chives and roses question

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  1. kentuckyhippie

    kentuckyhippie Well-Known Member Supporter

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    can anyone tell me if its ok to plant chives near roses. I know some things arent supposed to grow around members of the onion family but I can't remember what they were. Thank
     
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    I've grown them together with great results.
     

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    diane Well-Known Member

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    In the book "Roses Love Garlic, secrets of companion planting with flowers" by Louise Riotte, put out by Garden Way Publishing it says,

    "Roses do not like boxwood because its outspreading, woody roots interfere with the roots of rose bushes. But garlic, onions, and other members of the onion family, including ornamental alliums, are beneficial."
     
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    Chives, especially garlic chives, are excellent companion plants for roses. They attract aphids away from the roses (making them easier to get rid of), and also they seem to improve the perfume of the roses.
     
  5. kentuckyhippie

    kentuckyhippie Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Great, about the only place I have left to plant my kitchen herbs is in the flower beds so I guess the chives will go in with the roses. And maybe some garlic, yummy