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.

Blaze Climber train canes back & forth on trellis 4 more blooms, best red, blooms spring to fall, after established prune back lateral stem
Blossomtime SO climber 12'; rose-pink with a darker lavender-pink reverse; very large & fully double
Campfire SO 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.
Carpet Amber 1 LEFT GC/Shrub 3x4'; an impressive groundcover rose which produces abundant clusters of soft orange-yellow flowers, 2" aging to soft pink with peach blush
Carpet Pink Supreme SO GC/Shrub 3x4'; A non-stop summer show of vibrant, hot pink blooms with no deadheading or fancy pruning.
Carpet Scarlet S0 GC/Shrub 3x4'; a profusion of brilliant, scarlet red flowers. Blooms from spring through fall
Carpet White 1 LEFT GC/Shrub 3x4'; sparkling white blooms over an extra long flowering season. Resistant to mildew and black spot, and quite tolerant of drought once established.
Carpet Yellow 3 LEFT 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,
Dublin Bay climber 8-12' x 5'w; It is covered from spring until frost with clusters of beautiful, velvety red, semi-double 4" fragrant blooms
Eden SO climber 10'- Rounded, deeply cupped, full flowers of creamy white and suffused with pink most intensely at the edge of the petals. Light fragrance
Golden Showers climber A valuable repeat-flowering climbing rose, features large, sweetly fragrant, semi-double, golden-yellow blooms, 4" wide
Honey Perfume Hedge 6', large dbl magenta flowers, good for hedging, very hardy, salt tolerant-spiny right up the stock so deer aren't interested
John Cabot 1LEFT climber 12'; Double, rosy pink, fragrant flowers bloom freely in mid-season with fall repeat. Explorer
Knockout Double Pink 1 LEFT shrub 3'- compact , long bloom season, bright colors, profuse flowering, exceptional resistance to blackspot and winter hardiness
Knockout Double Red SO 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
Laguana SO climber 8'- Showy Fragrant: Flower Color: Raspberry Pink: Flower Time: Spring Summer Fall; double flowers
Linda Campbell hedge 6'; unscented, true red rugosa rose;; blooms throughout the season; great repeat; prune away spent blooms
Marina climb/shrub up to 12'x4'w; extremely fragrant, large, semi-double to double bloom in size, copper-orange to apricot in color, and strongly (spicy) scented
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,
New Dawn SO climb is a modern, large-flowered, climbing rose that is blush-pink and free flowering. It is very popular among gardeners
Rainbow Sorbet SO climber 10'; unusually long flowering period. This fine rose features abundant clusters of 3 in. (8 cm), sweetly fragrant, shell-pink, semi-double
Rugelda(yellow pavement landscape 30"-unusual pavement rugosa with yellow, fully double flowers slightly tinged with pink and orange-red buds. Slightly scented
Therese Bugnet shrub 5'-hyb rugosa this rose has wonderful old-fashioned ruffled 4" blooms (petals 30+) of lilac pink plus a slight spicy fragrance
Topaz Jewel landscape 2.5"- butter yellow & ages to cream; highly fragrant
White Dawn SO climb 10-12'-a large-flowered climbing rose fragrant, white, semi-double flowers
White Lightning shrub 5';stunning white & VERY fragrant grandiflora; prune very Early as it blooms on blooms on new wood; repeat bloomer
Winnipeg Parks 1 LEFT shrub 5'- lightly-scented cherry red flowers with a rose reverse at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer. Ex cut
White Dawn climb 10-12'-a large-flowered climbing rose fragrant, white, semi-double flowers
Winnipeg Parks shrub 5'- lightly-scented cherry red flowers with a rose reverse at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer. Ex cut