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Roses for Shady Areas or North Walls

Roses for shady areas

Will Roses Grow in Shade?

Although most roses require at least 5 – 6 hours of sun a day there are many that can thrive in areas of partial shade, providing that there is at least some sunshine every day. Roses make a great way to brighten up gloomy corners of the garden and those shady areas bringing splashes of extra colour and interest.

No rose will bloom in full shade and those planted in part shade will need regular feeding and watering to perform well.

Here are just a few of our suggestions. 

Iceberg - Climber

Buff Beauty - Shrub

Rosa Mundi - Shrub

Gertrude Jekyll - Climber

Gentle Hermione - Shrub

Queen of Sweden - Shrub

Rambling Rector – Rambler


If you have a shady area or a north facing wall or aspect come and ask our nurserymen’s advice.

Posted by Charlie Groves

Charlie is the manager at Groves Nurseries.  He is the 6th generation of C.W. Groves to run the garden centre. 

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