A guide to selecting your perfect rose
Roses are some of the most romantic and classically beautiful flowers we grow in the garden, but the number of choices can be mind boggling. Choosing a colour is a great place to start, but it's important to select a rose with a habit that suits your situation too - and a level of perfume that suits your taste!
A guide to growth habit
Use the following as a guide when choosing your perfect rose:
Climbers and ramblers are tall-growing roses that need support - which makes them perfect for covering a strong metal frame, pergola or arbour. They'll need to be tied to the support structure and pruned to encourage their upright forms.
David Austin was an English rose breeder, and his roses can be described as English hybrids between classic and modern varieties, bred for their exquisite beauty. Most often they are in the form of an elegant medium-sized bush. All David Austin roses have a distinct, easily identifiable appearance.
Floribunda roses combine the beauty of Hybrid Tea blooms with a profusion of flowers. They tend to be smaller, bushier and less prone to sprawling than other varieties. Blooms appear in clusters.
Hybrid Teas come in a wide range of colours, with attractive buds and good disease resistance (which is very helpful in our humid climate!).
A standard rose is one which has been grown and trimmed into the shape of a ball resting above a single stem, usually 60cm tall. They look fabulous in formal gardens and are a great way to add roses that look instantly established.
Our rose varieties
At Flower Power, we have a vast range of varieties in all colours, ready to beautify your garden. Here's a fantastic quick-reference guide to help you select the perfect rose for your garden.