Repeat flowering roses
Repeat flowering roses may produce blooms from late spring right through to the first frosts. Most modern rose varieties are repeat flowering, including many shrub and climbing varieties, as well as some old varieties such as damask roses. To keep them flowering over such a long period, continuous deadheading of faded flowers is required and they'll need to be kept well fed and watered across the growing seasons to maintain sufficient energy levels to keep producing fresh new blooms. When dead-heading, remove either just the faded flowers or cut the stems down to the first full leaf - this will help keep your plants looking tidier and more compact too. Careful selection of cultivars is key as they will have to compliment spring-, summer- and autumn-flowering plants with their varying different styles and colour palettes through the seasons. In this section, we've shared the best repeat flowering roses that are perfect for the rose garden or mixed border.