A Rose with a Difference

Dog Roses

They are called ‘dog roses’. This variety of roses was brought to Sri Lanka by the British. They planted it in Nuwara Eliya. It has five petals which are open; they are pale pink in colour . It has an edible fruit. It is very rich in vitamin C, and is used to make syrup, tea and marmalade. The syrup is called ‘rose hip syrup’. This plant is planted as a nurse or “cover crop” or stabilizing plant

David Austin Roses

Although not officially recognized as a separate class, David Austin—sometimes called English—roses are highly popular among consumers and retailers.

Climbing Roses

Climbing roses produce more flowers when grown horizontally rather than vertically.

Floribunda Roses

Floribunda roses are a cross between a Hybrid Tea and Polyantha roses.

Grandiflora Roses

Grandiflora roses are a class that was created in the last century to classify crosses between Hybrid Tea and Floribunda roses that fit neither category.

Groundcover Roses

Also known as “landscape” roses, this type of rose was developed to fulfill the desire for a garden rose that offers color, form, and fragrance, but is also easy to care for.

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