There is nothing prettier than roses growing in an arbor, climbing a trellis and adding an air of romance to your backyard. But these gorgeous flowers can be difficult to cultivate in Houston, Texas if you don’t choose your roses with care. Taking into consideration the high heat and humidity of Houston, the following roses are the kind that will do very well in your arbor.
Climbing American Beauty. This hardy pink flower blooms in the spring to add color and fragrance to your arbor. Plant these roses in the fall or early spring to enjoy their large blooms. These flowers can survive a Houston winter, but if it falls below freezing too much, cover them.
Red Cascade. The small red blooms of this rose will decorate your Houston, Texas arbor from spring through fall. This is another rose that can survive a Houston winter, and they can climb as high as eighteen feet. Plant this rose from fall through spring to enjoy their dainty but colorful blooms.
Mermaid. These large yellow roses bloom from spring through fall and their aroma is heavenly. This hardy flower is drought and cold resistant, and will bring color and beauty to your arbor almost all year long. Plant these roses in your Houston, Texas arbor in the fall or early spring.
Lamarque. This beautiful white rose will bloom in your arbor from spring through early winter. Another fragrant beauty, you’ll want to plant this hardy flower in the fall or early spring. This rose can survive a Houston winter but, like most of these roses, not a deep frost.
Fourth of July. This startling climbing rose is bright red streaked with white, with blooms that are sure to wake up the color scheme of your Houston, Texas arbor. This hardy rose has a lovely fragrance, and blooms all summer long. These flowers will look gorgeous on your trellis.
Where to Buy Roses for Your Arbor in Houston, Texas
Check with these Houston, Texas nurseries to find these and many other kinds of roses for your arbor. It’s always best to buy roses from local nurseries and garden centers, as the staff there will know the kind of soil, climate, and challenges that you are dealing with in your arbor.
Buchanan’s Native Plants, East St. – lots of great plants and a wonderful selection of roses.
The Backyard Gardener, North Main St. – another outstanding nursery with lots of roses.
RCW Nurseries on Tomball Parkway (I know for a fact they carry Red Cascade roses.)
For other Houston, Texas garden nurseries click here.