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Rose Plant Family

Scientific: Rosa

Common: Rose

Family: Rosaceae

Origin: Rose species are broadly distributed throughout the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere.

Growth Habit: Rose habit of growth is much dependent on species and cultivated variety ranging from vigorously upright to face down and spreading.

Seasonal color: Roses produce flowers in a wide range of flower colors. The length of rose flowering depends on the species and cultivated variety, and ranges from a few weeks in the early spring to throughout most of the year.

Temperature: Hardy

Light: Full sun is best. Partial shade from western sun depending on the surrounding landscape

For more info view the full plant specifications from Dr. Chris Martin: Rosa 

Did you know?

Arizona produces and exports 75% of the nation’s rose bushes! And, our rose farmers bring $500 million to our state’s economy. 

Ryan Regehr, Broadcast Special Guest: Noteworthy Roses


Roses are Red and Every Color of the Rainbow



Time to prune back those rose bushes even if they’re full of blooms. Jay Harper explains why it’s important to cut them back for future growth. After recent rain, tips to control weeds before they get out of hand. Maintaining and thoughts on keeping the winter lawn all year long. Plus ways to enjoy fruit tree harvest by planting varieties that ripen at different times.

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Garden expert Jay Harper and Rosarian/Rose Hobbyist Ryan Regehr ‘plant’ the conversation in your ears about growing and maintaining roses! Obtaining roses, the proper way to plant them, proper way to prune the canes for fresh buds and flowers, watering, mulching, everything you need to know to be a possible Rosarian yourself!


Jay Harper discusses growing and maintaining roses for great blooms later in the year. Justin Rohner of Queen Creek Botanical Gardens talks about one of the most unique gardens in the country.  Featuring edible plants, trees and a working water mill for grinding and cracking.  Chris Welborn of Vicente Landscaping in Prescott, AZ talks about irrigation maintenance to prevent freezing pipes.


Talking Point Summary:

  • [00:06:22] “Unfair mystique surrounding roses, that they are hard to grow that, they take a lot of work.”
  • [00:09:47] “So we want to create a lot of new growth by taking off all of that old growth and letting them rejuvenate”
  • [00:17:35] “I don’t think for the money, there’s a plant that gives you the bang for the buck as far as blooming”
  • [00:22:40] “when you do plant them lots of organic material and make sure you don’t plant them too deep and again use some type of pre-start fertilizer”
  • [00:27:20] “You don’t have to prune the whole rosebush at one time.”
  • [00:35:05] “roses that’s one of those plants that you can have success with it from Yuma to Flagstaff.”

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