Sustainable Environment
Sustainable Environment
We support alternatives to single use plastics
Consumption & Conservation
Consumption & Conservation
We harvest rainwater from our on-site reservoirs
Reduced Carbon Footprint
Reduced Carbon Footprint
With 80% of bedding plants grown onsite
Composting & Recycling
Composting & Recycling
We recycle over 90% of our on-site waste

Choosing the Perfect Rose

Choosing the Perfect Rose

Roses are regularly voted the nation’s favourite plant, creating a showstopping sight in the garden. This year we have grown several hundred varieties of roses on our nursery at Coolings Wych Cross, giving you a wealth of choice and allowing you to find the perfect rose for your garden! We have put together this short guide to help you choose your rose.

When choosing the type of rose for your garden you need to consider a few key factors, such as sunlight levels, positioning, exposure to wind, space available. If you have a small garden, a huge rambling rose might not be ideal! If you are planning to plant your rose in a container, you need to ensure the container is an appropriate size and that the rose is okay to grow in a container.

 

TYPES OF ROSES

Patio Miniature – Smaller, compact varieties that are great for growing in pots. They have tight clusters of small flowers and can be either dwarf shrub or smaller climbing roses.

 

 

 

 

 

Shrub – Varying in height and spread, with some growing up to 15ft tall and wide! Can be enjoyed as individual specimens or grown as a hedge.

 

 

 

 

 

Climbers  – Repeat flowering all summer and well into autumn. Vigorous, sprawling roses which will climb over arbors, trellises, fences and pergolas.

Ramblers – Small to medium-sized flowers held in large bunches. Gives a mass of bloom, once in the year. Ideal as support for other climbers.

Groundcover – Strong, low-growing rose bushes. Groundcover roses grow quickly and provide a colourful carpet of flowers.

 

 

 

Floribunda – Free-blooming, shrubby roses which bloom in large clusters and resist many common foliage diseases.

 

 

 

 

 

Hybrid Teas – Historically, the most popular type of roses, loved for their long-stemmed, beautifully formed, full-petaled blooms. Hybrid Teas are ideal as cut flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

You can browse our large selection of roses in our online shop.