Roses, Climbing or Shrub?
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: Janet Taylor
Posted on: April 5, 1998

Could I get more information on your roses. I am interested in having strongly scented roses that I can use for potpourri, and also are attractive in a front garden. Are the roses in your catalogue, La Reine Victoria, Mme Hardy ( blooming time please) and Old Pink Moss, climbing or shrub roses? How much light do they require and do they require any staking?

All of our classic roses are shrub roses. La Reine Victoria blooms all summer long, the first flush heavier than the rebloom. Madame Hardy blooms in early summer and does not rebloom. All roses require full sun to flower well. The nice thing about the shrub roses is that they require no staking and no winter hilling in Zone 5 -just the odd pruning to keep the shape.

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