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rose and perennial bed color choices

Posted by jimnyo 8 (SoCal) (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 1, 10 at 20:13

hi, i've got a bed that i just ripped out to dirt that has 3 english roses left: a pink, an apricot-pink and a yellow. i HAD to have 2 more roses--double delight (white with red edged petals) and (deep red). i figured i'd just put them all in the same bed. but now, as i'm trying to plan companion perennials around them, i am having a hard time juggling the pastels with the reds. have i committed a color no-no or is there a visually pleasing way around this?

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RE: rose and perennial bed color choices

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Thu, Apr 1, 10 at 21:52

Silvery and bluish foliage and flowers.

RE: rose and perennial bed color choices

Bboy's idea is good. Also just more greenery in general.

But also, I've never actually been bothered by colour clashes between flowers. the only thing that's ever really bothered me have been certain oranges, but not in roses. The colours you list wouldn't bother me at all to combine, I don't think.


RE: rose and perennial bed color choices

Nepeta is a popular choice for underplanting roses.

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