Choosing a rose requires research if you want to get the rose that's best suited for your situation. You may be selecting a rose to fill a specific role in the landscape or simply need one that will survive in your garden's growing conditions.
Whatever the case, you can take the guesswork out of choosing a rose with our easy-to-follow guide. Find the growing conditions that match your needs, and you'll find a rose, or two, that could work for you.
Roses thrive when they get at least six hours of sun and rich, well-drained soil. When you're looking for a rose for this situation, you have limitless choices. You can't go wrong with All-America Rose Selections (AARS) winners, like 'Pink Promise.'
'Pink Promise' The official rose of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and a 2009 AARS winner, 'Pink Promise' unfurls 5-inch-wide blossoms atop long, elegant stems ideal for cutting. Blooms boast a light, fruity fragrance. Foliage shrugs off disease with ease. A percentage of the sales of this beauty go to fund breast cancer education and early detection.
Size: 5 feet high and 3-4 feet wide
Hardiness: , may survive winters in Zone 5 with protection
Landscape Use: Mixed planting beds and borders, cutting gardens
Other great roses for ideal sites include our favorite fragrant roses