Different Types Of Roses

Climbing Roses
Although climbing roses do not actually climb like vines do, they have stiff, upright canes that can be manually trained along a support. Some canes can reach upwards of fifteen feet. Climbing roses produce more flowers when grown horizontally rather than vertically. They are commonly attached to walls, fences, and trestles. They tend to have large flowers and are almost always repeat bloomers.

English / David Austin Roses
David Austin roses have the rosette form and heady fragrance of Old Roses with the repeat flowering capability and wider color range of Modern Roses. Despite their popularity, they are susceptible to disease and not as hardy as other varieties.

Explorer Roses
Canadian explorer roses are mostly pinks and reds with a few yellows. While they don't bloom continuously, many do have repeat blooming when dead headed. They also show remarkable winter hardiness even in zones 2 and 3.

Floribunda Roses
Each stem produces a cluster of large blossoms in the classic Hybrid Tea shape. They are generally disease resistant, and tend to be easy to care for. These roses are known for their stocky, rigid shrubbery, and often used in landscaping in public parks and spaces.

Grandiflora Roses
Crosses between Hybrid Tea and Floribunda roses that fit neither category. They are a combination of the graceful blooms of the Hybrid Teas and the repetitive growth cycle of Floribundas. Grandiflora roses have large, showy flowers that are produced on long stems, either singly or in clusters of three to five blooms. Their shrubs are generally larger and more upright than Hybrid Teas. Although hardy and vigorous, they tend to be less popular than Hybrid Teas or Floribunda roses.

Hybrid Tea Roses
Hybrid Tea roses have been the favorite of the Modern Roses, and come in a range of colors. They are known for their long, upright stems, which make them an extremely popular cut flower. Hybrid tea roses have large, well-formed, pointed blooms, which can be up to five inches in diameter. They are the least hardy of the roses and tend to be more maintenance. 

Shrub Roses
Combining the toughness of a wild rose and the beauty of modern roses shrub roses are always a favourite in our northern area.  Generally, they are hardy, easy-care plants. Most shrub roses are repeat bloomers, and their growth is generally graceful and spreads easily. Their bloom style will vary.