One of the great things about working with roses is the endless varieties of plants to choose from. From the tiniest and most delicate miniature roses to the largest and most vibrant blossoms, there are roses to suit every gardener and every taste.
For many gardeners, however, nothing beats the beauty and the practicality of shrub roses and climbing roses Shrub roses can be among the easiest to care for, and the most beautiful in the landscape, while climbing roses can be trained to accent the landscape in a number of different ways. Climbing roses look beautiful winding around a fence line or climbing an elegant archway, and they provide a charming accent to any exterior landscape.
There are a number of shrub and climbing roses gardeners may want to consider to make the growing season even more special. Among some varieties to consider are:
F.J Crootendorst – This unusual rose features double red flowers that bloom mid season. This large plant can grow up to eight feet in height, but it can easily be pruned to the desired size. This rose also does well as a potted rose, and it is more shade tolerant than many other varieties.
Austrian Copper-The Austrian Copper rose has been grown for more than five hundred years, and it features single flowers with a top of orange and scarlet and an underside of yellow. These vivid flowers look wonderful in almost any landscape, and they bloom in the early summer. The plants grow between four and six feet in height.
Sir Thomas Lipton White -This remarkable rose features double flowers which bloom early in the season and give off a pleasant aroma. The plants can grow six feet or even taller, and the foliage is just as beautiful as the flowers themselves.
Therese Bugnet – This beautiful rose blooms in the spring or sometimes the early summer, as its red buds open into lovely double pink flowers with a pleasant fragrance. Like the Sir Thomas Lipton White variety, the foliage is striking as well.
Gold Rush-The Gold Rush variety is a spectacular climbing rose that can reach heights of seven to ten feet. As its name implies, the Gold Rush climber features lovely yellow flowers