Rose & Flower Types

Miniature Roses  626-miniatures-roses-.jpg

Sweet cherubs of the rose garden the classification describes the size of flower as the bushes vary in height but are easily maintained along a border. These roses will encourage children to become involved in rose gardening!

Ground Cover Roses  286-ground-cover-roses.jpg

Prepare the soil by removing all the weeds, add thick layers of mulch material and these roses will flower in abundance with minimal care. Mechanically prune a few times in each flowering season for rewarding, low-maintenance colour over 9 months a year – a few of them are also fragrant!

Floribunda Roses  304-floribunda-.jpg

Usually open flowers with fewer petals on branches carrying blooms in massive profusion on bushes up to 1 metre tall and most ideally suited to be planted in rows or clumps because of their continual free-flowering and showy beauty.

Hybrid Tea Roses  754-hybrid-tea-rose.jpg

Classical shaped roses on long strong stems in every conceivable colour combination, produced from bushes which flower continually throughout the flowering season and grow to between 1.2 and 1.5 metres tall. Lots and lots of them have magnificent fragrance.

Climbers  044-climbing-rose.jpg

These come in every shape and colour of flower; many are highly fragrant but when it comes to their growing habit, we recommend you consult with us where you have specific requirements for one of these magnificent roses.

Standards  229-standard-roses.jpg

To create height and structure, a row of standard roses which are securely staked and tied is a grand sight. Standard roses require some attention-to-detail and this list comprises only those varieties which are suited to budding onto standard rose understock of 90cms height unless otherwise indicated.

Weepers  207-weeper-1.jpg

Plant it where you can view and enjoy it from within the house or where you visit the garden regularly. Magnificent when well-supported on a very sturdy ring and pole kit this select variety of roses will create a spectacular display where at least 2 metres diameter is allowed for flowering canes.




Single - usually only 5 petals with stamen displayed.

Semi-Double - a loose arrangement of up to 20 petals which open and reveal stamens

Hybrid Tea - classic rose shape with a long bud and an average of fifty petals

Quartered - plump round buds open to deep urns revealing a swirling mass of four sections of petals rotating around four different centres

Rosette - masses of smaller very pointed and ruffled petals which lay flat and have a small button eye in the centre hiding the stamen