Rose Spacing Guide

Suggested Rose Spacing


Hybrid Tea & Grandiflora
Large, elegant blooms on long, straight stems ideal for cutting | Plant 30-36" apart | Each plant takes up 6-10 sq ft

Floribunda
Bushy plants with a clustered bloom habit | Plant 24-30" apart | Each plant takes up 4-6 sq ft

English Rose
Fully double blooms of old roses with the repeat flowering of modern hybrids - ideal for landscaping | Plant 36" apart | Each plant takes up 10 sq ft

Climber
Named for their climbing habit they grow best along trellises or arbors | Plant 4-5' apart | Each plant takes up 12-15 sq ft

Hedge
Used for low maintenance "friendly fencing" along property lines | Plant 24" apart | Each plant takes up 4 sq ft

Large Shrub
Large shrub roses make great foundation plants and are easy to grow | Plant 30-36" apart | Each plant takes up 6-10 sq ft

Small Shrub
Trouble-free small shrub roses provide effective garden borders | Plant 24-30" apart | Each plant takes up 4-6 sq ft

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

Standard Tree Rose
Standing at around 36" tall, the standard is a dramatic addition to beds or planters | Plant 3-5' apart | Each plant takes up 10-15 sq ft

Patio Tree Rose
The 24" tall patio tree rose is perfect in a planter on the deck or patio | Plant 3-4' apart | Each plant takes up 10-12 sq ft

Miniature Tree Rose
Smaller 18" tall tree roses are great companions for the larger versions | Plant 2-3' apart | Each plant takes up 6-11 sq ft


General Rose 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

Large Shrub | Large shrub roses make great foundation plants and are easy to grow | Plant 30-36" apart | Each plant takes up 6-10 sq ft

Small Shrub | Trouble-free small shrub roses provide effective garden borders | Plant 24-30" apart | Each plant takes up 4-6 sq ft

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

Standard Tree Rose | Standing at around 36" tall, the standard is a dramatic addition to beds or planters | Plant 3-5' apart | Each plant takes up 10-15 sq ft

Patio Tree Rose | The 24" tall patio tree rose is perfect in a planter on the deck or patio | Plant 3-4' apart | Each plant takes up 10-12 sq ft

Miniature Tree Rose | Smaller 18" tall tree roses are great companions for the larger versions | Plant 2-3' apart | Each plant takes up 6-11 sq ft