Be careful when combining lavender and roses
Visually, roses and lavender harmonize perfectly with each other. However, these two plant species have completely opposite demands on the soil and care, which is why they are actually not compatible with each other. Lavender loves dry, barren soils and shouldn't be fertilized or watered too often. Roses, on the other hand, need a humus-rich, moist location and plenty of fertilizer. If you plant both species together, sooner or later at least one will die.
- The optimal choice of location for lavender
- Lavender - Different plant spacing for different types of lavender
- Lavender is not very suitable as a houseplant
How you can still socialize lavender and roses
Still, there is a way to plant lavender and roses together. However, this requires some preparation, and you should proceed as follows:
- Select the desired location for the lavender.
- Dig a pit about a meter deep.
- Fill this with a mixture of garden soil and sand, about a 1: 1 ratio.
- Surround the bed with field stones or similar.
- Plant the lavender there and the roses in the adjacent bed. Take care of the lavender
- do not water and fertilize at the same time as the roses!
Pay attention to different requirements when choosing plants
With other plants, too, you should first of all pay attention to their requirements in terms of location, soil conditions and care in order to find suitable combination partners for the lavender. Like lavender, the plants should prefer dry and barren soil and a sunny location. For this reason, other Mediterranean plants are best suited, as are many rock garden plants. By the way, blue or purple lavender looks particularly pretty with red or yellow blooming plants.
Ideal plant partner for the lavender
You can safely combine lavender with these plants:
- Holy herb
- Ornamental onion
- Rattle flowers
- Grass lilies
- Rock roses
- Curry herb
However, before you start planning, you should first clarify the basic design. Some combinations (e.g. classic English with ornamental grasses) are particularly suitable for a gravel garden, others in turn for a Mediterranean aromatic garden (e.g. herbs such as thyme, sage, oregano etc.).
Tips & Tricks
Meanwhile, lavender is not only available in lavender blue, but also in various shades of purple and blue, as well as in white and pink. These different colors are wonderfully suitable for a combination with one another, for example as a flat planting or as a lavender hedge.