many roses are not hard to grow, here are some that are known for their
vigor, hardiness, and disease resistance.
Some gardeners avoid
growing roses because they view them as fussy, requiring too much attention
in the form of watering, fertilizing, pruning, and pest management.
While it's true that some rose varieties do require extra effort to
grow their best, there are others that are as carefree as many other
popular garden shrubs.
The following rose
varieties are notable for their vigor, adaptability, and disease resistance.
If you've shied away from growing roses in the past, consider giving
one of these a try!
Dagmar Hastrup Shrub Rose
Dagmar Hastrup is a bush rose that's hardy in USDA zones 4 to
9. It grows to 5 feet tall and grows well in moist, well-drained
soils. This trouble-free rose produces large, silvery-pink blooms
throughout the summer that turn into bright red hips in the fall.
The bright green foliage is glossy, disease-resistant, and deeply
veined. It blooms in June and will repeat bloom sporadically through
Beauty Shrub Rose
tough shrub rose grows well in USDA zones 4-9 and is adapted to
moist, yet well-drained soil conditions. It grows about 36 inches
tall and equally as wide. Carefree Beauty produces delicate clusters
of semi-double rose pink blooms starting in June and will continue
flowering throughout the summer. The fragrance is pronounced and
sweet. Orange hips can be expected in the fall.
Hardy Antique Rose
Madame Hardy is a once blooming antique rose that's hardy in USDA
zone 4-10 and grows best in moist, well drained soil. With its
strongly scented blooms of delicate white, Mme. Hardy is one of
the most popular of the old garden roses. Despite the moderately
thorned canes, it should find a place in the spring bouquet. Hardy
was the director of the Jardins de Luxembourg in Paris. The rose
commemorates his wife.
Wild Shrub Rose
Nearly Wild is hardy in USDA zones 4 to 9. It grows to 4 feet
tall and is tough as nails. An absolute favorite of gardeners
in the north, Nearly Wild produces delicate single-petaled blooms
of rose pink. The fragrance is noticeable to many and slight to
others. A very attractive specimen for bedding. It's field-grown
on its own roots for winter hardiness. It blooms in June in most
areas and will rebloom later in summer.
France Antique Rose
important specimen in the history of the rose, La France has been
designated as the first Hybrid Tea. La France acquired a hardy
and vigorous nature from the Hybrid Perpetuals and a refined shape
and free-flowering habit from the Teas. The silvery pink blooms
are moderately scented. Though La France was introduced in 1867,
Hybrid Teas were not recognized in France as a group distinct
from the Hybrid Perpetuals until 1884. Ours is the genuine La
France -- acquired directly from Guillot in France. It blooms
repeatedly. La France is hardy in USDA zone 4-9 and can grow to
4 feet tall.
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