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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
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
Robin Hood



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



Carefree Wonder™
Carefree Delight®
Cecile Brunner
China Doll
Fair Bianca
Frau Dagmar Hastrup
Morden Blush
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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Tiny pink buds cluster in groups on a bare branch.
Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Landscape and Garden Design March 12, 2018

One of my favorite spring flowering trees is our native redbud.

This small tree flowers early in the spring before most other trees have started to leaf out after their winter naps. It’s good that redbuds blooms so early because they are usually found as understory trees. While driving around the state, it’s common to see a redbud framed or silhouetted by leafless hardwoods.

Filed Under: Flower Gardens March 8, 2018

Horticulture students will host their spring plant sale at the Mississippi Horse Park during the Everything Garden Expo on March 24 and 25.

Deep pink blossoms cover the mostly bare branches of a shrub.
Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Landscape and Garden Design March 5, 2018

We're finally emerging from the "freezemageddon" we experienced earlier this year, and the garden and landscape are emerging with a vengeance.

A small tree with leafy green growth on the bark
Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Landscape and Garden Design February 26, 2018

Spring has sprung, at least in my Ocean Springs landscape, and gardeners once again are venturing out and taking an inventory of plant damage from this winter’s cold. Performing this yearly garden task is easier when many plants haven’t started their new growth yet.

Long, narrow lavender flower petals open wide among the dark green leaves.
Filed Under: Master Gardener, Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens February 20, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The Everything Garden Expo, presented by the Oktibbeha County Master Gardeners, will return to the Mississippi Horse Park on March 24 and 25.


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