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A Fabulous Duo: Rose ‘Crocus Rose’ & Phacelia tanacetifolia

Perennial Combinations, Rose Combinations, Summer Borders, Planting Roses, Rose Gardening, Designing with Roses, English Roses

Perennial Combinations, Rose Combinations, Summer Borders, Planting Roses, Rose Gardening, Designing with Roses, English Roses, Rose Crocus Rose, Phacelia Tanacetifolia, Rosa Crocus Rose, yellow English Roses, Fiddleneck, Lacy Phacelia

Roses are healthier when provided with companion plants to help repel destructive bugs while encouraging beneficial insects. Some flowering plants attract beneficial insects that help to control insect pests on your roses. One of those is Phacelia tanacetifolia (Fiddleneck) which attracts scores of beneficial insects, such as parasitic wasps and minute pirate bugs. It is also highly attractive to bumblebees and syrphid (hover) flies. Syrphid fly larvae are voracious feeders on aphids and young caterpillars. Very ornamental with its abundant and long-lasting bell-shaped flowers, this hardy annual is a perfect rose companion plant. You may want to plant this insect predator with all your roses for a healthy and great looking floral display. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 - 10
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Alternative Plants to Consider

Rosa Molineux (English Rose)
Rosa Lichfield Angel (English Rose)
Digitalis purpurea (Common Foxglove)
Salvia x sylvestris ‘Blue Hill’ (‘Blauhugel’ Sage)
Rosa Lady Emma Hamilton (English Rose)
Rosa Graham Thomas (English Rose)
While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 - 10
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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Do I Need?
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Rosa (English Roses) Rosa (Shrub Roses) Rosa (Rose)
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