I have selected a companion planting list of good beneficial plants to grow with roses to control pests and disease.
Companion plants for roses should be choosen for diversification.
Be creative when designing with roses, and when choosing companion planting for roses.
Don't make a garden with just roses in it.
This could be like ringing the dinner bell for insect pests that like to attack roses.
With a mixture of good companion plants that repel insects, your roses will be a lot healthier.
The companion plantings act like physical barriers, so insects and diseases can be avoided.
Certain companion plants for roses have an apparent deterent effect on certain pests and common rose diseases.
Once the companion planting have been established in your garden as permanent plants, they will make a real difference to the overall health of your roses.
The following list of companion planting for roses will help you with practicing organic rose gardening, as these plants repel insects and rose diseases.
The plants below provide natural insect control.*Alliums *Catmint *Catnip *Feverfew *Thyme *Rosemary *Alyssum *Coriander *Fennel *Nasturtiums *Petunias *Geraniums
Try growing combinations of these companion plants, especially the first six on the list.
The alliums, such as leeks, and their cousin, society garlic, that can be grown right through a rose bush, are the most important plants.
These companion plants even help with fungal disease, if left in the same location for a few years.
The invasive companion plants such as tansy and mint, can be grown in containers, and sunk into the soil in bottomless pots.