Recommended Roses For Easy Growing

Varieties are very numerous and constantly added to by the introduction of new seedlings, some of which extend still farther the colour range or variety of form of the rose. New varieties inevitably cost more than the older ones, which have been more widely distributed and are grown by most nursery-men. The older varieties also have the advantage that any fault or weakness will have been revealed and their true garden value can be more accurately assessed. The wisest plan therefore is to base a rose garden on well tried varieties but to include a few new ones, to be added in small numbers annually, so that the most desirable can be identified and planted in greater quantity. Nursery catalogues give long descriptive lists of roses However, what happens in other gardens is not always an accurate guide to the way a rose will behave in one’s own garden as varieties react differently to different conditions.

The following lists are simply suggestions of a few roses that have given widespread satisfaction. They are not put forward as exhaustive or even as representing the best.

LARGE FLOWERED

Beaute Yellow (lushed with apricot, llowers full and well shaped but little fragrance. Medium height, bushy habit.

Blue Moon Shapely lavender-blue flowers, nicely fragrant. Medium height a;id branching habit.

Eden Rose A very glowing pink with even brighter reverse. A big. Full, shapely rose with good fragrance. Medium height, branching habit.

Ena Harkness A shapely, full-petalled. Bright crimson rose with moderate fragrance. Medium height and bushy habit.

Fragrant Cloud Large, very full, geranium-like flowers, powerfully scented and freely produced. Medium height and bushy habit.

Gail Borden Very large, full, bright pink and gold flowers, moderately scented. Medium height and bushy habit.

Gavotte Light rose-pink flowers, paler

outside, full and shapely. Fragrant. Medium height and bushy habit.

Gold Crown Large, full-petal led. Deep yellow flowers. Rather tall bushy habit.

Grand’mere Jenny Very large, full, soft yellow flowers flushed with pink. Some fragrance. Tall, bushy habit.

Josephine Bruce Shapely, full-petalled. Rich crimson flowers with plenty of fragrance. Medium height, bushy habit.

King’s Ransom Shapely yellow flowers of medium size freely produced and with moderate fragrance. Medium to tall, bushy habit.

Margaret Clear pink with lighter reverse, full, shapely, moderately fragrant flowers. Medium height, bushy habit.

McGredy’s Yellow Large, full, light yellow flowers with moderate fragrance. Tall, well-branched habit.

Mischief Medium-size, shapely orange and vermilion flowers freely produced and fully fragrant. Medium height, bushy habit.

Mojave Coppery-orange flowers rather lacking in substance, very sweetly scented. Medium height, bushy habit.

Mrs Sam McGredy Coppery-orange and rose flowers. Good fragrance. Medium height, bushy habit.

My Choice Shapely, soft carmine and gold llowers, fully fragrant. Medium height. Bushy habit.

Peace Very large, full, lemon-yellow flowers edged with pink. Not much fragrance. Very vigorous, tall and well branched.

Pcrfecta Shapely, full-petalled flowers, ivory edged with rose. Not much fragrance. Rather tall, erect habit, not much branched.

Piccadilly Large, shapely orange-scarlet and yellow flowers, moderately scented. Medium height, bushy habit.

Picture Shapely warm pink flowers, only slightly scented. Medium height, bushy.

Pink Favourite Large, full, shapely rose-pink flowers, not much scent. Medium height, bushy habit.

Prima Ballerina Large, full, shapely pink flowers. Very fragrant. Medium height, branching habit.

Rose Gaujard Large, full flowers, white or cream heavily flushed with carmine. Moderate fragrance. Rather tall, branching habit.

Silver Lining Large, shapely and full, soft rose flowers paling to white at the base and delightfully fragrant. Medium height, branching habit.

Stella Large, very shapely carmine flowers shading to near white. A very beautiful rose which has little fragrance. Rather tall, branching habit.

Super Star Very shapely, full, bright vermilion flowers, moderately fragrant. Medium height, branching habit.

Sutter’s Gold Medium-size, rich yellow flowers shaded with red, fully fragrant. Rather tall, upright habit.

Wendy Cussons Large, full, shapely, deep cerise flowers, richly fragrant. Medium height, branching habit.

CLUSTER FLOWERED

Allgold Deep yellow, semi-double, fragrant flowers in good clusters. Medium height.

Anna Wheatcroft Soft vermilion flowers that are nearly single. Slightly fragrant. Medium height.

Chanelle Shell pink paling to light peach. Fragrant. Rather tall.

Circus Flowers yellow at first deepening to orange flushed with carmine, borne in large clusters. Fragrant. Medium height.

Dearest Large, sweetly scented, salmon-pink flowers. Medium height.

Elizabeth of Glamis Large, shapely. Sweetly scented orange-salmon flowers. Medium height.

Europeana Blood-red flowers of fair size produced in large clusters. Slightly fragrant. Medium height.

Evelyn Fison Brilliant scarlet flowers in large clusters. Slightly fragrant. Medium height.

Frensham Light crimson flowers of good size, very freely produced. Slightly fragrant. Tall and very vigorous.

Honeymoon Fragrant, canary-yellow roses of good size and substance. Light green foliage. Rather tall habit.

Iceberg Shapely, pure white flowers very freely produced. Moderately fragrant. Rather thin growth but tall habit.

Korona Large, semi-double, flame-scarlet flowers, very freely produced. Slightly fra-grant. Rather tall habit.

Lilli Marlene Rich crimson, slightly scented flowers very freely produced in large clusters. Medium height.

Marlena Blood-red flowers very freely produced on a low and well-branched bush.

Masquerade Flowers at first yellow, gradually changing through pink to carmine. Slightly fragrant. Freely produced in large clusters. Rather tall and very vigorous.

Orangeade Tangerine. Semi-double. Slightly scented flowers. Under medium height.

Orange Sensation Fairly large, bright orange-red, fragrant flowers very freely produced. Medium height.

Paddy McGredy Large, full, fragrant, shapely deep rose flowers in good clusters. Rather below medium height.

Paprika Bright turkey-red flowers in large clusters. Medium height.

Queen Elizabeth Large, shapely, slightly fragrant salmon-pink flowers. Very tall, vigorous habit.

Rosemary Rose Large, double, flat-topped flowers of currant red with purple foliage. Medium height.

Vera Dalton Large, well-formed, slightly fragrant, rose-pink llowers. Medium height.

Wobum Abbey Large, well-formed, fra-grant deep orange flowers. Medium height.

CLIMBING ROSES

Climbing Crimson Glory Large, fully double, fragrant, deep crimson flowers, freely produced in early summer, with some more in early autumn.

Climbing Ena Harkness Large, fully double, fragrant, bright crimson flowers, freely produced in early summer, with some more in early autumn.

Climbing Etoile de Hollande Large, fully double, very fragrant, crimson flowers, freely produced in early summer, with some more in early autumn.

Climbing Golden Dawn Large, fully double, very fragrant light yellow flowers, freely produced in early summer, with some more in early autumn.

Climbing Madame Caroline Testout Very large, fully double, slightly fragrant pink flowers, freely produced in early summer. With some more in early autumn.

Climbing Mrs Sam McGredy Large, double, fragrant, coppery-orange and rose flowers, freely produced in early summer, with some more in early autumn.

Danse du Feu Medium-sized, double, orange-scarlet flowers all summer.

Golden Showers Large, fully double. Fragrant yellow flowers all summer.

Madame Gregoirc Staechelin Large, double, very fragrant carmine and pink flowers in early summer.

Mermaid Large, single, fragrant soft yellow flowers all summer.

Parkdirektor Riggers Large, semi-double blood-red flowers all summer.

Royal Gold Large, double, fragrant deep yellow flowers all summer.

Zephirine Drouhin Large, double, very fragrant clear pink flowers all summer. Thornless.

RAMBLER ROSES

Alberic Barbier Double, fragrant creamy-while flowers in early summer. Nearly evergreen leaves.

Alhertine Fairly large, coppery pink, very fragrant flowers in early summer.

American Pillar Single, rose and white flowers in large clusters in mid-summer.

Chaplin’s Pink Climber Fairly large, semi-double, bright pink flowers which are borne in large clusters in mid-summer.

Crimson Shower Semi-double, crimson flowers in large clusters throughout late summer.

Dr W. van Fleet Fairly large, pale pink. Fragrant flowers in mid-summer.

Dorothy Perkins Small, double, shell-pink flowers in large clusters in mid-summer.

Emily Gray Fairly large, double, apricot flowers in early summer. Beautiful glossy foliage.

Excelsa Small, double, crimson flowers in large clusters in mid-summer.

New Dawn Very like Dr W. van Fleet. But flowers all summer.

Paul’s Scarlet Climber Fairly large, semi-double, scarlet flowers in clusters in mid-summer.

Sanders’ White Small, double, fragrant white flowers in large clusters in late summer.

Violetta Small, double, lavender-purple flowers in large clusters in mid-summer.

SHRUB ROSES

Blanc Double de Coubert Semi-double, very fragrant, white flowers all summer. 6 ft (2 m).

Bonn Large, double, light scarlet flowers with musk fragrance, all summer. 5 ft (i’5’4 Celestial Double, shell-pink, fragrant flowers in early summer, grey-green leaves. 7 ft (2-25 m).

Chinatown Large, double, light yellow. Slightly fragrant flowers all summer. 6Ft (2 m).

Cornelia Double, rose-pink and salmon, very fragrant flowers in clusters all summer.

5 ft (15m).

Elmshorn Double, rose-pink and salmon. Fragrant flowers in clusters all summer. 5 ft (1-5111).

Felicia Double, shell-pink flowers in large clusters all summer. 5 ft (1-5111).

Friihlingsgold Large, semi-double. Creamy-yellow flowers in June. 8 ft (2-5 m).

Fruhlingsmorgen Large, single, cream and pink flowers in June. 6Ft (2m).

Kassel Semi-double, cherry-red flowers in large clusters all summer. 5 ft (1-5111).

Madame Hardy Large, double, white flowers in June and July. 6Ft (2m).

Magenta Large, double, very fragrant, lilac-purple flowers all summer. 4 ft (125 m).

Maiden’s Blush Double, fragrant, flesh-pink flowers in June and July. 5 ft (1-5111).

Maigold Large, semi-double, deep yellow flowers all summer. 7 ft (2-25111).

Nevada Large, semi-double, creamy-white flowers, freely produced in June, with some more in August or September. 7 ft (2-25111).

Penelope Semi-double, pale apricot-pink. Fragrant flowers all summer. 6Ft (2m).

Prosperity Pink buds opening to double, white, fragrant flowers all summer. 6Ft (2 m).

Rosa cantabrigiensis Single, soft yellow flowers in May and June. 8 ft (25m).

Rosa “allien versicolor Semi-double, red flowers freely striped with white. June flowering. 3 ft (1 m).

Rosa moyesii Geranium Single, crimson Ilowers in June. Blue-grey leaves tinged with shaped, scarlet heps. 8 ft (2-5111).

Rosa rubrifolia Small, single, rose-pink flowers in June. Blue-grey leaves tinged with pink and purple. 7 ft (2-25111).

Scarlet Fire Large, single, bright scarlet flowers in June and July. 7 ft (2-25111).

Wilhelm Double, light crimson flowers in large clusters all the summer. 6 ft (2 m).

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