Floribunda Roses IV

Rosa ‘Conquest’ (syn. ‘HARbrill’) (Harkness 1994) – This English bred floribunda rose is the twin of ‘Peacekeeper’ and features clusters of medium yellow flowers that fade with near-white edges. These repeat bloom throughout the season and have minimal fragrance. It features glossy medium green foliage and is good for massing. Grows 3′ high by 2-3′ wide. Zone 6.

Rosa ‘Escapade’ (syn. ‘HARpade’) (Harkness 1967) (‘Pink Parfait’  x ‘Baby Faurax’) – This floribunda rose features generous clusters of purplish-pink semi-double blooms (about 3″ wide) with contrasting golden stamens and a white eye. They are fragrant and borne from late May to October. Best grown in full sun with good air circulation. Grows 3-4′ high and wide. Zone 5.

Rosa ‘Golden Holstein’ (syn. ‘KORtickel’, ‘KORtikel’, ‘Surprise’, ‘Goldyla’) (Kordes 1989) – This disease resistant floribunda rose has glossy green foliage and huge terminal clusters of deep yellow semi-double flowers (with 12 petals) that fade to a pale buttercup tone and have wavy margins. It gets unusually tall for this class of rose. Grows 4-5′ high by 4′ wide. Hardy to zone 6.

Rosa EASY DOES IT (syn. ‘HARpageant’) (Harkness 2006) ([‘Queen Charlotte’ x ‘Della Balfour’] x ‘Baby Love’) – This 2010 AARS winner features clusters of 3.5-4″ wide apricot-pink to orange-tinted blooms (with up to 30 petals) with scalloped or ruffled edges. It repeat blooms and has glossy dark green foliage. Very disease resistant. Grows 3-4′ high and wide. Zone 6.

Rosa ‘Mountbatten’ (syn. ‘HARmantelle’, ‘Lord Mountbatten’) (Harkness 1982) ([‘Anne Cocker’ x ‘Arthur Bell’] x ‘Southampton’) – A beautiful floribunda rose with fully double cupped flowers of a primrose yellow, occasionally with light pink highlights. These have good fragrance and repeat bloom. It has glossy dark green foliage. Grows 4-5′ high by 4′ wide. Hardy to zone 5.

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