Roses are romantic and beautiful. They come in many colors, shapes, and sizes. Many people are surprised to know that there are many varieties and types of roses. A lot of people don’t actually know what kind of roses they have. Here’s a helpful guide on different kinds of roses and how to care for them.
Types of Roses
These roses are typical for Valentine’s Day. They are long stemmed, and have large single blossoms. Hybrid tea roses come in many different colors but all have a similar look. The long stems make hybrid teas great for cutting and fit the best in a vase.
Floribundas are derived from hybrid tea roses, but look slightly different. They are a little smaller than hybrid teas and are clustered on the stem. Floribundas have so many flowers that bloom so your rose bush will look really full.
These roses are a cross between hybrid teas and floribundas. Grandifloras have a lot of flowers that are clustered together but have longer stems like the hybrid teas. They can also reach heights up to 6 feet.
Climbers are also called ramblers. These roses have long stems that start to arch. They need to be attached to something because of the nature of their stems. Fences, trellises, or walls make great support systems for climbers.
Miniatures are exactly what they name suggests; miniature versions of a larger rose. They are perfect for indoor use, or anywhere that you cannot fit a larger rose bush. Kids tend to love having these little roses around because they are the perfect size for them.
Caring for Your Roses
Here are the general guidelines to take care of your roses. These guidelines can change depending on the type of rose you have, but the basics will stay the same.
Roses need to receive at least six hours of sunlight a day. Six hours a day isn’t very much compared to other plants that require a full day’s worth of sun. Make sure that your rose bush is in a good location for sunlight and it should grow just fine. Your rose bush will not thrive if it is placed directly under a tree.
Make sure that you have good soil for a rose bush to grow. Sandy or clay like soil will not be good enough for your roses to grow. Buy some good soil with lots of nutrients if your soil around your yard is not good enough.
This just means that water is able to go somewhere. The soil around your roses should allow water to be absorbed into the roots. Don’t let water just sit on the soil without it being absorbed.
Plants need fresh air, especially roses. Don’t place them in a stuffy corner of your yard where it can’t receive air and sunlight. You’ll notice quickly that your roses won’t like that.
Roses need to be pruned. They will become unruly and not grow as well if they are left unpruned. Each different type of rose might need to be pruned a little differently. You'll need to identify the kind of rose you have to be able to prune successfully.
Every plant needs water, that’s a given. Roses need one inch of water a week. This can be by natural methods like rain, or through manual watering.
Roses are so beautiful to look at and there are so many different kinds of roses. They will add a whole new look to your yard. Take care of your flowers and you’ll notice how they start to blossom and thrive. Your house will look welcoming to all who enter it with all different kinds of roses for them to admire.