The right rose can brighten up a shady corner of the garden, providing colour and interest, as well as flowers, hips and shelter for wildlife. Most roses thrive in a sunny position. However, some grow surprisingly well in shady areas, as long as the shade isn’t caused by trees, which take a lot of moisture from the soil. Very few roses can take full shade – bear in mind that the minimum you’ll need to provide is around four hours of sun per day.
Roses for partial shade
Want to brighten up a shady corner? Browse our list of roses that can tolerate partial shade.