If you have a flower garden, you, no doubt, have roses. Cathy Isom tells you about a few of the rose varieties that are ouch-free for your garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Roses are known for both their beauty and their thorns, or prickles, that have a tendency to draw blood if we aren’t careful. Accidents and stumbles will always happen. Skip the prickly cultivars and grow child-friendly thornless roses instead.
Fortunately, there is quite a wide array of thornless and nearly-thornless roses available. So you can still cultivate a beautiful and unique flower garden that’s safe if you have kids at home, or you’re designing an ouch-free public garden space.
Check out the Amadis Rambler, Shropshire Lad, Blue Magenta, Chloris, and Cinderella Miniature. The Rosa Goldfinch is a nearly thornless rose bush variety that grows in a large cluster of tiny yellow and white flowers. The Irene Marie Miniature rose, is a variety known for its bright yellow color outlined in bright orange. The bold blooms are disease-resistant, making it easy to care for.
Another popular rose that is thornless and often chosen for cut flower arrangements is the Oceana Hybrid Tea rose. It offers a lovely scent, and the bloom opens into a classic, elegant rose shape that’s popular at Easter gatherings and spring weddings alike. There is also the Outta The Blue Shrub Rose. This shrub heirloom rose is a variety that comes in striking blueish purple shades. It’s moderately fragrant, free flowering, and totally vigorous. Colors may vary based on your climate or the season, or they may vary by the day.
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