teresa rogers asked 13 years ago
We live in a very open area and i’m wondering if its possible to grow roses and what types.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Roses like lots of light and sunshine, but they like some shelter too as it warms the air.  Too much shelter can lead to more blackspot disease.

Most kins are very wind-resistant, but the best would be Rosa rugosa and shrub roses such as ‘Nevada’ and ‘Fruhlingsold’ These and others can be grown as individual shrubs, rather than a whole bed of roses, which was the traditional approach.