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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


Adiantum aleuticum (Maidenhair Fern)

Incredibly attractive, Adiantum aleuticum (Maidenhair Fern) is a deciduous or semi-evergreen, perennial fern with graceful, bright green fronds which open like the fingers of a hand atop upright, shiny, purple-black wiry stems. Each finger is further divided into a series of triangular segments (pinnules).

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Adiantum raddianum (Delta Maidenhair)

Elegant and fast growing, Adiantum raddianum (Delta Maidenhair) is a tufted evergreen fern with smooth, purplish-black stalks bearing triangular, 3-pinnate, lacy fronds composed of rounded, fan-shaped segments. Emerging light green, they darken with age and can reach 18 in. in length (45 cm). Popular as houseplant, it is long lived if it receives sufficient humidity and is not exposed to drafts.

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Adiantum venustum (Himalayan Maidenhair)

Incredibly attractive, Adiantum venustum (Himalayan Maidenhair) is a deciduous fern, almost evergreen in mild areas, with broadly triangular fronds composed of many small fan-shaped segments. Emerging in late winter to early spring, the new fronds display a charming salmon flush before maturing to fresh spring green.

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Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' (Carpet Bugle)

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' (Carpet Bugle) is a creeping perennial prized for its short spikes of fragrant, deep blue flowers and very glossy, near-black, scalloped leaves. Blooming in late spring to early summer, the flowers rise above the contrasting, spreading rosettes formed by the leaves, putting on an eye-catching display.

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Ajuga reptans 'Blueberry Muffin' (Carpet Bugle)

Fast growing, Ajuga reptans 'Blueberry Muffin' (Carpet Bugle) is a vigorous evergreen perennial prized for its blueberry-blue flowers and thick leaves, which quickly form a dense mat of attractive rosettes. Emerging with a bronze flush in mid-spring, the small but weather resistant, green leaves contrast nicely with the lavender-blue flower spikes

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Ajuga reptans 'Bronze Beauty' (Carpet Bugle)

Fast growing, Ajuga reptans 'Bronze Beauty' (Carpet Bugle) is a vigorous perennial prized for its rich blue flowers and contrasting bronze-tinged leaves, which quickly form a dense mat of attractive rosettes. Ajuga reptans is valued as a wonderful spreader making a colorful groundcover, which will thrive in shady areas where grass has difficulty growing.

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Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow' (Carpet Bugle)

Noted for its wonderful tricolored foliage, Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow' (Carpet Bugle) is a popular low-growing perennial prized for its short spikes of pretty blue flowers and contrasting creamy-white, rose-burgundy, and dark green foliage. Spreading more slowly than many other varieties, 'Burgundy Glow' will form over time a thick mat of attractive, lustrous rosettes.

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

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

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Ajuga reptans 'Chocolate Chip' (Carpet Bugle)

Noted for its extremely dwarf habit and chocolate foliage, Ajuga reptans 'Chocolate Chip' (Carpet Bugle) is a ground-hugging perennial prized for its bluish-purple flower spikes on display in mid to late spring. The blossoms rise slightly above the foliage of tiny, glossy, oval leaves which are chocolate with burgundy highlights.

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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

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)

Award-winning Anemone blanda 'Blue Shade' is a very attractive tuberous perennial that provides drifts of bright colors in mid to late spring. 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 'Blue Star' (Grecian Windflower)

Anemone blanda 'Blue Star' is a very attractive tuberous perennial that provides drifts of large, intense blue flowers, up to 2.5 in. across (6 cm). Blooming from mid to late spring, these daisies are a delight and seem to last for weeks.

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Anemone blanda 'Pink Charmer' (Grecian Windflower)

Anemone blanda 'Pink Charmer' is a very attractive tuberous perennial that provides drifts of charming, deep rosy-pink flowers adorned with a white ring around the stamens. Blooming from mid to late spring, these daisies are a delight and seem to last for weeks.

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Anemone blanda 'White Splendour' (Grecian Windflower)

Multiple award-winner, Anemone blanda 'White Splendour' is a very attractive tuberous perennial that provides drifts of pure white color from mid to late spring. Lovely mounds of large and luminous daisy-like flowers, about 2 inches wide (5cm), with a greenish-yellow center and pink-tinted backs, show off over a finely cut fernlike foliage and spread out to form a carpet of flowers

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Anemone blanda (Grecian Windflower)

Anemone blanda (Grecian Windflower) is a rewarding little plant that can easily provide a great deal of pleasure! Offering dabs of bright colors in mid to late spring, mounds of abundant daisy-like flowers show off in shades of white, blue and pink over a finely cut fernlike foliage.

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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