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Best English Roses for Partial Shade

Best Roses for Partial Shade, Best English Roses for Shade, Shade Tolerant Roses


While most roses perform best in full sun (more than 6 hours a day), a number of English roses also enjoy partial shade where they will reward you with their sumptuous blooms. However, they will need to receive at least 4 to 5 hours of sunshine daily. In very warm areas, some English Roses may actually prefer to be shaded from the height of the midday sun. 

Pale or pastel-colored roses are actually better-suited for a shady display, where they will brighten up dark garden spots. The good news is that both their fragrance and flowers will last longer in the shade than they will do in full sun.

Here is the list of English rose varieties that welcome partial shade. Their reliable garden performance, vigorous growth, disease-resistance and prolific season-long blooms will help you create a spectacular floral display requiring minimal maintenance.

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 - 9
Plant Type Roses
Plant Family Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Cutting Garden, Formal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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* Pictures are courtesy of David Austin

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 - 9
Plant Type Roses
Plant Family Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Cutting Garden, Formal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
Compare All Rosa - Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses Guides with Rosa - Roses

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