Climbing roses
Jane Colclasure

A Shape for Every Garden

Rose bushes grow in very different ways.

Large shrub roses, covered head to toe with tumbling masses of blooms, are a heart-stopping sight. As the blossoms wither, these hardy shrubs fade into the background, transforming into a green curtain -- a perfect foil for other flowering plants.

Hybrid tea roses, all tall and stately, produce vase-worthy blooms on long stems perfect for cutting.

Climbing roses shoot skyward, elevating the eye up and over arbors, doors, and walkways to add vertical drama. If you have limited space, try petite rose varieties in containers; they anchor arrangements with their solid, compact form while lending textural interest to companion plants.

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