Roses offer colors, perfumes, forms, and habits to suit every garden situation. The tenacious efforts of breeders have yielded roses with the best attributes of different varieties in new forms. Hybrid Teas, lovely as ever, now combine long bloom periods with the vigor to shrug off pests. Shrub Roses bloom for months, rather than weeks, in addition to their ever-appealing hardiness and longevity. In short, these are not your grandmother’s, or even your mother’s, finicky Roses. Simply choose according to your circumstances. Roses require 6 or more hours of direct sun per day and a fertile, reasonably moist soil.

Our goal is to provide the very best roses available, and the supplies and support to make your rose garden beautiful.  Our selection of roses includes elegant Hybrid Teas and Grandifloras, cluster-flowered Floribundas, tall Climbers, David Austin English roses, and hardy and hardworking Knockout and Drift Roses.

Wenke Greenhouses carries everything you will need to succeed with roses: pruners, gloves, fertilizers, soils, containers, and pest control products. Need guidance?  Just ask our rose expert, Larry Hill aka ‘Larry The Rose Guy’. He is often working at our retail location but when he isn’t, he can be reached at We encourage you to read Larry’s Rose Blog ‘All About Roses‘.

Our 2019 Rose Varieties are listed here!  Supplies may be limited with certain varieties and many will sell out, so call ahead if you are interested in something specific.


English Roses have natural, shrubby growth which makes them ideal for both traditional rose borders and combining with other plants in mixed borders. Their habit can be bushy, upright or elegantly arching and their height can vary from being quite short to tall. The more compact English Roses work well in rose beds, whilst taller varieties can be trained against a post and rail fence. Most varieties will perform surprisingly well in partial shade with at least four or five hours of good sun a day. English Roses as shrubs look best when planted in groups of three or more of the same variety. They will then grow together to form one dense shrub, which will provide a more continuous display and make a more definite statement in the border.


The English Roses listed below all make the most excellent climbers – in fact, we believe they are, as a group, the best of all climbing roses. They are vigorous, without being too tall, and so are easy to manage. They repeat flower with exceptional continuity and, during the flowering season, are clothed in blooms from the top all the way down to the base of the plant. The number of stems they produce from the base of the plant is very generous, so there is plenty to work with when fanning them out on walls, trellises or fences. They are also ideal for growing on pillars, pergolas, arches and obelisks.

Floribunda Roses

The Floribunda Rose is a crossbred flower that is loved for its hardiness in harsh climates, minimal upkeep, and its ability to have continual blooms. They are recognized for their familiar traits of stocky and rigid shrubbery with an abundance of color, fragrance and beauty. With these qualities, rose lovers will easily recognize this class of rose gracing landscapes in housing communities and public parks.

Floribunda vs Grandiflora : A Floribunda is just that – an abundance of flowers. They may have single or semi-double flowers that can be either cup shaped or flat. The Grandiflora is a result of crossing a Floribunda with a hybrid tea rose. A grandiflora rose bush can easily reach heights of 4-5 feet tall. It is often considered to be the most popular variety of rose.

Hybrid Tea Roses

The Florist’s Best Friend

The gold standard of the floral industry, hybrid tea roses boast a flower form that no other roses can touch! Large and high-centered, these blooms stand out beautifully on long, single stems. Born of a cross between the Tea Rose and Hybrid Perpetual rose, the Hybrid Tea Rose swiftly grew to prominence in the 20th century thanks to its impeccable form, great fragrance, and exceptional vigor. A must-grow for every cutting garden!

Knock Out® Roses

Knock Out® Roses are easy to grow, not requiring much care. They are also very disease resistant, too, which adds to their appeal. Their bloom cycle is about every five to six weeks. Knock Out roses are known as “self-cleaning” roses, so there is no real need to deadhead them. 

  • Coral Knockout
  • Pink Double Knock Out
  • Sunny Knock Out (Yellow)
  • White Knock Out

Drift® Roses

Groundcover roses made easy.

Drift® Roses are a cross between full-size groundcover roses and miniature roses. From the former they kept toughness, disease resistance and winter hardiness.  From the miniatures, they inherited their well-managed size and repeat-blooming nature. 

The low, manageable habit of Drift® Roses makes them perfect for gardens small to large, for planters, and for mass commercial plantings. They brighten up borders, fill in empty spaces, meander around established plants, and can control erosion on hillsides and slopes.  

  • Drift Apricot-Groundcover
  • Drift White -Groundcover

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