Which Rose do I plant?

Types of roses

Picking a rose plant is a matter of personal preference. Do you want fragrance, a climber, lots of blooms, a certain bloom size, or a compact plant? Here are the types of roses and their basic differences so you choose the type that fits your gardening plan:

  • Climbers: Vigorous, sprawling rose plants that need the support of an arbor, fence, or trellis to stay upright.
  • Floribundas: Free-blooming shrubs that produce tons of flowers, usually borne in large clusters. One of the best types of roses for landscaping.
  • Grandifloras: Vigorous bushes producing large, beautifully formed flowers that are more likely to be borne in clusters than one to a stem.
  • Hybrid teas: The most popular type of rosebush, with beautiful long-stemmed flowers that are ideal for cutting.
  • Miniatures: Small in leaf and stature but big in the amount of bloom. Grow only 4 to 36 inches high but make great landscape plants, especially as edgings and in containers.


Stop in and ask any of our knowledgeable, friendly staff to assist in choosing the perfect roses for your garden.