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Nearly Wild Rose

The Nearly Wild rose is an extremely hardy and strong growing pink floribunda, although you could be forgiven for mistaking it for one of the species roses you see growing in meadows and hedgerows.

Nearly Wild Rose

This pink Floribunda was first bred in 1941 by Brownell. Because of the five petals and its hardy characteristics, it was named the Nearly Wild. It's is one of the closest varieties you can get to a native rose. As mentioned, it has the trademark five petalled flowers and a nice yellow center, and is extremly hardy. It starts blooming around late May or June and goes repeatedly throughout the summer. It's a shrub bush so it doesn't get too high, maybe two-three feet at most, although it grows fast. It's best setup as a border, hedge, or along a pathway.

This rose is rated from 4a to 9b. It can handle the cold weather, even down to below zero temperatures. Be aware that it's very thorny, so consider that when gardening and with its placement. With regular watering and minor pruning this plant should do fine for you. Its also very disease resistant, although in more humid or rainy areas you may see some blackspot.

Roses By Type

Wild roses, Hybrids, climbers, miniatures and more. Make some sense of the multitude of rose varieties with our handy guides.

Wild Roses
Wild or species roses. They have a natural simple beauty, with their plain 5 petal flowers and vibrant red hips.
Old Fashioned
This includes varieties such as Alba, Damask, Gallica, Hybrid Perpetual, Bourbons, Moss, and many more.
Hybrid Tea
Probably the most popular type in use today. Orignally created by crossing Hybrid Perpetuals and Tea roses.
Climbing Roses
The climbers are not a variety, they can come from different families such as HT's, Floribundas, Antiques etc.
Rambling Roses
Similar habit to the climbers, but with a few subtle (and important to remember) differences between them.
Well known for their prolific sprays of flowers, the floribundas are a very popular garden choice.
Ground Covers
This encompasses varieties such as the Knockout, Drift, and Star roses. Generally very easy care.
A great way to bring your roses indoors or onto the patio. And with a low price, you can have as many as you want!
English Roses
One of the best loved varieties, David Austin's English roses are a must have for your garden.
Shrub Roses
This class is a "catch all" for roses that just don't fit other catagories. A bit of a cop out really!
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