Today ’s gardener can pick and choose from many more different kinds of roses. There are the large Panarosa shrub roses, tall columnar Spire roses, old-fashioned Antico Moderno roses, Fairy tale shrub roses also with nostalgia blooms, Midinette miniature climbing roses and an ever-expanding range of Colourscape groundcover and short shrub roses.
In part one of the Types of Roses series we looked at Antico Moderno and Hybrid tea roses, and in part two we explored Spire roses and Floribundas.
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A dense, shrubby growth habit, grows vigorously and flower continuously, producing blooms reminiscent of old-fashioned roses.
In the garden
suitable for formal or informal gardens, mixed borders, and containers. Plant 80cm apart.
‘Bedford Jubilee’, ‘Blue Fairy’, ‘Candice’, ‘Rooibos rose’, ‘Clocolan’, ’Threads and Crafts, ‘Passion of St Peters’, ‘‘Magaliesburg Rose’, ‘Spirit of Sacs’, ‘Avril Elizabeth Home’, and ‘University of Pretoria Centenary’.
Grow into free-standing specimens, 2m to 3m high and wide with flowers on every cane, providing a panorama of roses. The flower shapes can vary from hybrid tea to double and the old-fashioned shapes. They are hardy and drought tolerant.
In the garden
Use as single specimen plants or as a group in a large garden, as a hedge or along a fence. Like a climbing rose, they can be trained up a pillar, over an arch or a pergola, and will outperform climbing roses because they are neater growers and flower more prolifically.
'Artista Panarosa’, ‘Fairest Cape’, ‘French Panarosa’, Gülilah’, ‘Salmon Panarosa’, ‘The Ridge School’, ‘and Walter Sisulu’.