If you’ve always liked the idea of growing roses, but felt they were to fussy to deal with, try shrub roses.
They are a much friendlier choice for the person new to gardening, or the person who just doesn’t want to take a lot of time!
Here Are The Benefits of Shrub Roses:
1. Many shrub roses will thrive in conditions that are not suitable for hybrid tea roses
2. They tolerate colder weather than hybrid tea roses and theyâ€™ll grow in various climates
3. They require little maintenance so both pruning and upkeep are much easier
4. They have a natural ability to resist disease, so they are less prone to diseases
5. They will rebloom throughout the summer and into the fall
6. They grow in a natural shrub form that is very pleasing
7. They grow well into a hedge
8. They do well when combined with other plants and you can plant underneath them with compact perennials
Now, if you’re not sure of the basic differences between a shrub rose and a hybrid tea, here is a quick comparison:
Shrub Roses: have a more informal habit and grow to an average hieght of 5 feet (1.5 m). The flowers are 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) wide, and come in single or semi-double. They are generally repeat flowering and are borne either singly or in small clusters from June to October.
Hybrid Tea and Floribunda Roses: have flowers that are generally double although single forms do exist. A single flower is produced at the end of each stem, when this has died the buds just under the flower head can produce another 3 – 4 usually smaller flowers.
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