Suggestions that avoid the pesky Japanese Beetle
Last year we planted 5 "wild" rose bushes in a bed about 16 feet long at the base of our deck. We are looking for something to camouflage the opening under the deck (about 3 feet from ground to deck). The problem we learned last year is that the Japanese beetles LOVE the rose bushes. So I want to replace them with something that won't draw the beetles, can handle summer afternoon sun (north and northwest exposure with no pm shade), not be "hedgey", and is fairly low-maintenance.
Thanks. I'm looking forward to fewer beetles and less toxins in my backyard!