Companion Planting for Roses
Find out which plants work well with roses and get advice and garden tool tips from Sonia Uyterhoeven, expert gardener at The New York Botanical Garden.
Protecting From Harm
Good companions are said to enhance one another's growth or, in some way, protect each other from harm. Some companion plants may help discourage pests without the use of chemicals because there are natural substances in their leaves, flowers, or roots that repel insects.
"Roses love garlic" is a popular expression. In fact, members of the onion family -- such as chives, ornamental alliums, and edible onions -- are rumored to increase the perfume of roses, ward off aphids, and prevent black spot.
Companion shown here: chives
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