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Climbing Roses IV

Rosa ‘Blossomtime’ (O’Neal 1951) (‘New Dawn’ x seedling) – A large flowered (3.5″ across) climber with strongly fragrant pink blooms with a slightly darker reverse. These are borne throughout the season in small clusters. ‘Blossomtime’ can be trained as a short … Continue reading

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David Austin’s English Roses IV

Rosa ‘Lady of Shalott’ (syn. ‘AUSnyson’) (seedling x seedling) – An intricate English rose as far as colouring is concerned with apricot and salmon-pink petals, backed in golden-yellow. It has an equally enticing scent with spicy apple and clove, balanced with … Continue reading

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David Austin’s English Roses III

Rosa CARDING MILL (syn. ‘AUSwest’) (‘Scepter’d Isle’ x seedling) – A blended English rose  which exhibits pink, apricot and orange colours, with just a hint of yellow. The slightly nodding double blooms have very full,  darker toned centers. Although rated as … Continue reading

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Miniature Roses IV

Rosa ‘Carrot Top’ (Oleson 1991) (syn. BRILLIANT HIT, PANACHE, TOP HIT, ‘POULbril’) – This Danish hybrid features fully double deep orange to reddish-orange blooms that are about 2″ across when fully open. These are borne in small clusters throughout the growing … Continue reading

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A Rose Sampler V

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 … Continue reading

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A Rose Sampler IV

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 … Continue reading

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A Rose Sampler III

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. … Continue reading

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