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Main Rose Types for your Garden

English Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses, Floribunda Roses, Grandiflora Roses, Miniature Roses, Climbing Roses, Rambling Roses, Shrub Roses, Grouncover Roses


There are many different types of roses. With over 150 species and thousands of hybrids, the rose world is incredibly diverse in terms of form, color, vigor or fragrance. Some varieties are compact enough to grow in containers on the patio, others are perfect candidates for the mixed border or for climbing up a wall or a pergola. To help you sort through the differences and pick the right one for your needs, you will find below the most popular types of roses grown today.

Climbing Roses and Rambling Roses

Nothing sets off a house like a Climbing Rose in full bloom trained against the walls, or draping the porch. Climbing Roses are vigorous shrubs with long, arching, stiff and thorny stems that are well adapted to training on arches, arbors, obelisks, pillars, fences, trellis and walls. They produce an abundance of large, single or clustered, often fragrant flowers. Unlike Rambling Roses, most Climbing Roses usually repeat flower throughout summer and fall. Most bloom two or more times every season: first on old canes, and then on the current season’s growth. However, several cultivars bloom continuously throughout the growing season. Climbing Roses require more care and attention than Rambling Roses. They need annual pruning and training.

Rambling Roses are vigorous shrubs with long, arching stems which emerge from the base of the plants and are easy to train on trellises, over archways and pergolas. They are useful for scrambling through bushes and into trees, covering unsightly objects or large expanses of wall. Rambler Roses are a spectacular sight when in full bloom. They typically produce an abundance of small, often fragrant flowers held in large sprays, sometimes up to 20 blooms per stem. Unlike Climbing Roses, most Rambler Roses bloom once in late spring or early summer for several weeks. They may not repeat flower, but they make up for it with the massive quantities of blooms they produce in their main flush.Their long canes are literally smothered in roses, forming impressive cascades of colorful blooms. Tough and reliable, Rambling Roses are generally very healthy and disease resistant, tolerant of partial shade and poor soils. They require less care and attention than Climbing Roses.

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 - 10
Plant Type Roses
Plant Family Rosa - English Roses, Rosa - Floribunda Roses, Rosa - Grandiflora Roses, Rosa - Groundcover Roses, Rosa - Hybrid Tea Roses, Rosa - Rambling Roses, Rosa - Shrub Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit
Compare All Rosa - English Roses Compare All Rosa - Floribunda Roses Compare All Rosa - Grandiflora Roses Compare All Rosa - Groundcover Roses Compare All Rosa - Hybrid Tea Roses Compare All Rosa - Rambling Roses Compare All Rosa - Shrub Roses Compare All Rosa - Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Shrub Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses Guides with Rosa - English Roses Guides with Rosa - Floribunda Roses Guides with Rosa - Grandiflora Roses Guides with Rosa - Groundcover Roses Guides with Rosa - Hybrid Tea Roses Guides with Rosa - Rambling Roses Guides with Rosa - Shrub Roses Guides with Rosa - Roses

Photo courtesy: David Austin Roses (www.davidaustinroses.com)

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 - 10
Plant Type Roses
Plant Family Rosa - English Roses, Rosa - Floribunda Roses, Rosa - Grandiflora Roses, Rosa - Groundcover Roses, Rosa - Hybrid Tea Roses, Rosa - Rambling Roses, Rosa - Shrub Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit
Compare All Rosa - English Roses Compare All Rosa - Floribunda Roses Compare All Rosa - Grandiflora Roses Compare All Rosa - Groundcover Roses Compare All Rosa - Hybrid Tea Roses Compare All Rosa - Rambling Roses Compare All Rosa - Shrub Roses Compare All Rosa - Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Shrub Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses Guides with Rosa - English Roses Guides with Rosa - Floribunda Roses Guides with Rosa - Grandiflora Roses Guides with Rosa - Groundcover Roses Guides with Rosa - Hybrid Tea Roses Guides with Rosa - Rambling Roses Guides with Rosa - Shrub Roses Guides with Rosa - Roses

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