Roses

 

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 Antique

These roses are an excellent choice for anyone who wants something special for their rose collection.  These roses have an interesting petal formation and a strong fragrance.  They are somewhat more hardy than hybrid teas but should still be protected over winter.

Abraham Darby: peachy pink

Guy de Maupassant: pink

Toulouse Lautrec:  lemon yellow

Wenlock: deep scarlet

Winchester Cathedral: pure white

 

  Climbing

These roses are spectacular for covering fences, walls, gazebos, etc.  They do need to be protected over winter.  Some of the canes may need to be trained, but they are productive for more than two seasons and often become thick and woody.

Blaze: medium red

Climbing Chrysler Imperial: dark red

Golden Showers: yellow

New Dawn:  light pink

Peace:  yellow with a pink edge

White Dawn:  white

 

  Floribunda n

Floribundas are distinguished from hybrid teas because they bear their flowers in large, dense clusters with many blooms opening simultaneously.  They tend to be more vigorous and tolerant than hybrid teas but they still need to be protected as much over winter

Amber Queen: apricot gold

Angel Face:  lavender blush

Circus: yellow/pink & peach

Garnette: red

Iceberg: white

Singing in the Rain: apricot

Sunsprite: yellow

 

Flower Carpet

These roses are popular because of their hardiness and disease resistance.  They are low growing, like a ground cover and flower from summer to late fall.  Ideal for slopes or mass plantings.  Available in seven colours, pink, white, appleblossom, red, scarlet, yellow, and coral

  Grandiflora

Grandiflora roses are similar to Hybrid Teas but the flowers will be larger or produced in clusters on long stems.  The flowers are typically high centred and fragrant and can be used as cut flowers.  They are constantly in bloom.  They will need to be protected over winter as much as the Hybrid Teas.

Aquarius:  soft pale pink

Crimson Bouquet:  bright red

Gold Medal: coppery yellow

Love: white inside, red outside

Pink Parfait: pink/salmon/apricot

Sundowner: golden apricot

 

  Hybrid Tear

These roses are very popular and have gorgeous flowers in the classic cut flower formation.  Hybrid Tea roses are cultivars bred to produce large double flowers, singly, or in small groups.  They are not very hardy and need to be heavily protected over winter.

Anastasia: white

Christian Dior: clear red

Esmerelda: medium pink

Garden Party: blush pink

Honor: white

Midas Touch: golden

  Miniature c

These roses are hardy own root miniatures and are ideal as a border.  Most grow under 60cm and are ideal for small spaces.  They should be winter protected but are a lot hardier than the Hybrid tea type roses.

Beauty Secret:  cherry red

Janna: pink

Starina: coral pink

Sun Sprinkles: yellow

Tootie: double pink

 

  Shrub

This rose group consists of a variety of different types of roses.  Shrub roses are easy to grow and generally are very hardy.  They can be either compact or large and usually have thorny stems.  The newer varieties have good disease resistance.  This group includes the Explorer, Parkland, and Rugosa series of roses.

Explorer roses were developed by Agriculture Canada to withstand longer winters and colder climates.  They have long lasting blooms that repeat throughout the season.

Alexander McKenzie: magenta

Champlain: red

David Thompson: pink

Henry Hudson: white

J.P. Connell: yellow

Parkland roses are as own root hardy as the Explorer series and are very good growers in our climate.  This group includes the Morden and Pavement series.

Adelaide Hoodless: red

Golden Wings: yellow

Morden Blush: light pink

Morden Sunrise: yellow w/ orange

Purple Pavement: purple

 

Rugosa roses are more vigorous in northern, cooler climates.  They are the most thorny, fragrant, and disease resistant category of roses.  Most will bear red rose hips for winter display.

Blanc de Coubert: white

Hansa: reddish violet

Hunter: red

Theresa Bugnet: pink

Topaz Jewel: yellow

 

 Planting

Roses are easy to plant, and when doing so you should ensure that the hole is twice as large around as the pot, and about 50% deeper than the pot.  Add bone meal to the bottom of the hole and some fresh soil mix comprised of black earth, peat moss, and compost.  Ensure the roots are well spread and you plant the rose so that it is planted just at the crown where the branches all branch out.  Add a little mulch around the rose as if to make a bowl that will help to keep the water within it’s boundaries.  Be sure to water the newly planted rose with a transplanter fertilizer directly after planting it.

 

 

 

 

 

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