Rose Classifications

HYBRID TEA ROSES

This rose is the most popular, readily available and widely grown rose. These roses are repeat bloomers, produce large blooms and vary in petal count. They usually grow 1 bloom per long stem. Use as a single formal specimen or in groups. Available in a wide variety of colors and fragrances. Upright from 3-5 feet tall.

GRANDIFLORA ROSES

Smaller blooms than hybrid tea. Blooms in clusters, but stems are long enough for cutting. Repeat bloomer. Useful for background plantings. These roses are available in a large variety of colors and fragrances. Upright from 3-5 feet tall –usually taller than hybrid tea

FLORIBUNDA ROSES

Blooms are medium to small in large clusters with continuous blooming. Excellent mixed with perennials. A wide variety of colors and fragrances are available. Round habit 2-4 feet tall.

MINIATURE ROSES

Constant spot of color with mini repeating blooms. These roses are available in a large variety of color and some with fragrance. Round bushy habit 8-24 inches tall.

CLIMBING ROSES

Long canes that can be tied up to fences, trellises and arbors or arch over walls. Clusters of repeat blooms. Practical use of vertical space. These roses are grown in a large variety of color and some with fragrance. Arching habit 6-12 feet tall. SHRUB Diverse landscaping group with some bloom-once and others repeat bloomers. This type of rose is available in a wide variety of color. Informal habit from 2-6 feet tall.

DAVID AUSTIN

Referred to as English Roses these are a cross between hybrid tea, floribunda and old roses. Repeat bloomers with blooms resembling peonies. Large variety of color with old rose fragrance. Shrubs 4-5 feet.