Lavender is a lustful plant. It demands sun, as much sun as possible and well-drained soil to show off its best attributes. So, when you consider companion planting, shade plants are not compatible with lavender.
While hostas, camellias, impatiens, coleus and fuchsia may be quite showy with your lavender, they just won’t survive in lavender climate. Better plant those in your nearby shade garden.
Lavender also like plenty of room, so spreading shrubs won’t benefit your lavender’s progress. The plants need space, especially around the base to prevent mold. Competing with other roots will inhibit young plants from reaching their full potential.
Give your lavender all the air and sun it needs. You’ll be rewarded with the a heady fragrance in your garden all summer long.