Every variety is not created equal, so discover which options are not only beautiful but also disease-resistant.
Is there any group of plants more loved—and hated? In this episode, Steve and Danielle come to terms with their feelings about this quintessential garden plant. Are there varieties that really are disease resistant? Which ones actually smell like a rose should? Perhaps we can change your mind with one that has fernlike foliage or beautiful red hips the size of a quarter. Or can anything make you love these often-reviled shrubs? Tune in to find out.
Expert: Ritchie Steffen, curator at the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle
- Rosa ‘Graham Thomas’
- Lady Banks rose (Rosa banksiae)
- Father Hugo rose (Rosa xanthina f. hugonis, syn. Rosa hugonis)
- Rosa rugosa ‘Hansa’
Bonus plant we wish we had mentioned: Rosa glauca (it has attractive bluish foliage)