7 Popular Types of Roses to Beautify Your Garden

Climbing Roses:

A unique type of modern rose, climbing roses, such as the 'Zephirine Drouhin', have stiff canes that can be trained to grow along trellises, fences, or downspouts.

English Roses:

Known for their hardiness and delightful rose scent, varieties like the 'Graham Thomas' have been carefully cultivated for reliability, notably by David Austin in England.

Floribunda Roses:

A cross between Hybrid Tea and Polyantha roses, such as the 'Sexy Rexy', these roses are perfect for mixed borders and large bed plantings. While they typically don't have much of a scent.

Groundcover Roses:

Also known as 'landscape' roses, specimens like the 'Avon' are low-growing and sprawling, blooming from spring to frost with little effort. Available in single and double bloom forms, these roses reach up to 3 feet tall and spread far beyond.

Grandiflora Roses:

These roses, like the 'Montezuma', are a mix of reblooming Floribunda and the clustered blooms of Hybrid Tea roses, albeit on slightly shorter, yet still long stems. They come in shades ranging from soft pastels to deep purples, often with a hint of sweet floral perfume.

Polyantha Roses:

Compact plants like the 'Fairy Rose' typically grow up to 3 feet high and flower in large clusters of small, 1-inch blooms, making them wonderful additions to containers and small gardens.

Hybrid Tea Roses:

These garden roses, such as the 'Soleil d'Or', have large, high-centered buds with 30 to 50 petals each, supported by long, straight, upright stems. While popular as cut flowers and inclined to rebloom, they can grow up to 8 feet tall and 3 feet wide.