Roses possess an ancient history from fossilised findings millions of years old, to references 7000 years ago. Noted by Shakespeare and collected by Empress Josephine, a rose should be reliably by your side in any garden.
Romantic and very English, although their origins lie in Asia, they provide years of pleasure, whether in the form of rose bushes or climbing rose plants entwined up walls.
The annual Rose of the Year Competition trials new roses from across the world, taking into account their performance on UK soil. Here at Suttons, we are thrilled to be able to offer the most current award winner - Rose of the Year 2021 - 'Belle de Jour'.
We have many rose plants for sale, including the golden floribunda rose offers months of flowering and a delightful scent, perfect for a border or pot. 'Hot Chocolate' (Rose of the Year 2006) is popular amongst top horticulturalists - an unusual chocolate brown colour, another floribunda type with good scent - something a little different. Why not team with chocolate cosmos for a confectionary inspired container?!
For an eye-catching climbing rose the 'Scent from Heaven' (Rose of the Year 2017), with its salmon-orange blooms and sensational scent, make it a perfect choice by a back door or over an archway.
If you like rose cut flowers, bring them indoors. Our Home Florist Range is for you. 'Timeless Pink' is a passionate pink colour & perfectly romantic. Being a hybrid ‘tea’ rose, which was the height of fashion in the middle of the 20th Century, it offers very neatly formed pointed buds and good straight stems for cutting.
Where & When To Plant Roses?
It depends on the variety of rose but most roses prefer a sunny site with at least half a day's sunshine. They are a great choice for anyone with clay soil but are happy in any fertile soil with good drainage.
How To Grow Roses?
- Feed regularly
- Water in the evening and give the roses a good drink. Always avoid watering the foliage
- Remove fading blooms to encourage continued flowering
- Prune as required for your specific variety
- Roses may also need Plant Supports
They make fabulous gifts and Suttons have many named varieties perfect for a celebration. 'Precious Love' is a floribunda with masses of semi-double red roses - why gift a bouquet of 12 stems, when you can buy a plant which will last for years - a real symbol of eternal love.
A garden is surely not complete without a rose.
Buy Rose Plants online from Suttons