Descriptions: Roses are woody perennials
with fragrant blossoms that are in layers blossoms
vary in size from less than an inch to several
inches across.. Roses are shrubs, climbing vines
and free standing plants. Many roses have thorns
on their stems.
Size: Most rose bushes range from 2' to
4 feet tall, but there are also climbing rose
bushes that can reach much taller.
Symbolism: Roses are the symbol of love.
Refer to the symbolism
of roses for additional details of what each
rose color means.
Grow Details: Roses can be challenging
to grow they require more attention than many
Soil Type: Rich
- Well Drained
Soil PH: PH 5.5 - 6.8
Water: Light Watering
Light: Full Sun
Height: Most rose bushes are 2'
to 4' tall.
Flower Colors: White, Yellow, Pink,
Purple, Lavendar, Red, Peach, Orange,
Propagation: Roses can be propagated
Blooming Period: Spring to Fall
Herbal Remedy Properties: Roses have been
long used in Chinese traditional medicine. Roses
have been used for stomach problems, and are being
investigated for controlling cancer growth.
Native Area: Roses are native to Asia,
Europe, North America, and northwest Africa.
Other: Rose hips are occasionally made
into jam, jelly, and marmalade, or are brewed
for tea, primarily for their high vitamin C content.