If you are unfamiliar with Roses then you may be confused as to what the acronyms that follow our rose names on our website mean. These are an indication of which group the rose in question belongs to. At Jacksons Nurseries our roses are split into eight distinct groups. Below you will find a brief description of each group and links to some examples of roses within the group.
Hybrid Tea roses are probably the most popular group of roses, available in both bush and standard form they have long flower stems and shapely blooms. Blooms are typically medium to large in size, with many petals which form a distinct central cone.
Variety pictured – Rose ‘Dame de Coeur’
Floribunda roses bears their flowers in clusters or trusses, with several blooms open at time. A popular choice the Floribunda rose group is unrivalled for colour, reliability and longevity.
Variety pictured – Rose ‘English Miss’
Patio roses were introduced in the 1980’s and the group now contains several popular varieties. Generally low-growing roses that were once grouped with the Floribunda group but have now been put in their own group of compact versions. Usually growing about 50cm high they make excellent plants for patio containers or at the front of borders.
Variety pictured – Rose ‘Sweet Dreams’
Climbing roses as the name suggests are the perfect choice for covering a wall or screen. Often grouped together with Ramblers, Climbers tend to have stiffer stems, larger flowers but smaller trusses than Ramblers.
Variety pictured – Rose ‘Zephirine Drouhin’
Rambling roses are often grouped with Climbing Roses but the ramblers tend to have a more pliable stems that can be used to run along the soil to use as ground cover or can be used to make weeping standards.
Variety pictured – Rose ‘Paul’s Scarlet’
Miniature roses have increased in popularity in recent years due to their versatility, even grown indoors as temporary pot plants that grow to a maximum height of 40cm. An ideal choice for planting in tubs, edging beds and rockeries.
Variety pictured – Rose ‘Mother’s Day’
Often referred to as Austin or David Austin Roses, English roses are hybrids of old English roses and more modern varieties bred by David Austin to provide the best of both, mixing old rose shapes and scents with more modern colour range, compact habits and repeat flowering.
Variety pictured – Rose ‘Falstaff’
The Ground Cover roses were also introduced in the 1980’s. With a spreading habit they are ideally suited to planting on embankments or slopes although some varieties can be low-growing and restrained while others can grow more widely up to a height of around 1.5m.
Variety pictured – Rose ‘Swany’
Whilst not strictly a Rose Group, Standard roses are tree roses, usually grafted onto a stem around 80 – 120cm to form a lollipop effect but with a less shaped head. They can be used to add height or create a focal point when lower growing varieties are planted around it. The can also be potted and used to create a stunning addition to an entrance or line a path or driveway.
Variety pictured – Rose ‘Iceberg’