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Thornless Roses

Thornless roses really are a gardeners dream and are the perfect choice for high traffic areas or children’s gardens. We have listed the best thornless and nearly thornless roses below and some popular varieties include: 'A Shropshire Lad' and 'Mutabilis'.

A nearly thornless rose will generally only have thorns on its old and thicker stems with new growth generally being thorn free. As well as being virtually thorn free the roses below have been selected for offering a wonderful perfume and being fantastic growers. For instance the beautiful old climber 'Madame Alfred Carriere' is unusual in that it will grow well on a north wall and reach heights of 20ft or more.

Thornless Roses

Thornless roses really are a gardeners dream and are the perfect choice for high traffic areas or children’s gardens. We have listed the best thornless and nearly thornless roses below and some popular varieties include: 'A Shropshire Lad' and 'Mutabilis'.

A nearly thornless rose will generally only have thorns on its old and thicker stems with new growth generally being thorn free. As well as being virtually thorn free the roses below have been selected for offering a wonderful perfume and being fantastic growers. For instance the beautiful old climber 'Madame Alfred Carriere' is unusual in that it will grow well on a north wall and reach heights of 20ft or more.

A Shropshire Lad
(David Austin English Climbing Rose)
Cecile Brunner
(Climbing Rose)
Cornelia
(Shrub Rose)
Iceberg
(Climbing Rose)
Kathryn
(Floribunda Rose)
Kew Gardens
(David Austin English Shrub Rose)
Madame Alfred Carriere
(Climbing Rose)
Mortimer Sackler
(Climbing Rose)

There is only one completely thorn free rose available today that is the magnificent 'Zepherine Drouhin' which was first cultivated in 1868. Featuring cerise-pink blooms on a white base it is a fabulous example of a climbing rose that will also make a fantastic scented hedge.

Another almost thorn free rose worth mentioning is the vigorous shrub rose 'Cornelia' which has very lovely rosette flowers that are a rich apricot colour flushed with pink and are borne in large arching trusses continually from summer to autumn.

A lot of the thornless roses are also remarkably easy to maintain which makes them the perfect choice for gardeners at any level. If you are looking for a very pretty rose bush for your garden, then the superb 'Kathryn' really is worth a look. With red-mauve blooms and a distinctive white reverse which is quite unusual.

View our full collection of thornless and almost thornless roses above and place your order online for fast UK delivery.


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