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5 Roses to Choose for Your Garden

Renee Valdes
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Roses in the garden

Looking for roses to plant or trellis in the garden or a container? We’ll help you find the right rose for you, whether you want low-maintenance or don’t mind a bit of pruning.

So break out your rose gloves and check out these flowering beauties for your garden. We’ll help you choose the right rose for your garden


Climbing roses

Climbing roses. Get an arbor, fence or trellis for this rose. Climbing roses love to meander anywhere from 8 to 20 feet. As they continue to grow, monitor their progress and use ties to stabilize new growth and point the climbing in the preferred direction. You can even try them out on a large mailbox.


Floribunda roses

Floribunda roses remain compact as they grow, reaching a max height of 2 to 6 feet. These are bred by crossing polyantha and hybrid teas, so they have the same range of colors and bloom structure as hybrid teas, but with multiple blooms on each branch instead of just one. Grandiflora roses are a larger version of floribunda.


Shrub roses

Shrub roses. While many types exist, the most popular is the Knock Out collection. These are among the hardiest variety of and come in reds, pinks, white, yellows, and some even feature a double bloom. They are hybridized to withstand diseases and pests, and don’t typically carry a fragrance.


Mini roses

Mini roses. With miniature flowers, these generally stay under two feet and thrive in containers, edging and low hedges. They’re also delicate due to their stature, so always display them prominently so they won’t accidentally be pruned with other plants.


Tea rose

Hybrid tea roses. With smallish flowers, these grow tall with minimum foliage and come with an abundance of perfume and brilliant colors. Hybrid teas are usually the type of roses most see in arrangements, and will thrive in vases for several days after being cut. After planting, follow a strict program using rose-specific fertilizer to help these blooms grow into their full potential.

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