A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, sure. But when it comes to care and maintenance, not all roses are created equal.
Which is why Knockout Roses rose to fame so quickly. They weren’t fussy (one of people’s biggest gripes about the traditional rose), didn’t succumb to common diseases like black spot and mildew and they were gorgeous. It didn’t take long for everyone to catch on and now you can find them virtually everywhere.
We’re fans of the Knockout. They make a beautiful addition to your landscape. But when you’re ready for something fresh and distinctive, here are some easy-care rose alternatives to add interest to your landscape:
A cross between full-size groundcover roses and miniatures, with all the disease resistance and winter hardiness of groundcover roses and the repeat blooms of the miniatures.
The low-spreading habit of Drift is perfect for small gardens and combination planters. They brighten borders, fill empty spaces and spread delicately around established plants.
We love My Girl rose and All The Rage and the fact that they are naturally disease resistant, require no chemicals and no complicated pruning. These vibrant roses also come with a 2-year grower guarantee.
3) David Austin® English Roses
A truly eye-catching collection of Pinterest-perfect, old-fashioned blooms. Only David Austin has combined the forms and fragrances of old roses with the repeat flowering of modern varieties for easy-to-grow, healthy, picturesque roses.
This collection contains a shrub rose for every situation, including large pots and containers, mixed borders, even partial shade. Some vigorous varieties can also be trained as repeat-flowering short climbers for small arches, pillars, walls, fences and trellises.
4) At Last Rose
A robust, disease-resistant addition to the garden, this carefree, reblooming Shrub Rose produces clusters of lovely, fragrant flowers over a long season.