Perennials that go well with roses?
This is an organic-rose related question. In my rose garden, it seems that I frequently don't have enough blooms, and I'd like to add some perennials in the front of the border to up my flower level.
Any suggestions of what you really like? This past year, lavender didn't do well in my soil but basil took off like a thief. All my roses are pinks. My soil is 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 compost, and 1/3 topsoil. In Lubbock, it's hot, sunny, and dry (I use a soaker hose at their feet).
West Texas Rose