Patio roses are simply small rose. Typically they grow to
between 45cm (18in) and 60cm (2ft). They are ideal for pots and tubs, also
at the front of a border when grouped in odd numbers. Miniature roses are
even smaller, ranging from 25cm (10in) to 30cm (1ft).
Patio roses are often used an
alternative to, or combined with summer bedding plants. The roses
will flower all summer long providing a great display of colour.
They are of course totally hardy and being perennials will appear
year after year. We think they are very good value.
Patio roses require the normal care that
applies to other roses (see the left hand menu). Their pruning
requirements are however minimal and very simple to do. Click "pruning
roses" on the left for more details.
A common mistake is to try to grow patio roses indoors.
In most cases this is doomed to failure. The roses are fully hardy and
need conditions that are rarely found in a heated house.
By all means
take a potted patio rose indoors for a day or two, any
longer and they will begin to suffer.
Below we give the website addresses of some well
respected online suppliers of patio rose suppliers.
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