Although they can be demanding, rose flowers are some of the most commonly grown flowers in gardens and landscapes. For whichever variety you choose, there are some essential things to know.
There are seven types of rose flowers: floribunda, hybrid tea, grandiflora, shrub and landscape, climber, miniature and tree roses.
Roses should be frequently and slowly watered until the soil is thoroughly soaked. Most roses need to be fertilized at least twice during the growing season.
Rose flowers are subject to fungal diseases. The most common ones are: black spot disease, rust, downy mildew and anthracnose.
The most common rose pests are Japanese beetles, aphids and thrips.
Rose flowers are pruned to control the shape and size of the plant. Proper pruning will lead to more rose flowers and an overall healthier plant.
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