HOW TO GROW THEM
Roses look delicate but they are really quite hardy plants. You can grow a range of rose varieties in most climate zones around Australia, except for tropical areas. If you follow their simple planting guidelines and meet their maintenance needs, you’ll be rewarded with tough, long-lived plants that will keep on giving. And the more roses you grow, the more you’ll have to cut and show indoors, too!
POSITION Choose an open spot that gets at least six hours of sun a day and doesn’t get shady until after 3pm.
SOIL Roses love rich, organic, welldrained soil. Prepare the soil a few weeks before planting by forking in compost and aged manure.
Are you peachy keen for unusual shades? Try the floribunda roses ‘Apricot Nectar’ or ‘Desert Island’ for a change from the classic pinks and reds.