Blaze and America Roses

Roses need to be selected carefully due to the hot dry climate of the desert southwest. Two roses that do really well in Arizona are Blaze and America. Blaze is a shrub while America is a climbing rose.

  

Blaze shown above is beautiful when in full bloom. I’ve grown this in the garden in a spot that gets mostly morning sun and some filtered sun in the afternoon.

America can withstand hot temperatures and still perform really well. In the spring and fall it puts out many blooms. The very hot temperatures in the summer doesn’t allow for healthy blooms but the plant survives and starts to do well again in the fall once the weather cools down. This rose is on the east side of my garden that gets very hot afternoon sun and some reflected heat.