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Underplanting Roses and Shrubs

Find plant combinations that will enhance your landscape and please your eye!

Roses and Shrubs need friends or companion plants around them for various reasons including pest and disease control, longer season of interest and aesthetics. Discover how to extend the flowering season of your mixed border by underplanting your shrubs and roses with a succession of flowers that will reinforce the beauty of their blooms. Learn how to get your roses healthier by surrounding them with companion plants which help repel bad bugs while encouraging beneficial insects. Make sure you select ornamental grasses, perennials, annuals or shrubs that have the same growing requirements as your favorite roses and shrubs. Find plant combinations that will enhance your landscape and please your eye!


Underplanting Roses and Shrubs Guides


Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant' (Carpet Bugle)

Award-winning Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant' (Carpet Bugle) is a semi-evergreen perennial prized for its large, glossy purplish-bronze leaves, 6 in. long (15 cm), which quickly forms a dense mat of attractive leaf rosettes.

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Ajuga reptans (Carpet Bugle)

Valued as a wonderful spreader making colorful groundcovers with its dense, attractive leaf rosettes, Carpet Bugle (Ajuga reptans) is a quick mat-forming grower which will thrive in shady areas where grass won't grow

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Alchemilla mollis (Lady's Mantle)

A bestseller that should be in most gardens, Alchemilla mollis provides a lovely finish to a border or a path edge and blends beautifully with most plants.

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Allium caeruleum (Ornamental Onion)

Spectacular and refreshing! Prized for its true blue color, Allium caeruleum provides interesting ornamental value in the garden in late spring to early summer.

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Allium cernuum (Lady's Leek)

Native to North America, Allium cernuum is a lovely summer flowering bulb with loose, nodding umbels of tiny bell-shaped, pink to lilac or even white flowers. Each erect stem produces up to 30 flowers!

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Allium schubertii (Ornamental Onion)

Grown for its unique and attractive display of loose, star-shaped, rose-purple flowers that bloom in giant, spherical umbels in late spring.

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Anemone 'Dreaming Swan' (Japanese Anemone)

Following the incredibly popular, Anemone 'Wild Swan', Anemone 'Dreaming Swan' was born to enchant our gardens. It produces masses of slightly larger, semi-double flowers, opening tinged pink and fading to white with attractive lavender-blue bands on the reverse of their petals

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Anemone 'Wild Swan' (Japanese Anemone)

Enjoying an exceptionally long flowering season, 'Wild Swan' blooms continuously from late spring until frost as a result of its parentage which includes a few different early- and late-blooming Anemone varieties.

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Anemone blanda 'Blue Shades' (Grecian Windflower)

Lovely mounds of large daisy-like flowers, about 2 inches wide (5cm), show off in shades of lilac-purple over a finely cut fernlike foliage and spread out to form a carpet of flowers

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Anemone blanda 'White Splendour' (Grecian Windflower)

Sparkling flowers in the sunshine! Multiple award-winner, Anemone blanda 'White Splendour' is a very attractive tuberous perennial that provides drifts of pure white color in early to mid spring

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Anemone blanda (Grecian Windflower)

Anemone blanda is a rewarding little plant that can easily provide a great deal of pleasure! Early bloomer with abundant, long-lasting white, pink or purple-blue daisy-like flowers over a finely cut fernlike foliage, it naturalizes easily

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Anemone hupehensis 'Bressingham Glow' (Japanese Anemone)

Glowing in the late summer garden, Anemone hupehensis 'Bressingham Glow' produces an abundance of large, semi-double, deep rose pink flowers, with many rounded petals surrounding a central tuft of golden-yellow stamens.

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Anemone hupehensis 'Prinz Heinrich' (Japanese Anemone)

A compact variety of Japanese Anemone, with slightly shorter flower stalks, 'Prinz Heinrich' produces an abundance of large, semi-double, deep rose pink flowers, with 10-15 narrow overlapping tepals surrounding a central tuft of golden-yellow stamens.

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Anemone hupehensis var Japonica 'Pamina' (Japanese Anemone)

A lovely sight in the late summer or fall garden, Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Pamina' is a star performer featuring masses of double, deep rose, cup-shaped flowers forming lovely rosettes around a ring of golden stamens

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Anemone hupehensis var Japonica 'Splendens' (Japanese Anemone)

Grabing the attention in the late summer or fall garden, Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Splendens' is a great performer featuring masses of single, saucer-shaped, deep pink flowers adorned with a ring of golden stamens.

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Anemone nemorosa (Wood Anemone)

Vigorous, Anemone nemorosa is a dwarf herbaceous perennial producing masses of star-shaped, single, white poppy-like flowers, 1-1.5 in. wide (2-4 cm), sometimes flushed pink or purple on their reverse, and with a ring of prominent golden stamens.

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Anemone sylvestris (Snowdrop Anemone)

A charming late spring or early summer bloomer, Anemone sylvestris (Snowdrop Anemone) is an ideal groundcover for partially shaded areas. Fragrant, cup-shaped, pure white flowers, 2 in. wide (5 cm), with a ring of prominent golden stamens, are borne singly on bare stems above a deeply, finely cut, dark green foliage

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Anemone tomentosa 'Robustissima' (Japanese Anemone)

Highly robust and vigorous, Anemone x hybrida 'Robustissima' is a sensational Japanese Anemone with single, soft pink cup-shaped blossoms borne on reddish stems

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Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' (Japanese Anemone)

A must have in the late season garden! Award-winner Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' is a lovely, compact,Japanese Anemone hybrid cultivar exhibiting slightly cupped, pure white flowers with contrasting yellow stamens

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Anemone x hybrida 'Königin Charlotte' (Queen Charlotte)

With very large, semi-double, silky pink blossoms, award-winner Anemone x hybrida 'Konigin Charlotte' or 'Queen Charlotte' is a luminous and eye-catching Japanese Anemone variety that is perfect to enliven the late summer or fall garden

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Anemone x hybrida 'September Charm' (Japanese Anemone)

Vigorous, award-winner Anemone x hybrida 'September Charm' is incredibly beautiful with its masses of slightly cupped, silvery pink flowers, 2-3 in. wide (6-8 cm), with 6-9 petals, deeper pink on the backside, and yellow center stamens.

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Anemone x hybrida 'Whirlwind' (Japanese Anemone)

With pure white, semi-double blossoms, 4 in. wide (10 cm), exhibiting ruffled petals and golden stamens, Anemone x hybrida 'Whirlwind' is a very distinct and fine variety of Japanese Anemone

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Aquilegia canadensis (Canadian Columbine)

Blooming in late spring to early summer, this perennial enjoys a good disease resistance and brightens the shade garden!

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Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen' (Golden Columbine)

Fragrant, Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen' features masses of large, up to 3 in. across (7 cm), bright golden-yellow flowers with long, swept back spurs

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