Home Gardening Geraniums/ATTRACTS: Monarch Butterflies. Plant with Grape Vines (perfect companion plant) which attracts Downy Woodpeckers. Can be planted in containers and hanging baskets (moss baskets). NEVER PLANT NEAR STRAWBERRIES! Plant in mass plantings. Keep away from Peonies, lily, Tulips, Roses, Fushia, Basil, Coleus and Tomatoes.