Growing guide

How to grow roses

Quick facts

  • Flowers in summer; with many repeat-flowering into autumn
  • Plants last for many years
  • They love sun, although some will cope in light shade
  • Plant them in rich, moist but well-drained soil
  • Ideally prune them annually
  • Deadhead to boost flowering
  • Make new plants by taking cuttings

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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