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Q.Can Lavender And Hostas Be Planted Together?

Zone 40011 | joseph_bertin@yahoo.com added on May 4, 2024 | Answered

I live in USDA zone 6a and want to know if lavender and hostas are compatible enough to be planted together in containers? If not what might I plant with the hostas that will be a pest repellant (we have a lot of flies and wasps)?

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Answered on May 6, 2024

Although they are compatible to a degree, it is only barely. Any changes towards either plant's favor could kill the other. Not only that, but their roots tend the have similar growth habits, and they will interfere with each other. I would choose something else for this situation. Marigolds, mint, chives, and garlic are good choices for the occasion. Just be sure that you use large containers. A container 2 feet wide, and 1 foot deep should suffice for the sprawling root system.

Keep in mind that the option of planting in separate containers is a good way to provide separate conditions for separate plants.



This list contains more options, though many of them are not pest controlling. They are simply companions.


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