About Roses

3 Photos of Roses: 1 a closeup of a pink rose, another 3 pink roses of a different variety in the garden, and a third photo of pink and yellow roses growing outside in a pot

For the Love of Roses 

Roses can be added to your garden to address a variety of landscaping needs—all while adding gorgeous blooms with gentle textures, colors and fragrances.  At SummerWinds Nursery, we have a fabulous selection of roses, grown to thrive in the Metropolitan Phoenix Area and available seasonally, while supplies last.

Types of Roses

Close up of red Mr. Lincoln hybrid tea rose

Hybrid Tea Roses

Hybrid Tea Roses are the oldest classification of a modern garden rose. It is the most popular type of rose and was created by cross-breeding hybrid perpetual roses with tea roses. They make wonderful, colorful cut flowers and have fast-growing upright stems with few leaves and usually a beautiful, well-formed large, high-centered single bud on each stem.

Sources: https://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/rose/hybrid-tea-rose/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_tea_rose

Yellow Grandiflora Rose Bush

Grandiflora Roses

Grandiflora roses blend the best traits of hybrid teas and floribundas. They produce the same elegantly shaped blooms as hybrid teas, but in long-stemmed clusters that continually repeat, like floribundas. The plants tend to be tall (up to 7 feet), hardy, and disease-resistant. Because of their size, grandifloras are suited to hedging and flower-border backgrounds. This rose category was created to accommodate the unique 'Queen Elizabeth' rose introduced in 1955.

Source: https://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/rose/grandiflora-rose/

Rosa Angela Hybrid Floribunda Rose

Floribunda Roses

Floribunda roses offer a bouquet on every branch. The small flowers look like elegant hybrid tea blooms but appear in clusters instead of one flower per stem. Floribundas are a cross between polyantha species roses and hybrid teas, combining hardiness, free flowering, and showy, usually fragrant blooms. Sizes of these hardy roses vary from compact and low-growing to a more open habit and heights of 5-6 feet, ideal for tall hedges. The foliage on floribunda roses tends to shrug off diseases, making for a low-maintenance plant that delivers maximum impact with its continuous bloom cycles. Most floribundas require very little spring pruning -- just removal of dead or damaged wood.

Source: https://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/rose/floribunda-rose/

Landscape Uses & Growth Patterns

Roses can be incorporated into your garden landscape in numerous ways. They can be potted and grown on your patio or deck. They can also be trained to climb up a trellis or wall to provide vertical interest or a bit of privacy. Roses can also be planted right into your landscape to create a scented border or a splash of colorful interest.

Patio with Seating, Table with Tea Set, Bougainvillea, Geraniums, Roses and Lanterns

Click the buttons below to learn more about the different ways you can incorporate roses into your garden landscape.

Bush & Shrub Roses Climbing & Tree Roses Rose Care & Accessories

Rose Varieties by Color 

Please check with your local SummerWinds for availability of specific varieties.  Below is a list of some of our favorites.

Just Joey Rose Bush

Yellow & Orange Roses

  • Just Joey (Hybrid Tea Rose) - shown
  • Peace (Hybrid Tea Rose)
  • Strike it Rich (Grandiflora Rose)
  • Tahitian Sunset (Hybrid Tea Rose)

Close up of coral-orange Tropicana hybrid tea rose in garden

Coral Roses

  • Chicago Peace (Hybrid Tea Rose)
  • Sedona® (Hybrid Tea Rose)
  • Tropicana (Hybrid Tea Rose) - shown

Oklahoma Rose Bush

Red and Red & White Roses

  • Cherry Parfait™ (Grandiflora Rose)
  • Cinco de Mayo™ (Floribunda Rose)
  • Dolly Parton (Hybrid Tea Rose)
  • Hot Cocoa™ (Floribunda Rose)
  • Legends™ (Hybrid Tea Rose)
  • Oklahoma (Hybrid Tea Rose) - shown
  • Scentimental™ (Floribunda Rose)

Intrigue Rose Bush

Pink & Purple Roses

  • Angel Face (Floribunda Rose)
  • Bewitched (Hybrid Tea Rose)
  • First Prize (Hybrid Tea Rose)
  • Fragrant Plum (Grandiflora Rose)
  • Intrigue (Floribunda Rose) - shown

Pink roses growing against a white fence near alternating bright green plants and lavendar

Plants that Grow Well with Roses 

Click the button below to learn more about which plants grow well with roses...

Learn More

At SummerWinds Nursery, We Guarantee Success!