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.
Type: 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.
Type: . Low maintenance Old Garden 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.
Type: . Shrub Rose
Belinda’s Dream is disease tolerant and has gorgeous flowers. Used as a specimen plant, a hedge or even in a large pot, this rose has the impact and beauty of a modern hybrid tea, but is much more disease and soil tolerant. It was the first rose to be designated Earth-Kind® by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. The large, very double pink blossoms come in large clusters from spring until frost.
Type: . Old Garden Rose
‘Louis Philippe’ is a winner throughout the state of Florida. This China rose is also called “The Florida Cracker Rose” and is one of the few crimson roses that does well in Florida. The charming 2- to 3-inch double blooms of this plant have a lovely fragrance, making them a treat for multiple senses. ‘Louis Philippe’ is resistant to black spot and chilli thrips, making it particularly good for many Florida gardens.