A revolution in rose breeding and growing took place in Europe in the 1700s and 1800s when increased trade with the Orient brought Rosa chinensis, and Rosa x odorata to the West. Their impact in Europe was phenomenal because their most remarkable quality - continual repeat blooming – had been completely unknown in Europe at the time and made them an instant sensation. or “old fashioned roses” such as Gallicas, Bourbons and Hybrid Perpetuals.
Today’s Landscape Roses are impressive for many reasons: a natural disease-resistance, ability to grow in a variety of climates with a minimum of attention, compact growth requiring little pruning, and continuous bloom with flowers borne consistently over a very long season. There are g Landscape Roses come in a rainbow of colors (except, of course, the mythic blue rose)
Excellent Qualities of Landscape Roses:
● work well in the landscape because of similar cultural requirements as other plants growing there
● non-stop blooms throughout the season, producing fast, repeat flushes
● large colorful flowers or flower clusters that show up well across a distance
● little to no pruning required
● self-cleaning blooms, with petals that fade attractively, then fall off after flower is past without turning brown
● Extremely disease resistant or disease-free, entirely eliminating the need for spraying for historic rose diseases such as black spot and powdery mildew
● heat tolerant, without developing leaf drop when under stress in climates with hot, muggy temperatures; hardy without the need for winter protection in cold-winter climates
● grow on own-roots
● huge selection of colors sizes and habits
Crabapple LandscapExperts can advise you on the best landscape roses for your particular property.