Grandiflora roses, are a cross between Hybrid Teas and Floribundas. They are usually taller, and bloom in clusters, or trusses, rather than single blooms.
They grow to a commanding height of 6-8 feet tall, making them perfect for the back of the garden.
They are wonderful roses for cutting. Queen Elizabeth Grandiflora, the finest Grandiflora with a profusion of pleasing pink buds and large blooms on long stemmed clusters. A fun rose to grow and love. The cup-shaped blooms are loose and lightly tea scented. They are born on long.nearly thornless stems.Blooms as a single, and in clusters. Often considered the prototype of the perfect grandiflora.
Grandiflora, one festively colored plant of red and orange that combines like the flames of a camp fire. It is super disease resistant and has shapely buds and blooms. No wonder it’s a Growers Choice.
Rich golden centers, shading to hot pink in the center.
Grows 4-5 feet tall
Plant produces armloads of long stemmed blooms.
Very disease resisttant Sweet peaches/old rose fragrance
Hardy zones 6-10
photo courtsey of Flicker:Lulaboid
Outstanding golden yellow flushed with orange.
Disease resistant foliage
Grows 3-6 feet tall
Vigorous bush is a must for yellow rose fans!
Slight Fruity fragrance
Hardy Zones 6-10
photo courtsey Ryan Somma
Floresent orange blooms are a standout in the garden!
Small blooms appear singly or in sprays.
Grows 3-4 feet
blooms have just a slight fragrance
photo courtsey Drew Avery
Large, cupped double blooms are a wonderful shade of soft, almost velvety Apricot color.
Velvet blooms on a vigorous bush.
Grows 3 1/2 feet high and wide
Blooms have a strong fruity fragrance
Plant has glossy dark green foliage
Hardy zones 7-10
photo courtsey Drew Avery
Deep Pink blooms,are large, and command attention.
Plants are very winter hardy, making them a good choice for cold climates.
This vigorous, upright bushy plant can grow 5-6 feet
photo courtsey Drew Avery
Dream Come True
Multi hued blend of golden yellow fluhed with red edges.
A real beauty!
High centered flowers are borne in long-stemmed clusters that are perfect for cutting.
Tall plants tend to get leggy, so put them in the back, with a smaller plant in front of them!
grows 5-7 feet
Has a mild fragrance
photo courtsey Drew Avery
Large Grandiflora roses, with blooms that are a unique blend of autumn colors. Tones of Orange-red-creamare a stand-out in the garden. Blooms have a slight to moderate fragrance,but don’t let that keep you from planting them, paired next to yellow or orange roses they are stunning. Planting idea Plant them in a round bed surrounded with lower yellow or orange roses, then edge the bed with white allysum.
Colors seem brighter in cooler weather. Glossy green leaves begin as red shoots.
Keed advice on gardening flowers plants trees for the picture perfect garden? When you want a lovely, colorful garden, you need to add some perennial flowers, as well as other plants, and trees. Gardens are all about color and balance. Scroll down for my suggestions (with pictures) and a list of flowers to consider.
Keep in mind bloom time, as well as the mature size of the plant. When building your rose garden, or any flower garden, you should make it a gradual process, always looking at “The big picture” of what the finished garden will be. A common mistake (and one I myself is guilty of) is planting gardening flowers plants trees to close to one another. Be sure you give them plenty of room to grow and spread, without crowding each other.
You especially don’t want to plant shrubs or trees (too) close to the rose bushes. You want them there in the area of the garden, but not so close as to cause shade, or crowd the rose bushes.
Adding a variety of gardening flowers plants trees to the garden, can be an enjoyable process, that sometimes becomes trial and era, so begin with this list of flowers and find some perrenial flowers, shrubs, and a tree or two (depending on your garden size) to compliment your garden.
Adonis Tall Hybrid Phlox has brilliant, bright red blooms and a sweet fragrance. A must for your border or as the cornerstone of a summer perennial garden. These prolific hybrids bloom from midsummer to early fall. Dozens of dainty, fragrant florets cover each 5-6″ flower head with dazzling color. Strong 24-40″ stems. Space 18-24″ apart.
Zones: 4-8 – Full sun to partial shade – Deer resistant
Graceful trusses smothered with dark purple flowers attract flocks of butterflies. Long blooming season, midsummer into autumn. 6-10′ tall with a similar spread. Buddleia davidii ‘Black Knight’
Zones: 4-9 – Shipped in 4″ pot – Full sun – Deer tend to avoid
Unique Characteristics: Deepest of the purple colors, outstanding color, long blooming season, abundant flowers. Attractive fragrant flower spikes that attract butterflies in droves. Resists atmospheric pollution. Great addition to your list of gardening flowers plants and trees to brighten up the garden!
The Weigela shrub also known as (Cardinal Shrub) is a great attention-getting shrub. It loves to show off its trumpet shaped flowers. In late spring/early summer the flowers simply cover the bush from top to bottom.
Lavender’s enticing aroma and unique beauty combine to captivate admirers, including butterflies. Fragrant plants form neat, 18-24″ mounds. Blooms midsummer to fall. Dry the flowers to enjoy indoors. Lavender’s enticing aroma and unique beauty combine to captivate admirers, including butterflies. Lavandula angustifolia
Each 14-16″ high stem is covered with up to 15 large buds that produce fragrant rose-colored flowers in mid to late summer. Petals are attractively outlined in white. All lilies will increase in beauty each year. Pick a few to enjoy indoors. 16-18 cm bulbs. Lilium ‘Showwinner’
Zones: 3-8 – Full Sun to Partial Shade
Unique Characteristics: Perrenial flowers on short sturdy stems make them a perfect selection along walkways. Rewarding to grow, increasing yearly in number and elegance. Nice choice for gardening flowers plants trees to spice up the garden)
This rapid-growing tree from China, similar to catalpa in texture, is well known for its broad crown of large, light green leaves. The Empress Tree can grow as much as 15 feet in a year and reach 45 feet in 4-5 years. Lavender-blue, foxglove-like blooms are an added delight in mid spring. Very tolerant of air pollution. Paulownia tomentosa
Zones: 4-10 – Shipped in 4″ Pot – Full Sun to Partial Shade
Unique Characteristics: Rapid growing trees (similar to Catalpa in texture). Can provide shade in a hurry. Known for its large leaves and foxglove-like flowers. 45′ in 4-5 years. Can grow as much as 15′ in a year. If you want a tree that gets large and grows fast- this is it!
One of the few yellow-flowering trees for gardens! Small 20 to 30′ tall gem is decked with golden pendants of perfumed, wisterialike blooms in late spring. Graceful near entryways and in lawns. Fabulous as a specimen tree. Space 20-25′ apart. 2-3′ trees. Laburnum alpinum
Zones: 4-8 – Full Sun to Partial Shade – Deer tend to avoid. I have this tree, and I love it! The flowers are spectacular!
Highly decorative and exceptionally hardy shrub adds interest to any sunny area of the garden! Huge fluffy clouds of rich reddish purple adorn this fabulous ornamental shrub in mid to late summer and won’t fade in the sun. Striking purplish-black foliage adds interest throughout the year. A natural choice for adding striking beauty to entryways. Makes a wonderful focal point planting, too. Reaches heights of 10-15′ with an equal spread. 2′ bareroot. Cotinus coggygria var. purpurea
While searching for more gardening flowers plants trees for my garden, I decided on this smoke tree and added it to a back corner of my rose garden, I have a nice statue in front of it that looks great!
At just 4-6′ tall with a 4-5′ spread, this delightful dwarf is perfect for borders, hedges or as a stand-alone specimen. After the first heavy bloom in late spring, given adequate moisture, it will continue to flower intermittently all summer long until frost! Fragrant blooms attract butterflies. Fragrant lavender-pink blooms attract butterflies. Unsurpassed for bouquets! Syringa ‘Josee’ Consider this shrub for the back or edge of the rose garden when searching for gardening flowers plants trees. (or plant a whole row! They make a striking hedge)
Spectacular is the only way to describe the Kaleidoscope® Series Hydrangeas developed in Holland and available exclusively in America from Spring Hill Nurseries. They open in mid-summer with gorgeous pastel pink blooms, which change to striking lemon green before eventually creating a dramatic garden display of cherry red. Often during their four to six weeks of blooming, all three colors will be seen at the same time amidst Kaleidoscope’s lustrous dark green leaves.
Kaleidoscope® Hydrangeas love partial shade, so they’ll bring beauty to many spots around your home. They make excellent container plants for your deck, patio, along walks or beside your entrance. They’re easy to plant, require only minimum care, and grow 3′ tall in cooler climates; 5-6′ in milder areas. They spread out to a width similar to their height. Extremely hardy, they’ll grow more expansively and return to create their spectacular color show year after year.
The massive blooms make striking bouquets and can be dried for floral arrangements.
Brilliant flowers stretch 6-12″ wide from midsummer to fall, giving your garden a tropical feel. Blooms grace plants that are more compact than other hibiscus at 3-6′ tall and 3-4′ across. Butterflies love it! Ideal for hedges, screens, borders and cottage gardens. Wonderful plant for adding more gardening flowers plants trees to the garden. Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Lord Baltimore’
Zones: 4-10 – Full sun to Partial shade
Unique Characteristics: Strong, woody-based perennial stems with large downy, rounded or toothed leaves. More compact size than other hibiscus. Large blooms with a tropical flare sometimes reach a width of 12″ in ideal conditions.
This low-care shrub is famed for its showy foliage, which turns a fiery crimson in fall. Mature shrubs are 6′ high and 6-10′ wide, although easily trimmed to any height. Corky bark adds winter interest. Makes an elegant hedge! Most gardening flowers plants trees have some unique characteristics: This shrub has very attractive fall foliage. Lush green foliage all growing season turns a brilliant red in fall. Rounded growth habit and dense branching and leaves make this shrub a good choice for use as a hedge. Corky ridges on the stems give it an interesting appeal for the winter months.
When searching for more gardening flowers plants trees to add to the garden, this tall, elegant perennial gracefully fills in the back of borders. Creamy-white plumes and alternate, toothed leaves give it a feathery, light appearance. Use the latespring to early-summer flowering blooms in fresh or dried arrangements. Carefree native plants grow to 4-5′ tall in full sun to full shade. Plant 3-4′ apart. Deer tend to avoid. Zones 3-7. Aruncus dioicus
The Hybrid Tea Rose is the favored rose of those who like to cut long stemmed roses, with large flowers. They are usually tall, upright plants. Most have wonderful fragrance. They are equally at home in formal gardens, or informal plantings,as long as they are hardy to your planting zone.
Some of the most beautiful dark red roses (especially the ones you get in a bouquet) are Hybrid Teas.
photo courtesy Drew Avery April in Paris
This lovely Hybrid Tea Rose is the palest dawn pink color. It’s fragrance is a tea/rose scent. This bush grows to 5 feet. It was voted in 2008 “rose of the year”
This classically formed Hybrid Tea rose has various shades of gold and apricot. They have an unusual, bright yellow ” peacock” fan pattern on the backs of each petal.
This rose is exibition quality. They do fade in the heat. They are typically called a “bouquet machine”, because of the abundance of flowers the bush produces.
Large flowers can get as large as 6 inches across. Plant can grow 5-6 ft. They have only a slight fragrance.
A lovely addition to the garden
The Bella’roma Hybrid Tea Rose is a lovely yellow/ blushed in pink color.
It produces abundant flowers all season long.
It has a sweet antique rose perfume fragrance
It grows 4-6 feet
photo courtsey; Antonio Motta
Dark rich color rose, are dark red roses with a velvety texture, and mild nutty fragrance.
Grows to 4 feet
It is a continual bloomer, that is very disease resistant.
Great cut flower! Long stemmed roses It was introduced for the florist trade on valentines day 2001
Hardy zones 6-10
photo courtsey: Antonio Motta View more rose images from his lovely garden at www.ameroses.com
This is a large flowered Hybrid Tea Rose. They make really great cut flowers. This plant blooms in flushes throughout the season. It grows to about 2 feet. It has a strong, old rose fragrance. Hardy Zones 6b-9b
Change of Heart
ovely Hybrid Tea Rose
This is a real two-toned beauty.
It blooms steadily all season long.
It has a light spicy fragrance
The bush grows to 5 feet tall
Not only are the blooms on this Hybrid Tea Rose lovely, but it has a captivating heady, expensive perfume fragrance. Just one bloom will perfume an entire garden!
If you live in the right zone to grow these, and you want fragrance…
Upright bush grows 3-4 feet
This is one of the most vigorous and trouble free Hybrid Tea rose
Wonderful long-cutting stems on a 3-4 ft. bush
The scent is that of papaya
Orchid pink color
Enormous old-fashioned full flowers
Super-vigorous blooming ability
One bloom perfumes the room grows 5-6 ft.
This purple beauty has very unique coloring. Bush grows to five feet and has lovely dark green foliage. Long pointed buds open into beautiful double blooms. Great long stemmed cutting rose. Wonderful strong antique rose fragrance.
Hardy Zones 6-10
Available from: Heirloom Roses
photo courtsey of Drew Avery
Most Hybrid Tea Roses are hardy in zones 6-10. Some are hardy as far as zone 5, but I caution you if you live in that zone, to protect them as much as you can!
If you don’t know if you are in the right zone to grow a
Double Delight Rose Two-Toned beauty with a captivating aroma that you can smell from 10 feet away! Creamy white, with srawberry edging, a lovely tea rose!
This classic beauty is an Elegant lady indeed! The lovely pink/Ivory petals will mesmerize you!
The bush grows to 5 ft.
photo courtsey: Antonio Motta
Large flowered, with very dark red, with a lighter reverse coloring.
Strong- fruity, musk, old rose fragrance.
This tall upright bush grows 5-6 ft.
Very disease resistant
Named for the firefighters who lost their lives on Sept.11 2001. “Remember me” rose gardens will be building 3 rose gardens near where the planes crashed that awful day. Each garden will have a rose bush for each victim that day. Nearly 3,000 rose bushes in each garden…
These lovely dark red roses, are actually not Hybrid teas, but Grandifloras. They are very closely related. Grandifloras, being bred from Hybrid teas, are usually taller, with clusters of flowers, instead of single stems.
This one is a vigorous grower with disease resistant foliage. I include it here, because the flower form is that of the teas.
The bright velvety blooms will dazzel you, as it blooms profically for the duration of the season!
Grows 4-5 feet tall slight fragrance Hardy zones 6-10
A very vigorous bush that produces lovely pink blooms, A prolific bloomer for the duration of the season. Long lasting blooms.
Tropical looking Orange-red color. Excellent all season bloom, holds the color well, even in hot sun. Disease resistant except to mildew. Medium upright bush, grows 4-6 feet. Frity fragrance Hardy zones 7-10
Large exhibition size blooms are a shocking pink. Blooms constantly all season.
This is one of the cleanest, hardiest bright pinks.
Grows 3 1/2 feet. Very disease resistant.
Wonderful Old Spice fragrance
hardy zones 6-10
photo courtsey Drew Avery
Large, light pink flowers are classic tea form, produced throughout the season, on long cutting stems.
Upright vigorous 4-6 ft. plant
A slight, sweet fragrance.
Disease resistant bush
One of the best in Pink Hybrid Teas
Gift of Life
photo courtsey Jami Dwyer
Soft golden yellow, blushed with pink, on long straight stems, perfect for cutting. One of the best for cutting!
Produces masses of flowers.
Plant grows 4-5 feet.
Moderate rose fragrance
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this rose goes to the National Kidney Foundation, as well as the Organ Donor Program.
Alba Rose,or old garden roses are very elegant roses. These rose types bloom in lovely shades of white and pinks. Their classification as Old Garden Roses, is such, because they were developed prior to the Hybrid Tea roses.
The lovely colors are the softest blends of whites and pinks. Beautiful in the back of the garden, or as a specimen planting. They do however bloom only once a year, in late spring/early summer.
The free-standing bushes can grow fairly large (up to 7 ft.), with long arching canes. The long canes hang down, in fountain form. A bush in full bloom is breath-taking!
(Rolf Sievers 1974)
This beautiful Alba rose is white with pink/red edges. They have full (26-40) flat petals. They can reach a height of 4-5 ft, with a width of 6-7ft.
It is Very hardy zones 3b – 9b
This one grows in my garden, and each year I can’t wait for the show! I just love the color of the blooms, very soft, and romantic loking. And so…. many of them! I only wish it would bloom more than once a year!
The blooms last for several weeks,and make nice cut flowers, although, I don’t notice any fragrance on this variety.
It is the soft, romantic colors that wow me! To view the bush at night is a special treat also. If you have many white, or light colored flowers in your garden, take a stroll through it after dark, you’ll be surprised to see how the flowers seem to glow!
A beautiful Alba rose bush makes a very elegant addition to the garden. They thrive even under difficult conditions. They are very UNdemanding roses.
Derived from R. canina & R. galica, they are the tallest of the old garden roses.
Most prefer sun, but are surprisingly shade tolerant.
They are also considered pretty disease resistant.
They bloom on second year wood, so pruning is pretty easy:
How to Prune
Cut out dead canes, but leave the others to grow into a tall, arching shrub, for the full effect. Trim to keep to the size you want, right after flowering. But remember, next years flowers will be born on the canes you have right now, not the new emerging ones.
More Rosa Alba:
White Rose of York
The flowers are semi-double, and very white. A very fragrant Alba rose, that is shade tolerant.
Hardy zones 3-9
Sometimes it can be difficult to find the (color) rose you want in a certain variety. These seem to “have it all” Hardiness, Fragrance, and Beauty hard to beat that!
Queen of Denmark
Medium pink color, with quartered, Double, or rosette form flowers. A very fragrant rose with a strong (Damask scent)
This compact Alba Rose can reach 5′ x 4′ wide.
They are hardy zones 4-8
Felicite de Parmentier
The light pink double flowers, have a strong, sweet fragrance. The bush grows upright to 5′.
This one is also shade tolerant, and hardy to zone 4-9 (nice in a smaller garden)
Sometimes called “The Brides Rose”, this Alba Rose has very double, cream colored flowers, that bloom in clusters. The bush produces long, cascading branches, that could reach 15 ft. if left un-trimmed.
These types of roses are extremely hardy and disease resistant. They will thrive as far north as zone 4 without winter protection.
The bushes are very dense,reaching 5-8 ft. tall. Flowers are medium shades of pink or whiite,and range from single to double depending on the variety. Clusters of flowers are born on thorny canes with gray-green foliage.
They bloom once from late spring through early summer.
Large red hips.
These Rose Varieties are shrubby ,vigiourus plants. Most grow to about 6 ft. Some climbers can reach 12 ft. Clusters of sm-med Semi-double or double flowers in white, pink, red or purple. Glossy bright green leaves. Some varieties can be tender (Zephirine Drouhin, a lovely climber) More tender but well worth the trouble!!(check out mine in Heirloom Roses)
Called cabbage roses because of the hundreds or more petals, closely overlapped like the leaves of a cabbage.
These rose types have small to medium size flowers, ranging from white to deep rose.
Clusters of flowers appear on arching branches with crinkled leaves.
Quite hardy, suitable for smaller gardens.
Bloom only once a year!
Semi double or double,small delicate flowers with glossy foliage. Sizes range from low growing 3-ft. rose varieties to 6-foot tall hybrids. Flowers can be pink, red or crimson.
These rose types are Extremely frost Tender!
Medium to large, very fragarant flowers of semi double – double blooms in large clusters of pink or white
Drooping or arching branches.
They are grown in Europe and the Near East for the production of a fragarant rose oil “atter of roses”.
VERY hardy! Blooms once a year with the exception of “Autumn Damask” which will bloom twice.
Small, single or semi-double flowers of pink, red, copper or yellow. Large dense thorny bush. Foliage has an apple scent, especially after it rains. Hardy plants with colorful hips. Blooms once a year.
Also called the French Rose, is considered the oldest identified rose. Flowers come in red, purple or pink, and may be single or double. Rough textured dark green foliage. Hardy, compact plants.
Some varieties are very fragrant, while others have no scent.
This is a cross between a hybrid tea and a polyantha. Flowers in abundance!
These types of roses are low growing plants that are very hardy and produce flowers in different sizes and colors. They are the mainstay in landscaping roses.
This is a single flower of Queen Elizabeth.A Grandiflora rose, that growth habits are upright, vigorous, and tall. It is a disease resistant variety, that has maintained its popularity for more than 50 years. It displays large, pink blooms in abundance all season. Being a consistant performer in all climates, it is appropiately named for the monarch of England.
This class began with the rose “Queen Elizabeth”
This rose type is a cross between a hybrid tea and a floribunda.
The Tea part of this cross gives the flower high centered long stems, the floribunda gives it hardiness,and continual blooms. They are generally tall bushes.
Petite versions of full size plants. Leaves, stems and flowers all miniature size.
Plant heights range from 3 inches to 3 feet or more. Flowers can range from an inch across to several inches. They come in a very wide range of colors, with new ones being introduced continually. They resemble tiny floribundas and hybrid teas, but they are a class of their own. Some are even climbers. Smaller ones can be grown indoors or out, and do well in containers or windowboxes..
These rose types have long canes that can sometimes be trained to grow horizontally along a fence. Training them this way, forces them to produce more of the lateral flowering branches. The stiffer canned rose varieties can be trained on a pergola trellis or arbor. Rose types such as climbers have clusters of flowers.
Some are once blooming, others bloom off and on all summer.
Very hardy plants that flower continually. Low-growing and compact.
Clusters of flowers in shades of white, pink, yellow, red or orange.
Single flowers that are small, and open flat. Great edging or hedge plants.
Some of todays climbers desended from the Ramblers.
These rose types are generally very large, guick growing, hardy plants.
Most bloom only once in early summer. Lots of the old Ramblers have dissappeared from the market.