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Suggested Roses for Landscape Uses

Drawing of blooming rosesThere are certainly many more roses that can be used other than the ones listed. The taller shrub and Old Garden roses (Approximately 5 feet or greater) can be used as hedges, screens, windbreaks, or sound barriers. Those smaller in height can be used as edging or foundation plants. Of course, if you want a small hedge, roses in the edging or foundation list could be used. These are grouped to include roses that vary in height from approximately 2-5 feet.

Ground Cover

Rosy Carpet
Red Carpet
Memorial Rose-R. wichuraiana
China Doll
Ferdy
Electric Blanket
Baby Blanket
Magic Blanket
Red Ribbons
Sun Runner
Flower Carpet™

 

Hedge/Screen/Windbreak/Sound Barrier

Carefree Beauty™
Constance Spry
F. J. Grootendorst
Gertrude Jekyll
Golden Wings
Penelope
Robin Hood

 

Trellis/Pergola/Arbor

Climbing Cecile Brunner
Mme Isaac Pereire
Lady Banks
Blush Noisette
Altissimo
America
Handel
Blaze
Dortmund
Don Juan (Z8)
Sally Holmes
New Dawn
Joseph’s Coat
Fourth of July
Sombreuil
Zepherine Drouhin

 

Edging/Foundation

Carefree Wonder™
Carefree Delight®
Cecile Brunner
China Doll
Fair Bianca
Frau Dagmar Hastrup
Hansa
Knockout
Morden Blush
Simplicity
Red Meidland™
Rosa gallica ‘Versicolor’
The Fairy
Souvenir de la Maimaison
Gourmet Popcorn
Hot Tamale

 

Refer to the lists in the following books for more suggested roses for various landscapes uses:
All About Roses—Ortho Books
Antique Roses for the South by William C. Welch
Drawing of roses in a basket

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The Black and Bloom salvia is one of the first summer perennials to start blooming. This tough plant survives and thrives in hot summers. (Photo by MSU Extension/Gary Bachman)
Filed Under: Flower Gardens July 10, 2017

Home gardeners in Mississippi need colorful plants that hold up to the hot conditions we have every year. One group of plants that is a great choice for summer color is salvia, which includes both perennial and annual top performers.

The annual Salvia Splendens, as the name suggests, can't be beat. It is commonly called scarlet salvia, but it comes in a variety of bright colors.

Christine Coker, a horticulture specialist with Mississippi State University, began sowing the seeds for her career in elementary school as a 4-H member. Now, she helps put food on Mississippians’ tables with her research and Extension projects.
Filed Under: Commercial Horticulture, Women for Agriculture, Food, Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens July 5, 2017

BEAUMONT, Miss. -- For 16 years, Christine Coker has been doing what she loves: putting food on people's tables.

"In college, I really liked the study of plants, but I knew I wasn't going to be the world's greatest botanist," she said. "What I really wanted to do was feed people."

Moss rose is a great summer selection with blooms that resemble tiny roses and succulent foliage that withstands the heat. (Photo by MSU Extension/Gary Bachman)
Filed Under: Flower Gardens July 3, 2017

I really like to the flowering annual purslane in our hot summer landscapes. It's a vigorous, low-growing plant that forms a colorful carpet with succulent foliage.

But I plan to write about that wonderful plant in the future. Today, I want to extoll the virtues of one of its cousins: moss rose.

Moss rose has fleshy, succulent foliage that helps it hold up to the summer heat. The 1-inch-long, cylindrical foliage is bright green and arranged in clusters on the stems.

Colleen Wilkins, owner of Sunnyside in Natchez, gathers ideas while visiting the Southern Heritage Garden at the Vicksburg National Military Park on June 13, 2017. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Bonnie Coblentz)
Filed Under: Agri-tourism, Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens June 30, 2017

VICKSBURG, Miss. -- The Southern Gardener, Gary Bachman, would like to see Mississippi's historic bed and breakfast owners step up their game in the garden.

"What is your budget for your landscape and labor costs? Do you serve anything you grow and use your own flowers?" Bachman asked owners at a recent Mississippi State University Extension Service workshop. "I want to show you how, with minimal effort and minimal out-of-pocket expense, you can get a good return on investment from the landscape of your historic properties."

The Kong coleus has massive foliage and thrives in shady areas of the landscape. (Photo by MSU Extension/Gary Bachman)
Filed Under: Flower Gardens June 26, 2017

With summer officially here and hot and humid weather firmly in place, many gardeners -- myself included -- like to look at a pretty landscape, but don't really want to get out and do much work in that same landscape.

So selecting plants that look good without much work pique my interest. One plant that doesn't disappoint me is Sun coleus.

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