These are the
most popular type of roses for growing in any beds and borders. They form
compact bushes and give you lots of flowers throughout the summer. If you are
just looking for a good rose to grow in your garden, then go for these.
generally have two flushes of flower, the first from June to July and then a
second show from late August until the autumn.
fall into two broad categories - large flowered or Hybrid Teas and cluster
flowered, or Floribundas. The only difference between them is the number and
shape of the flowers.
|Large Flowered Bush Roses
Large flowered roses have a single bloom on each stem. They are
usually very well shaped - the classic rose for cutting.
|Cluster Flowered Bush Roses
Cluster flowered roses have several flowers on each stem. This means
that you get a mass of colour in the garden. The flowers are not always as well
shaped as the large flowered varieties.
You can mix
large flowered and cluster flowered roses in the same bed, although some people
prefer to grow just one type of the other.
We have split
our bush roses into three size bands :
Small - up to
Medium - 2-3 ft (60-90cm)
Large - over 3ft (90cm +)
As a general
guide, small bushes should be planted 2 ft (60cm) apart. Medium and large
bushes should be planted 30in (75cm) apart.
Uses for bush
Grow in beds
on their own
Grow in borders with other plants
Some can be used for
hedging (see Uses for
To learn how
to prune bush roses, click
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