There are countless ways to bring beauty to your yard, but one of the most timeless and popular ways to do so is with roses. Though a classic choice of flower, roses are categorized into different types, colors and scents, which can make the decision making overwhelming.
Here are five must-have types of roses for your garden that will not only help make your selection process easier and more enjoyable, but also create an atmosphere of radiant colors, bringing a little piece of paradise right to your own backyard.
- English Rose: Blossoming in an array of colors like pink, white, yellow and red, the English rose consists of many petals for a full look and also projects a strong scent. These types of roses bloom several times a year, usually in the spring, summer and fall, and can be grown as a shrub, part of a cutting garden, or a climber along a wall or fence. Common varieties of the English rose are: Munstead Wood, Claire Austin, Graham Thomas and the Lady Emma Hamilton.
- New Dawn: Known as a climbing rose, the New Dawn is a double bloom, repeat bloomer and is blush pink in color. The New Dawn also provides a fruity fragrance and is often grown along fences, over arches or as a shrub.
- Double Delight: A member of the hybrid tea rose family, the Double Delight rose consists of a creamy, white-like color on the inner petals with dark pink edges. This particular type of rose blooms in the summer, which calls for sufficient sunlight, and can grow up to 4 feet tall.
- Knock Out: Requiring little maintenance, the Knock Out rose is a repeat bloomer that grows throughout the warmer months until the first frost and is disease resistant. The Knock Out rose, which is categorized as a shrub rose, also comes in seven different varieties based on color and the number of petals.
- Mister Lincoln: Classified as a hybrid tea rose, the Mister Lincoln represents a classic red rose with its tall stem and deep red velvety petals. Known as a repeat bloomer, the Mister Lincoln also produces flowers throughout the summer season (as long as it's properly deadheaded). This type of rose can usually be found in fresh-cut flower arrangements due to its distinctive sweet fragrance.