11 Easy To Grow Roses

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Gone are the days when a rose garden demanded constant maintenance, frequent pruning and regular application of pesticides or herbicides. Today, rose lovers can choose from a nearly endless selection of stunning cultivars that bloom with minimal fuss from spring to the first frost.

Most newer roses are vigorous and highly disease-resistant. Take a look at the following suggestions, then simply plant, feed, water and enjoy.

 

1. Knockout Roses

Knockout roses are extremely popular, with good reason. These long bloomers are heat tolerant and require no deadheading. Originally available in bright cherry red, Knockout roses are now available in creamy yellow, blush pink and sunset hues.

Knockout roses

 

2. Ballerina Rose

Ballerina Rose is appreciated for its masses of small, pink, single blooms. The roses, which have lighter centers, will remind you of apple blossoms.

Ballerina Rose

 

3. Zepherine Drouhin Roses

Zepherine Drouhin produces beautiful, deep-rose pink roses with an old-fashioned, sweet scent. This climber, suitable for sun or partial shade, has been around for more than 150 years.

Zepherine Drouhin

 

4. Mister Lincoln Roses

Mister Lincoln is a hybrid tea rose with velvety, deep red flowers, deep green foliage and an amazing fragrance. A climbing version is also available.

Mister Lincoln

 

5. Carefree Beauty Roses

Carefree Beauty shrub roses are vigorous in nearly any soil type. These heat- and cold-tolerant plants produce roses of a fragrant, rich, deep pink. The bright orange rose hips are a bonus.

Carefree Beauty

 

6. Mother of Pearl Roses

Mother of Pearl is a showy, rounded grandiflora rose that produces creamy, peach-tinged blooms almost continually.

Mother of Pearl

 

7. Graham Thomas Roses

Graham Thomas is a shrub-type rose with a fragrance as sweet as honey. The golden-yellow blooms are a deeper, contrasting shade of gold in the center.

Graham Thomas

 

8. Marmalade Skies Roses

Marmalade Skies is a compact floribunda rose with clusters of stunning, tropical red blooms and a delightful fruity fragrance.

Marmalade Skies

 

9. Starry Night Roses

Starry Night is a hedge-type rose with clusters of eye-catching white roses, each with golden stamens in the center. The aroma is sweet and light.

Starry Night

 

10. Oso Easy Roses

Oso Easy is a series of low-growing roses that come in shades such as candy apple, red, pink, butter yellow, peach and paprika.

Oso Easy

 

11. Julia Child Roses

Julia Child is a hardy floribunda rose with buttery-yellow blooms, glossy leaves and a licorice-like aroma.

Julia Child