Question: What kind of location is best for my roses?

Answer: Roses grow and bloom best in full sunlight. They also need excellent drainage, so avoid spots that are known to be waterlogged. Raised planting beds will help ensure good drainage. Plant them where air circulation will be good, to lessen the outbreaks of disease. From an aesthetic standpoint, modern roses are probably best left in dedicated beds, where they can be the stars and prime occupants of those beds. Many types of antique bush roses are more like conventional shrubs and may be used on their own in the landscape. Climbing roses will need the support of a heavy fence or arbor.

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