Best Roses For Pots

Thinking of growing roses in containers? These are the best varieties

'Ballerina' roses

by Garden News |

Every garden should have a rose, and they work brilliantly in pots on the patio. Go for roses with a long flowering period, vibrant colour and lovely scent to really enjoy all summer long. Here are our pick of best roses for containers.

'Ballerina'

An old polyantha rose with clusters of single blossoms. Repeat flowers through summer. Faint scent. Height/spread: 1.2m (4ft)

From: www.ashridgetrees.co.uk Tel: 01963 359444

Tip: Plant calibrachoa or other trailers around the pot rim for added drama

'Teasing Georgia'

'Teasing Georgia' roses
'Teasing Georgia' roses

This award-winning bush rose has strongly fragrant flowers, opening deep yellow, fading to soft yellow. Repeat-flowering. H/S: 1.2m (4ft).

From: www.thefragrantrosecompany.co.uk

Tel: 01406 424089.

Tip: It can be encouraged to climb in larger containers

'Flower Carpet Red Velvet'

'Flower Carpet Red Velvet' roses
'Flower Carpet Red Velvet' roses

A reliable ground cover rose, producing a continuous display of single red blossoms. Highly disease-resistant. H: 75cm (30in), S: 90cm (3ft).

From: www.classicroses.co.uk

Tel: 01953 454707.

Tip: It’s ideal for use in larger hanging baskets

'The Fairy'

'The Fairy' roses
'The Fairy' roses

This popular compact polyantha rose produces masses of small, double blossoms throughout summer. H: 60cm (2ft), S: 1.2m (4ft).

From: www.classicroses.co.uk

Tel: 01953 454707.

Tip: Good for pots placed on pillars

'Graham Thomas'

'Graham Thomas' roses
'Graham Thomas' roses

An award-winning, upright, bushy variety. Deep yellow blossoms have a rich, tea fragrance. Repeat flowering. H/S: 1.2m (4ft).

From: www.davidaustinroses.co.uk

Tel: 01902 376300.

Tip: Use cosmos ‘Dwarf Sensation White’ as a planting partner

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