Zone 7 Rose Varieties – Tips On Growing Roses In Zone 7 Gardens

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By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

U.S. hardiness zone 7 runs through the center of the United States in a little strip. In these zone 7 areas, winter temperatures can reach 0 degrees F. (-18 C.), while summer temperatures may reach 100 F. (38 C.). This can make plant selections difficult, as plants that love the hot summers can struggle to make it through the cold winters, and vice versa. In regards to finding hardy roses for zone 7, it’s better to select roses based on their cold hardiness and provide them with some dappled shade during hot summer afternoons. Read on for more information on zone 7 rose varieties and tips on growing roses in zone 7.

Growing Roses in Zone 7

I often suggest growing roses to my landscape customers. This suggestion is sometimes met with great protest because roses sometimes have a reputation of being high maintenance. Not all roses require extra care though. There are six main types of roses for zone 7 gardens:

Hybrid tea roses produce florist and show quality roses. They are the type that require the most care and maintenance but often offer gardeners the greatest reward. Shrub roses, which are what I often suggest to my customers, are the lowest maintenance roses. While the flowers of shrub roses are not nearly as showy as hybrid tea roses, they will bloom from spring until frost.

Zone 7 Rose Varieties

Below I have listed some of the most common hardy roses for zone 7 gardens and their bloom color:

Hybrid Tea

  • Arizona – Orange/Red
  • Bewitched – Pink
  • Chicago Peach – Pink/Peach
  • Chrysler Imperial – Red
  • Eiffel Tower – Pink
  • Garden Party – Yellow/White
  • John F. Kennedy – White
  • Mr. Lincoln – Red
  • Peace – Yellow
  • Tropicana – Orange/Peach

Floribunda

  • Angel Face – Pink/Lavender
  • Betty Prior – Pink
  • Circus – Yellow/Pink
  • Fire King – Red
  • Floradora – Red
  • Golden Slippers – Yellow
  • Heat Wave – Orange/Red
  • Julia Child – Yellow
  • Pinnochio – Peach/Pink
  • Rumba – Red/Yellow
  • Saratoga – White

Grandiflora

  • Aquarius – Pink
  • Camelot – Pink
  • Comanche – Orange/Red
  • Golden Girl – Yellow
  • John S. Armstrong – Red
  • Montezuma – Orange/Red
  • Ole – Red
  • Pink Parfait – Pink
  • Queen Elizabeth – Pink
  • Scarlett Knight – Red

Climbers

  • Blaze – Red
  • Blossom Time- Pink
  • Climbing Tropicana – Orange
  • Don Juan – Red
  • Golden Showers – Yellow
  • Iceland Queen- White
  • New Dawn – Pink
  • Royal Sunset – Red/Orange
  • Sunday Best – Red
  • White Dawn – White

Miniature Roses

  • Baby Darling – Orange
  • Beauty Secret – Red
  • Candy Cane – Red
  • Cinderella – White
  • Debbie – Yellow
  • Marilyn – Pink
  • Pixie Rose – Pink
  • Little Buckeroo – Red
  • Mary Marshall – Orange
  • Toy Clown – Red

Shrub Roses

  • Easy Elegance Series – includes many varieties and many available colors
  • Knock Out Series – includes many varieties and many available colors
  • Harrison’s Yellow – Yellow
  • Pink Grootendorst – Pink
  • Park Director Riggers – Red
  • Sarah Van Fleet – Pink
  • The Fairy – Pink

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