Choosing the right rose
Roses are used as cut flowers, screens, borders, containers, hedges, ground cover, wall cover, and of course, as specimen plants in the landscape. There are literally thousands of rose types. Bloom colour, bloom shape, foliage, size, fragrance and plant shape are all things to look at when shopping for roses. Though all roses are closely related to one another, there are still some determining characteristics for each. This guide is designed to help you find a type that suits your needs.
These Roses produces long, arching canes that must be attached to supports such as fences, arbours, trellises or walls. Climbers bloom continuously or at least several times during summer and autumn while Ramblers will bloom only once. The arching canes can be 20 to 30 feet long. If your garden space is limited, use vertical space and plant some of these.
Clusters of blooms in every colour of the rainbow. Through crossing hybrid teas, great improvements have been made in flower formation while still retaining the vigour and freedom of blooming. For beds and borders they rule supreme. And as superb bedding plants they deliver more colour per square yard than any other plant.
Any variety of spreading or low-growing rose used for covering banks or planting between taller shrubs fits this category. The varieties offer repeat flowering and good disease resistance. Often called carpet roses, they're generally two feet tall.
As the name states, miniatures are tiny replicas of larger roses. Their small blooms and foliage plus their compact size make them excellent container plants. They can also be used for edging, rock gardens or anywhere a full sized shrub would not fit. A miniature's mature size is usually less than two feet tall. See Our Miniatures Here
Standards are simply Bush Roses grafted onto a 1m long standard. They are ideal for placing at the back of a border, as a stand-alone specimen, or along a driveway, patio to define an edge. They also work extremely well in Containers where they can offer an overall height of 4 to 6ft. We supply them bare root only online but they are available all year round from the nursery.
Don't forget to choose the 60g sachet of Rootgrow™ option when you order your Rose(s) to give them the best possible start. Read more about the benefits of Rootgrow™ Here