Answer: You can grow roses in Kansas City! Begin by selecting rose varieties that are hardy in our climate, require less water and fertilizer, and have above-average disease
resistance. Select a rose that displays the color, fragrance and size haracteristics suited to your garden location. Look for roses grown on their own roots for maximum hardiness and ease of care. Many modern roses are grafted, which means that the desired flowering stem is attached to the root stock of a different rose variety. Grafted roses are less hardy than roses growing on their own roots. Here are
some recommended easy care varieties:
Griffith Buck series, Knock Out series, Canadian Explorer series, Meidiland series, Easy Elegance series, Drift series? Roses in these series have been bred for outstanding easy-care characteristics.
There are many roses with above-average disease resistance, beautiful blooms and easy care. Here are a few locally popular varieties: Baby Love, Ballerina, Bonica, Chuckles, Country Dancer, Gruss an Aachen, Easy Going, Home Run, Iceberg, Livin? Easy, Julia Child, Polonaise, Quietness, Summer Wind and Sunsprite.
Hope this short list provides you with lots of ideas for your new rose garden!
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