Outdoor Gardening

Roses Are America’s National Flower For a Reason!

Roses are a beautiful, fragrant addition to any garden. While roses have gotten a reputation for needing more care than, say, a daisy, they don't really deserve their reputation for being a finicky plant. Today's gorgeous new rose varieties are easy to grow!

By placing your rose bush in decent soil with adequate drainage, 5 to 6 hours of sun daily, plenty of water and regular care, you’ll be blessed with beautiful roses!

Garden Roses

  • Hybrid Teas: These large blossoms on long stems are excellent for cutting!
  • Floribundas: A great choice for any landscape. Floribundas are generally 2 feet to 4 feet tall and quite bushy, with flowers coming in clusters. Floribundas are available in many colors.
  • Grandifloras: Similar to hybrid teas, grandifloras usually flower in a cluster on a taller growing bush.
  • Climbers: Great for vertical interest, climbers easily trained on a fence, trellis, or arbor.
  • Miniatures: Generally small in both bush and flower size, miniatures do well in large pots on patios or decks, or as a border planting.
  • Tree Roses: A most elegant form and great as a dramatic, vertical accent rising above a bed of perennials or low shrubs. Tree roses are to grow as a container plant in a decorative pot for sunny patios and decks, with enough portability to place it anywhere you’d like.

Shrub Roses

  • The Flower Carpet series of roses produce a glorious landscape of delicate flowers from spring until frost. They require little care or maintenance in the garden, and have strong resistance to diseases, such as black spot and powdery mildew. They’re best planted in mass as a hedge, along a fence or trellis, or in a container.
  • Drift® Roses are repeat-bloomers that are tough, disease resistant, winter hardy and virtually maintenance-free. Drift® Roses are a cross between full-size groundcover roses and miniature roses. The low, spreading habit of Drift® Roses makes them perfect for small gardens and combination planters. They brighten up borders, fill in empty spaces, and spread delicately around your favorite established plants.
  • The Knock Out® Family of Roses have stunning flower power with a generous bloom cycle (about every 5-6 weeks) that will continue until the first hard frost. All of the Knock Out® Roses are self-cleaning so there's no need to deadhead. They’re winter hardy and heat tolerant. If unpruned, The Knock Out® Family of Roses can easily grow to be more than 3-4’ wide x 3-4’ tall. Periodic trims will keep them maintained at a smaller size. A once a year cut (to about 12-18” above the ground) in early spring (after the last hard frost) is also recommended for maximum performance.

    The Knock Out® Family of Roses can fit into any landscape. Plant them individually among shrubs, annuals and perennials in mixed beds and borders. Plant them in large groups to create a colorful hedge. Plant them along a foundation to provide a bright border.

Caring for Roses

Planting Roses