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Types of Roses

November 14th, 2011 Gardening

If you're thinking about planting roses in your garden, it's important to look through the many different varieties out there to learn what type would be best for your area, climate and tastes. To get you started, here are a few of the most popular types of roses, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society and All-American Rose Selections (AARS).

Hybrid Tea
These roses are tall, long-stemmed and ideal for cutting. They are the types that you usually see at florists. There is usually one flower to each stem and they have a delightful fragrance. Examples of this variety include Double Delight, St. Patrick, Gemini and Black Magic.

Floribunda
These are often very colorful and have large blossoms like the hybrid teas, but they bloom more freely. They usually have anywhere from 3 to 15 blossoms on each stem. They are very versatile and great for landscaping. You can get varieties like Iceberg, Playboy, Simplicity and French Lace.

Climbers
Climbing roses can add interest to any garden. They have long, arching canes that can be trained to climb up a trellis or fence. They come in many colors and can have blooms in clusters or singularly. Examples include Altissimo, American Pillar, Newport Fairy and Seven Sisters.

Miniature
Miniature roses are the smallest varieties. They grow anywhere from 6 inches to 2 feet tall and are very hardy. These little roses can also be grown in containers and they come in types like Fairhope, Irresistible, Kristin and Miss Flippins.

Grandifloras
A cross between floribundas and hybrid teas, these roses are tall and elegant with one-bloom stems and clusters of blooms. Examples include Queen Elizabeth, Gold Medal and Arizona.

No matter which type you decide on, roses can make a spectacular addition to your garden and they're pretty easy to care for!