Love Roses for their long flowering season.
Early in the year, roses produce glossy new leaves – often red in colour – that are already attractive. They provide a happy little sign of spring. Their flower buds start appearing somewhat later. If you choose plants with a wide range of flowering periods, you can have roses blooming in your garden from spring until well into autumn.
One way of classifying roses is according to their flowering season. Some are referred to as ‘once-blooming’: they bloom for around 4 weeks with a peak in June and July. (The exact period depends on the weather conditions.) Then there are the ‘perpetual roses’ that bloom without stopping from mid-June until late in the autumn. Lastly, there are the ‘repeat-flowering’ roses that flower in June/July, take a break, and then give you an encore later.