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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.

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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.

Buff Beauty
(Shrub Rose)
Charlotte
(Shrub Rose)
Cornelia
(Shrub Rose)
Desdemona
(Shrub Rose)
Felicia
(Shrub Rose)
Gentle Hermione
(Shrub Rose)
Little White Pet
(Shrub Rose)
Penelope
(Shrub Rose)
Princess Anne
(Shrub Rose)
Roseraie de l'Hay
(Rugosa Rose)
Teasing Georgia
(Shrub Rose)
The Generous Gardener
(Climbing Rose)
Westerland
(Shrub Rose)

Below 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 “Lady of Shalott” which is proving to be a very robust and hardy English rose. With rich orange-red buds that open to form chalice shaped blooms with loose petals and a pleasing warm tea fragrance with hints of spiced apple and cloves. 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 210 380 or if you live in Shropshire why not come and visit our nursery. Located in Hadnall near Shrewsbury our nursery is home to over 500 varieties of rose so place your order today for fast UK delivery.


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