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."
Austin. A short bushy rose with modest growth habit. The cupped flowers expand to loose, multi-petalled rosettes in shades of apricot and apricot pink. Relatively trouble free with the added bonus of fragrance. 1990. PVR.
Colour: Apricot / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 0.75m x 0.6m
Hybrid Tea Std. Another rose from the Renaissance Series bred by Poulsen of Denmark. Amelia is free flowering with beautifully formed coral pink blooms that have a pleasant fragrance. Nice glossy green foliage and good overall performance with resistance to disease. PVR TM 2002.
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std
Gallica. An old French rose which is very early flowering. Blooms of deep lilac mauve that fade to paler shades of mauve and grey. Beautifully formed flowers with a strong fragrance. Just delightful. This rose is found growing wild in the countryside in many parts of NZ. 1837.
Colour: Mauve Habit: Arching Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 90cm x 90cm
Hybrid Tea. A beautiful rose bred by Mr McGredy. Strong growth habit and large flowers of rich cream edged red. The outer petals suffuse to soft pink. Classic long stemmed buds which are perfect for picking. Nice soft fragrance. Recommended. PVR.
Colour: Cream / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.3m x 90cm
An upright Floribunda with highly fragrant, fully double blooms of lavender mauve. The edge of the petals are a slightly deeper shade of mauve. Continuous trusses hold well on an upright bush and are complemented by the dark, leathery green foliage. 1968.
This rose has won several awards including one for fragrance.
Colour: Mauve Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 0.9m x 0.6m
Hybrid Tea. This sweet award winning rose has abundant, orange blend multi hued flowers and attractive mid green foliage. Prefers full sun, great for picking. It's compact habit makes it great for bedding, container growing or boarder edging. Hardy and fragrant. Deciduous
Colour: Apricot Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 60cm
Hybrid Tea Std. This sweet award winning rose has abundant, orange blend multi hued flowers and attractive mid green foliage. Prefers full sun, great for picking. It's compact habit makes it great for bedding, container growing or boarder edging. Hardy and fragrant. Deciduous
Colour: Apricot Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 40cm x 40cm
Floribunda. This rose will certainly attract attention in full flower. The blooms are a blend of apricot, orange, red and yellow and quite stunning. Nice soft fragrance. The foliage emerges a rich mahogany and matures to a glossy green. Generally healthy and trouble free. PVR. 2004.
This rose is aptly named after stunning and talented NZ opera singer (saprano) Anna Leese.
Colour: Orange / Yellow Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 0.6m
Tea. A lovely old 'Tea' rose that has French origins and dates back to 1872. The elegant, nodding blooms are shaded apricot with hints of cream and rose pink. Mid green foliage and a lovely fragrance. Flowers appear almost continuously from spring through to autumn. Prune lightly for the best results.
Colour: Apricot / Cream Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm