If you have ever planted roses, you know that roses often get attacked by varieties of pests such as aphids, flea beetles, and diseases like black spots. This makes the rose’s growth stunt and we won’t be able to enjoy its beautiful bloom. However, this problem can be solved by planting suitable companion plants with roses.
Companion plants help to deter pests and diseases naturally. Some plants make great pairs with roses and shine together.
Here, I listed the best companion plants for roses. Grow roses along with these companion plants and you will experience bright, sweet smell blooms without any diseases.
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Companion Plants For Roses To Keep Pests Away
The number one problem we face while growing any plant is pests and diseases. Watching your plant every day isn’t possible and if plants get infected it’s hard to cure them. Some companion plants may help keep pests away without using chemicals because they have natural pests repellent leaves, flowers, or roots.
Members of Allium family
Roses do great with allium family plants such as chives, garlic, edible onions, and ornamental alliums. Planting roses with these plants increases its perfume and wardens off pests and prevents black spots. While garlic and chives are mostly recommended, however one can also grow ornamental alliums.
Herbs and other aromatic plants make wonderful companions with roses and help to deter aphids and Japanese beetles.
Scented Geraniums (Pelargonium)
Flower companion that deter pests
Many flowers have some growth requirements similar to roses, these flowers do not compete aggressively with roses. what’s better than to plant a companion that looks wonderful with roses. Plus protects from pests and diseases. Below are some companion flowers for roses to deter pests.
Marigolds if you’re doing gardening for a long time you know marigolds are a great trap plant for pests. They do well with roses.