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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


Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Burgundy Lace' (Painted Lady Fern)

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Burgundy Lace' (Japanese Painted Fern) is a dramatic deciduous fern forming a lacy rosette of arching, lance-shaped fronds, flushed with rich burgundy-purple as they emerge. They gradually mature to silvery-green, but retain their purple mid-ribs and silvery sheen. Delicate, graceful but tough, this elegant fern is perfect for enlivening a shady garden area.

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Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Metallicum' (Painted Lady Fern)

Truly ornamental, Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Metallicum' (Japanese Painted Fern) is a very elegant deciduous fern forming a pretty rosette of arching, strikingly refined, lance-shaped, bipinnate fronds. The fronds are silvery gray, almost metallic, with green highlights and subtle burgundy veination.

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Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Pewter Lace' (Painted Lady Fern)

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Pewter Lace' (Japanese Painted Fern) is a dramatic deciduous fern forming a lacy rosette of arching, lance-shaped, dark pewter fronds with contrasting bright silver-green edges and coral-red mid-ribs. This elegant fern is tolerant of heat and humidity.

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Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Regal Red' (Painted Lady Fern)

Truly ornamental, Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Metallicum' (Japanese Painted Fern) is a very elegant deciduous fern forming a pretty rosette of arching, strikingly refined, lance-shaped, bipinnate fronds. The fronds are silvery gray, almost metallic, with green highlights and subtle burgundy veination.

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Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Silver Falls' (Painted Lady Fern)

Noted for its superb silver fronds and long-lasting color, Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Silver Falls' (Japanese Painted Fern) is a very elegant deciduous fern forming a large rosette of arching, strikingly refined, lance-shaped, bipinnate fronds.

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Athyrium niponicum var. pictum (Painted Lady Fern)

Noted for its superb elegance, Athyrium niponicum var. pictum (Japanese Painted Fern) is a very pretty deciduous fern forming a large rosette of arching, strikingly refined, lance-shaped, bipinnate fronds.

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Bergenia 'Bressingham Ruby'

Incredibly hardy and eye-catching, Bergenia 'Bressingham Ruby' is a compact clump-forming evergreen perennial noted for its outstanding foliage and bright magenta flowers.

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Bergenia 'Bressingham White'

Award-winning Bergenia 'Bressingham White' is a compact clump-forming evergreen perennial noted for its interesting foliage and masses of pristine white flowers.

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Blechnum spicant (Hard Fern)

Noted for its unique and distinctive type of fronds, Blechnum spicant (Hard Fern) is a charming, tufted, evergreen fern with interesting foliage texture. While its evergreen sterile fronds spread horizontally from a basal tuft, to form a neat arching mound of finely cut foliage, its fertile fronds rise straight up above this mound before drying out and withering away in fall.

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Brunnera 'Silver Charm' (Siberian Bugloss)

Compact and vigorous, Brunnera 'Silver Charm' features heart-shaped, silver leaves adorned with contrasting emerald green veins and edges. Lovely sprays of tiny, pale blue, flowers appear in spring. The basal foliage forms a dense and lush mound, which remains attractive throughout the entire growing season.

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Brunnera macrophylla 'Alexander's Great' (Siberian Bugloss)

Brunnera macrophylla 'Alexander's Great' is a supersized Siberian Bugloss with huge, heart-shaped, heavily silvered leaves adorned with contrasting green veins and edges. Attractive sprays of tiny, sky blue, flowers rise above the foliage in spring. The basal foliage forms a dense and lush mound, which remains attractive throughout the entire growing season.

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Brunnera macrophylla 'Diane's Gold' (Siberian Bugloss)

Eye-catching, Brunnera macrophylla 'Diane's Gold' (Siberian Bugloss) features a fresh golden-chartreuse foliage of heart-shaped leaves, which retain their bright color throughout the entire growing season. Attractive sprays of tiny, sky blue flowers rise above the foliage over a long period during mid to late spring.

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Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (Siberian Bugloss)

Although its clouds of bright blue flowers add cool and striking color to the landscape in spring, 'Jack Frost' is mostly valued for its beautiful foliage which creates a lush carpet of heart-shaped silver leaves

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Brunnera macrophylla 'Looking Glass' (Siberian Bugloss)

Glowing in the shade garden, award-winner Brunnera macrophilla 'Looking Glass' features large, heart-shaped, shimmering silver leaves, up to 5 in. wide (12 cm), edged and veined with green. Clouds of tiny, pale blue, airy flowers appear in spring.

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Brunnera macrophylla 'Variegata' (Siberian Bugloss)

Lighting up any shady corners of the garden, Brunnera Macrophilla 'Variegata' (Siberian Bugloss) features large, heart-shaped, deep green leaves splashed with creamy white and clouds of tiny, pale blue, airy flowers in mid-late spring.

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Brunnera macrophylla (Siberian Bugloss)

Resembling Forget-Me-Nots, Brunnera macrophylla (Siberian Bugloss) are rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with large, ovate or heart-shaped basal leaves and pretty sprays of small bright blue flowers in spring. Although their clouds of bright blue flowers add cool and striking color to the landscape, Brunneras are mostly valued for their beautiful foliage which creates a lush carpet of deep green or variegated leaves.

Camassia (Camas)

Native to North America, Camassias (Camas) are bulbous perennials with long racemes of up to 100 star-shaped flowers, adorned with six slender loose petals, a green center and bright yellow stamens. The flowers vary in color from pale lilac or white to deep purple or blue-violet. Borne on stout, willowy stems, they open sequentially from bottom to top for a long lasting display.

Camassia cusickii (Cusick's Camass)

Camassia cusickii (Cusick's Camass) is a bulbous perennial with long racemes of 30 to 100 star-shaped, pale blue flowers, adorned with 6 showy tepals, a green center and bright yellow stamens. Borne on stout, willowy stems, they open sequentially from bottom to top for a long lasting display.

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Camassia quamash 'Blue Melody' (Camas)

Camassia quamash 'Blue Melody' (Camas) is a bulbous perennial with upright racemes packed with dozens of star-shaped, dark blue flowers, adorned with 6 showy tepals, a green center and bright yellow stamens. Borne on stout, willowy stems, they open sequentially from bottom to top for a long lasting display. Blooming in late spring to early summer, they rise atop a pretty foliage clump of variegated, long, narrow basal, creamy-edge leaves.

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Campanula 'Pink Octopus' (Bellflower)

A very unusual Bellflower, Campanula 'Pink Octopus' is a semi-evergreen, spreading perennial noted for its nodding, Japanese lantern buds opening in a striking, soft pink, octopus-like flower, with long and elegant spidery petals. Blooming from early to mid summer, the flowers are massed on upright stems, up to 50 per branch, above the deeply cut foliage.

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Campanula 'Sarastro' (Bellflower)

Campanula 'Sarastro' is a clump-forming perennial with elegant spires of large, bell-shaped, drooping flowers in a rich violet-purple shade. Blooming from early to late summer, the flowers are borne on upright leafy stems above a basal rosette of mid-green leaves.

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Campanula carpatica 'Deep Blue Clips' (Carpathian Bellflower)

Noted for its remarkable flower power, Campanula carpatica 'Deep Blue Clips' (Carpathian Bellflower) is a low-growing perennial forming a tidy mound of toothed and rounded bright green leaves. In early summer, blue, upturned, bell shaped flowers are borne on short stalks just above the foliage. They are produced in such quantities that they nearly cover the entire plant.

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Campanula carpatica 'White Clips' (Carpathian Bellflower)

A very popular Bellflower, Campanula carpatica 'White Clips' (Carpathian Bellflower) is a low-growing perennial forming a tidy mound of toothed and rounded bright green leaves. In early summer, pristine white, upturned, bell shaped flowers are borne on short stalks just above the foliage. They are produced in such quantities that they nearly cover the entire plant.

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Campanula carpatica (Carpathian Bellflower)

Tough and compact, Campanula carpatica (Carpathian Bellflower) is a low-growing perennial with masses of large, upward-facing, bell-shaped flowers in shades of blue, purple or white over a long season. They are produced in such quantities that they nearly cover the entire plant. Most of them can be grown in rock gardens, in wall crevices and in troughs.