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."
Rugosa. This beautiful rose has a rich fragrance which is considered to be one of the best in the rose world. Large, double, bright red flowers which darken towards purple in the hot sun. Dark green bushy foliage and an upright habit. Originating from France in 1901.
Colour: Red / Purple Habit: upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m
Hybrid Tea. This rose gives you the best of both worlds as it has all the attributes of modern breeding with a beautiful old fashioned look. The double, red, fragrant blooms are opulent, full and produced in good quantities. Named to celebrate Parnell's heritage - a suburb of Auckland. PVR 1963.
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.3m x 1m
Hybrid Tea. Well-formed, flowers of almost pure white with a soft cream base. Upright growth. An ideal flower for cutting. Winner of many awards, 'Pascali' is firmly established as the world's favourite white, large flowered rose. Soft scent. Flowers continuously throughout the summer. 1963.
Colour: White / Cream Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 0.6m
Austin. An exquisite rose named after David Austin's wife. Bright copper inner petals are highlighted by pale coppery yellow outer petals on deeply cupped blooms. A strongly fragrant, sensuous rose well worth growing. 1999. PVR.
Colour: Apricot / Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m
Austin Std. An exquisite rose named after David Austin's wife. Bright copper inner petals are highlighted by pale coppery yellow outer petals on deeply cupped blooms. A strongly fragrant, sensuous rose well worth growing. 1999. PVR.
Colour: Apricot / Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std
Patio Std. An outstanding Patio rose which actually has quite large hybrid tea type flowers. These are a very bright crimson/scarlet in shade. Nice and compact with a very free flowering habit. Light fragrance. Eye-catching in the garden or a container. 1988. PVR.
Colour: Red / Red Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std
Hybrid Tea. Named for the well known French Artist and no doubt inspired by his work. The flowers have tones of warm pink and red with brush strokes of bright white. Most unusual and striking. Healthy dark green foliage. Repeats well. PVR. 1992.
Colour: Red / White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 0.6m
Hybrid Tea. This beautiful rose is AKA as 'Something Special' so I guess in many ways that is apt. The rose itself is quite lovely with tight spiral buds that open to fragrant blooms that are a blend of soft creamy yellow and golden apricot. Shows good disease resistance and repeats well. PVR 2001.
Named to honour the late Paul Holmes, Broadcaster, KNZM 1950-2013.
Colour: Apricot / Cream Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 90cm x 45cm
Rambler. Medium sized fragrant and fully double flowers that open flat. The flowers are coloured a rich salmon with coppery apricot overtones. Nice shiny foliage that also has tones of copper. Repeats on and off throughout the season especially if in a nice sunny spot. 1900.
It is a few years since I had 'Paul Transon' in my garden but it was a rose I always admired and enjoyed growing.
Colour: Pink / Apricot Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m
Rambler Std. A lovely old rose with slightly muddled medium sized blooms that are fully double. The flowers are shades of salmon pink with coppery overtones. The foliage is glossy green and also has coppery overtones. Nice fragrance and plenty of blooms. A pleasing rose dating back to 1900.
Colour: Pink / Red Habit: Cascading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std