Popular Rose Types In The Landscape
Decide if you want to feature your roses as specimen plants.
Maybe you want to blend them in with your other shrubs.
You may want them climbing on an arbor.
Or you may feature them in containers on your patio.
The choices are entirely up to you.
popular rose types
Hybrid Tea Roses
Hybrid Tea Rose
Hybrid Tea Roses have long stems with one flower on the end of the stem.
These are the cut flowers used in the florist industry.
They have a large flower with a high center and a high petal count. More petals mean a longer lasting blooms.
Many have a wonderful fragrance from
the original tea roses.
They flower early in the summer and then sparsely the rest of the season.
They are very effective as specimen plants in the landscape.
They may grow from 3 to 6 feet.
Floribundas have many loose-formed, smaller flowers on the end of the stem.
The center flower on the end of the stem usually
flowers first. Then the side flowers open later giving an extended bloom time.
They are more cold hardy than the hybrid tea roses.
They provide a lot of color in the landscape all summer until frost.
The abundance of flowers and lower growing plants make
them useful as hedges.
They are generally are 2 to 4 feet tall.
Grandiflora Roses were developed by crossing the hybrid teas
roses with the floribunda rose.
Some have a wonderful fragrance from the tea roses.
Grandiflora roses have the larger flowers of the hybrid tea rose.
They also have the
hardiness and numerous flowers of the floribunda rose.
They are an
excellent choice for home rose growing and they are very rewarding.
They generally grow from 3 to 5 feet, occasionally taller.
knock out roses
Double Red Knock Out Rose
The Knock Out Rose has greatly simplified growing roses!
They bloom all season long from spring til frost in waves of flowers about 6 weeks apart.
They are the most popular of the modern rose types with good reason.
They are extremely disease
resistant, no pesticide applications required.
They do not require deadheading of their spent flowers.
They may be used in the landscape like any other shrub and they will give you flushes of flowers all summer long.
They generally grow to around 3 to 4 feet tall and wide.
Miniature Roses have many small flowers on small plants with small leaves.
They come in a full range of colors and they
Miniature roses that you see for sale as gifts on holidays such as Mother's Day are not bred for landscape use. They are grown for the florist industry.
Those found in the garden centers with the other outdoor roses are the miniature rose types suitable for outdoor use.
Miniatures are great for low growing
hedges or growing in pots.
Under most conditions they grow from 1 to 2 feet tall.
Climbing Roses are a popular for their usefulness in the landscape.
They are used for growing on fences,
arbors or a trellis.
They generally bloom one time a year at the first part of the summer.
You must tie them up to their support.
In harsh winter climates, the canes should be taken off of their
trellis or arbor.
Lay the canes on the ground and cover them for winter protection.
The next spring put them on their supports again.
No matter whether you decide to grow your roses as specimen plants,
landscape shrubs, on a trellis, an arbor or in containers on your patio,
they all have similar growing requirements.
Check out how to plant them, water, fertilize and prune them when required.
Whatever rose types you grow, you will be the envy of the neighborhood with your beautiful roses.
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