Floribunda Roses VI

rosamarina (300x299)Rosa MARINA (syn. ‘RinaKOR’) (Kordes 1974) (‘Colour Wonder’ x ‘Zorina’) – This AARS winner bears fully double true orange blooms (that fade with some reddish-pink) in showy clusters throughout the growing season. These have a mild fruity fragrance and make a good cut flower. Glossy, deep green foliage. Grows 3 to 4′ high by 3′ wide. Hardy to zone 6.

rosafrenchlace (300x292)Rosa ‘French Lace’ (syn. ‘JAClace’) (Warriner 1980) (‘Dr. A.J. Verhage’ x BRIDAL PINK) – An elegant floribunda rose with clusters of white to soft pink blooms emerging from apricot buds. The flowers are fully double (26-40 petals) and carry a mild fruity fragrance. It is an AARS winner with deep green foliage that contrasts the blooms well. Grows 4′ high by 3-4′ wide. Zone 6.

rosanicole (300x298)Rosa NICOLE (syn. ‘KORicole’) (Kordes 1985) (Seedling x BORDURE ROSE) – This sister seedling to ‘Hannah Gordon’ bears clusters of bicolor white flowers with prominent raspberry pink edges. They are lightly fragrant and borne throughout the season over dark green foliage with light gloss. Makes a nice informal flowering hedge. Grows 3′ high by 3-4′ wide. Zone 5.

rosaebbtide (300x285)Rosa EBB TIDE (syn. ‘WEKsmopur’, PURPLE EDEN) (Carruth 2001) (breeding includes ‘Blue Nile’, ‘Sweet Chariot’, ‘Stephen’s Big Purple’ and ‘International Herald Tribune’) – The deep smoky purple blooms (about 4″ across) have a strong, spicy clove fragrance and emerge from near black buds. Repeat blooming. Grows 36″ high by 30″ wide. Hardy to zone 5.

rosadropdeadred (300x294)Rosa ‘Drop Dead Red’ (syn. ‘WEKcharlie’) (Carruth 2008) (CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO x LASTING LOVE) – As the name implies, ‘Drop Dead Red’ is a superb velvety red floribunda with clusters of 3.5″ wide blooms (with a classic double form) bearing a very light tea fragrance. It produces larger flowers in regions with cooler summers. Grows 3-4′ high by 4′ wide. Hardy to zone 5.

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