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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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Publications

Publication Number: IS0656
Publication Number: P2007
Publication Number: P3251
Publication Number: P3247

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Filed Under: Flower Gardens June 25, 2018

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