Companion plants that do not need much care
I am looking for pleasant looking, low growing companion plants that look good with roses.
Often the small plants I purchase zoom or burn in the heat. I want to give my attention to my roses once I set up my beds, but too often the companion plants are the ones that demand attention.
I have boxwoods, red and purple salvia, artemesia (too fast growing), phlox, dahlia, Mexican heather, and a few others. I planted a red leaf plant, but it cannot take the heat now, so will definitely croak later one.
Our heat kills many plants or makes the ones we have larger. I often cool off my roses daily in the summer, yet do not want other plants to become invasive.
Actually I need plain green low growing plants that just sit there and look pretty.