Alphabetical Plant Listing

Great Rose Companion Plants: Alliums

Best Rose Companions, 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. 

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 - 9
Plant Type Bulbs, Roses
Plant Family Alliums, Rosa - English Roses, Rosa - Floribunda Roses, Rosa - Grandiflora Roses, Rosa - Hybrid Tea Roses, Rosa - Shrub Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
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, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Formal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
Compare All Alliums Compare All Rosa - English Roses Compare All Rosa - Floribunda Roses Compare All Rosa - Grandiflora Roses Compare All Rosa - Hybrid Tea Roses Compare All Rosa - Shrub Roses Compare All Rosa - Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Shrub Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses Guides with Alliums Guides with Rosa - English Roses Guides with Rosa - Floribunda Roses Guides with Rosa - Grandiflora Roses Guides with Rosa - Hybrid Tea Roses Guides with Rosa - Shrub Roses Guides with Rosa - Roses

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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 Type Bulbs, Roses
Plant Family Alliums, Rosa - English Roses, Rosa - Floribunda Roses, Rosa - Grandiflora Roses, Rosa - Hybrid Tea Roses, Rosa - Shrub Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
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, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Formal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
Compare All Alliums Compare All Rosa - English Roses Compare All Rosa - Floribunda Roses Compare All Rosa - Grandiflora Roses Compare All Rosa - Hybrid Tea Roses Compare All Rosa - Shrub Roses Compare All Rosa - Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Shrub Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses Guides with Alliums Guides with Rosa - English Roses Guides with Rosa - Floribunda Roses Guides with Rosa - Grandiflora Roses Guides with Rosa - Hybrid Tea Roses Guides with Rosa - Shrub Roses Guides with Rosa - Roses

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