While the list of plants that look great when planted between and under roses is endless, Catmint (Nepeta) remains a favorite companion for roses. Many roses lose their bottom leaves as the season progress. Perfect at hiding the leggy stems of your roses, the lavender flowers of Catmint nicely complement any color scheme of your roses and form a lovely show against its gray-green foliage. Here, the fragrant, fully double blossoms of English Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll', bred by David Austin, agreeably combine their pure rose-pink color and cup-shaped form with the tall, violet-blue flower spires of Catmint 'Six Hills Giant' (Nepeta x Faassenii).
A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll' & Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'
Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Summer Borders, Planting Roses, Rose Gardening, Designing with Roses, English Roses
* Picture is courtesy of David Austin
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.
|Hardiness||4 – 8|
|Heat Zones||1 – 8|
|Climate Zones||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 20, 22, 23, 24|
|Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Season of Interest||Summer (Early, Mid, Late)|
|Soil Type||Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand|
|Soil Ph||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Characteristics||Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy|
|Landscaping Ideas||Beds and Borders, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs|
|Garden Styles||City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden|