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Florida-Friendly Roses

If you want to grow roses, the smartest choice for both you and the environment is to plant Florida-Friendly roses.

By definition, a Florida-Friendly rose is one that's suited to the site and requires little maintenance. Good examples include old garden roses like 'Louis Philippe', 'Mutabilis', and 'Mrs. B.R. Cant', and newer roses like Knock-Out® and Drift® roses.

All of these Florida-Friendly roses need little watering after they're established, and they tolerate infestations of pests and diseases, meaning they won't require a lot of spraying. You still need to groom or fertilize them occasionally to keep them looking their best.

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