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Heirloom and hybrid roses come in many colors and types. They have a
reputation for being high-maintenance plants, but they aren't as
difficult to grow as you might think.
This spreading rose grows to only 2 feet tall, making it an ideal groundcover for a steep bank or roadside. It produces fragrant, double, deep-pink blossoms from spring to fall.
Rosa 'Buff Beauty'
This fragrant rose produces generous clusters of double apricot flowers that fade to a soft yellow. It usually grows to 5 feet and taller when trained, making it an ideal candidate for screening or growing up a wall, arch, or trellis.
Rosa 'Cardinal de Richelieu'
'Cardinal de Richelieu' is a strong grower with a compact, lax habit. The rounded, double, fragrant, deeply colored flowers are in bloom from spring to early summer.
How to Plant Bare-Root Roses
How deep a hole to dig and where to locate the bud union are the two critical issues. In this video, rose guru shows you what to do.
Rosa 'Zephirine Drouhin'
This very fragrant repeat bloomer tolerates shadier conditions and poor soils than other roses.
Rosa 'Fair Bianca'
This strongly scented English shrub rose grows to only 2.5 feet tall. It produces cupped, double white flowers with petals densely arranged in the center.
Ten Rose Pruning Tips
Review the basics of pruning roses before you investigate specific approaches for different rose types.
This deeply fragrant Bourbon rose produces rounded double blossoms in spring and fall. It grows to 6 feet high and wide.
This climber produces an endless display of fragrant apricot-yellow blossoms. It grows to about 12 feet high and makes the perfect vertical accent in the garden.
Fertilizing Your Roses
A veteran rose grower shares his favorite products and feeding schedule for keeping your rose plantings looking at their best.
Plants to Get Excited About
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