| PATIO ROSES. Patio roses are simply smaller roses and often bred for their ability to survive in pots or containers. These days many types of roses are grouped together and called Patio Roses. The Patio rose is a fairly modern term and in recent years Miniature Roses and Dwarf Roses etc are often referred to as Patio Roses. They come in a huge range of colours and usually flower throughout the season. Many of them have a pleasant fragrance but they cannot compare with Hybrid Teas or English Roses. Although they are often bought to plant in containers they should also be planted in the garden where they give a great show of colour and often do better where they can grow more naturally . Most problems with roses in pots or containers is usually down to lack of water or food. See Rose Care Page on Main Menu.