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The romantic flowers of the hydrangea and the bright colors of the roses is one of the most beautiful bed combinations for many garden lovers. A combination of peasant hydrangeas and roses looks particularly good in country or English-style gardens.

Roses and hydrangeas get along very well

Benefits of plant society

Accompanying plants can create an interesting design effect. Hydrangeas placed behind the roses provide a calm background against which the noble roses are particularly attractive. Since the hydrangeas produce new flowers throughout the summer, they bridge the flowering breaks of the roses. Planted tone on tone, this accompanying plant looks elegant and fits perfectly into a modern garden picture. Strong color contrasts set exciting accents.

The right location

In natural locations, roses can be found on sunny and airy places, embankments, the edges of bushes or poor meadows. They prefer companion plants that don't crowd or shade them too much. Roses are also among the more sun-loving flowering plants.

The hydrangea, on the other hand, is not one of the sun worshipers and prefers partially shaded and wind-protected locations. If you want to put both plants in one bed, you should therefore choose a place that is partly in the sun and partly in the shade. In this way you will meet the requirements of both plants.

Meet the different soil requirements

Since roses prefer a low-acid soil, you should line the hydrangea's planting hole with perforated pond liner. Put a drainage layer of expanded clay (19.73€) or gravel at least ten centimeters thick in there, which prevents waterlogging. Spread garden fleece or perforated mulch film over this layer and fill the hole with special hydrangea soil or alternatively bog bed soil. Mulch the hydrangea with leaves, pine needles or bark mulch.


Hydrangeas change and lose flower color depending on soil pH. This can disturb the color harmony in the bed. Hydrangea fertilizer, watering with vinegar water or working leaf compost into the soil can lower the pH and influence the color of the flowers.

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