Rose Compatability - Knowledgebase Question

Imperial Beach, CA
Question by Tinaxrt
April 23, 2004
I would like to know what low growing (under 18") perennials are compatable with roses. I want to plant something colorful in the foreground of my rose beds. Thank you!


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Answer from NGA
April 23, 2004

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Here is a list of the most popular rose companions. All are perennial and your choice is only limited by the amount of room you have in your rose bed. Happy planting!
Alstroemeria; Aster; Bearded iris; Bergenia; Brachycome multifida; Campanula; Candytuft; Catmint; Columbine; Coral bells; Daylily; Dianthus deltoides; Dusty miller; Euphorbia
rigida; Geranium 'Claridge Druce', G. incanum, G. sanguineum; Heliotrope; Isotoma (Laurentia); Lamb's ears
Lavender; Lychnis coronaria (white); New Zealand flax (dwarf
kinds); Nierembergia; Pelargonium; Penstemon; Platycodon
grandiflorus; Salvia; Santolina; Saxifraga stolonifera;
Scabiosa; Thymus vulgaris; Verbena; Veronica and
Viola hederacea.

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