Key Terms

Bold means new – Hardy Shrub Roses tolerate a wide range of conditions, but usually prefer an open site in full sun. FM/Hr/Wd soil DH-deadhead; CTS-continuous – $25.99.

Helpful Hints

Use a proper Rose fertilizer for best results and don’t splash water on the leaves. Roses are heavy feeders and require a water soluble fertilizer like PEI fish fertilizer or other water soluble every three weeks. Always make sure that the liquid goes right to the root. This is good info for any plant!  Top dressing would be much better and we recommend this as roses are heavy feeders. The proper roses food suggested is made specifically for roses and contains the necessary trace elements needed by the plant to perform well.

Floribundas/Austins are continuous bloomers. Add a handful of Epsom Salts every 2-3 weeks. Apply on the drip line.

Climbing /Rugosa/Minature/Hedging roses blooms on old wood. If you prune in the spring you will have no flowers that season.

Growing climbing roses requires training as they will usually grow quite wayward. Use a good sturdy trellis & ties that will degrade over the years. The plant must be tied as it grow & some pruning will be required to keep the plant in a somewhat reasonable size. A dead tree would be a perfect trellis.

Perhaps Rugosa Rose is the most popular species used for hedging. It is dense, hardy, colorful & has healthy foliage.

Hybrid T/Grandifloras/Floribundas/English roses need to be cut back to 8-12″ from the ground in the very very late fall/early winter[toavoid the wind shaking the roots loose]. If you prune too early in the fall they can think it is spring and start to put out new growth which of course will freeze out.

Black Spot & powdery mildew -use a fungicide-Defender is a good rose product for rose care.

Don’t water on the leaves and be especially careful when the sun is out. Defender is a good product for rose care.

Clay soil is usually recommended for planting because of it’s ability to hold water. You will have to use organic matter to make your soil more pliable Two sources would be ‘real’ old fashion aged manure is the best [or store bought stuff would work but no cheapies]or compost, always well broken down. Peat moss is always a valuable soil conditioner. Roses must have a consistent supply of water and nutrients to grow.

Bold means new -Hardy Shrub Roses tolerate a wide range of conditions, but usually prefer an open site in full sun.FM/Hr/Wd soil DH-deadhead; CTS-continuous - $31.99
Rose also require rich soil…Use fertilzer recommended for Roses as it contains necessary trace mineral that will produce good results; water Regularily & deep
Above All™ climber 14' Old–fashioned, salmon–orange, 3½–4" blooms have 25–30 petals and grow in large clusters.
America climber 12'- a glorious climbing rose with elegant sprays of fully double, perfectly shaped, coral flowers, 3 in. across (10 cm), packed with up to 43 petals
Bill Reid shrub 3 x 3'-single, yellow frilly blooms. It is extremely hardy; one of the few hardy yellow roses.
Blaze Climber Climber train canes back & forth on trellis 4 more blooms, best red, blooms spring to fall, after established prune back lateral stem
Burgundy Iceberg™ floribunda 4'- colors of deep purple-red burgundy & cream, terrific flower production, bushy habit, lovely buds, showy clusters, glossy green foliage and nearly thornless
Campfire hedge/GC 3x3'; this rose has wonderful width making it a great low hedge, or GC;.blooms of pink, red and yellow change thought the long blooming season.
Campfire shrub 3 x 3- Everbloomer mixed colors of red-pink-yellow all on the bush at the same time
Carpet Yellow GC/Shrub 3x3'; large sprays of attractive yellow flowers that will not fade in the sun. A mid-season that repeats throughout the season. This mildly fragrant,
Coral Drift shrub 1' x 3'- are known for their compact size, long bloom season, bright colors, profuse flowering, disease resistance coral orange
Eden climber 10'- Rounded, deeply cupped, full flowers of creamy white and suffused with pink most intensely at the edge of the petals. Light fragrance
Emily Carr shrub 5'h deep red semi-double flowers held in clusters. A vigourous and healthy shrub rose and a very fast grower, it is winter hardy ; good for hedging
Felix Leclerc shrub 10'-a climber with 4” pink semi-double flowers. It flowers all summer long and is winter hardy across Canada. It is also very resistant to drought and blackspot
Golden Showers climber A valuable repeat-flowering climbing rose, features large, sweetly fragrant, semi-double, golden-yellow blooms, 4" wide
Iceberg floribunda 3 x 4'- one of the best Floribunda& one of the most popular of all roses, abundant clusters of medium-sized bright white blooms, trained as a climber or shrub
Icecap™ floribunda 30" x 42" a repeat bloomer; a dense flush of pure white, ruffled, cupped flowers on a compact, rounded shrub,
Ingrid Bergram Hyb T 5'-moderately fragrant blooms up to 4"across named for actress Ingrid Bergman ;so gorgeous that it actually stands out among the many hundreds of red roses.
John Cabot climber 12'; Double, rosy pink, fragrant flowers bloom freely in mid-season with fall repeat. Explorer
Kiss Me Kate™ climber 7'-vigorously growing with dark green, disease-resistant foliage. Extremely fragrant medium pink Heirloom quartered rose, from Kordes
Knock Out (Pink) shrub 4 x 4' - Single petals, just like the original, but in a beautiful shade of bright pink!
Knockout Double Pink shrub 3'- compact , long bloom season, bright colors, profuse flowering, exceptional resistance to blackspot and winter hardiness
Knockout Double Red shrub 3'- compact , long bloom season, bright colors, profuse flowering, exceptional resistance to blackspot and winter hardiness
Knockout Sunny shrub 5'- Citrus fragrance; upright habit with bright yellow flowers.The color stays more intense during cooler times of the year. CTS
Lady In Red Climb climber 10'-a neat and compact climber that produce large displays of huge ruffled dark red flowers. Blooms do not fade. Slightly fragrant;
Miss Congeniality™ Grandiflora 3 x 3'-flowers of everlasting pure white with vibrant pink edges. 3.5" blooms; old fashioned formed; flushes throughout the season, moderate fragrance
Morden Blush shrub 4'-showy lightly-scented white flowers with shell pink overtones at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer,
Morden Fireglow Parkland 4'- stunning tomato-orange flowers with a scarlet reverse at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer. Repeat bloomer
New Dawn climb is a modern, large-flowered, climbing rose that is blush-pink and free flowering. It is very popular among gardeners
Knock Out Peachy shrub 3-4'- cluster of semi double shell pink lblooms CTS from spring to fall;
Knock Out Petite (Red) Mini 18" first ever minature Knockout Rose Fire engine red; easy to care for; blooms are non fading
Purple Pavement shrub 6-9' takes well to pruning; great for hedging; large, ruffled blossoms with a purple-red color& strong fragrance. Rose hips in the fall
Knock Out Rainbow Shrub 4 x 4' boasts coral pink flowers with a yellow center that bloom continuously with disease resistance and hardiness.CTS
Rainbow's End minature 18" - gorgeous, golden yellow reward for rose lovers; One of the best! Proven consistent performer.
Rosa Rugosa shrub 6'- very hardy bright pink,fragrant blooms in summer & intermittenly; remove spent blooms for better blooms but not after early August to allow hips
Sonnenwelt™ Shrub 5'-vibrant apricot flowers imbued in a rich fragrance. Repeat bloomer
Swan Lake climber 10' fully double; repeat blooming; Hyb T; soft Peaarl Pink; lightly fragrant
Watercolors Home Shrub 3' ever-changing yellow gold blushing pink flowers excellent flower production lasting from spring well into fall.
White Drift GC/Shrub 18" Fully double bright white flowers begin blooming in spring and display a season-long show.