Grow Zone Recommendation: The English Rose grows as a perennial flower in USDA growing zones 4 to 9.
Sunlight Needs: English roses can thrive in full sun to partial sun.
Watering Needs: Regular watering is required for healthy English roses with plenty of flowers. At least once a week is recommended for deep watering. During hot, dry weather, they could require more.
Average Size: On average, English roses grow from 1 to 20 feet tall and 2 to 4 feed wide, depending on the variety you choose.
Foliage Color: With chartreuse to golden foliage, the blooms can be varying shades of blue, orange, pink, red or white.
Must Know Plant Care Tips: English roses will grow well in a variety of soils, but they appreciate quality soil amendments like manure or compost before planting. When planting, get them in the ground quickly without allowing the roots to dry out. Slow releasing fertilizers make an effective feed. Trim spent blooms to encourage new growth, and prune your rose bushes in the fall.
Plant Problem Solver: Mulching is important to conserve water and help cool the ground. If it starts to diminish during the season, it should be reapplied. If you choose to grow them in containers, English roses should be soaked thoroughly before planting in a deep container. If planted on a slope, erosion control measures like mulch, retaining walls, and companion planting are highly recommended.
Pretty Pairings: Lovely companion plants for English roses include low-growing spring bulbs, such as tulips or daffodils. You might also consider alliums, geraniums, salvia, bearded iris, aster, and stonecrop.