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Top 6 Picks from Glover Nursery’s Rose Expert

Roses, Roses, Roses!

No matter what kind of gardener you are, roses are a wonderful plant to have in the landscape.  They are easy to grow and maintain for the newbie gardeners out there; but, are also highly specialized and highly prized by the master green-thumbs in our midst.

Roses have captured all the senses for centuries for many reasons; beautiful blossoms, fragrant aromas, soft petals, strong stems, healing properties.  They make for incredible fresh bouquets and dry beautifully for long-lasting décor.  There are many varieties to choose from, it’s hard to pick only one; in fact, it’s impossible.

We asked our resident rose expert to share her favorites with us, and as always, it took a lot of time to narrow the long list down to a manageable size.  But, she did it and we are sharing her top 6 with you.

If you are hesitant about selecting a rose because the choice can be overwhelming, here are some wonderful options.  And, if you are nervous about growing or pruning them, well, that’s why we are here!  We’ll help you with everything you need to get these incredible plants thriving in your yard and blooming abundantly for years to come.

Weeks Roses ~ Neptune Rose

Weeks Roses ~ Neptune Rose

1. The Neptune Rose

The Neptune rose has large, lavender blossoms tinged on the edges with a darker purple. Its sweet fragrance is akin to a classic red rose, but the color gives it a unique twist. This will bloom all summer long with some quick and easy pruning.

2. Easy Elegance Series

Easy Elegance Series Music Box Rose

Easy Elegance Series

These roses combine big flowers with lots of bloom time from the hybrid tea side with disease resistance and heat tolerance from the shrub side. They are fragrant, easy to manage and stay on the smaller side making them a perfect accent in your landscape.

Weeks Roses ~ Double Delight

Weeks Roses ~ Double Delight

3. Double Delight

The Double Delight is a long-standing fan favorite for a reason.  It has an eye-catching color combination of a creamy base deepening into bright red edges.  With its nearly unbelievable two-toned blossoms and fabulous aromatic dance, it really could be called a Triple Delight.

4. Chicago Peace

Weeks Roses ~ Chicago Peace

A deeper-toned mutation of the classic Peace Rose has quickly become a favorite.  The colors are incredible! It’s more vibrant than a traditional Peace but has all the elements that made the award-winning Peace rose become the classic that it is.  Large, colorful, abundant blossoms, apple-green leaves and a delicate fragrance pushed this right up the list.

Weeks Roses ~ Ebb Tide

5. Ebb Tide

With its old-fashioned double flower form, deep purple color and clove fragrance, this Floribunda rose cannot be overlooked. The petal count is over 35 per flower and it blooms in clusters.  This is a wonderful, aromatic winner that only gets better as it grows.

6. Apricot Drift

Monrovia ~ Apricot Drift

Drift roses are a cross between groundcover and miniature roses. This low-growing varietal is a prolific bloomer providing luscious color to your flower beds.  Apricot Drift has sweet, peachy blossoms that last from spring until fall.  Though they look delicate, they are quite tough and disease resistant.

So, there you have it.  6 top picks from the woman that knows her rose.  Come down and see us to get started on your new gardening obsession.  Or, if you already have the rose growing passion in full force, come check out the many other varietals that we couldn’t fit onto one list.

From ground cover to tree form to large or small shrubs, we have roses galore and the knowledge to help you find exactly what you need for your garden – we can’t wait to see you!

To schedule an appointment with one of our landscaping experts click here. We’d be happy to help plan your rose garden.

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