Plant Family Guides: Rosa---Floribunda-Roses Guides
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.
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.
Great Rose Companion Plants: Alliums
Roses need friends or companion plants around them for various reasons, including pest and disease control, the longer season of interest, and aesthetics. Below are some basic rules to follow when pairing your favorite roses with other plants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All America Rose Selections Winners
All-America Rose Selections (AARS) is a non-profit association founded in 1938 for the purpose of evaluating rose varieties and promoting exceptional roses. For more than 60 years, AARS has been testing roses on the basis of color, form, fragrance, floral impact, habit, vigor, foliage, disease resistance, repeat bloom, aging quality, and novelty.
Main Rose Types for your Garden
There are many different types of roses. With over 150 species and thousands of hybrids, the rose world is incredibly diverse in terms of form, color, vigor or fragrance. Some varieties are compact enough to grow in containers on the patio, others are perfect candidates for the mixed border or for climbing up a wall or a pergola. To help you sort through the differences and pick the right one for your needs, you will find below the most popular types of roses grown today.
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