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A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Teasing Georgia' & Achillea 'Paprika'

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


Roses are healthier when we provide them with companion plants which help repel destructive bugs and pests while encouraging beneficial insects. Here, the delightfully fragrant English rose 'Teasing Georgia' is interplanted with Achillea millefolium 'Paprika (Yarrow) for a striking rose combination. The fine feathery leaves and lace-work of tiny red flowers surrounding a golden heart makes the large, yellow cup-shaped roses appear more vibrant than they would on their own.

Easy to grow, Achillea is a perennial plant that is a great rose companion plant as it will also cover the exposed knees of the rose bushes without covering the delicate beauty of their blossoms, attract a huge number of insects such as ladybugs who in turn will feed on aphids. Achillea flowers just as the roses begin to bloom - providing an attractive early and long-lasting display. Enjoy!

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Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, 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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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Achillea - Yarrows Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - 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.

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, 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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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Achillea - Yarrows Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses


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