Patio roses, bred specially for container growth, bring compact charm to smaller spaces.
With perfect, small flowers and easy care, they thrive in pots or flower beds alike.
Regular watering and occasional rose feed will keep them blooming throughout summer.
Light pruning and deadheading after flowering helps maintain their shape.
For container planting, choose a sunny spot and a pot that is at least 12inches deep and plenty of grit for drainage. Repot every few years for a nutrient boost.
In beds, use them as lovely edging or on slopes to reduce soil erosion. Prune during dormancy (November-February) for healthy growth.
Come winter, patio roses go dormant, tolerating snow and frost. But do protect non-frost-proof pots.
Avoid pruning during very cold weather, and they’ll flourish beautifully in any garden.