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Great Rose Companion Plants: Alliums

Best Rose Companions, Companion Planting

  • Underplanting roses, Best David Austin Roses, Best roses for borders, Rose borders, Shrub Roses, Rose companion plants, companion planting

Roses need friends or companion plants around them for various reasons, including pest and disease control, longer season of interest and aesthetics.

Growing roses by themselves is an open invitation to the pests and diseases that favor roses. Roses are healthier when provided with companion plants which help repel destructive bugs while encouraging beneficial insects. For instance, Alliums repel aphids, weevils, borers and moles.  

Alliums are plants of exquisite beauty that deserve a place in rose borders. Reliable, they come back year after year, are easy to grow and undemanding and many outstanding varieties harmonize perfectly with early blooming roses. Chives are easy to grow and look very charming among shrub roses. 

Underplanting roses, Best David Austin Roses, Best roses for borders, Rose borders, Shrub Roses, Rose companion plants, companion plantingRose 'The Mayflower' & Allium cristophii

Underplanting roses, Best David Austin Roses, Best roses for borders, Rose borders, Shrub Roses, Rose companion plants, companion plantingRoses & Alliums 

Underplanting roses, Best David Austin Roses, Best roses for borders, Rose borders, Shrub Roses, Rose companion plants, companion planting Rose 'Harlow Carr', Alliums 'Purple Sensation' & cristophii


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.

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 – 9
Plant TypeBulbs, Roses
Plant FamilyAlliums, Rosa - Roses
ExposureFull Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water NeedsAverage
MaintenanceAverage
Soil TypeChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil DrainageMoist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
CharacteristicsCut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
AttractsButterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Formal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums


Guides with Rosa - Roses

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