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Roses For Shade

Everyone knows that roses love the sun and are often at their best in a south facing garden where they can enjoy a full day of sunshine. But what you probably didn’t know is that there are plenty of roses that will flower admirably in partial shade.

Some tips for helping you to grow roses in a shady spot are: plant the rose where it doesn’t have too much competition from trees or hedges. Make sure there are no overhanging branches and they are not planted under trees. With those tips in mind most of the Rugosa family of roses and most ground cover varieties will cope with partial shade.

Roses For Shade

Everyone knows that roses love the sun and are often at their best in a south facing garden where they can enjoy a full day of sunshine. But what you probably didn’t know is that there are plenty of roses that will flower admirably in partial shade.

Some tips for helping you to grow roses in a shady spot are: plant the rose where it doesn’t have too much competition from trees or hedges. Make sure there are no overhanging branches and they are not planted under trees. With those tips in mind most of the Rugosa family of roses and most ground cover varieties will cope with partial shade.

A Shropshire Lad
(David Austin English Climbing Rose)
Blush Noisette
(Climbing Rose)
Bonica
(Shrub Rose)
Buff Beauty
(Shrub Rose)
Felicia
(Shrub Rose)
Rose de Rescht
(Shrub Rose)
Roseraie de L'Hay
(Rugosa Rose)
The Fairy
(Shrub Rose)
Westerland
(Shrub Rose)

Above we have put together a collection of the roses we feel work best in a shady location and we will talk you through a couple of our favourites. First up is probably one of the most popular Rugusa roses the absolutely fabulous
'Roseraie De L’Hay'
. With long pointed scrolled buds that open to deep crimson blooms with cream coloured stamens it features fragrant blooms that smell like sugared almonds.

Another popular choice for shaded areas is the David Austin bred 'Gentle Hermione' which is proving to be a very robust and hardy English rose. With lovely flowers of soft blush pink on the outside with pure pink at the centre and a strong classic old rose perfume with a hint of myrrh. It is also the perfect rose for inexperienced gardeners as it is extremely disease resistant and blooms throughout the season.

If you would like more information on any of our rose bushes then feel free to give us a call on 01939 211900 or if you live in Shropshire why not come and visit our nursery. Located in Hadnall near Shrewsbury our nursery is home to over 900 varieties of rose so place your order today for fast UK delivery.


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