Companion Planting Seeds

Companion Planting Seeds

Make sure you try some of these natural partnerships.
23 products
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    Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince'

    Deep orange, with crimson backs that match the crimson centre of the flower. I use them in brilliantly coloured arrangements and eat the petals in salads. This is also lovely dipped in batter for garden Fritto Misto or make the flowers into excellent and effective, natural calendula skin-healing…

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    Calendula officinalis 'Neon'

    Burgundy buds open into bright orange petals, tipped with dark red. It's larger and showier than 'Indian Prince', with many more petals.

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    Calendula officinalis 'Sunset Buff'

    Calendula officinalis 'Sunset Buff' is the soft buff-apricot version of 'Indian Prince' with the same crimson petal backs but a much more subtle overall flower colour.

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    Calendula officinalis 'Touch of Red Buff'

    Glamorous new calendula with coffee-cream petal fronts and crimson reverse. With the two tones, these grow and cut to mix with almost any colour in a border or vase and are super quick from seed to flower.

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    Calendula officinalis 'Touch of Red Mix'

    Perfect for a mixed jug of simple flowers with yellow, cream, apricot and orange, all with a rich crimson petal reverse.

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    Garlic Chives

    Cut-and-come-again chives with a taste of garlic Decorative white flowers, which our pollinators love. Garlic chives grow and flower much later than ordinary chives (I'm still picking them in November), so have a succession of both varieties if you have room. Please note, illustrated packets are…

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    Line a Path Lavender Mix

    A famous duo of lavenders – one purple (Vera), the other blue (Hidcote), both easy to grow from seed and then looking good in any sunny situation for years.

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    Nasturtium 'Alaska'

    Very quick growing, with a mixed colour cascade of flowers – cream, yellow, orange and red. Brilliant for picking for a small table centre and excellent at the centre of a flower bed to bring in lots of good insects (ladybirds, lacewings, hoverflies and bees) to control the bad. They're also…

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    Nasturtium 'Cherry Rose Jewel' (Tropaeolum majus)

    Spectacular, zingy-bright new nasturtium with edible flowers, leaves, buds and seed pods. It's a compact, non-climbing variety.

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    Nasturtium 'Empress of India' (Tropaeolum majus)

    With dark green and crimson leaves, and ruby-orange flowers, this climbing and trailing nasturtium is a firm favourite. Eat it too!

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    Nasturtium 'Gleam Salmon' (Tropaeolum majus)

    A delicate and beautifully coloured nasturtium; apricot flushed at the petal heart with the deepest crimson. This is a marvellous cut flower for mixed bunches, and on its own, with the best-ever curves and shapes to every flower and stem. It’s also delicious, peppery, punchy and strong - the…

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    Nasturtium 'Ladybird Rose' (Tropaeolum minus)

    Stunning, unusual colour form of the petite nasturtium which makes an exotic cut flower and container plant for an ornamental veg garden or window box. One of my favourite discoveries from our Perch Hill trials.

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    Nasturtium 'Purple Emperor' (Tropaeolum majus)

    An exciting brand new palette of nasturtium; smoky, vintage crimson, which fades in the most beautiful way. This plant needs no words or explanation from me to sell it - just take a look! And of course, like all nasturtiums, it’s delicious to eat.

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    Nasturtium 'Tip Top Mix' (Tropaeolum majus)

    A pretty and cheerful mix of yellow, orange, mahogany, crimson and cream-flowered nasturtiums which are quick and easy to grow. This is a prolific, non-climbing variety which looks and tastes good. It is ideal for the ornamental and vegetable garden and great for pots.

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    Summer Savory

    An easy-to-grow annual herb with the taste of thyme but much more prolific. Use as a companion plant against black fly on broad beans. Savory and broad or runner beans taste delicious together too, just the beans, a clove of garlic, plenty of summer savory and a dash of cream. Please note,…

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    Tagetes minuta

    Not a looker, but its roots kill perennial weeds. It's cleared a bed of ground elder at Perch Hill. Also the fragrant leaves are good in tisanes and added to salads.

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    Tagetes patula 'Konstance'

    Many of the tagetes family are too dwarf, pert and prissy for me, but not this one, standing 18 inches tall with an endless production of mahogany crimson cut flowers, which are also edible. This is a companion plant par excellence for under-planting tomatoes or cucumbers in the greenhouse, to keep…

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    Tagetes patula 'Linnaeus Burning Embers'

    A rich mahogany-crimson flower. A brilliant companion plant family, and great for picking too. Grow it all around your tomatoes to protect against green and whitefly. One of my favourite all-round garden plants.

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    Tagetes patula 'Strawberry Blonde'

    A plant with so much going for it. ‘Strawberry Blonde’ is one of the loveliest of the tagetes family, with flowers in a rich range of colours, from the darkest crimson to a dusky blood orange. I adore them picked and arranged with Zinnia ‘Aztec Burgundy bicolour’ or as an under-planting for…

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    Tagetes tenuifoila 'Red Gem'

    Many tagetes flowers are too top-heavy and out of proportion to the compact plants, but not this one in a beautiful mahogany crimson. Perfect for pots, as well as underplanting tomatoes, to protect against green and whitefly.

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    Tagetes tenuifolia 'Tangerine Gem'

    Very effective against green and whitefly in our tomato greenhouse and outdoor trial. Combined with encarsia wasps this kept our crops aphid-free. Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

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    Dahlia variabilis 'Bishop's Children'

    Brilliant, richly coloured flowers in deep pink, burnt orange, plum purple and blood red, all set against dark crimson foliage. Overwinter under mulch in the south to be perennial. It is a brilliant companion plant for the veg garden, drawing in lots of pollinators to up production of your…

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    Nasturtium 'Black Velvet' (Tropaeolum minus)

    Sumptuous, glamorous, rich, almost-black nasturtium. Use as ground cover or in a container. It's good in salad and fantastic in smoked haddock fish cakes. Sow this in late spring for summer and autumn picking. It will lightly self-sow and will also attract white fly away from tomatoes and…

Seeds for Companion Planting at Sarah Raven

Companion plants should be grown together to help encourage pollinators or to discourage pests.  They are especially useful in the kitchen garden.

All our seed are trialled in Sarah's garden at Perch Hill and selected for their quality; they also come with free planting instructions.