Lower Maintenance Roses for Florida

Malcolm M. Manners


Roses (Rosa L. spp. and hybrids) have a reputation for being difficult to grow in the Florida garden. By understanding how the State's soils and climate affect them, and by selecting appropriate cultivars on appropriate rootstocks, one can be a successful grower of roses in Florida. Horticultural classes of roses known to be well-adapted are described, and cultivars known to be healthy, productive, and long-lived in Florida with relatively little care, are recommended.

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Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.     ISSN 0886-7283