Shrub Roses

Due to their ease of maintenance, hardy shrub roses are becoming increasingly popular.  Shrub roses were bred by crossing the very hardy old garden roses (roses developed before 1900) with hybrid teas.  The old garden roses, developed in Greece, Rome, and Europe, came from plants in colder climates.  These plants release water from their cells in winter and send it down to the roots.  They experience very little dieback, and do not need pruning except for older canes that die out in the winter.   If in Spring the cane is green all the way to the tip, it doesn't have to be pruned.  They do not need fertilizing more than once or twice a summer, unlike hybrid teas that are such heavy feeders.  Although we cannot grow ALL shrub roses in Colorado Springs, there are hardy varieties in almost every color except blue that do very well here.   See our rose information and care sheet for more details.   Looking for something taller?  Click here to see a listing of our climbing roses.


Please Note:  In stock availability of specific varieties listed below will vary depending upon time of season and sales.   Roses are first available around Mother's Day weekend (weather permitting).  Come early for the best selection. Please call (719) 574-8058 for current availability.

A note on Hybrid Tea roses: Hybrid Teas are bred from more tender roses, so they are not as adaptable to our climate.  Because their cells retain water when winter comes, they can experience damage both from cold and the fluctuations between freeze and thaw common to our climate.  For best success, site Hybrid Tea roses in a Southern exposure, near your house.  Additionally, you MUST mulch these roses (6"-8" deep) over winter. During the growing season, maintain Hybrid Teas with proper pruning and consistent moisture.  They are heavy feeders and will require fertilizer once per month from mid-May to mid-August.  If you would like to avoid the high maintenance of these types of roses, plant a hardy shrub rose, such as those listed below.


Austrian Copper

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Photo Courtesy High Country Roses

Color of Bloom: Brilliant single orange blooms cover this rose. Sometimes produces all yellow flowers.

Height: 4'-7'

Spread: 6'-8' (will sucker if allowed)

Fragrance: Musky

Tough old Species rose.


Bonica

Photo Courtesy Bailey Nurseries

Color of Bloom: Sprays of clear light pink. Repeat bloomer.

Height: 2'-3'

Spread: 2'-4'

Fragrance: No

Orange-red hips in Fall. American Rose Society All-American Rose Selection.


Cape Diamond

Photo Courtesy High Country Roses

Color of Bloom: Medium pink double blossoms

Height: 4'-6'

Spread: 4'

Fragrance: Spicy strong fragrance

Repeat bloomer. Great disease resistance. Very hardy to Zone 3.


Edith's Darling

Photo Courtesy High Country Roses

Color of Bloom: Golden apricot with a lighter edge

Height: 2'-3'

Spread: 2'-3'

Fragrance: Strong fruity scent.

Edith’s Darling, the new addition to the popular series of roses inspired by Downton Abbey characters, is a fitting tribute to Lady Edith and her beloved daughter Marigold. Compact size.  Everblooming.


Gertrude Jekyll

Photo Courtesy Willoway Nurseries

Color of Bloom: Double, rosette-shaped flowers are a glowing pink. Repeat bloomer.

Height: 4'-5'

Spread: 3'-4'

Fragrance: Strong Old Rose scent

David Austin English Rose


Graham Thomas

Color of Bloom: Rich, golden yellow blooms

Height: 4'-5'

Spread: 3'-4'

Fragrance: Fresh Tea Rose fragrance

Pruned after the first bloom, this rose has always produced a repeat bloom for us. Upright habit. Blends with any color you put with it


Harlow Carr

Photo Courtesy Alpha Nursery

Color of Bloom: Medium Pink

Height: 3'-4'

Spread: 3'-4'

Fragrance: Strong, Old Rose

Rounded shrub from with flowers almost to the ground. New foliage growth is bronze turning green.David Austin Rose


Julia Child

Photo Courtesy High Country Roses

Color of Bloom: Golden yellow clusters are everblooming

Height: 3'-4'

Spread: 2'-3'

Fragrance: Strong licorice candy scent

Floribunda rose. Everblooming


Jump For Joy

Photo Courtesy High Country Roses

Color of Bloom: 3"-4" Peachy pink clusters

Height: 3'-4'

Spread: 3'-4'

Fragrance: Mild apple scent

Floribunda rose. Everblooming. Good disease resistance. New foliage growth is dark red.


Linda Campbell

Photo Courtesy High Country Roses

Color of Bloom: Rich red 3" blossoms formed in clusters

Height: 4'-6'

Spread: 4'-6'

Fragrance: No

Repeat blooming.  Named after Linda Campbell of Denver who was a leader in the American Rose Society.  Zone 5.


Miniature Roses

In 2017, we will offer a small selection of own root miniature roses.  Miniature roses are small flowered roses with proportionately smaller foliage, often very compact in habit, stems are also shorter but still suitable for cutting. (Mature size is usually 2' x 2' or smaller) Varieties pictured below.  Zone 5 for most.

Photos Courtesy Weeks Roses
Cutie Pie
Diamond Eyes
Starla
Texas

Morden Blush

Photo Courtesy Bailey Nurseries

Color of Bloom: Outer edges are ivory, to light pink, with deeper pink centers.

Height: 3'-4'

Spread: 4'

Fragrance: Strong rose scent

Tough, disease resistant rose. Continuous bloomer with large hips in Fall


Munstead Wood

Photo Courtesy Willoway Nurseries

Color of Bloom: Light crimson buds open to a deeper crimson color

Height: 3'

Spread: 3'

Fragrance: Strong Old Rose with a fruity scent

A David Austin English Rose


Purple Pavement

Photo Courtesy Bailey Nurseries

Color of Bloom: Purplish red blooms with yellow stamens are produced in clusters. Repeat bloomer.

Height: 3'-4''

Spread: 3'-4''

Fragrance: Intense fragrance

A compact rugosa rose. Mounding form.  Produces dark red hips in Fall.  Zone 3.


Red Leaf Rose

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Photo Courtesy High Country Roses
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Fall Rose Hips

Color of Bloom: Small single pink flowers

Height: 7'-9'

Spread: 4'-5'

Fragrance: No

A Species rose with plum colored foliage. Large orange hips in Fall. Very hardy and drought resistant.


Red Ribbons

Photo Courtesy Weeks Roses

Color of Bloom: Clusters of deep red flowers

Height: up to 2'

Spread: 5'-7'

Fragrance: Slight

A spreading groundcover type rose.  Repeat bloomer. Disease resistant and cold hardy.


 

Sunshine Happy Trails

Photo Courtesy Weeks Roses

Color of Bloom: Clusters of golden yellow flowers

Height: up to 2'

Spread: 5'-7'

Fragrance: Slight fruity scent

A spreading groundcover rose.  Everblooming.  Zone 4.


Sparkle and Shine

Photo Courtesy High Country Roses

Color of Bloom: Bright yellow flowers in clusters

Height: 3'-4'

Spread: 3'-4'

Fragrance: Slight

Everblooming. Rounded bushy shrub.


 

 Therese Bugnet

Photo Courtesy High Country Roses

Color of Bloom: Double pink blossoms

Height: 4'-6'

Spread: 4-6'

Fragrance: Slight

Very hardy... to Zone 2. Purple tinged foliage and red canes in Fall. Extremely disease resistant. Light repeat bloom.


Easy Elegance Roses
An award winning collection of roses.   Specifically bred for beauty and vigor, without much fuss from you.  Most are not known for their fragrance but more for disease resistance and long bloom time.

Photos Courtesy Bailey Nurseries Inc

All The Rage

Color of Bloom: Coral buds open to salmon-pink flowers with yellow centers. Everblooming.

Height: 3'-4'

Spread: 2'-3'

Fragrance: Slight

Mounding, round habit.


Champagne Wishes

Color of Bloom: Apricot buds open to a creamy antique white.

Height: 3'-4'

Spread: 2'-3'

Fragrance: Slight

Upright rounded habit.


Coral Cove

Color of Bloom: Double blooms are deep pink on the outer petals changing to orange with a yellow center. Everblooming.

Height: 2'-3'

Spread: 2'-4'

Fragrance: Slight

Petite size makes it easy to combine in perennial gardens. Very disease resistant. Rounded habit.


Kashmir

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Height:  2.5'-4'

Spread:  2'-3'

Fragrance:  Slight

Own root, very hardy Zone 4.   Rounded habit.  Recurrent bloomer.


Macy's Pride

Color of Bloom: Lemon yellow buds open to a lovely creamy white with a hint of pink as they age. Repeat bloomer.

Height: 3'-5'

Spread: 2'-3'

Fragrance: Slight

Everblooming.  Easy Elegance Rose


Music Box

rosamusicbox_pcobaileynurseriesincColor of Bloom: Double blooms of creamy yellow centers edged in pink tones.  Everblooming.

Height: 3'

Spread: 3'

Fragrance: Moderately Sweet

Everblooming.  Easy Elegance Rose


Sunrise Sunset

rosasunrisesunset_pcobaileynurseriesincColor of Bloom:  Bright pink blending to apricot in the center. Everblooming.

Height:  2'-3'

Spread:  3'-4'

Fragrance:  Slight

Everblooming.  Vigorous grower, own root. Zone 4.


Super Hero

Color of Bloom:  Clusters of red flowers presented in a hybrid tea-shaped flower form. Everblooming.

Height: 3'-6'

Spread: 3'-6'

Fragrance: Slight


Sweet Fragrance

Color of Bloom: Hybrid tea shaped buts. Apricot flowers with a yellow base are held in clusters. Everblooming.

Height: 2'-4'

Spread: 2'-3'

Fragrance: Yes, sweet scent

Everblooming. Upright form, own root. Zone 5.


Yellow Brick Road

Color of Bloom:  Clusters of lemon yellow blooms are lighter on the outer petals giving it a two tone effect.  Repeat bloomer.

Height:  2'-3'

Spread:  2'-3'

Fragrance:  Slight

Repeat Bloomer.  Compact mounded form, own root. Zone 5.


Yellow Submarine

Color of Bloom: Lemon yellow when new, ages to soft yellow and then to a creamy white. Repeat bloomer. Three-toned effect on the same
plant.

Height: 2'-3'

Spread: 2'-3'

Fragrance: Slight Upright habit


Knock Out Roses

A series of hardy shrub roses known for easy care and everblooming qualities.

Double Pink Knock Out

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Photo Courtesy Willoway Nurseries

Color of Bloom:   Vibrant bright pink double blooms

Height: 3'-4'

Spread: 3'-4'

Fragrance: Slight


Sunny Knock Out

Color of Bloom:  Bright yellow flowers that fade to a creamy color. When in full bloom it appears to have three different colors.

Height: 3'-5'

Spread: 3'-4'

Fragrance: Yes, this Knock Out is fragrant

Easy care, very long bloom time


Knock Out - The Original

rosaknockoutlineup_pcojenColor of Bloom: Hot Pink. Everblooming.

Height: 3'-4'

Spread: 3'

Fragrance: Slight

GREAT garden performance.  Self-cleaning, disease resistant, EASY CARE shrub rose.


 

Meidiland Roses

Often used as tough landscape roses.  They are easy to grow, own-root roses.

Pink Meidiland

Color of Bloom: Single medium pink blossoms with a white eye

Height: 4'-5'

Spread: 3'-4'

Fragrance: Slight

Repeat bloomer with great disease resistance. Sets rose hips in Fall.


Red Meidiland

Photo Courtesy Weeks Roses

Color of Bloom: clusters of single red blooms with a white eye.

Height: up to 3'

Spread: 4'-5'

Fragrance: Slight

An everblooming groundcover type rose.


Scarlet Meidiland

Photo Courtesy Bailey Nurseries

Color of Bloom: 1" clusters of deep scarlet flowers and lots of them!

Height: 3'-4'

Spread: 5'-6'

Fragrance: Slight

An extremely hardy rose that has an almost continuous bloom time from Summer-Fall.


OSO EASY Roses

A series of roses from Proven Winners that are 'oh so easy' to grow. Known for their reblooming habit, disease resistance, and self-cleaning flowers.

Photos Courtesy Proven Winners

Mango Salsa

rosaosoeasymangosalsa_pcoprovenwinnersColor of Bloom: Coral shades and sunset colors

Height: 2'-3'

Spread: 3'-4'

Fragrance: Slight

Zone 4.


Paprika

rosaosoeasypaprika_pcoprovenwinnersColor of Bloom: Single orange flowers with a yellow center.

Height: 1'-2'

Spread: 2'-3'

Fragrance: Slight

A low growing, spreading ground cover rose. Zone 3.


 

Climbing Roses: Wall of Color

There are many varieties of climbing roses, but it's important that you choose one that suits your climate. Climbing roses developed from hybrid tea roses have a hard life in the Pikes Peak region.  They die back so much each winter that they typically never achieve more than 2-3 feet of height, if they survive at all. Instead, Phelan's chooses to offer climbers developed from Northern European roses. Not only do these types of climbers make it through the winters, they can actually climb 6 to 10 feet tall, giving you a wall of color. Below are some rose varieties that will survive and thrive in the Pikes Peak region.  See our rose care guidelines for additional information.

Please Note:  In stock availability of specific varieties listed below will vary depending upon time of season and sales.   Roses are first available around Mother's Day weekend (weather permitting).  Come early for the best selection. Please call (719) 574-8058 for current availability.


Above and Beyond

Photo Courtesy Bailey Nurseries

Color of Bloom: Apricot

Height: 10'-14'

Spread: varies

Fragrance: Sweet fragrance

Large-flowered climber is a very different rose for colder climates combining extreme cane hardiness, prolific and reliable spring flowering and vigorous growth. Clusters of typically five or more orange flower buds per stem open into apricot colored semi-double to double flowers. Plants bloom heavily in mid to late spring with sporadic repeat flowering in summer. With extreme cane hardiness, Above and Beyond™ can serve as a dependable climber or a nice large free standing shrub in colder regions. Very resistant to fungal diseases. Own root.


Autumn Sunset

Color of Bloom: Soft yellow with a salmon-apricot flush as petals age. Flowers
in clusters.

Height: 6'-12'

Spread: 3'-5'

Fragrance: Strong fruity fragrance

This is a hardy climbing shrub rose that blooms repeatedly. Zone 5. Blooms on new wood. A sport of 'Westerland'


John Davis

Photo Courtesy Bailey Nurseries Inc

Color of Bloom: Clusters of loads of clear pink blossoms

Height: 7'-9'

Spread: 4'-6'

Fragrance: Moderately fragrant. Spicy scent.

Hardy Canadian Rose. Own root.  Disease resistant. Zone 3


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