Lauren Kurtz is a Naturalist and Horticultural Specialist. Be sure to do research about whether plants spread before planting them next to your roses. Give plants full sun in Northern zones; protect them from hot afternoon sun in Southern gardens. Roses will grow happily with almost any annual or perennial and your rose beds will look much prettier. Tips for Care After Planting Rose Bushes. Texture, color, and form are all important in the aesthetics of companion planting. Many herbs attract beneficial insects, which will keep rose pests in check. Your support helps wikiHow to create more in-depth illustrated articles and videos and to share our trusted brand of instructional content with millions of people all over the world. Avoid intense competition from other plants The closer you plant your rose to other plants, the more competition there is for moisture and sunlight. With such a multitude of companion plants to pair your roses with, you are sure to find several combinations that will enhance your landscape and please your eye! Good rose companions are those that hide their bare legs. Leather gauntlet gloves might come in handy when working in your rose garden. Lavender and catmint are good at keeping rabbits away. Some plants that have differing foliage colors and textures that work well in the same beds as roses include hostas, lamb's ear, and coleus. This can be done with marigolds, zinnias, or even. For instance, lavender, catmint, lady’s mantle, and dianthus can all be great planted around roses. We use cookies to make wikiHow great. These companion plants could add color at different times of the year, variation in shape and texture, keep away pests, increase certain nutrients in the soil, or encourage pollination. Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 11,708 times. They should also be planted in well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. http://pallensmith.com/2014/10/26/pest-control-plants/, http://pallensmith.com/2014/10/26/17-plants-control-pests/, http://www.permaculturenews.org/resources_files/Poster_GDN_Com_Plant.pdf, http://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/flowers-and-plants/trees-and-shrubs/companion-plants-for-old-roses, http://permaculturenews.org/2014/10/04/plants-attract-beneficial-insects/, http://www.rosemagazine.com/pages/planting.asp, https://extension.illinois.edu/roses/site.cfm, http://www.finegardening.com/tough-ground-covers, http://www.monroeville.pa.us/docs/green/Penna%20natives%20for%20acidic%20soils.pdf, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/growing-plants-under-roses.htm, http://www.bhg.com/gardening/design/color/color-in-the-garden/?slideId=4ec9e9cc-1959-4ce0-9cad-4e6f8dbcb7a3, consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. This … Traditionally, lavender (Lavandula), catmint (Nepeta), and tall growing pinks (Dianthus) all make good partners. A great resource recommended on this subject is Jackson & Perkins Rose Companions: Growing Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, Shrubs, and Vines with Roses, by Stephen Scanniello. Roses love garlic. Some companion plants may help discourage pests without the use of chemicals because there are natural substances in their leaves, flowers, or roots that repel insects. The feathery purple and blue-gray catmint (Nepeta) beautifully offsets a pale pink rose, and its wispy spires gracefully camouflage any blemishes that may occur on the rose’s foliage. I take some of the amended soil and make a ring around each rose bush to act a bit like a bowl to help catch the rainwater or water from other watering sources for the new rose bush. This article was co-authored by Lauren Kurtz. Fuzzy, gray-green leaves introduce wonderful texture to rose plantings. 08 of 32 What to grow with roses – pink-fringed, white penstemons. For best results, plant your rose 3 feet away from other plants and 2 feet from other roses. Tall plants, for example, provide shade for sun-sensitive shorter plants. By using our site, you agree to our. References. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/a\/a3\/Choose-Companion-Plants-for-Roses-Step-1.jpg\/v4-460px-Choose-Companion-Plants-for-Roses-Step-1.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/a\/a3\/Choose-Companion-Plants-for-Roses-Step-1.jpg\/aid8508735-v4-728px-Choose-Companion-Plants-for-Roses-Step-1.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"546","licensing":"

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