What to plant with Black-eyed Susans

Black-eyed Susans are perennial plants that grow in well-drained soil.

They are drought-tolerant and bloom in decent sunlight.

Planting companion plants around Black-eyed Susans will give your garden a vibrant look.

You can also create a great bouquet of beautiful flowers just by collecting one section of the garden.

Companion plants for Black-eyed Susans

Here you will learn what are the best plants to grow with black-eyed Susans.

These plant recommendations are based on my experience of gardening.

But, I‘m sure that you will love the idea of pairing these plants with black-eyed Susans.

These best companion plants for Black-eyed Susans are those that have some growing requirements and look beautiful with each other. 

With that,

Let’s see plants to plant with black-eyed Susans.

Read: How long do black-eyed Susans last

Mexican Petunia

Mexican Petunias

You can grow Mexican petunias with black-eyed Susans.

You can plant other varieties of petunias as well, they all grow companions with eye Susans.

But, Mexican petunias are one of my favorites. Mexican petunias are invasive plants that grow in abundance in very less time. 

You can grow both of these in a corner of your garden or simply in a large pot.

They both require similar growing conditions.

If you are interested in growing Mexican petunias you can read my article on How to propagate Mexican petunias.

This article has all the details regarding Mexican petunias growing you need before cultivating them.

Angelonia flowers

Angelonia flowers

Angelonias are grown as decorative plants for their snapdragon-like flowers.

They begin to bloom in the late spring and continue all the way through the autumn, adding a cherry burst of color and fragrant blossoms to the landscape.

Angelonia plants flourish in heat, even in environments that are both hot and humid.

This plant is one of the greatest annuals for flower beds, borders, and containers due to the vast variety of colors that it produces.

Some of these hues are purple, pink, blue, Serena, and white. They are great partners for black-eyed Susans.



Marigold flowers are common companion plants for many plants.

You can see many gardeners growing marigolds companions to vegetables, fruits, and flowers. This is because marigolds help to deter pests from nearby plants.

Plant marigold flowers with Black-eyed Susans if your flowers are often infested by pests. 

The Marigold acts like a bet, pests infested the marigold instead of nearby flowers.

If only got infected you can throw marigolds to remove pests from the garden. 

Despite protection from pests, marigold flowers are a very good combination with black-eyed Susans.

Both of them have orange-yellow colored flowers.

There are many varieties of marigolds all in different spaces, sizes, and colors.

Follow my how-to-grow and care for marigold flowers to know the growing details.

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Lavenders are one of the most popular flower plants. It produces long purple spikes that vibrate and look beautiful from a distance.

Growing Black-eyed Susans is a good idea.

However, there are a few things you have to keep in mind. Plant lavenders away from black-eyed Susans.

Lavenders are big plants that spread rapidly.

Giving them large space will ensure that they do not overgrow your black-eyed Susans. Here is a guide on how to grow lavender.



It features dark green leaves and blossoms that are pink-white in color.

The plant’s flowers typically appear in the spring and summer months.

This beautiful plant can survive in hardiness zones 2 through 8, and it blooms year after year.

In other zones, on the other hand, you may cultivate this plant as an annual.

There are anywhere from 25 to 40 distinct species of peonies, however, the majority of experts agree that there are only 33 species in total.

There are many various kinds of products on the market, and they all come in a variety of sizes, colors, and tints.

Growing peonies in addition to yellow-black-eyed Susans is a fantastic idea.

Blanket flowers

Blanket Flower

Blanket flowers are found in a wide variety of vibrant hues and color combinations.

Multiple blanket flowers, each with a brilliant central cone and petals that evolve from orange to pink to bright yellow at their tips.

These petals radiate out from the heart of the flower.

Blanket flowers and Black-eyed Susans have the same round, daisy-like flower form, but blanket flowers’ blossoms tend to be larger and brighter than those of black-eyed Susans, providing a subtle difference.

Because of their modest stature, these lovely blooms are best suited for planting in front of your black-eyed Susans.



Dahlias bloom near the end of the season. From the middle of summer until the first frost, there is a vast choice of sizes and varieties of flowers available, each with its own unique color palette and pattern options.

Flowers may range in size from as little as a grapefruit too as huge as a plate and sit on shrubs as tall as six feet.

There are many different kinds of dahlias, but they all have stems that grow quite tall and straight, which gives the blooms more room to shine.

Due to the fact that there are more than 20,000 cultivars of dahlias and 30 species in total, this plant family is a well-liked option among both florists and plant breeders.

There is no question that they will be an excellent complement to the growth of black-eyed Susans. Read more about how to care for dahlias.



Zinnias are an excellent choice for growing with black-eyed Susans. They provide a lot of visual impacts.

They are available in virtually every bright color, which means that you will be able to find a shade that complements the color scheme that you have in mind for your garden, regardless of what that may be.

Zinnia flowers may also come in a variety of forms, from shaggy blooms to spherical ball-shaped flowers to daisy-like flowers. Your bouquet will have an entirely new appearance thanks to each of the various forms. 

Zinnias are easy to cultivate as long as you provide them with soil that drains properly and a lot of direct sunlight. They have a high heat tolerance and thrive in dry, warm conditions.

You can read my how to grow and care for zinnias article for a better understanding.

Pansy flowers


Pansies are flowers with roughly heart-shaped, overlapping petals in dazzling colors often with face-like center markings.

They are well-known flowers that maintain their colors virtually throughout the year in some places, and they are wonderful for use as ground cover, borders, and containers.

It is possible to incorporate pansy flowers into your garden in a wide variety of different ways, including using them to create a monochromatic or multicolored design or combining them with other lovely seasonal flowers such as viola, sweet alyssum, black-eyed Susans, or primrose. 



You can also grow black-eyed summons with hostas. In the world of gardening, the hosta is the most well-liked perennial foliage plant.

They may be grown in any zone, need little attention and care, and do well in both full sun and partial shade.

This typical plant for home gardens comes in more than 2500 distinct cultivated kinds, each with a unique size, range of color, and feel. There are various types of it that produce blossoms with a sweet scent.



Echinacea, also known as purple coneflower, is a flower that thrives in warm climates.

Its form is identical to that of the black-eyed Susan. 

Echinacea is a perennial, which means that it comes back each year after dying off.

It is very uncommon for perennials to wait until their second year of development before producing flowers.

However, this will depend on the type that you choose to cultivate.

If you start the seeds at the beginning of the year and then transfer them outside as soon as the weather warms up, you should bloom the first year.

If you plant echinacea and black-eyed Susan together, you will soon end up with enormous sweeps of plants since both blooms spread quickly either by their root systems or by self-sowing.

Because of this, the combination is ideal for locations in which you want to have plants that need little maintenance and look after themselves.

Final thought

You may grow any plant besides black-eyed Susans as long as they need the same growth conditions.

The goal of cultivating companion plants with flowers is to produce a pleasing appearance. With black-eyed Susans, all of the plants in the article thrive well.

You may choose the colors that you desire in your landscape. Comment on the companion plant you intend to cultivate alone with black-eyed Susans.

Thank you for reading.

Happy Gardening 🙂