Roses

ROSE INFORMATION – TYPES OF ROSES

HYBRID TEAS

  • The most popular of all the rose types
  • They have a single flower at the end of a long stem
  • Flowers bloom continuously and appear in flushes
  • Plants can be 2-6′ tall
  • Most are fragrant

FLORIBUNDAS

  • They have an abundance of large clusters of smaller flowers on short stems
  • Blooms appear in flushes throughout the summer and into fall
  • They are a cross between a Hybrid Tea & a Dwarf Polyantha
  • Newer varieties have larger flower size and stronger fragrance
  • They are low growing plants and are hardy and disease resistant

GRANDIFLORAS

  • Plants are usually taller than Hybrid Teas, 6′ tall plus
  • Flowers resemble Hybrid Teas and may be borne singly or in clusters
  • Blooms are usually larger than Floribundas, but smaller than Hybrid Teas

CLIMBERS

  • Climbers have long canes that must be tied to a support, such as a trellis
  • Plants can be 6-20′ tall
  • They may be ever-blooming or bloom only once

MINIATURES

  • They are small bushes with dainty, double or semi-double flowers with little or no fragrance
  • Bushes are approximately 12-15″ high, sometimes smaller, and are almost thornless

OSO EASY™ SERIES

  • They are easy to grow and extremely disease resistant
  • They grow 12-24″ high and wide with glossy green foliage
  • Hardy to -29 degrees Celsius
  • Blooms early summer to frost
  • Prefers full sun and does best in moist, well drained, loose soil

KNOCK OUT™ SERIES

  • They are easy to grow and don’t require much maintenance
  • Reliably disease resistant
  • The compact shrub is very floriferous and can grow 3-4′ tall and wide, if not pruned
  • It can be maintained smaller when pruned
  • Drought tolerant
  • Blooms in the spring until the last hard frost