Patio roses do not normally exceed 45-55cm with smaller roses of less than 45cm normally classed as miniature roses. Patio roses are really just dwarf floribundas with the same style of flowers and foliage just in a smaller package, sometimes grafted onto a standard to add height to the patio display. Despite the name, they by no means have to be confined to containers on the patio. With their compact, bushy growth habit and fulsome double or semi-double flowers, they also work well at the front of mixed borders or below larger roses in the rose garden. Their elegant shape, manageable size and diverse colour palette makes them a great addition to bring life and vitality to smaller gardens or gaps in larger borders. They're still small enough to be grown in window boxes and balconies or combing with bedding plants as part of close-knit planting displays. Hard prune patio roses each spring to prevent them from becoming leggy and refresh the compost/re-pot containerised specimens every 4-5 years to reinvigorate their growth and keep them healthy.