Best Roses Ever
Birds & Bloom has made a list of their top 10 best roses. Here are some of their top picks:
Best Low Maintenance - Knock Out
American Rose Society/Gaye Hammond
Sun, Zone 4 Introduced in 2000, the original red Knock Out quickly became the most popular garden plant in America. Branch out beyond the ubiquitous glowing red original with hot pink, blush pink, creamy yellow and sunset-hued Rainbow Knock Out. This carefree rose does have a catch, though: barely any scent.See the rest of their top 10 here.
Best Double - Orchid Romance
American Rose Society/Conard-Pyle Star Roses
Sun This 2011 shrub rose from the breeders of Knock Out combines sumptuous antique blossoms with modern disease resistance and an ever-blooming habit. The initial burst of color softens to a paler pink.
Best Disease Resistant - Bonica
GAP Photos/Rob Whitworth
Sun to part shade, Zone 4 Perfect for nestling among your perennials or planting as a hedge, this one is just about indestructible. The first flush of bloom in summer is extravagant; later flowers are less profuse.
Best Antique - Madame Isaac Pereire
GAP Photos/Mark Bolton
Sun For the ultimate in romance, look to this antique French rose with its huge cupped blossoms and heady cloud of true rose perfume. Be on the lookout for black spot or rust, especially in humid regions.