Central Florida Rose Society


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Easy Care Roses

Want to try some “easy care” roses in your garden? The Central Florida Rose Society members have put together this group of suggested “easy care” roses for you.

By “easy care” we mean roses that require less spraying and maintenance than most. Many of our members spray their roses regularly. Others prefer to not use the fungicides, pesticides and miticides that may be harmful to the environment.

All roses may show some signs of Black Spot, Bugs and Mites … these “easy-care” roses just stand up to the diseases and pests better than most. To grow adequately all roses need to be watered, fertilized and mulched. We highly recommend these varieties, especially for new rosarians.

Dortmund

Shrub (grows like a climber)

Bright red single type blooms.  Very decorative, beautiful foliage.  Robust grower.  Can be grown without spraying.

Fairy Queen

Shrub

This low growing shrub will add color to your garden and is so easy to grow that it will propagate it's self. Also looks great when grown in pots.

Iceberg

Floribunda

Large bush, reaching heights of 6 to 7 feet.  Brilliant white single type blooms in clusters, adding a bright spot in the garden.  Flowers are not particularly good for cutting, but does add charm to informal arrangements.

Knockout

Shrub

Add beautiful color to your landscape.  Large loosely formed brilliant red blooms displayed against disease free foliage.  Large bushes, will reach five feet by five feet.  Can be grown in a semi-shaded location, but bloom count will somewhat decrease.  Can be grown without spraying.

Louis Phillippe

Old Garden Rose, China

Also known as the Florida Cracker rose.  Red/Pink blend.  Slow growing but can become a very large, sprawling bush.  Holds well and is a reliable bloomer.  Very disease resistant and carefree.  Can be grown without spraying.

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