You can grow beautiful, fragrant roses without resorting to chemicals.

By Barbara Wilde


Old roses: Roses that were bred before 1867, the year the modern hybrid tea rose was first introduced.

Once-blooming: Roses that bloom heavily in early summer and do not repeat bloom.

Rambler: Similar to climbing roses, ramblers are trained to grow on a fence. They are once-blooming.

Remontant: Roses that bloom heavily in early summer and then have a second, lighter flowering in early fall.

Single flowers: Five to seven petals in a single row.

Shrub: Hardy, easy-to-grow roses for low-maintenance landscaping with other shrubs and perennial flowers.

Top 10 Roses

Top 10 Roses
Variety Source
Cornelia B & B Nursery & Propagators
Dornroschenschloss Sababurg Hortico Nurseries Inc.
Frau Dagmar Hartopp B & B Nursery & Propagators
Ghislaine de Feligonde Hortico Nurseries Inc.
Great Maiden's Blush B & B Nursery & Propagators
John Davis Hortico Nurseries Inc.
Moje Hammarberg Hortico Nurseries Inc.
Palmengarten Frankfurt Hortico Nurseries Inc.
Rosa Glauca B & B Nursery & Propagators