Updated: Jul 11, 2021
What kind of roses are out there you ask? Whether you're the type of person who loves a good floribunda or a knock out miniature, we've got a variety for your high or low maintenance needs.
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So what do THE BEST ROSE TYPES have to offer? Let's look at our top 10 shall we?
wild prairie roses
These little beauties are abundant in the wild where they thrive. They are so cool to see when found. Just oh! There's some wild roses over there!! Up at number 10 is one of the coolest flowers you can find just growing randomly about the side of the road in a thicket! Now available at select nurseries.
ground cover roses
Coming in hot at #9 - Ground cover rose bushes are low growing with a strong spreading habit and are considered as landscape roses by some folks. Their canes run out along the surface of the ground, creating a carpet of beautiful blooms. They flower very well indeed! Im in love with mine so much I wish I could take a backward free fall into them and take a nap.. if it weren't for those pesky thornies.
Ok! Here we go! At number 8 we have ramblers. Not to be confused with climbing roses!! What is the difference between a climber and a rambler? A: Climbers generally have large blooms on not too vigorous, rather stiff growth and most repeat flower. Ramblers are in general, much more vigorous. They will produce great quantities of small flowers, although most do not repeat flower. So expect a showy turn out with lots of blooms and foliage but once they've had their hay day, they are done for the season!
Ok guys, I love these little cuties. I already have 5 at home and yet I see them at Lowes and feel the need to buy more! What a plant trap!! These tiny beauties come in various colors and only stay around the size of a baby's head. Great for indoor potted plants or outdoors!! Love this tiny option!
rose hip rosa rugosa
This Rose Beauty is number 6 and so clearly awesome because of its beach vibe. The flowy petals remind me of the wind at the beach with amazing stark colors that just pop in the sunshine. Best of all, there is edible rose hips which are actual fruit you can eat! What a neat option to grow in your yard as an offbeat fruit bush option!
The Floribunda Rose is HUGE with blooms as big as a hockey pucks. With a sprawling opening and huge range of gorgeous hues, this rose comes in at #5. This is our first long stem rose bush on the list! Floribundas are a cross between polyantha species roses and hybrid teas, combining hardiness, free flowering, and showy, usually fragrant blooms...enough said.
Most noteworthy are their romantic and soft, cupped blooms with many petals and arguably the most intoxicating fragrance anywhere in a garden. My number 4....It is easier to learn how to grow English roses than traditional tea roses, consequently they are more of a landscape shrub rather than a fussy and finicky rose. The quintessential English rose! Versatile and easier to cultivate, queen Victoria reveled in her English rose bushes she planted all those years ago! Anyone notice how they look like Peony's !!?? OMG yes.
The OG Rose...the captain... the one where you go to Costco and buy a dozen and get these gorgeous blooms to take home to your sweetie. The most striking difference between hybrid tea roses and floribundas are their flowers. Hybrid tea roses appear as a single blossom on a long stem, making them a favorite for cut flower arrangements. ... While hybrid tea flowers have a noticeably fragrant scent, floribunda flowers tend to have little to no smell. This clearly makes it near the top of our list at 3.
shrub roses or "knock outs"
Holy cow we get to the top of this list real fast with the ever faithful KNOCK OUT rose bush at number 2! Why you ask? This little kicker starts small and freaks out to a much larger size over its maturity years. Mine is looking like a healthy 5 feet tall flower bomb! With re-blooms like crazy, when using my favorite rose food EPSOM SALT, this beauty smells great. She produces massive amounts of small cupped floribunda type flowers, can be kept small or grown tall and wide due to preference. Best Part, LOW FRIGGAN Maintanence!!!! You're welcome.
And here we land on our number one pick with the Climbing Rose!! WHY you ask, oh let me tell you! Ok...many offer improved disease resistance and are easier to care for than their shrub-rose cousins. Climbing roses can provide a brilliantly colored, fragrant garden backdrop or up a trellis and repeat bloomers can set the scene all summer long, with some varieties blooming until late fall.
Ya'll.... they have it all! I mean I just see the bugs attack my floribunda buds like crazy but no not my climbing roses! Disease? Haven't dealt with that either.. these beauties reach for the sky with bloom after bloom all season long! Sweet smelling and oh the hues! Just doesn't get better than this!
Grabbing some roses for your place? Don't forget this critical plant food that will promise to make your blooms brilliant and totally abundant!
EPSOM SALT for ROSES!!!
WELL THATS ALL FOLKS! Until next time, asta luego!