Lovely and fragrant roses are favorites of most gardeners, but some varieties can be difficult to grow for novices. There are many different types of roses, and some of the modern versions are easier to grow than the those found in Grandma’s garden. Information about some of the most attractive and easiest to grow roses is included in this blog post.
Many people decide to enhance their landscape with flowering bushes and plants after purchasing a new home. Unless they have experience with flower gardening, they will soon discover some plants are easy to grow while others are not. The first rule of flower gardening is to identify which plants will grow well where they are planted.
When creating a new permanent flower garden, the novice gardener should anticipate the mature size of the plants chosen. Some rose bushes have the potential to grow 7 feet tall or more, so plenty of space should be allowed for future growth. Most varieties average about 3 feet or less in height, and some spread outwards rather than upwards. Where the rosebush is planted should be considered a permanent location since established bushes can be very difficult to remove.While completely eliminating an established rose bush can be challenging, beautiful blooms require proper maintenance. Some people decide to remove an existing rose bush since it may not bloom as much as they would like. They will soon learn that rose bushes are notorious for returning time and again since they have very deep root systems.
Topping the list of low maintenance roses is a variety called Oso Easy. This variety seems to live up to its name. The shrub survives easily in zones 3 to 9 and the compact bush grows from 1 to 3 feet high. This variety works well for beginner gardeners since they require no deadheading or spraying. Simply planting in good soil, a sunny location and providing adequate water will keep the blooms popping all summer.
Where to Buy: Carefree Wonder
Knock-out Roses come in shades including red, pink and yellow, and are very popular with novice and experienced gardeners alike. This family of roses grows well in zones 5 and above and are very easy to maintain. The rosebush is compact, grows up to 4 feet high and produces continuous blooms from spring to fall. Knock-out roses are disease resistant, require no deadheading and are not negatively affected by drought once they are established.
Peace was first identified in 1935 and it has been referred to as the 20th centuries most famous rose. The extra-large blooms of 5 to 6 inches across have an unusual coloration of soft yellow edged with pink. The flowers are sweetly scented and grow on impressive bushes 5 to 6 feet wide. In addition to its beauty, this rose bush that thrives in zones 4 to 9 is considered to be low maintenance.
Where to Buy: Peace Rose Bush
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