flower planting - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by enosih8pa
April 25, 2009
what flowers can be planted with a rose bush and what would look good with then


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Answer from NGA
April 25, 2009

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Companion plants can fill in the spaces around the roses, while providing continuous harmony of color.

Annuals such as pansies, petunias, and marigolds can brighten any garden and can add instant color to any bare spaces.

When in doubt, there are several flowers that work particularly well as companion plants to roses. The following are some suggestions:

Baby Breath: Tiny white or pink flowers on airy plants. Baby's Breath are a staple in bridal and rose bouquets. The effect is equally stunning in the garden.

Bellflower's, or Canterbury Bells. Bell shaped flowers come in shades of pink, purple and white. The flowers have been a favorite in English Gardens for about 400 years.

Catmint: Fragrant perennial has blooms in pinks and lavenders. erennial

Coral Bells: There are about 55 species with different colored foliage and flowers. The blooms come in sprays of airy blooms that stand up above the foliage. Perennial .

Cottage Pink Dianthus and Creeping Thyme are other good companions for your rose bushes.

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