Rosa ‘Coretta Scott King’ (syn. ‘WEKstohoco’) (Bedard 2013) (MOONSTONE x HOT COCOA) – A newly introduced Grandiflora rose with clusters of 4″ wide creamy white blooms, edged in coral. The flowers have moderate tea fragrance and repeat throughout the summer. New growth is slightly bronzed maturing to a glossy green. Grows 3-5′ high by 3-4′ wide. Hardy to zone 5.
Rosa GRANDE DAME (syn. ‘WEKmerewby’) (Carruth 2009) (‘Meredith’ x WILD BLUE YONDER) – One of the better new Hybrid Tea roses with huge 5-6″ wide double rose-pink blooms with intense old rose fragrance. These are nicely accented by the dark green disease resistant foliage. A good choice for gardeners new to roses. Grows 5-6′ high by 4′ wide. Hardy to zone 6.
Rosa ‘Pink Promise’ (Coiner 2006) A beautiful pink blend Hybrid Tea rose with 4″ wide sweetly fragrant double blooms borne throughout the season. It is a 2009 AARS winner and benefits the National Breast Cancer Foundation with each plant purchase. ‘Pink Promise’ also features deep green semi-glossy foliage. Grows 3 to 4′ high by 3 to 4′ wide. Hardy to zone 6.
Rosa ‘Just Joey’ (Cants of Colchester 1972) (‘Fragrant Cloud’ x ‘Dr. A.J. Verhage’) – A highly fragrant Hybrid Tea rose with large (about 5-7″ wide) apricot to coppery-orange flowers that make beautiful cuts for the vase. These are borne throughout the season over foliage that emerges with a mahogany tint. Slightly tender. Grows 3-4′ high by 4′ wide. Hardy to zone 6-7.
Rosa ‘Bull’s Eye” (syn. ‘PEJamore’) (James 2013) (‘Blue for You’ x (SCRIVbell x [‘Tigris’ x ‘Baby Love’])) – A nearly thornless shrub rose with unique semi-double blooms of creamy-white with cranberry-red centers (but little fragrance). The flowers are usually solitary and borne throughout the season. Matte green foliage. Grows 4-5′ high and wide. Hardy to zone 5.