In every garden, there are areas that are not always ideal for planting a rose bed. Semi-shaded locations, tree canopies, buildings that cast shadows and hedges make it difficult for roses to thrive. Locations along house walls radiate a lot of heat and can cause unpleasant burns to the petals. Numerous corners can really make life difficult for roses.
And yet often the love for the queen of gardens is so great that many rose lovers are eager to fulfill their desire for a lush flowering dream just there. And this is also usually possible through a skillful selection of varieties. However, shady garden spots are no rose locations.
For rose locations, the rule of thumb is at least 5 hours of direct sun. For semi-shady and other locations, it is necessary to select suitable, robust and leaf-healthy varieties. There is now a good sized assortment of roses available, as more and more emphasis is being placed on foliage health and hardiness in rose breeding.
Garden and rose beginners recognize particularly robust varieties by the ADR® award, which is awarded to garden roses after 3 - 4 years of growing and being tested in test gardens without the use of pesticides by rose experts. It is considered a kind of rose inspection. But not every rose is registered for this test, so there are many other varieties that are just as robust and leaf healthy and are therefore perfectly suitable as well.
A suitable variety can be found for most places. The robust ground cover roses Aspirin® and bedding roses Sirius® bring points of light to semi-shaded areas with their white flower color and form numerous flowers there as well. The delicate pink tones of Pastella® ignite their enchanting effect especially in these locations. This romantic and leaf-healthy variety convinces with its dense bushy growth and cup-shaped flowers.
The climbing rose group of ramblers sprouts so strongly that they grow into sunny treetops or grow over dead wood. This includes varieties such as Perennial Domino® (red), Perennial Blue (purple), Perennial Blush (white/pink), Perennial Rosali® (pink) and the busy blooming Libertas®. For sunny and hot southern locations on house walls, the heat-tolerant Lawinia® is suitable.
Planted as a rose hedge, the shrub rose Matthias Claudius brings rose romance to any garden and shines in front of wooden fences and hedges.
The salt-tolerant hedge roses Rosa rugosa even manage as roadside greenery, grow on sandy soils and show us that in many varieties there is a lot of robust potential. Many other varieties are also suitable.
Our rose portraits of the individual Tantau cultivars provide thorough information on leaf health and growth habit. Rose nurseries can also tell you which varieties do particularly well in your region.