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Rose Types

Fragrant English roses
 
English roses (otherwise known as Nostalgic Roses), are multi-petalled, fragrant, free flowering roses, which are quintessentially English in style. Similar to Bourbon roses, which are said to have originated by from a chance cross between a form of fragrant Autumn Damask and a repeat flowering Old Bush China rose, these roses are the perfect addition to any garden or outdoor space.  They have a good disease resistance and are perfect for planting in pots, containers or in the ground.
 
Hybrid Tea roses

Hybrid Tea roses tend to produce one flower on the end of the stem in contrast to Floribunda roses which produce clusters of flowers. Hybrid Tea roses are easily recognised by their large flowers and pointed buds and are often what people first visualise when thinking about roses. Hybrid Teas have a long flowering period usually from early summer until autumn. As with all roses, they benefit from annual pruning and regular feeding with a good rose fertilizer in early spring, early summer and fortnightly liquid feeds throughout the flowering period.  Hybrid Tea roses can grow to a height of approximately 80cm to 1 metre.

Floribunda roses

Floribunda roses were originally produced by crossing Hybrid Tea roses with Polyantha Roses. Floribunda roses produce many flowers, in clusters, at the end of each stem and can continue to flower from early summer through to the autumn. Floribunda roses are ideal for growing in large beds and mixed borders. They tend to me more robust than Hybrid Tea roses and so are easier to grow.
Floribunda roses can grow to a height of approximately 80cm to 1 metre.

Climbing roses

Climbing Roses have a natural ability to flower from the top of the rose almost to the ground. Climbing roses are an excellent way of bringing height to the garden as they can be trained to grow up walls, pillars, obelisks, walls, trellises and over arches. Climbing Roses usually have large flowers, and can continue to flower through the summer; simply dead-head to encourage new growth.
Climbing roses can grow to a height of approximately 2-4 metres.

Patio Climbing roses 

Patio Climbing roses are very similar to climbing roses but are usually more compact in size and less vigorous in growth.
Patio Climbing roses can grow to a height of approximately 2-3 metres.

Rambling roses

Rambling roses are related to Climbing roses but unlike Climbing roses which can repeat flower throughout the summer season, Rambling roses usually bloom only once. That said, when a Rambling rose blooms, it is a sight to behold. Rambling roses grow upwards and outwards, often covering large expanses of walls, stone work and can be trained to grow through trees so as soon as the rose blooms, that whole area becomes vibrant with colour. 
Rambling roses can grow to heights of approximately of 6 to 8 metres although lower growing varieties are available.

Patio Roses 

Patio roses are miniature Floribunda rose that can come in a variety of styles and colours. Patio roses are much more compact than other types of roses and so are ideal for growing in pots, containers or in the ground, especially where space is limited. 
Patio roses can grow to heights of approximately 40cm – 60cm.

Shrub Roses

Shrub roses are a result of crossing Species Roses and modern Bush Roses and so tend to be tough, reliable and grow to varying heights. Many repeat flower throughout the summer season, producing masses of blooms in clusters, not unlike Floribunda roses. Shrub roses are ideal for hedging as many varieties have a bushy habit.
Shrub roses can grow to heights of approximately 1.5 metres however some varieties grow to only around 50cm in height.

Standard Roses

Standard Roses are, also known as Stem Roses are grafted* onto a single stem which is usually about 1 metre in height. The flower head then grows on top, to give a “lollipop” effect. Standard roses make ideal statement plants for any garden or outdoor space especially when planted in pairs to decorate an entrance way or in 3’s in the ground. 
Standard roses come in different heights as single flowering, small flowering, and large flowering roses.
Standard roses usually grow to a height of approximately 1 metre to the top of the stem, with the flower head on top, to give a lollipop shape.
*Grafting, or budding, is a technique for propagating plants wherein you take a piece from one plant and fuse it onto another. 

Half Standard Roses

Half Standard Roses are grafted* onto a single stem which is usually about 75cm in height. The flower head then grows on top, to give a “lollipop” effect. Half Standard roses make ideal statement plants for any garden or outdoor space especially when planted in pairs to decorate an entrance way or in 3’s in the ground. 
Half Standard roses come in different heights as single flowering, small flowering, and large flowering roses.
Half Standard roses usually grow to a height of approximately 75cm to the top of the stem, with the flower head on top, to give a lollipop shape.
*Grafting, or budding, is a technique for propagating plants wherein you take a piece from one plant and fuse it onto another. 

Patio Standard Roses

Patio Standard roses are smaller and more compact than Half Standard and Standard roses but as with Standard and Half Standard roses, Patio Standard roses are grafted onto a stem. This gives the rose more height and so are perfect for providing a focal point in the garden or for planting in pots and containers. Patio Standard roses produce many, small blooms which continue to flower throughout the summer months. 
Patio Standard roses usually grow to a height of approximately 50cm to the top of the stem with the flower head on top to give a lollipop shape.

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