Five Rose Varieties You Should Know
Roses and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand. If you’re like me, roses are at the top of your list of favorite plants. They’re a flower that never goes out of style!
If you’d like to plant a rose bush or two at your home, spring is a great time to do so. Roses not only look great in the landscape, but they also take less time to maintain than other plants.
If you’re looking to plant roses this spring, here are a few varieties to choose from:
- Peggy Martin roses: Sometimes referred to as the Hurricane Katrina rose, Peggy Martin roses produce small, pink flowers in the spring and reblooms in the fall.
- Knock Out roses: One of the most popular varieties on the market, Knock Out roses range in color from red to pink to yellow.
- Drift roses: These low-growing shrubs are perfect for small gardens, and come in a range of colors like pink, coral, red, apricot, peach, and whitish yellow.
- David Austin English roses: One perk of David Austin English roses is they come in just about any color you could want! You can plant them in groups of three to five bushes to achieve a beautiful display.
- Lady Banks roses: Dating back to the 1790s, Lady Banks roses are a staple in the South. This climbing rose is known for its bright yellow color.
When planting roses, remember to plant them in a place that gets five to six hours of direct sunlight each day.
Extension has a plethora of resources on how to plant and grow roses. We even have a whole section dedicated to the flower on our website! Get all the research-based information you need by following the link or visiting your local Extension office.
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