One of the most celebrated flowers throughout human history, the appeal of roses' stunning elegance and classic beauty continues to captivate new gardeners every year. With over 150 species of roses and thousands of hybrid varieties, choosing the right roses to plant in your Bettendorf garden can be a tricky affair. If the sheer volume of possible rose choices has you feeling overwhelmed, this guide has a few of our favorite new varieties to help you through the decision-making process, change things up a bit, and get excited about your rose garden this spring!
Hybrid tea roses come in many varieties, and are crosses between old-fashioned tea roses and the more contemporary perpetual roses. They're also repeating bloomers, constantly producing gorgeous blooms during the growing season that fill your garden with a subtle fragrance and delicate country charm. If you're a fan of hybrid tea roses, you'll want to check out some of these new varieties in our garden center:
Ketchup & Mustard: A fun rose variety that blooms true to its name. Deep red petals with a deep yellow reverse side make this a colorful and playful new rose to add to your Iowa garden. Expect flourishes of blooms throughout the growing season.
Blue Girl: This rose is as close to blue as a rose can get and is an award-winning hybrid variety. With its classic high-pointed blooms, this bluish lavender-tinted rose also produces a hypnotizing fragrance.
Queen Elizabeth: Often called the most popular rose in the world, this pink beauty flowers from spring until fall. Lightly scented, this rose makes a superb cut flower but is also considered a high-maintenance rose variety.
Mister Lincoln: This repeat flowering rose shrub has a robust, sweet scent, and its stunning deep crimson color and velvety texture make it the perfect addition to a rose border. It is a tall variety, so plan to keep this gem at the back of your garden.
Sugar Moon: Add a touch of luxury, elegance, and sweet white magic to your rose garden this spring with this hybrid rose variety. With its unique, slightly citrusy fragrance, the Sugar Moon makes an excellent cut flower.
If you love training your flowers and vines to climb, then these climber rose varieties are just what you're looking for this summer! These vigorous shrubs have been specially bred to climb walls, trellises, arches, and fences, so have fun turning your Bettendorf garden into a quaint country dream home with these new varieties:
Pretty in Pink Eden: This climbing beauty shines with a gentle fragrance and deep pink color. Expect this gorgeous rose variety to produce full-bodied, repeating blooms all season long.
Fourth of July: A striped red and white climber, this rose is sure to add some drama to your garden. Expect long-lasting blooms with a sweet scent that attracts bees.
Blaze: Undoubtedly the most popular climbing rose, Blaze roses produce bright red, double flowers on both new and old wood. This easy-to-care-for rose variety is a must-have for your Bettendorf garden this year!
Good Day, Sunshine: Every garden needs a splash of yellow, and this is the rose to do it. With large, ruffled clusters, this climber will instantly brighten any spot in your garden.
Stormy Weather: If you're looking for a unique rose variety this year, the stormy weather should be at the top of your list! With dusky purple blooms and golden-yellow stamens, this rose produces a spicy fragrance and is sure to make a statement wherever it's planted!
A renowned rose breeder, David Austin's roses are bred in the UK but grown here in the U.S. David Austin's selection of award-winning rose varieties combines outstanding performance with superior fragrance. Here are some of our favorite new varieties to try in your garden this spring!
Darcey Bussell: Named after an acclaimed ballerina, this English shrub rose comes in a beautiful deep crimson-pink color with a delicate fruity fragrance. Expect repeating blooms from this rose variety.
Roald Dahl: Another robust English shrub rose, this apricot sensation carries a lovely, fruity tea scent and sets a subdued but classic tone when planted in a border or planter box.
Tess Of The d'Urbervilles: A stunning crimson-red climbing rose variety, the Tess of The d'Urbervilles produces a charming Old Rose fragrance and compact, deeply cupped blooms.
In Iowa, roses require full sun exposure and well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. We recommend planting with Coast of Main Rose & Flower Natural Planting Soil. They need regular watering, but avoid overhead watering to prevent diseases, and provide winter protection by mulching heavily or using rose cones, as our winters can be harsh.
Stop problem pests like Japanese beetles, diseases, and other insects for two months with one application of BioAdvanced Rose and Flower Care. Prune your roses in early spring before new growth begins, and provide regular feedings of all natural Espoma Rose Tone throughout the growing season to maintain healthy, beautiful blooms.
Of course, this is just a sneak peek at what we've got in stock; we've got so many more new rose varieties for Bettendorf this year, and we can't wait to share them all with you! Whatever your garden needs to make it pop this year, we at Wallace's Garden Center have you covered.