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 strong growing rose with large, richly scented flowers that are dusky pink in the centre softly merging into pale pink frilly outer petals. Very pretty and profuse flowering throughout the summer. 1984.
Colour: Pink / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m
Austin. Showy double, cupped red rosette blooms with a hint of orange. Very fragrant and vigorous strong growth. Definitely a 'standout' as was the English Composer this rose is named after. PVR. 2001. Deciduous
Colour: Red / Orange Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m
Floribunda. A showy rose with an amazingly generous display of deep rich yellow flowers through out the season. A very vigorous healthy grower with a tidy upright growth habit. (Not to be confused with climbing rose of the same name.) PVR Deciduous
Colour: Yellow Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m
Floribunda. Betty Boop is a good looking gal with eye-catching blonde yellow blooms edged in red. She smells good too! Medium growth habit and dark glossy foliage. Makes a spectacular display. Award winner. PVR.
Colour: Cream / Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 0.6m
Hybrid Tea. Another great Sam McGredy rose with large, full, classic shaped flowers of clear orange scarlet. The strong single blooms look wonderful in the garden or in floral arrangements and carry a gentle fragrance. 1993. PVR.
Colour: Red / Orange Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 90cm
Hybrid Tea. Bred in NZ this sturdy rose has large, very fragrant blooms of deep rich purple. Blooms continuously from summer through to autumn and combines well with other roses in the garden. Fantastic for picking. 1987. PVR.
Colour: Purple Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 90cm
Climber. Mr Toogood of Melbourne found the seedling of this simply beautiful rose on his birthday and what a present! Spring flowering with dark, velvet red, double flowers that are very fragrant and excellent for picking. An enduring gift to celebrate a loved ones birthday. 1950.
Colour: Red / Black Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.5m
Hybrid Tea. Absolutely drop dead gorgeous blooms of velvety deep garnet-red from ebony black buds. Good bushy habit and dark green foliage. Delicate perfume, continuous flowering from spring through to autumn. Yum Yum you've got to have one. 1973.
Colour: Red / Black Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 60cm
Patio. A special little rose with almost black buds that open to reveal red black, perfectly formed, fully double flowers. The blooms appear in clusters on strong straight stems. Just a light fragrance. Lovely for the garden or a container, repeats well. PVR 1985.
Colour: Red / Black Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 75cm x 50cm
Hybrid tea. Everyone loves red roses and 'Black Knight' is a beautiful, classic red rose with double crimson blooms that are shaded almost black in the centre. Powerfully fragrant, just lovely in the garden and for picking. Deciduous
Colour: Red / Black Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.3m x 60cm