In the world of gardening, roses are by far the most popular flowering shrubs. The genus Rosa comprises more than 300 species of perennials with wooden flowers, which include several thousand varieties that have been cultivated over centuries. While there are native roses on almost every continent, most of the varieties grown in landscapes are hybrid varieties with several generations, for which the original species ancestors have long been forgotten. If you buy a modern rose variety, it is almost always sold under a unique variety name and not under a species name.
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Types Of Roses
The properties of a particular type of rose can only be fully understood if the rose class it falls into is taken into account. There are many ways to classify roses, but the most common is the system that is now used by the American Rose Society and uses the following categories:
Hybrid tea roses
This is the most popular rose class with large, ornate flowers with 30 to 50 petals that stem from long stems. Many thousands of hybrid tea roses have been bred, with new introductions constantly replacing outdated varieties.
This class can be seen as a subset of hybrid tea roses. This type of rose is often very large, with flowers that appear in clusters rather than individually on the stems.
next to hybrid teas and grandifloras, this is the next most popular class. Like grandifloras, a floribunda rose flowers in large clusters; However, this type blooms continuously, while hybrid teas and grandifloras tend to bloom in cycles of six to seven weeks. Foribundas are usually much easier to care for than hybrid tea and Grandiflora roses.
This category is similar to Floribunda, but the plants are shorter and the flowers are smaller. Polyanthas are often used for edges and hedges.
Miniature Rose and Mini Flora Rose
A “miniature rose” is essentially a shorter, more compact form of hybrid tea or grandiflora rose with equally compact flowers that usually do not grow to more than 15 to 30 inches in size. A “miniflora” rose has medium-sized flowers that are smaller than a floribunda but larger than a miniature.
Roses in this category are easily recognized by their extensive growth form. They can grow from 5 to 15 feet in all directions. They are characterized by their winter hardiness and the strong production of flower clusters. There are several subcategories within this group. An important category is the David Austin English Rose category, which includes varieties that resemble old garden roses and bloom again and again and have a pleasant fragrance.
Climbing / hiking roses
This last category includes roses from every class, which are characterized by long, arched sticks that can be trained on fences, grids, arbors and pergolas. You are not really a class of your own. So you can see a grandiflora rose that is described as a climber. Climbers or hikers do not cling to plants. They have to be tied to their vertical supports in order to grow upwards. Many climbers and hikers are quite hardy compared to hybrid roses.
Varieties of Roses to Consider for Your Garden
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Roses are easy to care for and because they are so wonderful flowers, they are one of the most popular flowers for our gardens and even for indoor flowers.
If you were wondering which rose variety to choose for this summer, we recommend you check out these 24 beautiful roses.
The rose types known as “Little Mischief” have the most beautiful deep pink color during flowering and are then lighter pink in age! It is an ever flowering shrub that has disease-resistant foliage and a low growing habit.
These roses need full sun position and want to be watered moderately. You can use these roses in a decorative planter, as a hedge plant, or maybe even as a companion plant.
‘Bonica’ is a shrub rose that bears light pink flowers on a plant with the typical bushy habit. It blooms repeatedly from spring to fall, with fragrant flowers that are 2 to 3 inches wide. This is a very reliable plant in cooler climates.
This orange Grandiflora rose has two-tone petals with long stems and rich green leaves. The lighter color of this deep gold yellow rose is on the inside of the petals with a darker, bronze orange-red back. This is a good disease-resistant rose with a scent that is said to smell like fresh apples. Flowers can be up to 5 inches in diameter; The plant has a good flower pattern.
‘Mme. Isaac Pereire’
The “Madame Isaac Pereire” roses are medium-sized shrubs that need full sun and well-drained, hummus-rich soil to look so glamorous. However, they tolerate partial shade and even poor soil. They need to be mulched in late winter or early spring, followed by a balanced fertilizer in summer. In contrast to the two previous types of roses, the “Madame Isaac Pereire” are not disease-free and also prone to pests.
‘Cherry Parfait’ is a Floribunda rose with a two-tone petal color scheme with white, red-edged petals (from a distance, red is the dominant color). It has dark green leaves. This rose has a relatively bushy habit. The looms are 2 to 3 inches in diameter.
‘Flower Carpet Scarlet’
The “Flower Carpet Scarlet Red” is one of the next generation flower carpet roses that has improvements such as moisture tolerance and disease resistance. They are perfect for every new gardener because they are very easy to care for – the “flower carpet-scarlet red” does not need to be sprayed. If you want to prune, you just need to do a simple pruning every spring. They need full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil.
‘Teasing Georgia’ is a David Austin shrub rose that is advertised as yellow, but may have more apricot color. It is a repeat bloomer with small clusters of large, hollow flowers 4 to 5 inches in diameter. It has good disease resistance and a strong fragrance.
“Mister Lincoln” is a hybrid tea rose that originated in 1964 and is named after the 16th President of the United States – Abraham Lincoln. It has deep red petals, around 30-35 per flower and everyone looks like they are velvet! ‘Mr. Lincoln roses are very sturdy rose bushes, especially in places with hot summers and cold winters. They need to be planted in an area where they can grow trouble-free.
‘Easy Does It’
This medium-sized Floribunda rose has large 4 to 5 inch flowers that mix shades of orange, pink and apricot. The flowers are double, curled petals and have a slightly fruity aroma. This plant has a bushy habit and is quite disease resistant.
This is one of the most fascinating roses you can plant because each rose has three colors – yellow, red, pink. Some roses are mostly yellow or red, but all almost always turn pink towards the end of the petals. They were introduced in 1984 and have been one of the most popular rose choices ever since. The “Rainbow’s End” roses must be kept moist until they are well established, and they must also be fertilized in the spring before the new growth begins.
‘Falstaff’ is an English shrub rose by David Austin with large 4 to 5 inch large dark red flowers that bloom continuously. It is considered one of the best deals from David Austin. It has the typical strong fragrance of an English shrub rose and a good bloom cycle.
‘Mother of Pearl’
The “mother-of-pearl” rose was first introduced in the USA in 2007 and has already been selected by Birds & Blooms as the best shrub rose for 2014. These wonderful salmon-colored roses are really gentle with a light fragrance that will make you stay in your garden for as long as possible. This tall and bushy rose has 26-40 petals with an average diameter of 3.5 inches. It has a high resistance to black spots and a winter hardiness and is therefore suitable for both cool and dry climates.
‘Tahitian Sunset‘ is a hybrid tea rose with magnificent apricot-pink, two-tone flowers that are up to 6 inches in diameter and have a faint anise smell. It’s a good disease-resistant hybrid with semi-glossy, dark green leaves and flowers that bloom repeatedly from spring to autumn.
‘Easy Elegance Snowdrift’
These snow-white, cup-shaped roses are one of the most beautiful roses we have ever seen. The “Easy Elegance Snowdrift” is a low-maintenance, repeatedly blooming shrub rose, some parts of which can even be edible! The rose has a vigorous habit of blooming from top to bottom in summer. They are also disease resistant and grow from June to September. Make sure they are in a full sun position.
‘Rainbow Knock Out’ is a shrub rose with the classic single flowers that are common in shrub rose species. Unlike many shrub roses, it has an excellent re-flowering cycle. The flowers, which appear in clusters, are coral red with yellow centers; The foliage is dark green and silky matt. ‘Rainbow Knock Out’ has the typical winter hardiness of shrub roses – it is completely resistant to black spots, mildew and rust.
‘All the Rage’
This Floribunda rose was personally selected by the award-winning cook with the color she called “butter gold”. It has very shiny leaves with full flowers up to 3 1/2 inches in diameter that smell of sweet liquorice. It is a disease-resistant shrub with full, bushy growth. The flowers appear in small clusters; The plant has a good flower pattern.
The wonderful “Firecracker” rose is low-maintenance, so you don’t have to do a complicated cut. It grows throughout the season and thanks to its continuous blossoms you are constantly supplied with the beautiful colors red, pink and white. It is disease resistant and environmentally friendly as you don’t need chemicals to keep the roses healthy and to grow.
The multicolored Floribunda rose ‘Mardi Gras’ has a festive color that is a mixture of orange and pink with a little yellow. The flower begins as an apricot-orange bud that slowly opens in a spiral, showing a 2 to 3-inch pale pink and orange flower with a yellow base. This disease-resistant rose has dark green leaves and a peppery fragrance. It has a bushy habit that is well suited for hedges.
This floribunda rose has blooms falling somewhere orange and reddish in color. It has double, cupped flowers and matte (non-glossy leaves). This rose has good cold hardiness and a mild fragrance. The deep green, glossy foliage makes for good cut flowers.
The copper-colored ‘Pat Austin’ rose is one of the varieties recommended by David Austin. It is named after David Austin’s wife. The double, hollow flowers with a diameter of 4 to 5 inches have a tea-like fragrance
‘Wild Blue Yonder’
‘Wild Blue Yonder’ is a grandiflora rose that begins purple or reddish purple (advertised as lavender) and has a deeper color. It never turns into a real blue rose. It is a repeat bloomer with medium-sized flowers (2 to 3 inches in diameter) that appear in large clusters. The scent is quite strong with hints of citrus.
‘Elle’ is a great choice for those looking for a happy medium between a shocking pink rose and a pink rose with a washed-out color. It’s relatively compact for its class. This hybrid tea rose blooms constantly with very large (4 to 5 inches) flowers with a strong fragrance. It has an above average tolerance to mildew and black spots.
‘Frankly Scarlet’ belongs to the JP Ultimate Collection. It is a repeat bloomer with dark green leaves. This is a fairly short Floribunda rosebush with 2-3 inch flowers that have a pleasant, spicy fragrance.