There are literally hundreds of types of roses that you can grow in your garden. With such a selection to choose from, it can be extremely difficult to choose rose that's right for you. To make this task a bit easier, We've outlined a few important factors you should consider, and explained some of different types of roses to aid in your search.
Tips on Choosing Roses
1. Color may seem trivial at first glance, but it's usually an important factor to those that want to grow roses. Usually it is simply a matter of personal preference, but you may want to try creating a complimentary color palette for your rose garden.
2. The final growth height of a rose should be considered as it would be unattractive to grow roses that are higher than area of garden that it grows in. Some roses can grow to be as high as 20 feet.
3. If you live in an area that is prone to cold winters, you would certainly want a rose that could survive during off season.
4. If certain fragrances invoke an allergic reaction, you'll want to plant roses that have a softer fragrance than others.
5. It's smart gardening to learn what advantages and disadvantages would be if you were to choose certain roses over others.
6. You will want to consider size of your garden space, so that you can ensure proper exposure to air and other elements as well.
7. If you are hoping to make your roses into bouquets, you will want to know if they can be cut. Hybrid teas can. Some roses will fall apart at petals if they are cut.
8. You should also consider what other types of flowers or plants you intend on adding to rose's environment. You want to add plants and flowers that will not create a damaging environment to your rose's ecosystem.
Some Common Types of Roses
After you get a sense of type of roses that you would like to plant, you'll naturally want to know which types of roses best fit with your planting ideas. There are too many varieties of roses to list here, but this list covers some of most popular. You should consult your nearest garden center for advice on whether your choice is fitting to your garden's abilities.