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What to Plant with Shasta Daisies – 8 Perfect Companion Plants for Your Garden

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Find Out What to Plant with Shasta Daisies – 8 Companion Plants In Your Garden.

Shasta daisies (Chrysanthemum maximum) are a very popular summer-blooming perennial that brighten up any garden space. The question is, what can you pair with them? What plants will complement their shape and mature size?

Luckily, there are many options to choose from depending on your favorite flower colors and designs for your garden.

And with those white petals and yellow centers, Shasta daisies are begging to have other companion plants placed around them. Read on to learn about eight ideas, including some of our favorite plants in our own garden, that would pair well with Shastas for a beautiful, summer-blooming garden.

Campanula Flowers

Liatris Flowers

Petunia Flower

Lupine Flowers

Gladiolus Flowers

Hydrangea Flower

Crocosmia Flowers

Sage Flowers

Basic Shasta Daisy Care

In order to prepare for your plantings, it’s a great idea to familiarize yourself with the basic care needs of Shasta daisies. These plant care basics are the foundation from which we built our companion plant list.

Shasta Daisy

 

  • Shasta daisies need full sun
  • They flower from late spring and can continue blooming until early fall
  • Flower colors come in white petals and yellow center
  • They prefer well-draining, nutrient-rich soil
  • Their mature, establish height can be 2-4 feet tall
  • Their mature width can be 2+feet wide

 

 

 

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Companion Plants for Shasta Daisies

Below we have a fun list of eight, great companion plants that would grow well with your Shasta daisies because each plant has similar care needs. Just pick a plant (or two or three) and plant away!

In addition, each plant below varies in height and width to give you design options for using them around, in front, or behind your Shasta daisies.

 

Campanula, aka Bellflower (Campanula sp.)

Light bluish purple cup shaped flower of campanula with dew sprinkled over them.

  • Campanula need full sun to part shade
  • Flowers from mid-spring all the way to fall, depending on specific species
  • Flowers are light blue or light purple
  • Prefers well-draining, nutrient-rich soil
  • Best grown on the side or in front of Shasta daisies (from 1 to 6+ feet tall and spreads)
  • Perennial
  • Plant seeds in spring and transplant larger plants in the fall

 

 

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Liatris, aka Blazing Star or Gayfeather (L. spicata)

Liatris Spicata in Spoken Garden's DIY garden minute podcast

  • Liatris need full sun or light shade in hotter climates
  • Flowers during summer months
  • Flower colors come in purple, lilac, white, and lavender (sometimes bluish)
  • Prefers well-draining medium rich soil
  • Best grown on the side or behind (up to 4 feet tall and 1.5 feet wide)
  • Perennial bulb
  • Plant in spring for summer bloom

 

 

Petunia (Petunia sp. and hybrids)

Burgundy flower fully open with pink stripes radiating out between the burgundy from the flowers center.

  • Petunias need full sun
  • Flowers from mid-spring to the end of summer
  • Flower colors come in white, cream, yellows, blues, reds, purples, pinks, and in bicolors
  • Prefers well-draining, nutrient-rich soil
  • Best grown in front of Shasta daisies (grows from 8 inches to 2+ feet high and 1 foot to 4 feet wide)
  • Annual in some climates and perennial in others
  • Plant mid-spring

 

 

 

Lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus)

Purple and white, with some pink, flower spikes of lupine flowers in a field or garden.

  • Lupine need full sun
  • Flowers from late spring to mid-late summer
  • Flower colors come in blue, purple, and red
  • Prefers well-draining, nutrient-rich soil
  • Best grown on the side or behind Shasta daisies (grows 1.5 to 4 feet tall and 2-2.5 feet wide)
  • Perennial
  • Sow seeds in fall to early spring; established plants can be transplanted in fall

 

Gladiolus, aka Garden Gladiolus (G. hybrids)

Multiple gladiolus blooms of pink, yellow, white and others in a garden.

  • Gladiolus need full sun
  • Flowers anytime between late spring to the end of summer
  • Flower colors come in white, lavender, yellow, orange, apricot, salmon, red, rose, purple, smoky, and even green colored.
  • Prefers well-draining, nutrient-rich soil
  • Best grown at the side or behind Shasta daisies (grows anywhere between 3 to 6 feet tall
  • Plant bulbs in mid to late spring

 

 

Hydrangea, aka Big Leaf or Garden Hydrangea (H. macrophylla)

  • Hydrangeas need full sun, but partial shade in the warmest climates
  • Flowers from the start of summer and can continue through to fall
  • Flower colors come in white, pink, red, or blue (soil acidity can affect color)
  • Prefers well-draining, nutrient-rich soil
  • Best grown behind or to the side of Shasta daisies (grows 4 to 8 feet wide and high)
  • Deciduous perennial
  • Can be planted in fall, but spring is ok if watered and monitored regularly

 

 

 

Crocosmia, aka Montbretia (C. tritonia or C. x crocosmiiflora)

 

  • Crocosmia needs full sun
  • Flowers from the start of summer almost to fall
  • Flower colors come in red, yellow, or orange
  • Prefers well-draining, nutrient-rich soil
  • Best grown beside or behind Shasta daisies (grows 3 to 4 feet tall and 1+ inch wide sword leaves)
  • Bulb
  • Plant bulbs or seeds in fall for next spring growth and flowers

 

 

Garden or Common Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Purple spikes of sage flowers grouped together in a garden.

  • Sage need full sun
  • Flowers from late spring into summer
  • Flower colors come in lavender blue, red, violet, pink, and white
  • Prefers well-draining, nutrient-rich soil
  • Best grown beside or in front of Shasta daisies (grows 1 to 3 feet tall and 1 to 2.5 feet wide)
  • Perennial
  • Plant in fall

 

 

 

Conclusion

Having common care needs, along with ease of maintenance, Shasta daisies can make your garden exceedingly versatile as a companion to many other plants.

With all the options of these eight plants, and a whole lot more, your Shasta daisies will never get lonely or be without other colors of flowers around them to really accentuate their beauty.

 

 

Want to learn about other plants in your garden? Check out some of our previous plant profiles:

 

See you in the garden!

~ Sean and Allison

 

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