Carol Klein's favourite roses for pots

Carol Klein reveals her favourite roses to grow in pots and containers.

Grown in pots and containers, roses are great for bringing colour and scent right up to your door. 

Shorter growing bush varieties or 'patio roses' are ideal. They'll do best in large, deep containers – an absolute minimum of 50cm in diameter and the same in depth – to keep their roots cool and moist during summer.

In hot, dry weather, be sure to give them a good soaking every two to three days, and keep them in tip-top condition with our ways to grow better roses.

Discover beautiful roses to grow in containers, with Carol Klein's roses in pots, below.

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Rosa 'Suffolk'

The first of our roses in pots, Rosa 'Suffolk' is a repeat-flowering ground cover rose – perfect for containers. The brilliant scarlet blooms are followed by orange-red hips, extending the interest of this cultivar into winter.

Rosa 'Lady Emma Hamilton'

'Lady Emma Hamilton' has blooms that are an unusual coppery colour. Its dark bronzy leaves and fruity scent add to the appeal.

Rosa 'Flower Carpet Coral'

This beautiful ground cover rose, 'Flower Carpet Coral', has flowers that are flushed with coral-pink. The large, single flowers make this a great plant for bees and other pollinators.

Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'

'Gertrude Jekyll' has classic rosebuds that open to perfect roses. Exquisite scent – grow this rose in a container so you can move it to where you enjoy most. 

Rosa 'Ballerina'

This long-flowering rose has a neat habit, growing 120cm wide and high. Produces masses of pollen, so it's no surprise that it's a magnet for insects.
Grown in pots and containers, roses are great for bringing colour and scent right up to your door.

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Water at the base

When watering roses, be sure to water them at the base. This minimises the risk of rose bloom balling and helps to ensure the compost sufficiently absorbs water.

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