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Best English Roses for Pots and Containers

Container Gardening, Best English Roses


Container gardening is a very pleasant and easy way to grow English roses. Their dazzling beauty and seductive fragrance are right up to eye and nose level for your guaranteed pleasure. Containers are also a fabulous option for those rose enthusiasts lacking garden space or facing soil and drainage issues. 

English roses are not only sumptuous and fragrant, they also have the great advantage of repeat flowering in flushes, producing exquisite blooms time and again, over a long season extending from late spring through to the first frosts. They also enjoy a particularly strong disease resistance, which, coupled with their graceful, slightly arching, bushy habits, make them ideally suited to be grown in large pots and containers.

The care requirements of potted roses are identical to those of landscape roses except for extra watering and fertilizing. Simply place your pots or containers in any sunny locations such as your deck, terrace, balcony, patio or rooftop garden, where you will be able to enjoy their fabulous blooms and perfume daily.

The following English roses are mostly recommended for pots and containers. As you will note, most of them won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.

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, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Formal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
Compare All Rosa - Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses Guides with Rosa - Roses

* Picture 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, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, 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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