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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


Colchicum byzantinum (Meadow Saffron)

Award-winning Colchicum byzantinum is an early fall-blooming Colchicum which bears up to 20 small, funnel-shaped, soft lilac flowers, 4-6 in. long (10-15 cm), with a prominent central white stripe.

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Colchicum cilicicum (Autumn Crocus)

Native to southeast Turkey to Syria, Colchicum cilicicum is a fall-blooming Colchicum which bears up to 25 small, funnel-shaped, rose-purple flowers borne on short stems.

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Colchicum speciosum 'Album' (Colchicum)

Regarded as one of the very best large-flowered colchicums, award-winning Colchicum speciosum 'Album' bears large, goblet-shaped, pristine white flowers.

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Colchicum speciosum 'Atrorubens' (Colchicum)

Award-winning Colchicum speciosum 'Atrorubens' is a fall-blooming Colchicum which bears large goblet-shaped, amethyst-purple flowers with a luminous white throat.

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Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley)

Famous for the extraordinarily sweet fragrance of its dainty white, bell-shaped flowers that arch out in late spring or early summer and hang along upright flower stems, it is trouble-free, requires little maintenance and is deer & rabbit resistant!

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Corydalis 'Blackberry Wine' (Fumewort)

Corydalis 'Blackberry Wine' (Fumewort) is a low-growing, spreading perennial forming an attractive mat of lacy, blue-green leaves. From early summer to fall, attractive racemes of fragrant, blackberry wine, tubular flowers are produced on short, upright stems above the foliage, creating a remarkable contrast.

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Corydalis curviflora subsp. rosthornii 'Blue Heron' (Fumewort)

Noted for its incredibly dark blue flowers, Corydalis curviflora subsp. rosthornii 'Blue Heron' (Fumewort) is a showy, erect perennial forming an attractive mound of lacy, highly divided, blue-green leaves. From late spring to mid summer, large, very fragrant, sapphire blue flowers are produced atop stunning red stems above the foliage

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Corydalis flexuosa 'Blue Panda' (Fumewort)

Noted for its blue flowers, Corydalis flexuosa 'Blue Panda' (Fumewort) is a showy, erect perennial forming an attractive mound of lacy, highly divided, blue-green leaves. In mid spring, eye-catching, dangling, sky blue flowers are produced in dense sprays above the foliage, creating a remarkable contrast.

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Corydalis flexuosa 'Golden Panda' (Fumewort)

Noted for its turquoise flowers and golden foliage, Corydalis flexuosa 'Golden Panda' (Fumewort) is a showy, erect perennial forming an attractive mound of lacy, highly divided leaves, emerging green in spring, and becoming chartreuse yellow as the season progresses.

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Corydalis shimienensis 'Berry Exciting' (Fumewort)

Incredibly showy, Corydalis shimienensis 'Berry Exciting' (Fumewort) is a striking perennial forming an attractive mound of lacy, highly divided, brilliant yellow leaves adorned with green streaks. From early summer to fall, clusters of fragrant, dusky purple flowers are produced above the foliage, creating a terrific contrast.

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Corydalis solida 'Beth Evans' (Fumewort)

Corydalis solida 'Beth Evans' (Fumewort) is a tuberous herbaceous perennial with showy spikes of up to 20 pale coral pink to deeper pink, tubular flowers, adorned with a white flash on the spur.

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Corydalis solida 'George Baker' (Fumewort)

Award-winning Corydalis solida 'George Baker' (Fumewort) is a tuberous herbaceous perennial with showy spikes of up to 20 glowing brick-red, tubular flowers in mid to late spring. They rise well above the handsome, fern-like foliage of blue-green, divided leaves.

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Crocus Types & Recommendations

When the crocuses pop up, winter is on the way out! Very few early-flowering bulbous, tuberous and cormous plants are as extensively planted as the Crocus. Indispensable for each and every garden, they join snowdrops, winter aconites and glory-of-the-snow as the very first heralds of spring.

Cyclamen cilicium (Cilician Cyclamen)

Award-winning Cyclamen cicilium (Cicilian Cyclamen) is a lovely fall-flowering bulb with delicate flowers, in shade of white or rosy-pink, 1 in. wide (2-3 cm), with reflexed, twisted petals marked with a magenta blotch at their mouth.

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Cyclamen coum 'Maurice Dryden' (Persian Violet)

One of the brightest jewels of the winter border, award-winning Cyclamen coum 'Maurice Dryden' is a vigorous and delightful tuberous perennial with lovely rounded silvery leaves edged with dark green and small but showy white flowers flushed with purple at the mouth.

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Cyclamen coum 'Tilebarn Elizabeth' (Persian Violet)

One of the brightest jewels of the winter border, Cyclamen coum 'Tilebarn Elizabeth' is a vigorous and delightful tuberous perennial with lovely rounded pewter leaves and small but showy bicolor flowers. Pale pink verging toward white, the luminous blooms are delicately edged in rich rose-red and adorned with a dark blotch at the bottom of each petal.

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Cyclamen coum (Persian Violet)

There are few sights which surpass a mixed planting of Cyclamen coum (Persian Violet) on an early spring morning!

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Cyclamen hederifolium (Ivy-Leaved Cyclamen)

Popping up in the fall garden when most plants have finished blooming, award-winning Cyclamen hederifolium is a perennial plant which creates a captivating sight when massed.

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Cyclamineus Narcissus Group

Elegant and graceful, the Cyclamineus or Miniature Daffodils feature small flowers, one per stem, with slightly to strongly swept-back petals and straight-sided trumpets. Sometimes, they resemble cyclamen, therefore the name of their group. Among the first hybrid daffodils to bloom, they can be admired from early to mid spring and sometimes later in the season, depending on cultivars and weather conditions. More shade tolerant than most daffodil varieties, these Miniature Daffodils naturalize easily. Great choices for rock gardens, containers and forcing.

Dicentra 'Amore Pink' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart)

Very floriferous, Dicentra 'Amore Pink' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart) is a compact perennial noted for its beautiful feathery blue-green foliage and its impressive count of soft pink flowers. Blooming over a very long season extending from late spring to late summer, the flowers dangle gracefully above the foliage mound, which remains fresh-looking throughout the growing season. Perfect to brighten shady borders, rock gardens, underplanting shrubs, as edging plant or as a ground cover.

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Dicentra 'Amore Rose' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart)

Very floriferous and vigorous, Dicentra 'Amore Rose' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart) is a compact perennial noted for its beautiful lacy blue-green foliage and its abundant bright rose-pink flowers. Blooming over a very long season extending from late spring to late summer, the flowers dangle gracefully above the foliage mound. Perfect to brighten a shady border.

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Dicentra 'Aurora' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart)

Compact and trouble-free, Dicentra 'Aurora' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart) is a fast-growing, dwarf perennial noted for its arching sprays of large, creamy white, heart-shaped flowers. Blooming over a very long season extending from late spring to late summer, the flowers dangle gracefully above a sumptuous foliage mound of finely-divided, gray-green leaves. An elegant option for a shady border.

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Dicentra 'Burning Hearts' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart)

Incredibly pretty, Dicentra 'Burning Hearts' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart) is a compact, bushy perennial noted for its arching sprays of large, deep cerise-rose, heart-shaped flowers edged in white. Blooming over a very long season extending from late spring to late summer in cool summer climates, the flowers dangle gracefully above a striking foliage mound of feathery, finely-divided, blue-gray leaves. In warmer areas, flowering will stop in the heat of the summer and may start again in late summer to early fall.

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Dicentra 'King of Hearts' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart)

Vigorous, sun and heat tolerant, Dicentra 'King of Hearts' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart) is a compact, bushy perennial noted for its arching sprays of large, deep rose heart-shaped flowers. Blooming over a very long season extending from late spring to early fall in cool summer climates, the flowers dangle gracefully above a sumptuous foliage mound of feathery, finely-divided, blue-green leaves. In warmer areas, flowering will stop in the heat of the summer and may start again in late summer to early fall.

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