A Rose Sampler IV

rosahannahgordon (297x300)Rosa ‘Hannah Gordon’ (syn. ‘KORweiso’) (Kordes 1983) (seedling x BORDURE ROSE) – This bicolor Floribunda rose is a sister seedling to ‘Nicole’ and bears white flowers with pink edges throughout the season. It is mildly fragrant and has very disease resistant deep green foliage. Plant at the back of the border, as it is quite tall. Grows 5-7′ high by 3-4′ wide. Hardy to zone 6.

rosafrancesmeilland (300x296)Rosa ‘Francis Meilland’ (syn. ‘MEItroni’, PRETTY WOMAN, PRINCE JARDINIER) (Meilland 2006) ([‘Wimi’ x ROUGE MEILLAND] x ‘Margaret Merril’) – A delicate Hybrid Tea rose that opens to the softest of pinks and fades to white. The double flowers (5″ wide) repeat throughout the season and have a strong old rose scent. Grows 3-4.5′ high by 2.5′ wide. Zone 6.

rosaheartogold (300x290)Rosa ‘Heart of Gold’ (syn. ‘WEKdykstra’, HEART O’ GOLD, ‘Rose of Narromine’) (Dykstra 1997) (BROADWAY x ‘Gold Medal’) – A yellow blend Grandiflora rose with rich amber blooms edged in reddish-pink. The 5″ wide flowers have a strong fruit and rose fragrance and are borne throughout the season. Excellent cut flower with long stems. Grows 5-6′ high. Hardy to zone 7.

rosatrumpeter (300x300)Rosa ‘Trumpeter’ (syn. ‘MACtru’, ‘MACtrum’) (McGredy 1977) (SATCHMO x ‘MACscadwa’) – A good choice for coastal gardens given that this Floribunda rose is both rain tolerant and disease resistant. It bears clusters of fully double reddish-orange blooms (mild fragrance) that resist fading and repeat throughout the season. Grows 3′ high by 2′ wide. Hardy to zone 6.

rosarhonda (296x300)Rosa ‘Rhonda’ (Lissemore 1968) – A floriferous repeat-blooming Climbing rose which bears 4″ wide salmon-pink double blooms with light fragrance. These are borne over glossy deep green foliage with excellent disease resistance.  ‘Rhonda’ is a good choice for novice gardeners as it is easy to cultivate and quite cold hardy. Grows 8-10′ high by 4-6′ wide. Hardy to zone 5.

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