Plant Families / Rosa - Roses
Unsurpassed in beauty and fragrance, roses are a key element of the summer garden. There are virtually thousands of rose varieties to choose from, whether modern or ancient, climbing or rambling, and there is a rose for almost any situation. Quite hardy and versatile, they look lovely when grown among perennials, bulbs or other flowering shrubs in beds and borders. They contribute to terrific hedges and create spectacular blankets of scented blooms when trained over arbors, arches or pergolas. Many are strongly fragrant and suitable for container planting. Others produce decorative hips that provide glowing fall and winter color, offering birds a valuable source of food.