Easy to Grow Roses

Low Maintenance Roses

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Easy to Grow Roses include roses that are low maintenance, hardy ,and disease resistant.

They include shrub as well as some climbing roses. Many Easy to Grow Roses are new introductions, bred just for that purpose. Some are classics that have withstood the test of time, and are still going strong.

For a rose to be on this list, it has to be: A good bloomer, be very hardy, and able to withstand severe winters and summer heat. It also has to be very disease resistant.

A rose that is easy to grow, will grow and thrive without constant coddling from the gardener. If it is disease resistant,it won't require constant spraying, if it repeats flowers without deadheading, you will get lots of flowers without having to keep pruning off faded ones. And a winter hardy variety, will come back in the spring after little or no winter protection. in a word "Low Maintainence".

Selecting the right rose for your climate, and giving it ideal conditions, will help with the success of your garden roses.

Clicking on the name of each rose, will show you a picture of it, and a chance to purchase these easy to grow roses.


Champlain

The Champlain Rose has beautiful dark velvet red blooms. Orange hips are formed in Autumn. This plant has shown resistance to disease and insects.


Cuthbert Grant

The Cuthbert Grant rose boasts fragrant clusters of 3 to 6 dark red velvet double blossoms. The folliage is glossy green and the plant is resistant to disease.


Pink Knock Out

The Pink Knock Out, Rosa 'Radcon' (PP15,070) rose is another high profile floribunda Knock Out Rose for the landscape with brilliant pink blooms from spring to fall. A great addition to any sunny garden or in containers with trailing perennials. Thrives in humid conditions and is black spot resistant. It is very maintenance free and an excellent low hedge or accent rose.


Iceberg Climbing

The Climbing Iceberg rose is a climbing sport of the famous floribunda that is extremely vigorous. The supple canes need support but can be deployed against a painted surface because it can be considered virtually disease free. Given enough space to develop it will produce a shower of bloom turning it into a virtual snow bank. If one tries to confine it, bloom quality is severely reduced and you end up with a substitute for ivy.Our shipping containers require that all plants be cut to the same height with the result that the first year's performance is primarily providing growth to support the following year's bloom, so please be patient. The same hardiness as the original and just as fragrant.


Baby Love

The Rose Baby Love produces single, sunny yellow flowers all summer long. The abundant blooms are displayed in clusters atop a neat and tidy, self cleaning shrub. The foliage is very healthy with glossy green leaves. These beautiful Easy to Grow Roses (shrub roses) will attain a height of about 3 feet. Plant deeply to encourage better regrowth in spring.


Betty Prior

The Rose Betty Prior is a prolific producer of bright pink blossoms in clusters and the flowers have a spicy tea fragrance. Betty Prior is one of the most popular roses in the United States. The graceful, small, upright bush is filled with single pink flowers that often are often displayed above the foliage. Easy to Grow Roses Betty Prior repeat blooms throughout the entire growing season.


Don Juan

The Rose Don Juan, displays full, cupped, dark red blooms that are carried above dark green leaves. The large double blooms of this climber appear throughout the summer and fall. Don Juan is a good choice for placement by walls, pillars, and trellis'. These Easy to Grow Roses have blooms with an intense fragrance. This plant should be placed in full sun and will attain a mature height of 12 to 14 feet.


Easy Going

The Rose Easy Going produces golden yellow flowers on a bushy plant. The Easy Going Rose is a repeat bloomer which means it blooms in spring, summer and fall. The yellow blloms are large and tend to appear in clusters. Easy Going has a fruity fragrance and the the yellow blooms really standout from the bright green foliage. A mature Easy Going Rose will be about 3 to 4 feet tall and have a nicely rounded habit.


Fire Meidiland

The Rose Fire Meidiland is a mounding groundcover with striking fire engine red blooms that appear in clusters. This low growing plant is a great choice for a colorful ground cover and is very low maintenance. The dainty tough foliage is extremely desease tolerant. They will bloom from April through frost. Use this ground hugging beauty for massing or erosion control. The Fire Meidiland is also ideal for borders, window boxes, and ledges.


Fourth of July

The Rose Fourth of July produces an eye-popping array of large clusters of ruffled blooms that are striped red and white with gold stamens. This very fragrant Easy to Grow Roses climber produces long lasting blooms that blooms and reblooms in the very first season. This rose is hardy and has very good vigor. The flashy green foliage provides a great backgound for the colorful blooms. The climbing canes will reach 12 to 14 feet at matuity.


Golden Showers

The Rose Golden Showers produces sunny yellow, ruffled blooms that smell of licorice and they bloom from spring until frost. The yellow flowers are semi-doubles and can be as large as 5 1/2 inches across. The blooms will age to a creamy white. This climbing rose will attain heights of 8 to 10 feet at matuity. The flowers bloom from May until frost and are set against the backgound of dark green, glossy foliage. Use this attractive free-blooming Easy to Grow Roses for walls, arbors or other structures.


Josephs Coat

The Rose Joseph's Coat produce clustered buds that open to flowers that change from golden yellow to orange and crimson. The loosely formed double flowers are borne in clusters on an upright plant of Easy to Grow Roses with glossy leaves. Joseph's Coat can be grown as a small climber and they are great for hedges. This easy to care for rose is also a rebloomer.


Livin Easy

The Rose Livin' Easy produces waves of fragrant, double, apricot, orange and yellow blossoms with a hint of pink. The Livin' Easy rose is easy to care for, is very hardy, and disease resistant. The foliage is a very glossy green that looks great even without its beautiful flowers. The showy flowers will light up a landscape and it blends beautifully with other colors. These Easy to Grow Roses are very consistant in all climates and are great in the landscape or in mass plantings.


Pillow Fight

The Rose Pillow Fight produces small white blooms with a honey fragrance. The Pillow Fight shrub rose just expoldes into bloom with the white flowers making a startling look against the very deep, glossy, green foliage. Pillow Fight will bloom all season long. The growth is low and bushy with an average height of about 3 to 4 feet.


Purezza

The Rose Purezza produces generous amounts of large white flowers. Purezza are mainly noted for their ability to rebloom. These thornless climbers can grow to 15 to 20 feet in size. Another unique feature is their buds which look like pearls. They can be trained to climb, trained on a pillar, or trained as a rambler. Purezza also displays good disease resistance to blackspot, mildew, and rust, making it on the list of Easy to Grow Roses. This rose blooms on old wood so prune after flowering.

Easy to Grow Roses

To be on this list of Easy to grow Roses, these roses have to have excellent track records, thus making them "easy to grow". They must be able to withstand the most challenging weather conditions, and remain healthy with no significant signs of disease. They must also be very Winter hardy. Surprisingly, there is a pretty long list of roses that are considered easy to grow! You will find roses in all different types and colors, making it easy to fill your garden with them. Scroll down for some ideas....


More Easy to Grow Roses


Carefree SunshineGäó Rose

The Carefree Sunshine Easy to Grow Roses that(TM) Rose, 'Rosa 'RADsun' (PP13,063)',Easy to Grow Roses that produce clusters of deep golden yellow buds which open into single, 3-4" lemon-yellow blossoms. This vigorous, upright growing shrub blooms abundantly from June until October. It also exhibits disease resistant foliage. This rose has its own root.(CPBR #2043).


Carefree WonderGäó Rose

The Carefree Wonder™ Rose, Rosa 'MEIpitac' (PP7,783), displays free flowering roses that have double flowers of radiant hot pink with a creamy pink reverse, creating an extremely attractive show.The Carefree Wonder has bright green disease resistant foliage. It is suitable for hedges and mass plantings. 1991 AARS Winner.Very Easy to Grow Roses.


DartGÇÖs Dash Rose

The Dart's Dash Rose, Rosa 'Dart's Dash', Hybrid Rugosa, produces lovely semi-double mauve-red buds that open to purple-crimson flowers giving off a heavy sweet scent. This hardy, disease resistant rugosa type of Easy to Grow Roses,produce rose blooms repeatedly through the season.It displays large orange-red hips and orange leaf color in the fall. This rose has its own root.


David Thompson Rose

The David Thompson Rose, Rosa 'David Thompson', Hybrid Rugosa, is a hardy rugosa rose, that flowers freely through the season. The deep pink buds open to 2-3" rich fuchsia pink flowers that offer one of the most intense fragrances. The disease resistant foliage makes this excellent addition of Easy to grow Roses to the landscape. This rose has its own root.


DayDream-« Rose

The DayDream® Rose, Rosa 'BAIeam' (PP15,736), produces massive clusters of fuchsia-pink Easy to Grow Roses that bloom all summer long. Each lightly scented blossom opens wide and resembles a little button. Its diminutive size makes it perfect for the garden path, perennial border and container. It was a 2005 AARS Winner. This rose has its own root. p>


Dwarf Pavement Rose

The Dwarf Pavement Rose, Rosa 'Dwarf Pavement', blooms continuously through the summer with large, fragrant, semi-double, pink blossoms followed by scarlet red hips. The compact growth habit makes it ideal for foundation plantings, small and informal hedges or mass plantings. These Easy to Grow Roses are grown on its own root. p>


Forty Heroes Rose

The Forty Hereos Rose, Rosa 'BAInial', sends up large clusters of deep yellow blossoms with each one opening to a beautifully formed flower that emanates a fresh, fruity fragrance. This rose is named in honor of the Forty Heroes from United flight 93.


Foxi Pavement Rose

The Foxi Pavement Rose, Rosa 'UHLater', Hybrid Rugosa, is a hardy shrub rose that blooms continuously throughout the summer with semi-double, deep pink flowers that have an intense fragrance. There is an abundant crop of red hips in late summer, along with splendid fall color. It exhibits disease resistant foliage. This rose has its own root.


Frau Dagmar Hartopp Rose

The Frau Dagmar Hartopp Rose, Rosa 'Frau Dagmar Hartopp', is very simply elegant and i very low maintenance roses. The fragrant, silvery-pink blooms are followed by large brick red hips in the fall. The foliage is bright green, crinkled and disease resistant turning reddish-purple then gold in autumn. This rose has its own root. p>


Grootendorst Supreme Rose

The Grootendorst Supreme Rose, Rosa 'Grootendorst Supreme', exhibits a beautiful, vigorous, bushy plant and it is a profuse bloomer with deep crimson-red, fringed flowers that are produced in clusters continuously throughout the summer. These hardy Easy to Grow Roses will add striking color to the summer landscape. This rose has its own root.


Hope For Humanity Rose

The Hope For Humanity Rose, Rosa 'Hope For Humanity', produces deep wine red buds that open to cupped lightly fragrant flowers with blood red color. This rose blooms continuously through the summer months. The dark green summer foliage has good resistance to powdery mildew. It is low growing and open in habit. This rose has its own root. The advantage of own root roses is that once established they are very resilient. If winter's freezing breezes kill the top growth, the rose will grow back in the spring, and the recovered rose will look the same as the one you purchased.


J. P. Connell Rose

The J. P. Connell Rose, Rosa 'J. P. Connell', is a fragrant, upright shrub with double, lemon-yellow, with 2.5-3" flowers that bloom in June. The J. P. Connell Rose blooms recurrently throughout the rest of the season. The flowers become cream colored as they mature. The dark green foliage is abundant and disease resistant. This rose has its own root. The advantage of own root roses is that once established they are very resilient. If winter's freezing breezes kill the top growth, the rose will grow back in the spring, and the recovered rose will look the same as the one you purchased.


Jens Munk Rose

The Jens Munk Rose, Rosa 'Jens Munk', is a hardy rugosa type rose that has very fragrant, medium pink, double flowers that are 2-3" in diameter and they bloom continuously throughout the summer. In the fall it is adorned with attractive rose hips. This rose has its own root. The advantage of own root roses is that once established they are very resilient. If winter's freezing breezes kill the top growth, the rose will grow back in the spring, and the recovered rose will look the same as the one you purchased.


John Cabot Rose

The John Cabot Rose, Rosa 'John Cabot', has 2-3", double, fuschia (purple, pink, red) fragrant flowers that bloom freely from June through July. The dark green foliage has excellent disease resistance. With pruning, this hardy climbing rose can also be grown as a shrub rose. This rose has its own root. The advantage of own root roses is that once established they are very resilient. If winter's freezing breezes kill the top growth, the rose will grow back in the spring, and the recovered rose will look the same as the one you purchased.


Magnifica Rose

The Magnifica Rose, Rosa 'Magnifica' has the name says it all. It is a very hardy spreading rugosa hybrid with very fragrant, large, double magenta flowers. The Autumn season brings large, orange-red hips. The attractive, wrinkled foliage gives a colorful fall show and this rose is very disease resistant. This rose has its own root.

The Easy to Grow Roses (Rugosa roses)are considered very tough roses. They are very adapting, to a variety of conditions. They are very disease resistant, and also very hardy, making them the perfect choice for Northern climates, but they also do well in milder climates as well. Rugosa's have been around for a long time, thriving with little attention from the gardener. They actually thrive on neglect. They are one tough rose!


Marie Bugnet Rose

The Marie Bugnet Rose, Rosa 'Marie Bugnet',Easy to Grow Roses, a rugosa type rose that has long pointed cream colored buds that open to snowy white double flowers. The 3" wide blooms are recurrent and provide a summer full of fragrance. This hardy compact grower has disease resistant foliage. This rose has its own root. The advantage of own root roses is that once established they are very resilient. If winter's freezing breezes kill the top growth, the rose will grow back in the spring, and the recovered rose will look the same as the one you purchased.


Morden Blush Rose

The Morden Blush Rose, Rosa 'Morden Blush' (PP8,054), produces pointed buds of ivory and blush that open to sweetly fragrant ivory blooms with pink at the center. The low growing Easy to Grow Roses are shrub roses that have glossy foliage to frame the lovely blooms. It will die back to the crown in Zone 3, but flowers on new growth. This rose has its own root. p>


Morden Sunrise Rose

The Morden Sunrise Rose, Rosa 'Morden Sunrise' (PP13,969), produces creamy orange buds that open to strongly fragrant dark orange blooms that later mature to creamy yellow. Morden Sunrise flowers from June to mid-September. This low growing Easy to grow roses are useful as a hedge and really makes a statement planted en masse. This rose has its own root. The advantage of own root roses is that once established they are very resilient. If winter's freezing breezes kill the top growth, the rose will grow back in the spring, and the recovered rose will look the same as the one you purchased.


Northern AccentsGäó Sven Rose

The Northern Accents™ Sven Rose, Rosa 'BAIsven', exhibits unique color ranges from violet to mauve to rich dark pink. Masses of blooms cover this compact, low-maintenance shrub followed by a good showing of hips in the fall. And, donchaknow, it has the strongest fragrance of the whole darn bunch.


Pink Double Knock Out-« Rose

The Pink Knock Out® Rose, Rosa 'RADcon' (PP15,070), is a vigorous shrub with dark pink buds and medium pink cup-shaped blossoms. It is a profuse bloomer. It is also as disease resistant as its parent, Knock Out. The Pink Knockout is crown hardy in zone 4 if mulched to ensure hardiness. It will also thrive in humid conditions. (CPBR #2044, C®) This rose has its own root. The advantage of own root roses is that once established they are very resilient. If winter's freezing breezes kill the top growth, the rose will grow back in the spring, and the recovered rose will look the same as the one you purchased.The knock out series are MY favorites of the Easy to Grow Roses!


Pink Meidiland-« Rose

The Pink Meidiland® Rose, Rosa 'MEIpoque', are Easy to grow Roses that are everblooming shrub roses with pink flowers with a white center. It makes a colorful hedge and flowers until frost with bright orange-red hips that persist far into winter. This rose has its own root. The advantage of own root roses is that once established they are very resilient. If winter's freezing breezes kill the top growth, the rose will grow back in the spring, and the recovered rose will look the same as the one you purchased.


Redleaf Rose

The Redleaf Rose, Rosa glauca, produces clear pink, fragrant flowers in June followed by long lasting bright red hips. The reddish-violet stems and beautifully colored foliage, purple in sunny locations, gray green with mauve in shady areas, are prized by flower arrangers. Own root, Easy to Grow Roses. p>


Scarlet Meidiland-« Rose

The Scarlet Meidiland® Rose, Rosa 'MEIkrotal', produces bright scarlet red flowers. The flowers are produced in clusters all summer long. This excellent groundcover type rose has deep green, glossy foliage that is disease resistant. It may die back in winter, but it will flower profusely on new canes. This rose has its own root. The advantage of own root roses is that once established they are very resilient. If winter's freezing breezes kill the top growth, the rose will grow back in the spring, and the recovered rose will look the same as the one you purchased.


Seven Sisters Rose

The Seven Sisters Rose, Rosa 'Seven Sisters', is a strong growing rose that has seven differently colored flowers depending on the bloom age. These small fragrant flowers range from pink to crimson. The large, dark green foliage has excellent disease resistance. It exhibits small red hips in the fall. This rose has its own root. The advantage of own root roses is that once established they are very resilient. If winter's freezing breezes kill the top growth, the rose will grow back in the spring, and the recovered rose will look the same as the one you purchased.


Snow Pavement Rose

The Snow Pavement Rose, Rosa 'Schneekoppe', is a very fragrant rose that has semi-double, white flowers with a tinge of mauve-pink repeating throughout the summer. The 2-3" blooms are followed by large, attractive red hips in late summer. It is disease resistant and winter hardy. This rose has its own root. The advantage of own root roses is that once established they are very resilient. If winter's freezing breezes kill the top growth, the rose will grow back in the spring, and the recovered rose will look the same as the one you purchased.


Therese Bugnet Rose

The Therese Bugnet Rose, Rosa 'Therese Bugnet', is a hardy shrub rose with large, red to pale pink, double flowers that are very fragrant and bloom from mid-June until frost. The blue-green, long narrow foliage with its red fall color makes an attractive addition to the landscape. This rose has its own root. The advantage of own root roses is that once established they are very resilient. If winter's freezing breezes kill the top growth, the rose will grow back in the spring, and the recovered rose will look the same as the one you purchased.


Topaz Jewel Rose

The Topaz Jewel Rose, Rosa 'MORyelrug', is a recurrent bloomer which has branches that arch to the ground and are covered with 3" amber-yellow, fragrant flowers. The flowers are liberally produced in clusters of 5-10 and fall off naturally, leaving a clean looking plant. This rose has its own root. The advantage of own root roses is that once established they are very resilient. If winter's freezing breezes kill the top growth, the rose will grow back in the spring, and the recovered rose will look the same as the one you purchased.


White Meidiland-« Rose

The White Meidiland® Rose, Rosa 'MEIcoublan', is a hardy groundcover type rose with large 4", double, white flowers that are produced all season long. It does well on slopes and banks and is also disease and insect resistant.The White Meidiland rose may die back in winter, but will grow and flower from new canes. This rose has its own root. The advantage of own root roses is that once established they are very resilient. If winter's freezing breezes kill the top growth, the rose will grow back in the spring, and the recovered rose will look the same as the one you purchased.


Winnipeg Parks Rose

The Winnipeg Parks Rose, Rosa 'Winnipeg Parks' (PP9,122), is a hardy, everblooming shrub rose with clusters of deep pinkish-red buds opening to bright cherry-pink, 2-3", double flowers. The dark green foliage has excellent disease resistance. The red hips in fall are an added bonus. This rose has its own root. The advantage of own root roses is that once established they are very resilient. If winter's freezing breezes kill the top growth, the rose will grow back in the spring, and the recovered rose will look the same as the one you purchased.


Blaze

The Blaze rose is a low maintenance rose that has pure red flowers. Blaze roses provide continuous bloom through fall.It has a mild fragrance with an average diameter 3" The Blaze climbing rose repeats its bloom again later in the season.

Roses that are considered easy to grow include shrub roses, ground cover roses, Rugosa, old garden roses, and various climbers. These roses are from different breeders including Griffith Buck, and David Austin, and some that were bred in Canada or elsewhere to withstand very severe cold temperatures.

These roses are suitable in many garden situationas including arbors, fences, trellis's, and garden bedding roses.

Own-root roses are considered easy roses, because they are growing on their own root system. They are not grafted onto another root stock, so even if the winter were to kill the top of the plant, the roots would send up new canes that are (true), or from the same rose, keeping the plant alive.

They are no-fuss, easy to care for rose plants, that make growing roses (rose gardening) that much easier!

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