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 handsome red rose that does not fade as quickly as some in the summer sun. Large blooms with an informal cupped shape and a delicious fragrance. Dark green foliage, not too many thorns and generally healthy. Named for Mr Austin's father-in-law. PVR. 1993.
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 90cm x 120cm
Austin Std. A handsome red rose that does not fade as quickly as some in the summer sun. Large blooms with an informal cupped shape and a delicious fragrance. Dark green foliage, not too many thorns and generally healthy. Named for Mr Austin's father-in-law. PVR. 1993.
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std
Stunning near single flowers of a rich velvety crimson purple with stunning yellow stamen contrast. This is a tall upright bush aka Rugosa gallica violacea and is said to have originated in Holland around 1700's. Deciduous
This once only flowering rose should only be pruned after flowering to ensure the next seasons flowers and so not in winter.
Colour: Purple / Yellow Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.4m x 1.8m
Hybrid Perpetual. Large globular blooms which are very fragrant will appear continuously throughout summer. The blooms are toned silvery pink with a hint of lilac and are cup shaped with masses of petals. Originating from France - 1842.
Colour: Pink / Mauve Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm
Bourbon. The slender canes of this lovely old fashioned rose are long and willow-like. The rose pink blooms are medium sized, perfectly cupped and fabulously fragrant. Repeats well from summer to autumn if treated kindly. From France 1872. Sometimes called 'The Shell Rose'.
Colour: Pink / Mauve Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 90cm
Climber Hybrid Tea. A beautiful rose with blended soft apricot-orange, hybrid tea shaped blooms that have a warm yellow reverse. Nice fragrance and foliage. A great rose to use as an upward pillar. PVR 1990.
Colour: Orange / Yellow Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m
Tea. Consistently popular world wide since its introduction in 1910. The Lady has long, copper-apricot buds that open to large, loose, double blooms of warm yellow. The stems and foliage have tones of purple-bronze which complement the blooms rather nicely. A heady, fruity fragrance is an added bonus.
Named after Lady Hillington the wife of Baron Hillington of Hillingdon Court, Uxbridge where the breeder of this rose, Lowe and Shawyer had a nursery.
Colour: Yellow / Yellow Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 1m
Climber - Tea. Consistently popular around the world since its introduction in 1910. The deep apricot buds open to large, loosely filled double blooms with a heady fragrance of fruit and tea. Attractive bronze red foliage and relatively few thorns. Repeat flowers for months - the Lady is indeed a lovely rose. 1917.
This rose is also available in bush form and has been equally popular since its introduction in 1910.
Colour: Yellow / Yellow Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m
Austin. Large, fullly cupped rosettes with outer petals that re-curve back slightly. Shaded a rich deep pink with a deliciously, fruity, fragrance with a hint of raspberry. Named for the late Baroness Strange who lived in Megginch Castle, Scotland. A good woman and a good rose. PVR. 2006.
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m