Growing Roses

Are you afraid of growing roses? Don’t be! Modern rose plant varieties are more disease-resistant and easier to grow than ever before. Holly Days Nursery carries a great selection of beautiful rose varieties in stunning colors that will reward you throughout the season.


Roses require 6 or more hours of direct sun to do their best and flower well. Add organic matter to the existing soil when planting your rose to create a well-drained planting bed. We carry Happy Frog Soil Conditioner, Mushroom Compost and Tree, Shrub & Rose Garden Soil to improve the native clay soil in our area.

Knock Out Roses

One of the most popular landscape roses is the Knock Out Rose.  These award-winning shrub roses come in an assortment of colors from white and sunny yellow to coral, pink and cherry-red. They repeat-bloom from spring to frost. Knock Out roses can be planted individually as a focal point, among other shrubs, or in large groups to create a colorful hedge. Incorporate perennials and annuals to create a festival of color, texture, and interest.

Blooming its heart out, The Fairy Rose produces abundant clusters of small, double, clear pink flowers from early summer to frost with a mild apple fragrance. This popular and award-winning shrub rose is compact, has a gracefully spreading habit and is very disease resistant.

Drift Roses

Drift Roses have a low, manageable habit that makes them perfect for gardens small to large. They brighten up borders, fill in empty spaces, meander around established plants, and can create a lovely groundcover. Drift Roses are repeat-blooming and disease-resistant plants that grow 18” high and 30” wide.

Climbing Roses

Climbing Roses are a favorite for arbors, trellises, and fences in sunny locations. Most can grow 8-12’ and be trained to fit your structure. Holly Days Nursery has Winners Circle Climbing Rose with its fire-engine-red flowers and foliage that turns from green to deep burgundy in the fall with orange rose hips. Westerland Climbing Rose has a marvelous fragrance to go with its large sprays of ruffled apricot-orange blossoms. Lavender Crush Climbing Rose features full, old-fashioned flowers with lavender tones and creamy white reverse with an intense citrus-blossom and rose aroma.

Grandiflora Roses

Noted for its amethyst flowers, Twilight Zone Grandiflora Rose has exquisite clusters of strongly scented, large, very double, old-fashioned flowers. This rose blooms in flushes from spring to fall and is great in beds, borders and flowering hedges reaching 3-5’ tall and 2-3’ wide.

Tree Roses

Last but not least, the Nitty Gritty Tree Roses in yellow or pink are available now. These magnificent plants create a dramatic effect in the landscape. Tree Roses are ideal focal points and are great to frame an entrance or create height to a mixed border. Nitty Gritty Rose Trees produce an abundance of sweetly fragrant blooms in waves from late spring to fall, while offering excellent disease resistance and easy-to-care for habit.

Visit Us & Browse a Huge Selection

Holly Days Nursery carries other roses throughout the season, so stop by to see what’s blooming! Our team is always happy to help you to choose the right plant materials for your landscape conditions. You can bring in photos of the gardening areas to assist in describing soil conditions, sun or shade conditions, and natural element exposure.