Growing Herbs With Roses

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Chives Planted With Roses

Chives Planted With Roses

Roses and Herbs … no two groups of plants are more synonymous with fragrance. For centuries, roses were grown as much for their flower’s medicinal qualities as for their beauty and luscious scent. Naturally then, they were planted together with herbs …

Besides this traditional association, the varied foliage color, flowers, texture and scents make herbs a natural choice for pairing with roses. Their styles complement one another and they make perfect companions!

One benefit of pairing these groups together is the aromatic foliage of many herbs helps repel rose pests. Well prepared soil, such as soil enriched with organic matter such as compost, will serve both roses and herbs well.

Further, herbs attract beneficial species, such as butterflies and bees to your garden …

Best Herbs To Grow With Roses:

Garlic and Chives
Common Sage
Paramount Parsley
Siam Queen Thai Basil
Scented Geraniums

One of my favorite combinations is pink shrub roses mixed (interspersed) with lavender. Absolutely gorgeous and a true garden standout! In addition, lavender helps deter rabbits who sometimes like to munch on newly planted roses …

Roses with Lavender

Roses Mixed With Lavender

Companion planting with roses seems to work best with shrub roses, climbers, and Knock Out roses …

Hybrid tea roses, while beautiful, tend to like their own space and do well without competition from other plants. They don’t like other plants growing around their roots and they tend to need extra care or spraying which doesn’t mix well with the edibles.

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