Some Fast Growing Roses
Roses have been a favorite garden flower for centuries. Pretty to look at, fragrant to smell and easy to grow. Some roses make you wait for their beauty to unfold, growing only a few inches each year and taking up to seven years to produce a bloom. Some things in life are worth the wait, and while rose blooms are one of those things, why wait if you don’t have too? Plant some of these fast growing rose varieties so you can enjoy fragrant blooms sooner rather than later.
Ramblin’ Red Rose
If you want a fast growing climbing rose that will cover a trellis or an unsightly wall within one growing season, nothing beats the Ramblin’ Red. This climber is hardy in most growing zones (3-9), disease resistant and grows vigorously in most soil types. The canes will reach up to 8 feet in length in one season and the plant will be covered with cluster of medium red rose blooms throughout the summer. A great choice for beginning gardeners or for those who just want fast results. Plant in a full sun location, remove spent blooms as needed, apply a side dressing of slow-release granulated fertilizer in early spring then again in mid-summer to keep this beauty growing and blooming. Add a layer of mulch around the bush to help retain soil moisture and prevent weed growth
New Dawn Rose
Give this climber a couple of growing seasons and it will reach up to 25 feet in length. New Dawn is a great rose to plant against a tall wall or long fence row. Full pink blooms will appear all over the length of the canes during the summer months and the foliage remains green year around.
This fast growing rose variety will need lots of space to grow in and does produce vigorously growing side shoots that will need to be pruned each spring. Hardy in growing zones 5-9. Plant in a full sun location, deadhead throughout the season, feed once a month with a water soluble fertilizer in addition to the spring time application of granulated fertilizer. Add a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to help retain soil moisture and prevent weed growth.
Golden Showers Roses
A climbing yellow rose that produces a fragrance that will fill the summer air. A fast growing rose that has bright yellow blooms that grow in clusters all across the vines that are covered with dark green glossy leaves. This climber will reach a mature length of 6-10 feet within a couple of growing seasons.
Hardy in growing zones 5-10, Golden Showers is a rare rose variety that will tolerate poor soil and some shade each day, making it a perfect choice for planting in a garden area where few other plants will grow. Apply a side dressing of slow-release granulated fertilizer in early spring then again in mid-summer to keep Golden Showers growing and blooming. Add a layer of mulch around the bush to help retain soil moisture and prevent weed growth. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage more budding, prune as needed in the early spring.
Knock-Out Rose bushes are covered with red blooms (single and double petal varieties available) from spring through summer, deadhead themselves and will reach their mature size of four feet tall and wide within two growing seasons. Disease resistant and hardy in growing zones 4-9.
Plant in full sun and keep bush fed with a bi-weekly supply of water soluble rose food and side dressing of compost. Mix in slow-release fertilizer to the soil at planting time and give this vigorously blooming rose bush a side dressing of granulated fertilizer in the early spring. Mulch to retain soil moisture and prevent weeds from growing and competing with the rose bush for soil nutrients. The Knock-Out Rose bush can be pruned back to one foot tall in the late fall if desired to promote vigorous growth the following spring.