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10 beautiful roses to grow

Discover 10 of our favourite roses to grow, in a wide range of colours.

There’s a rose to suit every garden, from shrub and species roses to ramblers, climbers and compact patio roses.

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Roses are easy to grow and tolerant of a range of soil types and aspects. Discover roses for all soil types.

A good rose is not only look beautiful – it should be resistant to pests and diseases such as black spot and rust, and will repeat-flower throughout the summer.

Here are 10 beautiful roses to grow.

A good rose is not only look beautiful - it should be resistant to pests and diseases such as black spot and rust, and will repeat-flower throughout the summer.

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Rosa ‘Absolutely Fabulous’

Named Rose of the Year 2010, Rosa ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ is a compact floribunda rose with good disease resistance and a distinctive liquorice fragrance. It bears primrose-yellow flowers from summer until autumn.

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Rosa ‘Beatrix Potter’

Rosa ‘Beatrix Potter’ is an upright, bushy, deciduous shrub rose with thorny stems and glossy, toothed, dark green foliage. From late-spring to autumn it bears beautiful double soft-pink flowers with lots of petals and a good perfume.

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Rosa ‘Abbie’s Rose’

Rosa ‘Abbie’s Rose’ is an upright but low-growing, bushy, floribunda shrub rose with thorny stems and ovate, glossy, dark green leaves. From late spring through to autumn it bears an abundance of lightly fragrant, double, cerise-pink flowers.

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Rosa ‘All My Loving’

Rosa ‘All My Loving’ is a hybrid tea rose, bearing large, double and lightly scented flowers that are a bright cerise pink on strong stems. The plants are dense, bushy and resistant to diseases. It flowers early and keeps going until the first frosts.

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Rosa ‘A Shropshire Lad’

Rosa ‘A Shropshire Lad’ is a versatile rose which may be grown as a large shrub or as a short climbing rose if given support. It bears large rosettes of many-petalled flowers in soft, peach-pink which have a gentle, fruity fragrance.

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Rosa ‘Constance Spry’

Rosa ‘Constance Spry’ is a vigorous shrub rose that bears fully double, rose-pink, myrrh-scented blooms. It has an arching habit, making it ideal for growing at the back of a border against a wall, and it can also be trained as a climber.

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Rosa ‘Isn’t She Lovely’

Rosa ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ is a hybrid tea rose with creamy gold buds opening to double creamy white flowers with gold and pink tones towards the centre, and a good fragrance. The blooms contrast perfectly with the glossy, dark-green foliage.

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Rosa ‘Cariad’

Rosa ‘Cariad’ is a large shrub rose with grey-green foliage and excellent resistance to rose diseases. Semi-double, pink flowers are borne on thin stems. The flowers have a good fragrance – the classic tea rose scent initially, maturing to a spicy musk.

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Rosa ‘Sir John Betjeman’

Rosa ‘Sir John Betjeman’ is a repeat-flowering classic English shrub rose with a gentle arching habit. The small buds open to open, large double rosettes, which become a deeper pink as they mature.

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Rosa ‘Diamond Days’

Rosa ‘Diamond Days’ is a wonderful hybrid tea rose, bearing yellow-white flowers with a strong citrus perfume. It’s a good all-round rose for the herbaceous border.

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