The rose is the queen of flowers, the most loved and widely planted shrub in all temperate parts of the world. More than 14,000 varieties are grown. Although mostly deciduous, roses can be evergreen in mild climates. Their stems, sometimes quite prickly, may be erect, arching, trailing, or scrambling. Leaves are divided into three, five, or seven leaflets, usually with toothed margins.
For an overview about roses and their care, click here.Rosa glauca
From central Europe. To 6 ft. tall, 5 ft.wide. Valued particularly for its leaves, which combine gray green and coppery purple. Small, single pink flowers in spring are followed by small, beautiful oval hips that turn red in the autumn.
Perennial grown as a cool-season annual. Spring bloomer to 6–12 in tall and broad; spreads widel...
Wild species (for which seed is available) grows 2 to 4 ft. tall (possibly to 6 ft. under ideal condit...
From Brazil. Squat, full-foliaged plant to 1 ft. high and wide. Broad, oval leaves reach 6 in. or long...