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Groundcover for Rose Garden

I have a rose garden off my patio and need a ground cover or something to go with them.  I want something to accent the roses but wouldn’t look woody after they bloomed.

Here are some good rose companions.  Catmint (Nepeta x faasenii) has gray-green fragrant foliage and blue flowers for most of the summer.  Be sure to purchase a tame cultivar like Six Hills Giant or Walker’s Low.  Cut them back mid season if the plant gets floppy.  Creeping baby’s breath  (Gypsophila repens) or a dwarf cultivar of the regular baby’s breath combines nicely with roses.  Calamint (Calamintha nepeta nepeta), has white or pink to lavender blooms.  This forms an airy clump that reminds me a bit of baby’s breath.

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