One of the biggest misconceptions in the world of gardening is that Roses are difficult and time-consuming to grow. Nothing could be further from the truth. Roses are easy to grow and are amongst the most tolerant of plants. Obviously, with the correct feeding and cultivation techniques they will perform to their absolute best. However even if you are the most neglectful gardener you should still be able to enjoy the perfection of a rose bush in bloom. After all Roses have endured since time as we know it began, and are still the most popular flower in the world today. So feel the fear and do it anyway - plant a rose or three. If you are still a little uncertain, click on our How To page for useful tips from Harry & Lloyd.
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Roses have inspired poets, writers, artists, designers and gardeners for thousands of years. We are sure our extensive range will inspire you. Remember we have the largest range in New Zealand to choose from whether you love modern Hybrid Teas, old-fashioned Ramblers, Floribundas and everything in between. Just click on the various varieties listed for specific information and range.
"Rose! Thou art the sweetest flower that ever drank the amber shower: Even the Gods, who walk the sky, are amorous of thy scented sigh."
Floribunda. Bred in NZ and when first released demand outstripped supply. A uniquely coloured perpetual flowering rose with trusses of warm brown blooms overlaid with deep orange. Nice light fragrance with good upright growth. Gold Medal winner. 1983. PVR.
Colour: Brown / Orange Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 0.6m
Bourbon. First off this Rose has got nothing to do with Vince Martin! Originating from France in 1874 it grows into a tall shrub that flowers abundantly in summer. The blooms are beautifully fragrant, fully double, globular and toned rose pink with splashes of deep carmine. Light green, healthy foliage.
Commandant Beaurepaire was a French Army officer (1740-1792). His name can be found engraved on the Arch de Triomphe in Paris.
Colour: Pink / Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m
Climber Hybrid Tea. One of the all time greats of modern rose breeding. Never fails to please, always admired. Dark green glossy foliage sets the stage for salmon pink blooms with copper and yellow highlights. Good fragrance, repeats well, disease resistant. Multi award winner. 1974 PVR.
Colour: Pink Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.8m
Gallica. An unusual rose that grows quite tall with strong arching branches. It bears single, deep pink simple flowers which aren't complicated at all. An attractive pale central zone highlights the prominent yellow stamens. Flowers mainly in summer. Good autumn hips and a soft fragrance. DOB unknown.
Colour: Pink Habit: Arching Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.8m
Portland. A unusual rose with grey green foliage and large flowers of rich warm pink that emit a heady fragrance. The continuously produced flowers are excellent for cutting. Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. Truly lovely and a reliable performer. 1863.
Colour: Pink Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 0.9m x 0.6m
China. This is such a pretty rose bred in France in 1902. The almost single blooms are shades of soft orange and pink highlighted with red. And oh the perfume. Flowers from summer to autumn. Lovely. Assume named after Zoe Talon AKA Comtesse du Cayla and mistress of Louis XVIII.
Colour: Pink / Orange Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm
Climber. One of the first introductions in what are now known as English roses. Old fashioned cupped and full blooms in clear bright pink. Only flowers in early summer however the flowers are very long lasting. Delicious fragrance. Healthy and vigorous. Award of Garden Merit. 1960.
Colour: Pink Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3.5m x 3m
Hybrid Musk. When I first started growing roses this was one of my favourites. The small double flowers are produced in large clusters and are a blend of apricot, buff and pink. Nice bronze tones to the foliage and a good musky fragrance. Few thorns. Use as large shrub or small climber. 1925.
Colour: Apricot / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m
Rugosa hybrid. Large single blooms of dark pink highlighted with golden stamens appear continuously throughout the season. The blooms are very fragrant and if left uncut will produce large scarlet hips. Dark green foliage. Shows good disease resistance. AKA Hazel le Rougetel. 1988.
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1.2m
Climber - Noisette. We just love this rose at Wairere and it is much admired in our garden. Seldom without a bloom from spring through to autumn. The flowers are a silky shade of apricot yellow with a loose relaxed petal formation. Good sweet fragrance and simply stunning in full bloom. Few thorns. 1904.
Colour: Apricot / Yellow Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3.5m x 1.5m