Roses are the most popular plant to grow, and for good reason – they’re easy to grow and come in a wide range of varieties and colors. Everything from miniature roses that only reach 12 inches (30 cm) tall to climbing roses that can reach a mature height of 15 feet (4.5 m) can be found at your local nursery.
Double blooms, single blooms, red, white, blue, yellow, pink, bi-color and tri-color, there is a rose bush for everyone. Read on to discover the different varieties of roses so you can select the one that’s perfect for you.
Hybrid Tea Rose
Hybrid tea roses are sturdy, easy to grow and produce large, well-formed blooms on upright, sturdy canes that make excellent cut flowers. One bloom can reach 5 inches (12.5 cm) across and have up to 60 petals.
Fragrance depends on the variety planted.
Blooms all summer and will reach a mature size of 3-6 feet (90 – 180cm).
This rose variety produces clusters of blooms that cover the bush. Floribunda roses are hardy, disease-resitstant and produce masses of lightly scented blooms all summer.
Floribundas will reach a mature size of 3 feet (91 cm) tall and equally as wide.
Grandiflora roses give you the best of both the hybrid tea and floribunda roses- clusters of blooms on long canes. The bushes will reach a mature height and width of 5-10 feet (1.5 – 3 m) and create a natural round shape.
This rose will produce fragrant blooms from spring through fall.
Beautiful rose bush that is a mini version of their full-sized counterparts. Miniature roses are hardy and can be grown outdoors or indoors, but the bush must go through a cold period every winter so it can bloom.
Bloom time depends on the variety planted, with multi-petaled blooms that are 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter. Mature size of a miniature rose will be 12 inches (30cm) tall and 8 inches (20cm) wide.
Climbing roses can reach a mature height of 15+ feet (4.5m~) and are ideal for growing on an arbor, pergola, trellis or any other upright structure. Climbers will produce fragrant blooms all summer, and some varieties have glossy green leaves that enhance their attractiveness.
These bushes vary greatly in the height and width, ranging from 1-15 feet (30 – 450cm) depending on the variety planted. Shrub roses are repeat bloomers that bloom in 3-6 week cycles. Clusters of small, lightly-scented blooms and hardy growing habit make this a good choice for foundation planting.
Tree roses have been grafted so the bush will grow like a tree with leaves and blooms only on top of the plant. Any rose variety can be used in the grafting process, and bloom time, size, color, and fragrance will depend on the variety used.