The large variety of Roses wich are available at the garden-centres makes it difficult to choose from . The best thing to do is going to a grower or a garden-designer . because you need help to wade through the multitudes, to select the best roses for your growing zone. For these Roses early spring or fall are the best times. In spring, make sure you plant early, as soon as the ground is no longer frozen. This will give the plants time to get established before the stresses of hot weather arrive.
This little list of Roses can help you to choose the perfect rose for your garden. All the Roses below are perfect for the Northern-American and Northern European regions. They can stand our cold climate and don’t need that much of Maintenance . The easy roses to choose from;
Yankee Lady, a vigorous hybrid rosa rugosa with year-round interest: big fragrant pink flowers in spring and summer, good fall color, and bright orange hips in winter. Very little pruning is required and this rose will even tolerate some shade. It also stands up to storms and salt and is a good choice for areas that require de-icing.
Beverly is a new hybrid tea introduced by Kordes, the German breeders, in 2008. It is both intensely fragrant and disease resistant, a very rare combination in a hybrid tea. Its pink flowers are held upright on long stems. This rose reaches a height of four feet and requires full sun
Perle d’or is a small antique rose that blooms in clusters. Its flowers start out as orangey buds which change to a peachy apricot color as they open. This rose resists powdery mildew and black spot and requires only light pruning because it blooms off its old panicles
City of York is fragrant, likes a sunny spot and, once established, will bloom repeatedly throughout the season. Climbers require pruning, which Owens recommends doing when the plant is dormant and temperatures are slightly below freezing.
Jasmine is a modern climber with fragrant double pink flowers, and Francis E. Lester with panicles of musky white blooms that give way to gorgeous red hips in winter.
and Francis E. Lester with panicles of musky white blooms that give way to gorgeous red hips in winter.
Since the weather will still be cold when you plant, ask the grower if your roses have been grown in a greenhouse. If so, you will have to harden off the plants before you can put them in the ground.The biggest mistake made by home gardeners is choosing the wrong plants. Make sure the roses you choose are the right ones for your garden and you can look forward to a gorgeous, sweet smelling summer.
Read this article on Florafocus about the Great Collection of Old-Style English Roses from grower David Austin.
- Roses … Old and New (thegardendiary.com)
- Now’s the time of year to concoct a rosy plan (triblive.com)
- David Austin and Me (thegardendiary.com)
- Wild Roses by Mandy Aftel for Aftelier Perfumes 2012 (perfumeposse.com)