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Roses and paniculata hydrangeas in the same bed, anyone?

15 years ago

I am in the process of creating a new flower bed in a a full sun area. Originally, I was going to have just a mixture of paniculata hydrangeas (Limelight, Little Lamb, Pinky Winky, Pink Diamond, Quick Fire) with some colorful perennials. However, the more I think about it, the more I thought that it would be great to have roses in there, to provide the bed with some much needed early and long-lasting colors, since these paniculata hydrangeas bloom later in the summer and their blooms are mostly white and pink.

Here's the kidney-shaped area in question (it is still full of grass yet but will be converted into a bed soon!):


I wonder if anyone has successfully created a bed with such a mixture of paniculata hydrangeas and roses? Are they good companions? I already have a Julia Child, Day Breaker and Pink Knockout Rose in pots and I can easily plant them into the bed.

I would very much appreciate your opinion please!

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