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Underplanting Roses - Companion Plants for Roses

Roses need friends or companion plants around them for various reasons including pest and disease control, longer season of interest and aesthetics. Below are some basic rules to follow when pairing your favorite roses with other plants.

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Best English Roses for Partial Shade

While most roses perform best in full sun (more than 6 hours a day), a number of English roses also enjoy partial shade where they will reward you with their sumptuous blooms. However, they will need to receive at least 4 to 5 hours of sunshine daily.

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Underplanting Roses with Low-Growing Spring Bulbs

Underplanting your shrub roses with a succession of flowers will reinforce the beauty of their romantic blooms and extend the flowering season of your mixed border.

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Great Rose Companion Plants: Alliums

Roses need friends or companion plants around them for various reasons, including pest and disease control, longer season of interest and aesthetics. Below are some basic rules to follow when pairing your favorite roses with other plants.

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Great Rose Companion Plants: Geraniums

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.

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Great Rose Companion Plants: Nepeta, Salvia and Lavandula

​Highly placed among the favorite rose companion plants are Nepeta (Catmint), hardy Salvia (Sage) and Lavandula angustifolia (English Lavender), whose exquisite flower heads contrast beautifully with the billowing pink, red, yellow or white roses.

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Great Colorful Rose Companion Plants

There is a wide range of companion plants that will bring out the best qualities of your roses and share their space with a serene balance. Find those most frequently admired in mixed rose borders.

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Great Foliage Plants as Rose Companions

There is a wide range of foliage plants that will bring out the best qualities of your roses and share their space with a serene balance. Find those most frequently admired in mixed rose borders.

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Best English Roses for Pots and Containers

Container gardening is a very pleasant and easy way to grow English roses. Their dazzling beauty and seductive fragrance are right up to eye and nose level for your guaranteed pleasure. Containers are also a fabulous option for those lacking garden space or facing soil and drainage issues.

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Most Fragrant English Roses

Tickling the senses with their delicate charm and incredible beauty, David Austin's English Roses are also renowned for their powerful and delightful fragrances. Here, David Austin’s senior Rosarian, Michael Marriott offers his list of some of the most exquisite roses based on their lovely fragrances

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Best English Roses for Cutting from the Garden

All English Roses are beautiful in the vase. Some varieties are even better than others, offering longer vase life as well as pleasing fragrance and overall beauty .

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Best David Austin Roses for the Southeast

Wondering which English rose cultivars have proven reliable and entirely worth growing in Southern gardens?

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Best David Austin Roses for Southern California

Wondering which English rose cultivars have proven reliable and entirely worth growing in South California gardens?

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Best David Austin Roses for Pacific Northwest Gardens

Wondering which English rose cultivars have proven reliably hardy and entirely worth growing in Pacific Northwest gardens?

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Best David Austin Roses for Gardeners in the Midwest

Wondering which English rose cultivars have proven reliably hardy and entirely worth growing in Midwest gardens?

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