"Of all the flowers, me thinks a rose is best." - William Shakespeare
No garden, from cottage to contemporary, is really complete without at least a few of these whimsical flowering shrubs. Their intoxicating fragrance, beautiful form, and ease of care makes roses hard to resist. As the symbol of love, they have inspired musicians, poets, and authors. Shakespeare alone mentioned roses more than 50 times in his poems and plays. If you're a fellow rose-lover or just looking to add a punch of color to your landscape, here are two new rose introductions for 2018 that you'll want to add to your garden this year:
Rose 'Brick House'
A revelation in red, Brick House™ features small, semi-double, dark-red blooms fringed in dark green foliage. This rose reblooms throughout the season offering a lot of flower power with a strong disease-resistant package to keep them looking good, without a lot of effort. Brick House makes a perfect addition to any landscape, adding color, height and fragrance.
Rose 'Sweet Mademoiselle'
A paradise of pink, this rose changes colors with the changing temperatures. In hot weather, the flowers are light apricot; when it's cooler, they turn peachy-pink to deep pink. The blooms of Sweet Mademoiselle™ are complemented by deep green, disease-resistant foliage. The full, double blooms are sweetly scented on 5-foot shrubs. This hybrid tea blooms from summer into fall and thrives in full sun with rich, well-drained, soil.