Modern roses, such as hybrid teas, grandifloras and floribundas, are attractive additions to the home landscape. While roses are beautiful, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists say they do require good care.
All roses need some attention going into winter, and there are many methods to provide winter protection. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer suggestions for preparing roses for Iowa’s winter weather.
We enjoy the blooms and fragrances of many types of roses during the summer. But some varieties of roses are not reliably winter hardy in Iowa. Iowa State University Extension horticulturists offer tips to protect roses and increase their chances of surviving Iowa's harsh winter weather.