Roses have arrived and are in stock at Farmington Gardens! Visit today and explore our diverse collection of over 200 varieties this year. With such a wide selection of colors, growing habits. and scents, there is a perfect rose for every garden.
Read our Rose Care Guide to learn more about planting, general maintenance, and any potential problems you might encounter.
2023 Varieties in stock now!
Hybrid Tea: This is the florist rose. They generally have longer stems with one large flower. Hybrid teas are probably the most popular type, and are often what everyone imagines when they think of a rose. Beauty comes at a price though, as hybrid teas are a little bit pickier about pruning and some can be more disease prone.
Grandiflora: Big flowered like a Hybrid tea, but with multiple blooms per stem, and generally not as long-stemmed as a hybrid tea.
Floribunda: Floribundas have lots of smaller flowers per stem, but otherwise they grow much like a grandiflora.
Climbing: The myth here is that they will actually climb, which they don’t. Climbing roses have very long stems which are ideal for training on arbors and trellises, but they have no means to actually grab onto something by themselves. Most climbing roses only bloom one to two times per year, as compared to the previous three types, which usually bloom perpetually. Flowers are generally smaller than a hybrid tea or grandiflora, but they make up for that in sheer numbers.
Rugosa: These spiny little shrubs make a great hedge for that “get out of my yard” look. This is the prickliest rose you could imagine, but it is also one of the toughest. It is generally covered with masses of fairly large single (or slightly smaller double) flowers. The flowers will give way to massive red or orange rose “hips” (fruit) that are highly ornamental and are used for many medicinal tonics and teas. They will also get a striking orange to red fall foliage color. A remarkable plant, and very recommended for many situations, both friendly and non-friendly.
Miniature: They look cute in the decorative pots at the supermarket, but they do not usually stay six inches tall. Many of the miniature roses can reach over a foot tall over time, but the flowers and foliage are still very small. A lot of the super dwarf varieties that you can buy are not sufficiently winter hardy to be of any landscape value, but we carry some of the “larger minis” that can be successfully planted outdoors.
Trees: Rose trees are accomplished by grafting, and will have a graft union right below where the head starts to form. These are the same as the above varieties, but perched a little bit higher. The graft union can be somewhat cold sensitive, so it is a good idea to wrap the trees in colder winters for optimum growth.
Shrub: Everything else gets thrown in this category. Groundcovers, wild roses, and the like are all distinct, but are too few in number to get their own categories.