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Best Thornless Roses You can Grow

Flowers, Gardens - Roses are among the most beautiful plants you can grow, and they are also among the most delicate. Many roses have thorns, which make them perfect for cut flowers. But roses with thorns also make them sharp and prickly, so you can't enjoy them for long.

The rose that doesn't have thorns, or thorns that won't hurt, is known as the thornless rose. Thornless roses produce flowers that look exactly like regular roses, but they aren't as delicate. Thornless roses are hardy enough to survive in areas where regular roses wouldn't grow.

Thornless roses make wonderful border plants, since they can fit in almost anywhere. They are also nice for containers, since they can stand up to a lot of neglect.

Best Thornless Roses You can Grow

If you love roses but hate the thorns that they come with? Here are some of the Best Thornless Roses you can grow instead!

Irene Marie Miniature Roses

Height: 4-6 feet

There are many reasons why gardeners should consider this rose, but the most important is that it's beautiful. (Though Irene Marie is also unusual in that it's not fragrant.)

Irene Marie is a hybrid tea rose, and like all roses, it requires about 10 hours of sunlight a day and about 1 inch of water a week. The bushes will grow about 10 feet tall and wide, depending on how you prune them.

Once you grow your Irene Marie roses, you can enjoy them for weeks. The flowers bloom on new growth, so every cut you make makes a new flower.

Veilchenblau Rambler Rose

Height: 10-15 feet

Veilchenblau Rambler Rose’ (sometimes called 'violet-blue' or 'blue rambler') is a plant belonging to the genus Rosa and to the species Rosa canina, of the Rosa carolina group. It is a hardy shrub that is easy to maintain, with bright yellow, pink, or red flowers. Its fruit are dark blue, almost black, and contain one or two seeds.

The first recorded mention of this cultivar was in a 1967 handbook by L. E. Priestly. The cultivar name Veilchenblau (German for 'little blue' and referring to the flower colour) is due to a misprint. The cultivar ‘Rosa canina Veilchenblau’ was patented in the United Kingdom by Alan Bessant in 1967 and in Canada by Neil Pearson in 1972.

This cultivar is noted for its reliable flowering and resistance to black spot.

‘Climbing Pinkie’ Polyantha Rose

Height: 6-8 feet

Climbing Pinkie” roses are also known as “Rosa ‘Chinese Love’” or “Rosa ‘Pink Angel’.” These climbing roses are disease resistant, hardy and a perfect solution for all those gardeners who love climbing roses. The plant produces vibrant pink flowers on long arching canes, which grow to 6 to 8 feet tall. Climbing Pinkie roses bloom continuously from May to October.

The plant grows well in moist and well-drained soil; however, it prefers partial shade. Usually, the plant can start flowering from 3 to 4 years of planting.

Growing Climbing Pinkie roses is easy. The plant needs acidic soil; therefore, add lime to the soil. The fertilizer that is used for growing other plants cannot be used for growing Climbing Pinkie roses. The climber requires low nitrogen fertilizer in the spring and summer months. 

Climbing Pinkie roses are hardy and resistant to some diseases and pests. The plants are resistant to black spot, powdery mildew, rust, aphids, scale and caterpillars. Climbing Pinkie roses require pruning and deadheading.

Oceana Hybrid Tea Rose

Height: 3-6 feet

The Oceana Hybrid Tea Rose (Rosa hybrida 'Oceana') is a cultivar of hybrid tea rose developed by David Austin in 1991, and introduced in 1992. It has proven popular as a cut flower, and is also used in floristry, and garden landscaping.

Oceana Hybrid Tea Roses are considered by many to be the easiest to plant and maintain of all the roses. The plants are vigorous, with good disease resistance, and they produce multiple blooms in flushes throughout the summer. They require little pruning, and some varieties have no thorns, making them suitable for children.

Rosa Carolina

Height: 8-10 feet

Rosa carolina, the Carolina rose, is a lovely shrub or small tree that grows best in hot, humid climates. It prefers partial shade and well-draining soil. 

The Carolina rose is a small, oval tree that grows 10 to 15 feet tall. The shrub grows to about 6 feet wide. The leaves are 4 to 10 inches long and form a rounded rosette. The rose blooms in clusters; clusters of small white flowers, each with 5 to 7 petal-like bracts, grow in late spring and early summer. The flowers have a spicy, apple-like scent. The leaves are 2 to 3 inches long and bloom in fall. 

The Carolina rose grows best in acidic soil rich in organic matter, but the plant can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions. The plants benefit from regular fertilization.

The rose is grown both as an ornamental and for timber. The wood is extremely hard, heavy and dense, making it useful for carving, construction and furniture-making. The wood is also resistant to decay and termites.

The Carolina rose is a low-maintenance plant that rarely requires pruning or trimming. The rose grows best in full sun and prefers a moist, well-drained soil. If the rose is grown in hot, humid climates, it should be watered deeply once a week during the growing season.


Height: 18-20 feet

Lykke flower is the state flower of Denmark. The Danish word for 'lykke' means 'happiness,' and these bulbs are prized for their cheerfulness. The Lykkefund is a perennial plant, and prefers to grow in moist soils in full sun. This plant will bloom from spring until fall and will reseed itself.

The flowers, which bloom from April to May, are a perfect addition to any garden, adding color, fragrance, and character to any planting.

The flowers had a deep pink hue, but over time the flowers turned a paler shade of pink. The Lykkefund flower was a popular flower and was named after the island. The flowers were also used in floral arrangements. The Lykkefund plant was also used for dyeing and to create dyes. 

Cinderella Miniature Roses

Height: 6-12 feet

Cinderella is a diminutive rose variety that originated from a cross done by the American hybridizer William Spry in the 1940s. It is named after Cinderella, the fairy tale character. Cinderella is a vigorous plant that thrives in sunny climates. It is resistant to many rose diseases, which makes it an ideal variety for beginner gardeners.

The Cinderella rose grows well in shaded areas, but it needs full sunlight to thrive. Cinderella Rose plants thrive well in areas with moderate temperatures.

The Cinderella rose has a dark green foliage and blooms with light yellow flowers. The deep pink flowers bloom in mid-spring and fade in summer, while the white blooms bloom in late summer. The flowers look like small roses, and the plant grows to only 4 feet tall.

The Cinderella rose requires regular fertilizing and watering. The soil should be rich in organic matter, but well-drained.

Amadis Thornless Rambler Rose

Height: 8-15 feet

‘Within the framework of the fragrant flowers, ‘Rambling Rose’ delivers plenty of entertainment. This rose thrives in mild-winter climate zones 4 to 7. It grows well on well-drained soil and does not take much pruning.

‘Rambling Rose’ is a grafted rose variety, also known as a bud sport. It bears very little resemblance to the wild rose type. It is has 4-petal flowers that are deep crimson in color. They are arranged in rounded clusters on thick, upright stems. As the plant matures, it develops a woody stem.

‘Rambling Rose’ is a repeat bloomer, flowering from early to late summer. The flowers last for a limited period. ‘Rambling Rose’ is quite resistant to disease. It grows well in full sun, partial shade and shade. The plant flowers best in temperate regions.

Yellow Lady Banks Climber Rose

Height: 15-20 feet

Some of you know this rose as "Yellow Lady Banks Climber". Others know it as "Cyclops Rose", or, as I like to say, "The Queen of Roses". It's the best climbing rose of all time in my opinion. Other roses climb. But - and I say this as a rose grower and an old gardener - the best climbing rose is this one.

It's perfect for arbors. It likes full sun. It needs well-drained soil. It reblooms constantly. And it smells absolutely incredible. This rose is special. It is special because it smells so incredible and so reliably and because it blooms so reliably, month after month.

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