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."
Hybrid Tea Std. This large and showy rose has buds that open to shades of buttery lemon in the very centre but fade off to pure white. A lovely rich and musky perfume. Rich green foliage and growth is robust and healthy.
Colour: Yellow / White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std
Hybrid Tea. A nice rose that is generally well behaved and easy to grow. The creamy gold blooms are lightly scented and set against glossy, healthy light green foliage. Plenty of blooms that show good weather resistance appear throughout the season. Bred by McGredy in 1984. PVR.
Colour: Yellow / Cream Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 75cm
Moss. An exquisite rose with tight buds clad with dark green 'moss' that open to reveal small flowers in sumptuous maroon-black highlighted with golden stamens. The blooms carry a sweet fragrance and appear in summer. Small dainty leaves and few prickles. France 1845.
Pronounced 'Nwee duh yoong' this rose is named for poet Edward Young whose poem 'Night Thoughts' was very popular in the 19th century.
Colour: Brown / Black Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 0.9m
Floribunda. Celebrating 70 years of the NZ Gardener Magazine. The blooms are delightfully pretty in a soft apricot-pink colour and charming old fashioned form. Maturing flowers turn a dusky pink. Mid green leaves complete the picture. Deciduous.
Colour: Apricot / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m
Floribunda. One of the very best purple roses with richly coloured deep purple petals that gently fade to lilac. At its best when fully open. Very fragrant and a strong grower with good disease resistant. 1991. PVR.
Colour: Purple / Mauve Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 60cm
Floribunda. This rose is well named as it is in deed very 'Opulent'. Darkest red buds open to reveal large red blooms that are delightfully fluted and ruffled. A very generous rose with an abundance of blooms from spring until autumn. Soft fragrance, good strong, compact grower. PVR 1995.
I grow this rose in my garden and find it to be very reliable and a good performer. Seldom without a flower through-out the season.
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 60cm
Floribunda Std. This rose is well named as it is in deed very 'Opulent'. Darkest red buds open to reveal large red blooms that are delightfully fluted and ruffled. A very generous rose with an abundance of blooms from spring until autumn. Soft fragrance, good strong, compact grower. PVR. 1995.
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std
Floribunda. A truly spectacular rose that has large fully double blooms that are 'painted' with orange and lemon yellow stripes. The glossy green disease resistant foliage is tinted with a hint of mahogany. Very striking. Few thorns. Another winner from Mr McGredy. 1992. PVR.
Colour: Orange / Yellow Habit: Arching Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 60cm
Floribunda. This compact uniform floribunda rose has stunning soft salmon pink blooms with orange hues which are produced in dazzling profusion. These are complimented by attractive foliage which can be tinged with red. A tough and reliable rose that will deliver colour for most of the season. 1998
Colour: Pink Habit: Bushy compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 40-60cm x 60cm
Gallica. Large fragrant flowers that are fully double appear throughout summer and are set against grey-green foliage. The blooms are a rich purple-crimson tone with fiery red centres. Strong upright habit and a good tolerance of poorer soils. Suitable for a robust hedge. From England around 1848.
Colour: Purple / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m