Many people ask about easy to grow roses. We often forget that a beautiful garden is often the result of hard work, sweat, and tears. There are many varieties out there that are lower-maintenance. In addition to easier care, these selections are also known to be tough on diseases and pests. They also require little or no pruning to keep their nice blooms going. Of course, with any plant, you’ll need to make sure that they are adequately watered and provided with a good sunny spot. Your soil quality also goes a long way into determining how resilient your flowers are.
Here are some good choices:
Knockouts- These are probably the most popular of all of the easy-care roses. They are known for their disease-resistance. You really shouldn’t need any spraying for pests. Conard-Pyle also says that these are “self-cleaning” meaning you won’t need to deadhead to get repeated blooms. They are a good choice for a beginner.
Easy Elegance– Although not as well-known as the Knockouts, they are known to be easy growers. A big selling point to be is that the breeder, Bailey Nurseries, actually puts a two-year guarantee on these. They also have a wide selection of different colors and types.
Carefree Wonder– If there is a carefree, or easy, in the name, it’s usually a low-maintenance plant. This is no exception. It’s a Meilland that is good in rockier soil
Carefree Delight– Another nice pink Meilland that is very vigorous.
One thing to check out is to compare notes with other gardeners in the area. While many of these breeds can thrive in many different areas, some may be better than others depending on your zone, soil type, etc… Ask your neighbors about their favorites. No need to recreate the wheel trying to figure out the types that work in your neighborhood and region.
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