The Beauty of a Garden with Minimal Thorns: Appreciating the Serene Sensory Experience

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The Beauty of a Garden with Minimal Thorns: Appreciating the Serene Sensory Experience

There is a special beauty in roses that have very few thorns. These smooth, thornless roses are a dream to have in your garden, as they provide all the beauty and fragrance of traditional roses without the pain of thorny stems.

One of the most popular thornless roses is the ‘Des Amadis’, a climbing rose with deep pink double blossoms. This rose is fully thornless, making it safe for children and the elderly to enjoy in the garden. Another thornless variety is the ‘Lichfield Angel’, with its pure white flowers and medium growth, it is a perfect addition to any garden.

The ‘Reine des Violettes’ is another thornless rose that is a true beauty. With its deep magenta blossoms and sweet fragrance, it is a favorite among rose enthusiasts. This rose is also disease resistant and has dark green leaves, making it an easy and low-maintenance choice for any gardener.

If you prefer a more traditional look, there are also roses with very few thorns. The ‘Alfred de Dalmas’ rose is a classic gallica rose with beautiful deep blue blossoms. It has thorns, but they are spaced far apart and easily avoided.

Another thorn-spaced rose is the ‘Kathleen Harrop’, a climbing rose with beautiful pink flowers. The thorns on this rose are located mainly on the lower stems, making it easy to handle and care for.

If you are looking for a rose without any thorns at all, the ‘Zéphirine Drouhin’ is a great choice. This old rose variety has beautiful deep pink flowers and is completely thornless. It is a vigorous grower and can smother a wall or fence with its beautiful blooms.

The ‘Marjory Palmer’ is another thornless rose that is worth mentioning. It has beautiful blush pink flowers and a sweet fragrance. This rose is perfect for borders or for growing in pots.

Whether you choose a thornless rose or a rose with spaced thorns, you will find that these roses are just as beautiful as their thorny counterparts. They are easy to care for and provide a gorgeous display of color and fragrance throughout the season. So why not treat yourself to a few thornless roses and enjoy the beauty of roses without the pain?

There is No Rose Without a Thorn … Not

In the world of roses, there is a common misconception that some roses are completely thornless. While it is true that some roses may have fewer thorns than others, there is no such thing as a completely thornless rose.

One example of a rose that is often mistaken for being thornless is the Thérèse Bugnet rose. This beautiful rose, named after a shepherdess, was bred by Georges Bugnet in 1950. It is known for its stunning magenta blooms and strong fragrance. While the Thérèse Bugnet rose may have fewer thorns than other varieties, it still has some thorns on its stems.

Another rose that is often believed to be thornless is the Harrop’s Blue rose. This blue-purple hybrid tea rose is smothered in fully double blooms throughout the growing season. Although the thorns on this rose are not as prominent as on some other varieties, they are still present.

For those who prefer roses with fewer thorns, there are some varieties that have fewer thorns than others. For example, the Lykkefund rose is a vigorous and disease-resistant climber with pale pink flowers. It has a more sparse distribution of thorns compared to other roses, making it safer to handle.

If you are gardening in thornless rose zones, your options for thornless roses are limited. However, there are still some options available. For instance, the Apple Blossom rose, also known as Hillingdon Banks 4, is a thornless rose that produces large clusters of semi-double flowers. It is a young rose with a partial thornlessness, making it easier to enjoy without the worry of being pricked.

When it comes to thornless roses, it is important to note that they are not entirely without thorns. Rather, they have fewer thorns or thorns that are less prominent. They still possess the beauty and fragrance that roses are known for.

So, while there may not be a rose without any thorns at all, there are varieties that have fewer thorns or thorns that are easier to deal with. Whether you choose a rose with prominent thorns or one with fewer thorns, each rose has its own unique beauty and charm.

In conclusion, the idea of a completely thornless rose is simply a dream. Even the most thornless roses, like the Nearly Wild rose or the Germaine de St. Germaine rose, have some thorns. But don’t let the thorns deter you from growing roses in your garden. With proper care and maintenance, they can bring joy and beauty to your outdoor space.

Very Few Thorns

When it comes to roses, there are always concerns about thorns and their potential for causing discomfort. However, there are actually varieties of roses that have very few thorns, making them a great choice for those who want to enjoy the beauty of roses without worrying about getting pricked.

One such variety is the Alfred Carrière rose, which was bred by the French breeder Zéphirine Drouhin. This thornless climbing rose has lovely, pale pink flowers that emit a sweet fragrance. It is a vigorous grower and can reach heights of 10 to 15 feet.

Another thornless rose is the Reine des Violettes, a hybrid perpetual rose that dates back to 1860. This rose produces an abundance of fragrant, double blooms in a deep violet shade. It is a medium-sized shrub, growing to about 4 feet in height.

If you’re looking for a climbing rose, the Ghislaine de Féligonde is a great option. This rose has small, apricot-colored flowers with a slight fragrance. It is a repeat bloomer and can reach heights of up to 8 to 12 feet.

For a shrub rose, the Madame Isaac Péreire is a good choice. This rose has large, full blooms in a deep pink color. It is a vigorous grower and can reach heights of up to 6 feet. Its foliage is also attractive, with dark green leaves that provide a nice backdrop to the flowers.

Another thornless shrub rose is the Kathleen Harrop, which produces lovely, fragrant, double blooms in a soft pink color. This rose is known for its arching growth habit, making it a great choice for planting on fences or trellises. It can reach heights of up to 5 to 7 feet.

If you’re looking for a groundcover rose, the Lykkefund is a good option. This rose produces white, fragrant flowers that cover the plant during the blooming season. It is a vigorous grower, spreading up to 6 feet in width.

In colder zones, the Harison’s Yellow is a reliable thornless rose. This rose produces clusters of fragrant, double yellow blooms in the spring. It is a medium-sized shrub, reaching heights of up to 4 to 6 feet.

Other thornless rose varieties that are worth mentioning include the Bleu Magenta, the Hillingdon, the Lady Hillingdon, and the Tausendschön. These roses offer beauty and fragrance without the hassle of thorns.

So, if you love roses but can’t stand the thorns, don’t worry! There are plenty of thornless rose varieties available that will fulfill your gardening dreams.

Smooth Touch Thornless Roses

If you love roses but don’t want to deal with the prickly thorns, then smooth touch thornless roses are the perfect choice for you. These roses, like the Paul Pot’s 28, Strong Legras, and Connell Chloris, have creamy blooms that are very open and not too crowded with foliage. They are nonstop bloomers, so you can enjoy their beauty all season long.

When it comes to thornless roses, some of the best options are the Actually Harrop, Angel’s 21, Lady Bugnet, and Apple 16. These roses have a musk fragrance and are smooth to the touch, making them ideal for arrangements and bouquets.

If you’re searching for a climbing rose that isn’t covered in thorns, the Kathleen Reine is a great choice. Its partial thorns and large, pink blossoms make it a beautiful addition to any garden. The Goldfinch is another climbing rose option that will add a heady fragrance to your outdoor space.

The Neyron is a smooth touch rose that is a beautiful shade of blue. It’s vigorous and blooms early in the season, making it a favorite among gardeners. The Lichfield Angel is another thornless rose that will add a touch of elegance to your garden with its pale pink blooms.

If you’re looking for a classic French rose, the Drouhin Magenta is a must-have. Its fully thornless stems and sweet fragrance make it a popular choice among rose enthusiasts. The Prince Hippolyte is another French rose that will add a touch of refinement to your garden.

For those who love pink roses, the Dream Rose is a perfect fit. Its large, fully double blooms are a stunning shade of pink and have a strong fragrance. The Madame Plantier is another pink rose option that is highly recommended for its disease resistance and repeat bloom.

Regardless of your preference, there are plenty of smooth touch thornless roses to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a climbing rose, a fragrant rose, or a classic French rose, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your garden.

When searching for thornless roses, it may be a challenge to find the perfect variety that meets your specific needs. The world of roses is vast, and there are numerous options to choose from. Whether you are looking for a climbing rose for your garden or an apple stem that is thornless, a refined search can help you narrow down your options.

One variety to consider is the China rose. Despite being known for its beauty and fragrance, many China roses have thorns. However, there are a few thornless China roses available, such as the Germain Carrière and the Zéphirine Drouhin. These roses have beautiful blooms and strong growth, making them an ideal option for those who do not want to deal with thorns.

Another type of thornless rose to explore is the Gallica rose. While many Gallica roses have thorns, there are a handful of thornless varieties, such as the Madame Alfred Carrière and the Baronne Prévost. These roses have stunning double blooms in shades of pink, violet, and magenta, and they are known for their vigorous growth.

If you are looking for a thornless climbing rose, consider the Angel Face. This rose produces deep pink blooms and has a vigorous growth habit, making it an excellent choice for a climbing rose. Another option is the Paul’s Himalayan Musk, which has delicate white blossoms and a strong climbing ability. These thornless climbing roses are perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your garden.

In addition to roses, there are also thornless varieties of other plants to consider. For example, the Musk Rose is a thornless shrub rose that produces clusters of small white flowers with a delightful musky scent. The Delany Delight is a thornless hybrid tea rose that blooms in a vibrant shade of pink. These thornless options can add beauty to your garden without the pain of thorns.

When conducting your search, be sure to refine it by specifying the attributes you desire, such as the color, growth habit, and flowering time. By doing so, you can find the thornless roses that best suit your preferences. Whether it’s an early-blooming thornless climbing rose or a thornless shrub rose for your pots, refining your search will ensure that you find the perfect thornless roses for your garden.

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Dr Heidi Parkes

By Dr Heidi Parkes

Senior Information Extension Officer QLD Dept of Agriculture & Fisheries.