Rose Varieties

Large-flowered (hybrid tea) roses

‘Ace of Hearts’ Height 60 cm (2 ft). A true red rose, with shiny, dark green foliage. Excellent for cutting, lasting up to two weeks in water.

‘Adolf Horstman’ Height 75 cm (2.5 ft). Bronze-apricot blooms on long, straight stems. Good foliage and excellent for cutting.

‘Alpine Sunset’ Height 75 cm (2.5 ft). Large, peach-pink blooms that are quite fragrant. Upright habit with dark, glossy foliage.

‘Doris Tysterman’ Height 75 cm (2.5 ft). Tangerine blooms on long, sturdy stems, with bronzy foliage.

‘Dr. Darley’ Height 60 cm (2 ft). Large pink blooms on thick, sturdy stems. Rather short habit; dark green, glossy foliage.

‘Evening Star’ Height 75 cm (2.5 ft). An excellent white rose of American origin. It flowers freely, the foliage being dark green.

‘Fragrant Hour’ Height 90 cm (3 ft). Large, salmon-pink blooms, which are nicely shaped and beautifully scented. Rather a tall rose, with dark green foliage.

‘Just Joey’ Height 90 cm (3 ft). Coppery-orange, with large, slightly scented blooms. These are borne on strong, upright stems, with bronze-green foliage. It is a free-flowering variety.

‘L’Oreal Trophy’ Height 1.2 m (4 ft). This has orange blooms and tall, upright growth. It is a very showy variety, being continuous-flowering and with excellent foliage.

‘Loving Memory’ Height 1.2 m (4 ft). Large, crimson-scarlet blooms of excellent quality. It has little fragrance, a rather vigorous habit and dark green foliage.

‘Mala Rubinstein’ Height 90 cm (3 ft). Fine, shapely blooms of camellia-rose and well scented. Quite a vigorous variety, with good foliage.

‘Pot o’ Gold’ Height 60 cm (2 ft). Golden-yellow blooms; a first-class variety. It flowers in profusion on short, sturdy stems. The foliage is mid-green. Prima Ballerina’ Height 90 cm (3 ft). Deep rose-pink blooms with good shape and scent. This rose has quite a vigorous, upright habit and is well clothed with dark green foliage.

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‘Princess Margaret of England’ Height 1.2 m (4 ft). Large pink blooms on strong, sturdy stems. An upright habit and good foliage.

‘Pristine’ Height 1.2 m (4 ft). Blooms of a delicate ivory-pink, very fragrant and often with several buds to a stem.

Vigorous, upright growth, and mid-green foliage.

‘Silver Jubilee’ Height 75 cm (2.5 ft). One of the best large-flowered bush roses, with pink blooms on strong, upright stems. Disease-resistant, free-flowering; glossy foliage.

‘Simba’ Height 60 cm (2 ft). Clear, bright yellow blooms of good shape. A fairly-short rose, with rigid stems and mid-green, healthy foliage.

‘Sunblest’ Height 75 cm (2.5 ft). Golden-yellow flowers that hold their colour well. They are slightly fragrant. Fairly vigorous, upright bush, with mid-green glossy foliage.

‘Troika’ Fleight 75 cm (2’/^ ft). Orange-bronze, well-shaped blooms. A free-flowering variety, with upright growth, bright green foliage and moderate scent.

‘Tynwald’ Height 1.2 m (4 ft). Creamy-white blooms are carried on upright stems. The foliage is deep green and shiny, and the plant is resistant to disease.

‘Whisky Mac’ Height 90 cm (3 ft). Golden blooms with bronze buds – a fragrant, free-flowering and compact bush. The young foliage is bronze-green.

‘Troika’ (Large-flowered)

Cluster-flowered (floribunda) roses ‘Amsterdam’ Height 60 cm (2 ft). A free-flowering variety, with bright red blooms in large clusters. The stems are short and sturdy, the foliage shiny.

‘Anne Harkness’ Height 1.2 m (4 ft). Soft apricot blooms are carried in large clusters, with each individual bloom on a long stem. This makes it a good flower- arranging rose, and the flowers are particularly long-lasting. This variety flowers up to a fortnight later than most bush roses.

‘Bobby Dazzler’ Height 60 cm (2 ft). The orange-pink flower clusters are bright and eye-catching. The short, sturdy habit and plentiful mid-green foliage makes it a sound choice for small gardens.

‘Brown Velvet’ Height 75 cm (2.5 ft). This variety provides a new colour break, being russet-brown in the early stages and taking on reddish tints when mature. The petals are like velvet and it is certainly a flower arranger’s rose. Medium-sized growth is combined with a free-flowering habit.

‘Burma Star’ Height 90 cm (3 ft). This apricot rose is an outstanding variety, with strong, sturdy growth and large trusses of freely-borne blooms. The foliage is dark green and shiny, and the plant is disease-resistant.

‘Congratulations’ Height 1.5 m (5 ft). A strong-growing variety, with soft pink blooms carried on long, sturdy stems. It is free-flowering, and the foliage is dark green.

‘Copper Pot’ Height 1.4 m (4.5 ft). An excellent rose, with coppery flowers on strong stems. The foliage is dark green, shiny and disease-resistant.

‘Eyecatcher’ Height 75 cm (2.5 ft). Bright pink-apricot blooms make this a striking rose. The growth is short and sturdy, with good foliage.

‘Eyepaint’Height 1.5 111(5 ft). The single blooms are scarlet, with a white eye and bright yellow stamens. The flowers are borne in large clusters. Growth is vigorous and the foliage bright green.

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‘Escapade’ Height 90 cm (3 ft). The semi-double blooms are magenta coloured, with a white eye when fully open, and scented. The flowers are borne in large clusters. Growth is sturdy and the foliage disease-resistant.

‘Fervid’ Height 1.2 m (4 ft). This rose, with its red, single flowers, always gives an excellent display. The flowering season is very long indeed, and the growth habit strong.

‘Fragrant Delight’ Height 90 cm (3 ft). Coppery-salmon blooms are freely produced and they have a strong fragrance. Growth is vigorous.

‘Georgic Anderson’ Height 75 cm (2.5 ft). The blooms are apricot at the bud stage, turning to peachy-pink when fully open. This variety is free-flowering over a long period. Other features are sturdy, rather short growth, medium scent and good, disease-resistant foliage.

‘Grace Abounding’ Height 90 cm (3 ft). The creamy-white blooms are carried in large trusses on thick, sturdy stems. The foliage is dark green and disease-resistant.

‘Harry Edland’ Height 75 cm (2.5 ft). The mauve blooms are possibly the best of their type, being beautifully scented, of good shape and borne freely. Sturdy growth holds the flower trusses erect.

‘Ice White’ Height 90 cm (3 ft). This free-flowering, clear white variety has fully double blooms, borne in large trusses on firm, sturdy stems. A good all-round, disease-resistant variety.

‘Intrigue’ Height 50 cm (20 in). Possibly the deepest red cluster-flowered variety available. The deep crimson blooms, with a dark, velvety appearance, show bright yellow stamens when fully open. Large trusses of these blooms are borne on short, sturdy stems, making this a neat, low-growing variety.

‘John Crossley’ Height 90 cm (3 ft). Well-shaped yellow blooms are carried on strong stems. The foliage is attractive and the plant free-flowering.

‘Judy Garland’ Height 90 cm (3 ft). This yellow and red rose is very much like the old ‘Masquerade’, though possibly stronger growing. It has large trusses of flowers on thick stems, and is both free-flowering and disease-resistant.

‘Kerryman’ Height 75 cm (2.5 ft). The large, hybrid tea-type blooms are a rather unusual shade of pink. Good-sized trusses are borne freely over a long period. The foliage is attractive and disease-resistant.

‘Kiskadee’ Height 75 cm (z 1/2 ft). The outer petals of this beautiful golden-yellow rose are veined red. The dark green, shiny foliage is disease-resistant.

‘Korresia’ Height 75 cm (2.5 ft). The yellow blooms are hybrid-tea shape, fragrant and borne freely on sturdy stems. The plant has a branching habit, with dark green, disease-resistant foliage.

‘Liverpool Echo’ Height 1.2 m (4 ft). This quite tall, free-flowering, salmon-pink variety is outstanding. The small blooms are of perfect shape, carried in very large trusses of flowers on thick, sturdy stems. The mid-green foliage is disease-resistant.

‘Margaret MerriP Height 90 cm (3 ft). A beautifully scented variety that carries pearly-blushed flowers turning to pure white. It is sometimes sold as large-flowered (H.T.). By any standards it is a superb rose, with a bushy, branching habit, a continuous display of flowers and dark green, glossy foliage.

‘Mary Sumner’ Height 90 cm (3 ft). A vermilion-shaded variety, carrying large trusses of blooms on strong stems. The glossy green foliage is resistant to disease.

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‘MatangP Height 90 cm (3 ft). A free-flowering variety, with double, orange-vermilion blooms that have silver shading at the base and on the reverse of the petals. They are slightly fragrant and carried in large trusses on strong stems.

‘Meggido’ Height 75 cm (2.5 ft). The bright red flowers are truly striking, being an unusual shade. The beautifully-shaped blooms are borne freely on good stems. The habit is rather bushy, with good foliage.

‘Memento’ Height 75 cm (zVt ft). Salmon-vermilion blooms, opening flat, are unusually weather-resistant. The large trusses of flowers are borne on sturdy stems and backed by dark green foliage.

‘Princess Michael of Kent’ Height 75 cm (2.5 ft). Clear yellow blooms are carried freely in large clusters. The variety has a bushy habit, with disease-resistant, mid-green foliage.

‘Ripples’ Height 90 cm (3 ft). This is one of the mauve varieties, possibly the best of its type. It is free-flowering, with large trusses of blooms and healthy foliage.

‘Rob Roy’ Height 90 cm (3 ft). Crimson-scarlet, hybrid-tea type blooms. These are fragrant, form perfect buds and give a continuous display until late autumn.

‘Rocky’ Height 90 cm (3 ft). A brilliant vermilion-scarlet, with a silvery-cream reverse. The large clusters of semi-double blooms stand out against vigorous, lush foliage.

‘Satchmo’ Height 75 cm (2.5 ft). Well-formed, double, scarlet blooms are borne freely on this rather bushy, vigorous plant. The foliage is attractive and healthy.

‘Southampton’ Height 1.2 m (4 ft). It has orange flowers with a yellow reverse. They are fragrant, semi-double and borne in large trusses.

‘Wembley Stadium’ Height 90 cm (3 ft). Red flowers, in large trusses, are carried on strong stems. Attractive foliage.

‘Young Venturer’ Height 90 cm (3 ft). The flowers, on strong stems, are sweet-scented, apricot-gold and well-shaped. The foliage is a dark, glossy green and disease-resistant.

Miniature roses ‘Angela Rippon’ Height 50 cm (1 ft). Double, bright salmon flowers.

‘Colibre’ Height 20-30 cm (8-12 in). Rich apricot, with a slight fragrance.

‘Coralin’ Height 38 cm (15 in). The flowers are coral-pink to deep coral-red. It is a vigorous plant, with bronze-tinted foliage.

‘Dresden Doll’ Height 25-30 cm (10-12 in). Shell-pink, small double blooms are preceded by dainty buds covered in light green moss – the miniature moss rose.

‘Frosty’ Height 25-30 cm (10-12 in). Pale pink buds open to pure white double flowers, with a pleasant fragrance.

‘Gold Pin’ Height 45 cm. Semi-double, buttercup-yellow blooms on bushy, vigorous growth.

‘Green Diamond’ Height 20-25 cm (8-10 in). The tiny pom-pom flowers have a distinctive green shading from the time the buds open.

‘New Penny’ Height 20 cm (8 in). Orange-red buds open to coral-pink flowers with a slight fragrance. The foliage is good and the habit compact.

‘Royal Salute’ (Miniature) ‘PourToi’ Height 20-25 cm (8-10 in). The well-shaped white flowers have a hint of cream at the base of their petals. A compact rose with an upright habit.

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‘Royal Salute’ Height 75 cm (10 in). Fragrant, double, carmine-pink blooms, freely borne on a bushy plant.

‘Starina’ Height 25-30 cm (10-12 in). Scarlet and orange flowers with glossy-foliage. The habit is vigorous and bushy.

‘Wee Man’ Height 20-25 cm (8-10 in). Semi-double, fragrant blooms, light crimson in colour.

Modern shrub roses ‘Anna Zinkersen’ Height 1.4 m (41I.! ft). Spread 90 cm-1.2 m (3-4 ft). The pale lemon blooms are very fragrant and the variety is repeat-flowering. It has a rather bushy habit, with good, dark green foliage.

‘Butterfly Wings’ Height 1.2 m (4 ft). Spread 1 m (y 1/2 ft). The blush-white petals have rose-red edges. It forms a spreading bush, with good foliage.

‘Charles Austin’ Height 90 cm (3 ft). Upright habit. This is one of the newer introductions, with Rosa centifolia-typc flowers but a hybrid-tea or floribunda habit. The apricot-shaded blooms are strongly scented and the variety is repeat-flowering.

‘Charmian’ Height and spread 1.2 m (4 ft). Closely identified with ‘Charles Austin’, the flowers are a beautiful deep pink and very fragrant. It has a rather spreading habit.

‘Cecile Brunner’ Height 90 cm (3 ft). One of the old-fashioned polyantha roses. Delicately scented, tiny, pale pink flowers are perfectly formed and freely borne in clusters throughout summer. It can also be obtained as a climber.

‘Fountain’ Height 1.8 m (6 ft). Upright habit. With double, well-shaped blooms of crimson velvet, this is a vigorous plant. The foliage is dark green and shiny.

‘La Sevillana’ Height 60 cm (2 ft). Spread 1.4 m (4.5 ft). Vermilion blooms, in large trusses, are carried on sturdy short stems. It flowers continuously over a very long period and is an outstanding variety.

Lavender Lassie’ Height I.S m (6 ft). Spread 1.5 m (5 ft). A continuous-flowering variety with attractive lavender-pink blooms. Rather strong growth and good foliage.

‘Marjorie Fair’ Height 75 cm (2.5 ft). Spread 50 cm (20 in). Carmine-red flowers, with a white eye, on short, strong stems. It will continue flowering until late autumn, making an attractive, compact bush.

‘Mounthatten’ Height 1.8 m (6 ft). Spread 1.5 m (5 ft). Although often listed as cluster-flowered (floribunda), this variety develops into a large bush, best thought of as a modern shrub. Scented, clear yellow flowers are carried in profusion over a long period, set off by shiny, dark green foliage.

‘Olive’ Height 1.8 m (6 ft). Upright habit. The large blooms, on strong, thick stems, make good cut flowers. Dark green, glossy foliage clothes the rather tall, upright stems.

‘Pearl Drift’ Height 1.2 m (4 ft). Spread 1.5 m (5 ft). Prized for its continuously-produced creamy-white flowers. It has a rather spreading habit, with good foliage.

‘Radox Bouquet’ Height 1.8 m (6 ft). Upright habit. The rose-pink flowers, with a lovely fragrance, often split into quarters when they are fully open. This is a good cut rose, of tall, upright habit, dark green, shiny foilage and considerable resistance to disease.

‘Robusta’ Height 1.8 m (6 ft). Spread 1.5 m (5 ft). This shrub rose is covered with single, scarlet blooms over a very long period.

‘Sally Holmes’ Height 1.5 m (5 ft). Spread 1.2 m (4 ft). It carries large trusses of fragrant, creamy-white flowers, having a compact, bushy habit and good foliage.

‘Saga’ Height 1.5 m (5 ft). Spread 90 cm (3 ft). With the blooms a striking shade of buff on white, it flowers early in summer and again in the autumn. The habit is upright and bushy.

Climbing roses ‘Bantry Bay’ Height 3 m (10 ft). Pink, semi-double blooms and a vigorous habit. Glossy foliage. Repeat-flowering.

‘Climbing Cecilc Brunner’ Height to 7.5 m (25 ft). Pale pink, beautifully-shaped small blooms are produced in profusion. A vigorous, summer-flowering rose.

‘Coral Dawn’ Height 3 m (10 ft). A variety with double, soft pink blooms in large clusters. Repeat-flowering.

‘Dreaming Spires’ Height 3.6 m (12 ft) or more. The fragrant, double blooms are golden-yellow, the buds being marked with deep red. It has vigorous, upright growth with dark green foliage. Repeat-flowering.

‘Golden Showers’ Height 2.4 m (8 ft). Well-shaped golden-yellow buds open into semi-double blooms. This is a particularly free-flowering variety, putting on an almost continuous display throughout the summer. It will flower quite freely in a shaded spot.

‘Grand Hotel’ Height 2.4 m (8 ft) or more. With beautiful red blooms, well shaped and freely borne, this is a good pillar rose. Repeat-flowering.

‘Handel’ Height 2.4-3 m (8-1 oft). The creamy-white blooms, flushed pink at the edges, are of perfect shape. Growth is vigorous, the foliage dark green. A good pillar rose, and repeat-flowering.

‘Leverkusen’Height 3-3.6 m( 10-12 ft). The blooms are creamy-yellow and rosette-shaped. Though with the habit of a rambler, it usually blooms again in the autumn.

‘Mermaid’ Height up to 9 m (30 ft). With prominent amber stamens, the large, single, primrose-yellow flowers are borne from mid-summer onwards. The foliage is particularly glossy. This variety grows well on a north-lacing wall, but it is not completely hardy in the coldest winters.

‘Pink Perpetue’ Height 1.8-2.4 m (6-8 ft)-Bright rose-pink blooms are freely borne in large clusters throughout summer. This is an excellent rose for a sunny wall.

‘Swan Lake’ Height 2.4-3 m (6-8 ft)- A variety with well-shaped, large, white blooms and a vigorous growth habit. The foliage is mid-green and leathery. It makes a good pillar rose and is repeat-flowering.

‘Sympathie’ Height 3-3.6 m (10-12 ft). The full, fragrant blooms are scarlet, with a velvety texture. It is quite vigorous, with good foliage, and is very hardy. Repeat-flowering.

Rambler roses ‘Dorothy Perkins’ Height 5.5 m (18 ft).

Rose-pink blooms appear in large clusters in early summer. This is a vigorous grower.

‘Felicite et Perpctuc’ Height 3 m (10 ft).

Small, pale cream flowers are borne in large clusters, with small hips in the autumn. The light green foliage is almost evergreen. It has very vigorous growth and is suitable for growing through and up trees.

‘Paul’s Scarlet’ Height to 4.5 m (15 ft).

Semi-double, bright scarlet blooms are borne in rather small clusters. It has light green foliage, and a vigorous growth habit.

‘Purity’ Height 3.6 m (12 ft). With large, pure white, semi-double flowers, this robust plant has light green foliage.

‘Seagull’ Height 6 m (20 ft). Pure white flowers are borne profusely in large clusters.

‘The Garland’ Height 4.5 m (15 ft).White, semi-double, fragrant blooms are flushed pink and carried in large clusters. A good variety for climbing into small trees.

Roses for ground cover ‘Fairyland’ Height 75 cm (2.5 ft). Spread 1.8 m (6 ft). A variety that grows into a mound of dainty foliage. Pretty, light pink flowers cover the whole of the plant.

‘Fairy Prince’ Height 75 cm (2.5 ft). Spread 1.8 m (6 ft). This resembles ‘Fairyland’ in every detail, except for the colour, which is geranium pink.

‘Pink Bells’ Height 60 cm (2 ft). Spread 1.2 m (4 ft). Other varieties are ‘Red Bells’ and ‘White Bells’.

‘Pink Wave’ Height 90 cm (3 ft). Spread up to 1.2 m (4 ft). A variety with a rigorous habit and soft pink double flowers.

Old roses grown for their hips

R. x bigbdownensis. Height 1.8 m (6 ft).

Spread 1.5 m (5 ft). Single crimson flowers, orange-red hips.

R. moyesii. Height 2.4 m (8 ft). Spread 1. m (5 ft). Deep blood-red single flowers, orange-red hips.

R. rugosa ‘Scabrosa’. Height and spread 1.5 m (5 ft). Mauve and pink flowers; large, bright red hips.

R. sweginzowii. Height 2.4 m (8 ft). Spread 1.2 m (4 ft). Pink flowers, bright red hips that are earlier than most.

Old-fashioned shrub roses

‘Buff Beauty’ (Hybrid Musk). Height I.2 m (4 ft). Spread 1.8 m (6 ft). The clusters of double, rosette-shaped flowers are apricot-yellow, shaded buff, and very fragrant. It gives a good second display in late summer. With its spreading habit, this rose can be trained on wires to form a hedge. It is apt to suffer from mildew during August, so must be watched and sprayed when necessary.

‘Penelope’ (Hybrid Musk). Height 1.2 m (4 ft). Spread 1.8 m (6 ft). Salmon-pink buds pale almost to white as the scented blooms mature. There is a second flush quite late in the summer. This rose can also be grown as a hedge.

‘Fantin-Latour’ (Centifolia). Height and spread 1.5 m (5 ft). The beautiful, pale pink cupped blooms deepen in colour at the centre of the open flowers. One summer display only. Rosa centifolia. Height 1.5 m (5 ft). Spread 1.2 m (4 ft). Often called the ‘cabbage rose’, or the ‘Provence rose’, this old favourite has clear, deep pink flowers that are delightfully fragrant.

‘Nuits de Young’ (Moss). Height and spread 1.2 m (4 ft). The colour is deep maroon-purple, outstanding yellow stamens. Summer-flowering. The buds are heavily mossed.

‘William Lobb’ (Moss). Height and spread 1.8 m (6 ft). The newly-opened blooms are dark crimson, but fade to lavender-mauve with white tints in the centre. Rather a tall habit; attractive dark green foliage on thorny stems.

‘Mme Hardy’ (Damask). Height 1.5 m (5 ft). Spread 1.2 m (4 ft). A beautiful pure white rose, with excellent dark green foliage. A ‘must’ for any garden where space allows.

Rosa damascena ‘Versicolor’ (Damask). Height and spread 1.5111(5 ft). This is the York and Lancaster rose, with blooms of varying colours – pale pink, white or a mixture of both. It has vigorous, dark green foliage.

‘Charles De Mills’ (Gallica). Height and spread 1.5 m(5 ft). This compact, upright bush flowers profusely, in June and July, causing some branches to bow almost to ground level. The blooms are full petalled and whorled, giving them an exotic appearance with their shades of maroon and rich, dark purplish-red. RosaMnndi (Gallica). Height 90 cm (3 ft). Spread 1.5 m (5 ft). This is one of the most popular of the old roses, with almost flat, open flowers. These have a mixture of red and white markings, with golden stamens, and are certainly eye-catching.

‘Paul Neyron’ (Hybrid Perpetual). Height 1.2 m (4 ft). Spread 90 cm (3 ft). The fragrant, deep rose-pink flowers are large and peony-shaped, carried on sturdy stems. These are clothed with pale green foliage.

‘Frau Dagmar Hastrup’ (Rugosa Hybrid). Height 90 cm (3 ft). Spread 1.2 m (4 ft). Noted for its neat, compact habit, the silvery-pink single blooms are followed by attractive deep red hips. Disease-resistant foliage.

‘Pink Grootendorst’ (Rugosa Hybrid). Height 1.8 m (6 ft). Spread 1.5 m (5 ft). Small, picotee-edged pink flowers are borne in large clusters, making a magnificent sight over a long period.


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