What goes well with Sunflowers?
For years, I have grown a garden of sunflowers. Next year, I would like to cut back on sunflowers and add deciduous or evergreen plants ...and maybe some perennial plants. Could you tell me what plants will go well with sunflowers? Thank you. I live in zone 5-6.
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I would plant a dwarf evergreen, perhaps Juniperus procumbens 'Nana' which doesn't grow very tall but spreads out, and can cover some of the "rust" that sunflowers eventually succumb to at the bottom of the stems. Perennials that go well with sunflowers include Agastache cana (Hummingbird Mint), Lavandula spp. (Lavender) and Hollyhocks. As to deciduous trees, you don't want something that grows too high and will shade your sunflowers. A compatible deciduous shrub might be Chenault Barberry (Berberis x chenaultii) or Creeping Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster adpressus).

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