Roses and Garlic - Knowledgebase Question

Minneapolis, MN
Question by rmarsh9
January 27, 1998
Do roses really love garlic?


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Answer from NGA
January 27, 1998

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There's no scientific evidence that roses love garlic, but many gardeners swear by "companion planting" as a method of repelling insect pests. The key to finding good companions is that both plants must have the same cultural needs, and that neither plant should be especially susceptible to a disease or insect that will affect the other. Roses and garlic fall under the category of having the same cultural needs.

Hope this information helps!

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