How To Care For Parade Roses Outdoors

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In the world of gardening, parade roses are not frequently used, which is a shame as they can be a delightful and whimsical addition to any garden. Growing parade roses is easy to do and will add something fun to your garden.

Names of Parade Roses

Parade roses are essentially miniature roses. These petite roses come in as many colors and variations as their larger sisters. Some names of parade roses are:

  • Carnival
  • Mandarin Sunblaze
  • Lavender Sunblaze
  • Incognito
  • Vista
  • Baby Boomer
  • Jeanne LaJoie Climber

There are many, many more varieties available beyond this for gardeners to grow.

How to Care for Parade Roses

Growing parade roses is much like growing full size roses. Plant them in full sun for the best display. Be sure that they get plenty of water but also that they have good drainage as well. Like the larger variety, proper parade roses care resources say that you should provide plenty of fertilizer, as roses of all kinds are heavy feeders. Another thing to consider when learning how to care for parade roses is that outdoors they are susceptible to black spot and blight. Making sure that you're growing parade roses in the best conditions possible will help prevent these diseases.

Pruning Parade Roses

Just like with other kinds of rose gardening, parade roses need regular pruning. Prune in the spring to remove dead or diseased canes. You can also prune shortly after the plant has finished blooming. Prune the whole plant back by one-third to encourage another round of blooming. Pruning will also help your growing parade roses keep a bushy, full shape. Knowing how to care for parade roses is not any different than knowing how to care for full size roses. In gardening, parade roses can add a petite and delightful aspect to your garden.

Heather Rhoades
Founder of Gardening Know How

Heather Rhoades founded Gardening Know How in 2007. She holds degrees from Cleveland State University and Northern Kentucky University. She is an avid gardener with a passion for community, and is a recipient of the Master Gardeners of Ohio Lifetime Achievement Award.