Identifying Rose Classifications:
Choose One or All

 

Roses are members of the plant genus Rosa. Within that genus, roses are grouped into classifications based on the characteristics that each particular plant displays. When you go to a garden center to choose your rosebushes, knowing which class of rose you want is important. You would not want to plant a once-blooming old garden rose in a spot where having season-long color is important.

 Your choice of rose depends on how you plan to use it and on your personal preferences. Some rose gardeners grow only one or two types of roses, and others grow many varieties. Understanding the classifications will help in making your choice. Happy planting.

 

 

Esther B. Smith, author

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