Central Florida Rose Society


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Easy Care Roses

Want to try some “easy care” roses in your garden? The Central Florida Rose Society members have put together this group of suggested “easy care” roses for you.

By “easy care” we mean roses that require less spraying and maintenance than most. Many of our members spray their roses regularly. Others prefer to not use the fungicides, pesticides and miticides that may be harmful to the environment.

All roses may show some signs of Black Spot, Bugs and Mites … these “easy-care” roses just stand up to the diseases and pests better than most. To grow adequately all roses need to be watered, fertilized and mulched. We highly recommend these varieties, especially for new rosarians.

Abraham Darby

Shrub, English Rose (Austin)

Always in bloom - large apricot/pink blooms.  Very fragrant. Can become large shrub or grown as a small climber.  Give it plenty of room. 

Anna Olivier

Bermunda Mystery Tea Rose

A very free flowering low maintenance landscape plant.  Light yellow creamy white roses have attractive form and are good for cutting.  Sweet fragrance.  Bush will grow to about five feet tall by four feet wide.  

Ballerina

Hybrid Musk

Medium pink blooms with a white eye.  Blooms in very large clusters.  Can grow to be about 6' tall by 6' wide.  This variety can grow in a semi-shady location.  Not a good cut flower, but adds good color to the border.

Belinda's Dream

Shrub

Well rounded shrub that is very disease resistant.  Medium pink buds have form similar to a hybrid tea but open to a large rose with old garden rose form.  Good blooms for cutting.  Holds well.  Moderate fragrance.  Can grow to about 5 feet tall by 5 feet wide.  Considered a carefree rose.

Carefree Beauty

Shrub

Grows to be about 5 feet tall by five feet wide.  Not a cut rose - more of a landscape type shrub to add color to the garden.  Attractive clear medium pink blooms all year.  Very disease resistant.

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