Gardening Articles: Flowers :: Annuals

New Thornless Roses

by Charlie Nardozzi


Everyone loves roses, but no one loves the thorns. Thornless rose varieties have been available since the 1960s but now there are new, improved varieties to choose from. Smooth Touch roses feature 10 hybrid tea and floribunda varieties that are beautiful to look at and easy to grow. Plus, no more cuts and scrapes from rose thorns as these varieties are 95% thorn free. Here are two of the newest selections.

‘Smooth Snowflake’ features clusters of creamy white blossoms with ruffled edges. It blooms all summer and has a light fragrance. The compact bush only grows 32 inches tall.

‘Smooth Lollipop’ has clusters of carmine and off-white flowers. Each flower has a unique pattern of red and white making this a stunning selection. This variety grows up to 4 feet tall.

All the Smooth Touch roses are hardy in USDA zones 5 to 9, have good diseases resistance, and are repeat bloomers.

For more information on this group of thornless roses, go to: Smooth Touch Roses.
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