A Rose Sampler

roseparadise (300x292)Rosa PARADISE (syn. ‘Burning Sky’, ‘Passion’, ‘WEZeip’)(Weeks 1978) (‘Swarthmore’ x ‘Angel Face’ seedling) – An older Hybrid Tea which has retained its popularity much in part to its unique bicolor blooms and sweet rose fragrance. The 4″ wide flowers are lavender-purple with sharply contrasting magenta-pink edges. Red new growth. Grows 4′ tall by 3′ wide. Hardy to zone 6.

rosahappygolucky2 (298x300)Rosa HAPPY GO LUCKY (syn. ‘WEKsirjuci’)(Bedard 2014) (STRIKE IT RICH x ‘Julia Child’) – A Grandiflora rose with the look of a David Austin or English form – it bears very large (up to 6″ wide) quartered yellow blooms with a moderate fruit and tea fragrance. Foliage is glossy, deep green and disease resistant. The flowers resist fading. Grows 3-5′ tall by 3-4′ wide. Zone 5.

rosaladydi (300x289)Rosa ‘Lady Diana’ (syn. ‘Lady Di’, ‘Joh’)(Hoy 1986)(‘Sonia’ x ‘Caress’) – A classic Hybrid Tea rose with clear light pink flowers (with slightly darker edges at opening) that can mature up to 5″ wide. It has mild fragrance but makes an excellent cut or exhibition flower. The shrub also features matte green foliage and few thorns. Grows 5′ high by 3′ wide. Hardy to zone 7.

rosabrandy (300x298)Rosa BRANDY (syn. ‘AROcad’)(Christensen / Swim 1981) (‘Dr. A. J. Verhage’ pollen parent) – A deep apricot Hybrid Tea rose with very large 5″ wide blooms that fade to a soft peach. It has a light sweet tea fragrance and glossy dark green foliage. BRANDY is a repeat bloomer and makes an excellent cut flower. Prefers a full sun exposure. Grows 4-6′ high by 3-4′ wide. Hardy to zone 5.

rosalovesong (300x283)Rosa LOVE SONG (syn. ‘Wekstameda’)(Carruth 2011) (STAINLESS STEEL x [‘Blueberry Hill’ x ‘Stephen’s Big Purple’] x ‘Sunset Celebration’) x ‘Memorial Day’)- A lavender-flowered Floribunda rose with large long-lasting blooms, up to 5″ wide. These are borne in clusters throughout the season and have a moderate citrus fragrance. Grows 3-4′ tall by 3′ wide. Z5.

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