A Landscape Rose Sampler

Rosa x rugosa ‘Dwarf Pavement’ (syn. ‘Rosa Zwerg’, ‘Admiration’) (Baum 1984) – A dwarf rugosa-type rose with fragrant semi-double pink flowers with contrasting gold stamens. These repeat bloom from June to August, producing scarlet hips in the fall. It tolerates some exposure to road salt and is drought resistant once established. Grows 2-3′ high by 3′ wide. Zone 3.

Rosa FLOWER CARPET CORAL (syn. ‘Noala’) (‘Repandia’ F1 seedling x ‘Red Summer’) – One of the newer Flower Carpet series with large single coral-pink blooms held in huge clusters of 20 to 30 flowers. They are self-cleaning with few hips and have glossy, deep green disease resistant foliage. Prune back by 1/3 in early spring. Grows 24-32″ high by 40″ wide. Hardy to zone 5.

Rosa WING DING (syn. ‘Wekairyven’) (Carruth 2008) (‘Red Fairy’ x ‘Raven’) – A new polyantha-type rose with tiny 1.5″ wide semi-double blooms (7-10 petals) held in huge pyramid-shaped clusters that literally arch the supporting cane when full open. This provides a cascading effect which is nicely accented by the glossy green foliage. Grows 24″ high by 36″ wide. Zone 6.

Rosa OSO EASY PEACHY CREAM (syn. ‘Horcoherent’) (Homer 2001) – This Proven Winner selection has double flowers that emerge a pure peach colour and fade to cream. It repeat blooms throughout the summer over disease resistant glossy deep green foliage. This is a good choice for mass planting on banks or using in a mixed border. Grows 2-3′ high by 3-4′ wide. Zone 4.

Rosa ‘Royal Bonica’ (syn. ‘MEImodac’) (Meilland 1994) – One of the highly regarded Meidiland landscape roses, ‘Royal Bonica’ features double blooms of deep pink (with mild fragrance) that don’t fade in the sun. It is a sport of ‘Bonica’ that makes a great flowering hedge. Bright orange hips persist through winter. Disease resistant. Grows 3-4′ high by 4′ wide. Zone 4.

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