Good & Bad Roses Companion Plants
You wonder what you should grow with roses?
Great! Stick with me since I will show you the best and worst rose companion plants in the following chapters!
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Why do I need Companion Plants to grow Roses?
Companion plants are great since they can add lots of value to your roses.
Not only can good companion plants deter pests, but they can also improve the overall growth behavior and also keep your roses healthy in the long run by reducing the risk of common plant diseases.
Thus, by choosing the right companion plants, you can make sure that you provide optimal conditions to your roses.
However, there are still some plants you should never grow with roses that I will also show you in the following chapters.
Good Rose Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it good?|
|Geraniums||Repel harmful pests.|
|Alliums||Keep away harmful bugs and other insects.|
|Narcissi||Provide a nice color mix.|
|Anemones||Extend flowering season.|
|Spring bulbs||Keep away pests.|
|Catnip||Deter pests and attract beneficial insects.|
|Calendula||Deter pests and attract beneficial insects.|
|Rue||Keeps away pests.|
|Lavender||Nice color mix and keeps away pests.|
|Marigolds||Keep away pests and attract beneficial insects.|
|Lady’s mantle||Good ground cover.|
|Crocus||Provides a nice color mix.|
|Hyacinths||Provide a nice color mix.|
|Scillas||Extend flowering season.|
Bad Rose Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it bad?|
|Shrubs & trees||Excessively compete with roses for resources.|
|Bunchberries||Take away lots of nutrients and water from roses.|
|Leopard plants||Need different soil conditions than roses.|
|Hibiscus||Takes away sunlight and nutrients from roses.|
|Azaleas||Take away sunlight and nutrients from roses.|
|Fuchsia||Needs more shade than roses.|
|Lilies||Need different soil conditions than roses.|
Best & Worst Rose Companion Plants – Summary List
|Best Companion Plants||Worst Companion Plants|
|Geraniums||Shrubs & trees|
What should you grow with Roses?
You should grow roses with salvia, oregano, lavender, marigolds, narcissi, lady’s mantle, scillas, hyacinths, crocus, catnip, rue, calendula, spring bulbs, anemones, alliums and geraniums.
Never grow roses with azaleas, bunchberries, lilies, hibiscus, leopard plants, fuchsia, shrubs and trees.
About the Author
My name is Andreas and I’m really passionate about our environment and also about growing plants. In fact, I have grown several different plants over many years. I love to see my plants grow and also always try new things to improve my overall conditions at home.
In my blog posts, I want to share my experiences with you so that you can become successful in growing various different plants and improving your home as well, even though you might still be a beginner right now.