Any guide to the Best Roses or Top Ten Roses for the UK is certain to create a little discussion. The whole notion of 'Best Roses' discussion depends a fair bit on what you want the roses for, for example if you wanted to use roses as a low hedge you could use the Chinese 'winged rose' Rosa sericea. Or for a ground cover rose you could use 'Cambridgeshire', we think one of the best, or maybe the vigorous 'Grouse'. So we are going for 'overall' best flowering roses. Proven performers in the garden
With so many great roses available it does come down to personal preference, but here is our selection. Feel free to disagree, even send us your own list.......
- Double Delight Rose
This is a white to pink hybrid tea rose.
- Tequila Sunrise Rose
Red on Yellow hybrid tea rose, great color.
If you are looking for vibrant yellow, with a touch of the exotic, this is the one.
- Iceberg Rose
An outstanding and proven performer, repeat flowering, disease resistant and great white flowers.
- Graham Thomas Rose
Golden yellow flowers, this is a David Austin Rose. Graham Thomas is a repeat blooming, disease resistant rose. Lightly scented and a great yellow.
This a classic and vigorous rose that has served us well for many years. It takes well to pruning and never fails to produce masses odf flowers.
- Fragrant Cloud Rose
Large red blooms with a strong 'rose fragrance'. This rose smells like a rose should.
- Pierre de Ronsard Rose
A relatively small climber, but lots of flowers over a long period. Named after a French poet,this rose has a light fragrance is hardy and a reliable climbing rose.
- Gertrude Jeckyll Rose
Another David Austin pink flowered fragrant beauty, named after garden designer Gertrude Jeckyll. Give this one a light prune it spring and again in the autumn. Makes a good cut flower.
- Desprez A Fleur Jaunes Rose
A vigorous climber that can reach 3-4mtr. Apricot flowers with an musky perfume
- Sweet Haze Rose ®
This is a new release from Rosen Tantau. Yes, we know this is rose of the year, however we love it for lots of reasons. It's less formal than many roses, its long blooming or repeat flowering. It has great lilac-pink flowers that carry a nice scent and is a low grower. We think it will be popular for a long while.
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- Princess Alexandra Rose
Long stems, great deep pink color and not to many thorns. A great rose, indeed one of the best garden varieties, for cut flowers.
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