The shasta daisy companion plants come in many varieties and the Russian sage and blanket flower are only two of them. Shasta daisies are beautiful plants that produce flowers whose petals have all white petals and bright yellow flowers in the middle.

Ultimate Guide to Shasta Daisy Companion

This plant can add an awesome vibe to your spaces on its own, but even better when planted in combination with other gorgeous plants. If you are wondering what such plants could be, this article will take you through a list of possible alternatives.

Must-Know Shasta Daisy Companion Plants

The shasta daisy companion plants include some perennial flowers that bloom in summer, like the coneflowers, germander sage, primrose, tulips, Russian sage, and rudbeckia. Together, these plants give your spaces a fabulous outlook that matches no other.

1. Bee Balm

The Sweet Scent of Bee Balm

  • Can treat digestive discrepancies
  • Kills germs which is why it is used to treat bee stings and minor wounds
  • Can relieve colds and other respiratory diseases
  • Used to manage nausea
  • Used to treat sore throat
  • Used to relieve menstrual cramps
Distinguishing characteristics
  • The leaves are hairy and have a mid-green color
  • The stems are square-shaped and upright
  • The leaves are positioned on opposite sides of the stem
  • Grows well under partial to full sun
  • Grows well in rich soils that are moist
  • They produce white, red, purple, lavender, or pink flowers in summer

This plant belongs to the family of flowering plants that are known as the “mint plants.” This is the family that is also called the Lamiaceae. Other common names of these balm plants are horsemint, bergamot, and oswego tea. This plant is native to America.

2. Coneflower

Majestic Beauty of Coneflowers

  • Can treat respiratory conditions including bronchitis, common cold, and coughs
  • Enhances your immune system
  • For decorative purposes
  • Used as an ingredient in tea blends
Distinguishing characteristics
  • Should be exposed to full sun for at least six hours every day
  • Soils should be well-draining and mixed with compost
  • Add at least an inch of water every week

These plants are native to eastern and southern North America, They are classified as weedy plants that fall under the Asteraceae family. The native habitats of these coneflowers are open wooded spaces and prairies, whether dry or moist. The blooming time for these plants is midsummer.

3. Blanket Flower

Radiant Bloom of Blanket Flowers

  • Used to treat skin disorders
  • Tea made from the roots treat gastroenteritis
  • For decorating your spaces
  • Dried seeds are to make butter for spreading on bread
  • Seeds are food for birds
Distinguishing characteristics
  • Should be exposed to about eight hours of direct sunlight on a daily basis
  • Watering twice a week is ideal
  • Prefers drier climates that are hotter, compared to the cool ones

This flower does not exceed 2 feet in height. This plant has its origins in North and South America. Please note that while the plant is an easy-grow, it is relatively short-lived. Their attractive flowers are the main reason why they gained considerable space in the world of flower gardening.

4. Russian Sage

The Hardy Russian Sage Flower

  • Can treat digestive issues and stomachache
  • Can open airways that are blocked
  • Is a powerful insect repellent against aphids and whiteflies
  • For culinary purposes
  • Used for decoration
  • Used as a natural mosquito repellent due to its smell
Distinguishing characteristics
  • Sems are square-shaped and silvery gray in color
  • Leave appear elongated and are gar-green in color
  • Flowers are tiny and tubular, with a purple-blue color
  • Requires well-drained soils whose fertility is moderate
  • Is a lover of full, intense sun
  • Prefers temperatures around 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit

When you are growing this plant with the shasta daisy, you can use it as a filler. Planting it as hedging is another viable design idea. You also consider using the Russian sage as a backdrop for these daisy plants.

5. Primrose

Cheerful and Gorgeous Primrose

  • Oil clears acne
  • Oil enhances better sleep
  • Oil helps to manage inflammation
  • Used in traditional medicine for the treatment of menopausal problems and impotence
  • Young leaves are included in salads
  •  Flowers are edible
Distinguishing characteristics
  • The four-petaled flowers are cream-colored and showy
  • Has wrinkled leaves that are arranged into a basal rosette
  • Fruit is a capsule, with seeds arranged in rows inside it
  • Is sensitive to full sun exposure
  • Prefers well-drained soils that are moist and rich in humus
  • Should be grown in temperature ranges that are between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit

Primrose flowers are so-called because some of them are among the plants that bloom first in spring. These plants are also known as the hoary evening primrose. They commonly grow in dry areas and open spaces. Just another interesting point to note 一 some studies reported that primrose oil may raise blood pressure, so it is best that you consult your doctor before using it.

6. Germander Sage

The Graceful Germander Sage

  • Helps to manage sore throat
  • Restores the system after a rheumatism attack
  • Ornamental purposes
  • Used to manage colds, fevers, and inflammation
  • Used as a natural insecticide
Distinguishing characteristics
  • Produces flowers that are deep-blue in color 
  • A perennial that grows up to 3 feet
  • Slightly hairy throughout
  • Grow well under full sun
  • Needs water at least once after every two weeks during the fall, with an increased watering frequency in summer
  • Preferably sandy or loamy soils that are slightly fertile

The Germander sage has its origins in the Chihuahuan desert. This plant spreads freely and can reach a height of around 23 inches when it is blooming. Please note that this sage attracts hummingbirds.

7. Tulips

Amazing and Timeless Tulips

  • Can kill disease-causing germs
  • Can treat hay fever, sinus pain, and headaches
  • Remedy for colds and cough
  • Used for cosmetic purposes
  • Can replace onions in cooking
  • Petals are used to make wine
Distinguishing characteristics
  • Leaves have parallel veins
  • Products single or double flowers that are cup-shaped, with colors that are reddish, pinkish, yellowish, or white
  • They appear symmetrical in most cases
  • The full afternoon sun is preferred by the plant
  • Soils that are fertile, well-draining, relatively dry are preferred
  • Watering once every week is great

Tulips are part of the lily family and they have their origins in Turkey. These flowers are regarded as cheerful and capable of brightening moods due to their radiant nature and vivid colors. When growing tulips, deeper planting enhances better flowering but the plant’s ability to reproduce becomes compromised. The best time to plant tulips is in autumn because there will be enough time for establishing roots before the frosty seasons.

8. Rudbeckia

The Stunning Rudbeckia Flower

  • Has soothing properties that can be used in the cosmetic world
  • Has tonic attributes that give you a sense of vigor and well-being
  • Can increase the release of urine because of its diuretic properties
  • Used by American Indians for taking care of horses
  • Used as a potherb
  • Petals use to make a tea or soup
Distinguishing characteristics
  • Deeply water when an inch of the topsoil dries up
  • Prefer full sun or light shade
  • An average garden soil will work well, as long as it drains well.

The rudbeckia is commonly referred to as the black-eyed Susan, mainly because of its flowers that have a dark center, surrounded by bright yellow colors. It is native to North America and is classified under the Asteraceae family of plants. The plant is usually grown for ornamental purposes.


If you have been wondering what flowers look good with daisies, this article gave you a list of ideas.

Here is a quick recap of some “take-home” points:

  • Shasta daisies create an amazing look when grown with other plants.
  • The daisies can be grown together with flowers such as Russian sage, tulips, and rudbeckia.
  • Some of the plants that are grown together with Shasta daisies have medicinal, culinary, and cosmetic properties.

The design ideas for companion planting the shasta daisy plants are endless. Allow the creativity in you to play as you choose the best combinations that beat your imagination!


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