The Different Types of Roses
There are many different types of roses. With so many species and hybrids to choose from, to help in the classification process, roses are broken into three main groups which are then divided into sub-categories.
The three main categories for roses are Wild Roses, Old Roses and Modern Roses. When shopping for roses and with so many to choose from, it can be hard to know the differences between all the different rose flower types.
However, here are some helpful facts about the species of roses to help you better understand all of the rose types available.
The most popular types of Wild Roses include ones that are in the form of bushes or vines which climb upwards. Roses like the Lady Banks Rose or the Rambler Rose can grow anywhere from 20 to 50 feet tall.
They usually need to be supported to help them climb, often by walls or sticks, depending on where you want to plant them. Both need to receive good amounts of sunlight to grow, but are fairly resilient in poor growing conditions, as are many other Wild Roses.
Other tough Wild Roses include the Redleaf Rose, which tends to look more like a bush, and the Rugosa Rose which is a native of Japan and Siberia. The Rugosa Rose sprouts fragrant flowers and is another plant which can grow in harsher conditions, reaching anywhere from 4 to 6 feet in height.
Myths And Facts About Roses…
Old Roses get their classification justly. Many of them have been cultivated for centuries and are among the most popular out of the many different types of roses. Gallica Roses are the oldest known cultivated rose.
The flowers retain their perfume even when dried and come in red, pink, purple and stripped. The Alba Rose is another one of the oldest roses known in cultivation. China Roses got their name when they first arrived in Europe and became very popular, since they were the first continuous flowering roses seen there. Another popular Old Rose is the Damask Roses, which gets its name from its damask fragrance, used in perfumery.
Many Modern Roses come from cross-breeding and were introduced during the 20th century, hence their title. Some of the most popular Modern Roses include Canadian Roses, English Roses introduced in the 1970’s, Floribunda Roses, Landscape Roses, Grandiflora Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses and Hybrid Musk Roses.
When shopping for roses, it is important to know the ideal conditions for each type. Whether planting Wild Roses, Old Roses or Modern Roses, plenty of sunlight and water as well as fresh soil is ideal for healthy plant life. With many different types of roses to choose from, there is no end to the gardening possibilities you can create.