Alphabetical Plant Listing

Great Rose Companion Plants: Geraniums

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, Geraniums repel Japanese beetles, aphids and other rose beetles.

Hardy geraniums are classic rose companions. They are great at insinuating themselves among the bare legs of roses, and help reinforce the beauty of their romantic blooms and prevent diseases. There are numerous species of Geranium and cultivars in whites, blues, pinks and mauves.

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 - 9
Plant Type Perennials, Roses
Plant Family Geranium - Cranesbills, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
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
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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 Perennials, Roses
Plant Family Geranium - Cranesbills, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
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 Geranium - Cranesbills Compare All Rosa - Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Geranium - Cranesbills Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses Guides with Geranium - Cranesbills Guides with Rosa - Roses

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