share the same round, daisy flower form as Black-eyed Susans, but have a little more fuller flowers and can be brighter for a slight contrast.
  • These beautiful flowers can be planted mostly in front of your Black-eyed Susans, since they are a little shorter.
Common Yarrow

Common Yarrow – Flowers come in white, yellow, red, and pink.

  • Common Yarrow have a different flower form and structure than Black-eyed Susans that they are a great contrast to each other, along with pairing different flower colors together for your unique garden look.
  • Plant Common Yarrow in front of your Black-eyed Susan plants for a white, yellow, red, or pink carpet of softness.

Salvia – Flowers come in Purple, Purple-blue, Lavender, White, Pink, and Red.

  • Salvia can look great by either surrounding groups of Black-eyed Susan’s or the other way around, mainly because of their long spires or spikes of small flowers for a textural difference and you can go for your school’s colors.
  • Whether planted on the side or in front of your Black-eyed Susan’s, Salvia can make your Susan’s the show-stoppers in your garden every time.
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Lavender – Flowers come in Purple or, if you like, Lavender.

  • Like Salvia, Lavender can really accentuate and bring any Black-eyed Susan’s beauty forward to any admirer with it’s spikes or spires of pink flowers, but with a softer feel than Salvia.
  • Planting your Lavender away from your Black-eyed Susan plants is probably your best plan due to how fast they can grow and spread. Give your lavender plants plenty of room to spread and expand into so they don’t over grow your Black-eyed Susan’s.
Agastache Hummingbird Mint

Agastache Texas Hummingbird Mint – Flower color is Blue and other colors.

  • Your Texas Hummingbird Mint, like Lavender or Savia, make for a really spectacular contrast in flower form and shape, but also with their bright pink color (the photo says it all).
  • Make sure to plant your Texas Hummingbird Mint to the sides or in front of your Black-eyed Susan’s so they don’t get shaded out or overgrown.

Autumn Joy Sedum – Flowers come in bright Pink.

  • Autumn Joy Sedums are one of the most versatile and beautiful perennials you could pair with your Black-eyed Susan’s. Their unique flower color and shape (almost flat), similar to Common Yarrow, will make highlighting either plant a truly fun experience.
  • Be sure to use Autumn Joy Sedums in groupings by them selves around your Black-eyed Susan’s or mixed in with them to really make that part of your garden pop.
Michaelmas Daisy

Michaelmas Daisy – Flowers come in different shades of Purple or Pink.

  • Michaelmas Daisies are great flowers to pair with Black-eyed Susan’s because of their overlap of flowering seasons, where Michaelmas Daisies start to flower later in the summer and continue into the fall months way past Black-eyed Susans.
  • Mix these two plants in groupings so when the Black-eyed Susan flowers start to fade, the Michaelmas Daisies can take over with their bright flower color to continue on into the fall months.

Also, here are great annual companion plants to have planted around your Black-eyed Susans:

  • Zinnia
  • Cosmos
  • Asters
  • Marigolds
  • Petunia


If you have questions about these or other plants, we are here to help, so please email us.

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