Rose Spacing Guide

General Guidelines

Sun

Roses need at least 4 to 6 hours of sun each day.


Soil

Roses prefer rich, loamy soil.


Drainage

Roses cannot stand in water, even during the winter when they are dormant.


Companions

Roses can be planted alone or with companion perennials. Be sure to give your roses enough room to mature and fill out.


Buildings

Plant your roses where falling ice and snow will not damage plants.


Suggested Rose Spacing

Spacing

Coverage
(per plant)



Hybrid Tea & Grandiflora
30"-36" apart
6-10 sq. ft.
Large, elegant blooms on long, straight stems ideal for cutting


Floribunda
24"-30" apart
4-6 sq. ft.
Bushy plants with a clustered bloom habit


English Rose
36" apart
10 sq. ft.
Fully double blooms of old roses with the repeat flowering of modern hybrids - ideal for landscaping.


Climber
4'-5' apart
12-15 sq. ft.
Named for their climbing habit they grow best along trellises or arbors.


Hedge
24" apart
4 sq. ft.
Used for low maintenance "friendly fencing" along property lines.


Shrub
Large
30"-36" apart
6-10 sq. ft.
Small
24"-30" apart
4-6 sq. ft.
Trouble free and easy to grow, shrub roses provide effective garden borders


Miniature
12"-18" apart
1-2 sq. ft.
With bloom structure and habit of hybrid teas, miniature roses are grown in containers or used for landscaping in smaller areas.


Tree Rose
Standard
3'-5' apart
10-15 sq. ft
Patio
3'-4' apart
10-12 sq. ft.
Miniature
2'-3' apart
6-11 sq. ft.