A Rose Sampler V

rosasecret2 (300x300)Rosa SECRET (syn. ‘Hilaroma’) (Tracy 1992) (‘Pristine’ x ‘Friendship’) – This large-flowered hybrid tea bears creamy-white blooms (up to 5″ across) eloquently edged in pink, with a strong spicy fragrance. SECRET is nearly thornless with deep green matte foliage that is quite disease resistant. Makes an excellent cut flower. Grows 4′ tall by 4′ wide. Hardy to zone 6.

rosadonjuancl (290x300)Rosa ‘Climbing Don Juan’ (syn. ‘Don Juan’) (Malandrone 1958) (‘New Dawn’ seedling x ‘New Yorker’) – A classic climbing rose that has stood the test of time, ‘Don Juan’ bears dark red (almost black in bud) fragrant blooms (strong rose scent) throughout the growing season. Suitable for training on pillars, arbors or trellis. Grows 8 to 10′ high and wide. Hardy to zone 6.

rosacaribia (300x299)Rosa ‘Caribia’ (syn. ‘Harry Wheatcroft’) (Wheatcroft and Sons 1972) (sport of ‘Piccadilly’) – An older hybrid tea rose with unique bicolor blooms of creamy-yellow and reddish-pink. These have a mild fragrance but are repeated throughout the growing season. The deep green foliage is somewhat susceptible to black spot fungus. Grows 3-4′ tall by 4′ wide. Hardy to zone 6.

rosablackbaccara (300x293)Rosa BLACK BACCARA (Mouchotte 2000) (‘Celica’ x ‘Fuego Negro’) – This French hybrid tea  produces the much coveted near black blooms, which fade to dark red as they mature. There is no fragrance to appreciate, but they are repeated throughout the growing season. It is a long-lasting cut flower and was originally used in the florist trade. Grows 4-6′ tall by 4′ . Z7.

rosatheresebugnet (297x300)Rosa x ‘Therese Bugnet’ (Bugnet 1941) (R. rugosa ‘Flore Pleno’ x [(R. kamtchatica x R. macounii) x R. amblyotis) – An old hybrid Rugosa rose that was bred in Canada and also has pollen from ‘Hansa’, ‘Betty Bland’ and R. hugonis in its genetic mix. It bears clove-scented pink flowers up to 4 ” wide, with a light repeat and red hips. Grows 5-6′ tall by 4-6′ wide. Hardy to zone 3.

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