Roses and Reels!

Join us as Councilmember Dev Davis hosts a Movie Night in the Rose Garden to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Friends of the San Jose Rose Garden!  The movie will be the family friendly Maona.  The evening will start out with a Rosey Scavenger Hunt at 6pm.  Park Station Hashery has partnered with the event to provide discounted to-go meals so stop on by before the event and pick up dinner!

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Peace

Peace

PEACE

 

Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.

The world’s most famous rose, in brilliant yellow and pink, first introduced to the U.S. by The Conard-Pyle Co. over fifty years ago. More popular today than when it was first introduced. A rose your garden should not be without.

HISTORY:

Hybridizer Francis Meilland sent his cuttings of this new rose just before the war, and communication between the cultivators was not possible.

The rose became known as Peace in the following way. In early 1945 Meilland wrote to Field Marshal Alan Brooke (later Viscount Alanbrooke), the principal author of the master strategy that won the Second World War, to thank him for his key part in the liberation of France and to ask if Brooke would give his name to the rose. Brooke declined saying that, though he was honored to be asked, his name would soon be forgotten and a much better and more enduring name would be “Peace”.

The adoption of the trade name “Peace” was publicly announced in the United States on 29 April 1945 by the introducers, Messrs Conard Pyle Co.. This was the very day that Berlin fell, officially considered the end of the Second World War in Europe. Later that year Peace roses were given to each of the delegations at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations in San Francisco, each with a note which read:

“We hope the ‘Peace’ rose will influence men’s thoughts for everlasting world peace“.

Peter Beales, English rose grower and expert, said in his book Roses:

“‘Peace’, without doubt, is the finest Hybrid Tea ever raised and it will remain a standard variety forever”.

Yellow blend, pink edges. Mild to strong fragrance. 40 to 43 petals. Average diameter 6″. Very large, full (26-40 petals), cupped, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Height of 4′ to 6′ (120 to 200 cm). Width of up to 3′ (up to 90 cm).

Hybridizer: Francis Meilland (France, before 1939)

Parentage:

Seed: [George Dickson x Souvenir de Claudius Pernet] x [Joanna Hill x Charles P. Kilham]
Pollen: Margaret McGredy

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Passionate_Kisses

Passionate Kisses

PASSIONATE KISSES

Medium pink Hybrid Tea.

The fresh salmon colored blooms blend well in mixed perennial beds. This new Floribunda is always in bloom! The non-stop blooms, along eith the attractive shape of this rose, make it perfect for cutting to enjoy indoors.

Carmine-pink, pink reverse. Mild fragrance. up to 45 petals. Average diameter 3.25″. Large, full (26-40 petals), in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Semi-glossy, dark green foliage.

Height of 35″ to 39″ (90 to 100 cm).

Hybridizer: Michle Meilland Richardier (France, before 1998)

 

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Paradise_Found

Paradise Found

PARADISE FOUND

 

This is as close to the perfect Hybrid Tea ever hybridized by Star/Meilland Rose Company. It has everything, color, shape, fragrance, vigor, repeat, vase life. Only thing missing is the resistance to black spot. This rose is sure to make a statement in the Western gardens.

Deep pink, lavender undertones. Strong fragrance. up to 80 petals. Large, very full (41+ petals), exhibition bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Height of 5′ to 5′ (150 to 165 cm).

Hybridizer: Meilland International (France, 2008)

Parentage:

Seed: Baronne Edmond de Rothschild ® x Pristine ® (hybrid tea, Warriner 1978)
Pollen: Sheer Elegance ™

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Over the Moon 

Apricot or apricot blend Hybrid Tea.

Someone spends a lot of time working up these descriptions. Far be it from me to try and re-phrase what they have so eloquently written…

Can you conjure up a newly retooled version of the beloved Just Joey? Now you’ve got a little feel for the opulent warm beauty of this resplendent new Hybrid Tea. Reminiscent of a monstrous silk rose on a lady’s hat, big voluptuous deep-apricot buds spiral open to slightly-softened caramel-sugar tones that glow like a beacon against the lush green leaves. The rounded, bushy & vigorous plant allows it to be placed in the landscape where it can easily show off its luxurious lusciousness.

Tall, bushy, upright. Medium green foliage.

Height of 43″ to 4′ (110 to 130 cm).

Hybridizer: Apricot or apricot blend. [Apricot or apricot blend, yellow reverse.]. Moderate, fruity fragrance. Average diameter 5″. Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Parentage:

Christopher Columbus (hybrid tea, Meilland, 1992) x Cleopatra (hybrid tea, Kordes, 1994)

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Oregold

Oregold

OREGOLD

Deep yellow Hybrid Tea.

A tinge of saffron on large, rich yellow blooms enhances the cheerful appearance of this delicately scented rose.

Deep yellow. Mild, fruity fragrance. 25 petals. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Height of 5′ to 6′ 7″ (150 to 200 cm). Width of 4′ (120 cm).

Hybridizer: Mathias Tantau, Jr. (1912 – 2006) (Germany, 1975)

Parentage:

Seed: Piccadilly ® x

Pollen: Colour Wonder

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Oranges_’n’_Lemons

Oranges ‘n’ Lemons

ORANGES 'N' LEMONS

ORANGES ‘N’ LEMONS

Orange blend Shrub.

Sweet ‘n’ sour it ain’t—but your eyes might pucker a little when they behold this fantastic color. Stripes of pure yellow splashed onto bright orange will stop even the most finicky rose buyer in the their tracks. Mahogany red new foliage shows up all year long, maturing to a very deep green. This vigorous bush has a fountainous habit that can be trained as a climber in milder climates.

Orange and yellow, stripes. Mild fragrance. 40 petals. Average diameter 3.5″. Full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Tall, spreading, thornless (or almost). Medium, dark green foliage.

Height of 30″ to 10′ (75 to 305 cm). Width of up to 2′ (up to 60 cm).

Hybridizer: Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1994)

Parentage:

seed: New Year ®
pollen: Freude ® (hybrid tea, Kordes, 1975) x Seedling

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Opening_Night

Opening Night

OPENING_NIGHT

OPENING NIGHT

Dark red Hybrid Tea.

Abundant, slightly fragrant red roses, adorn this classic long-stemmed beauty. Perfect for bouquets.

Dark red. Mild fragrance. 25 to 35 petals. Average diameter 5.5″. Large, double (17-25 petals), high-centered to flat bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Height of 4′ to 6′ (120 to 185 cm).

Hybridizer: Dr. Keith W. Zary (UnitedStates, 1998)

Parentage:

Seed: Olympiad ™ (hybrid tea, McGredy 1982) x

Pollen: Ingrid Bergman ®

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA

Dark red Hybrid Tea.

The unusual dark red double blooms are superb for exhibition. Beauty with a wonderful fragrance.

Dark red. Strong, old rose, sweet fragrance. 45 to 50 petals. Average diameter 5″. Large, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Height of 4′ to 8′ (120 to 245 cm). Width of up to 4′ (up to 120 cm).

Hybridizer: Swim & Weeks (UnitedStates, 1964)

Parentage:

Seed: Chrysler Imperial x

Pollen: Charles Mallerin

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Mister_Lincoln

Mister Lincoln

MISTER LINCOLN

Dark red Hybrid Tea.

The exceptional red rich color, stately lines, and the exciting fragrance make this an exceptional Hybrid tea. However, its ability to flourish in all regions makes Mister Lincoln the finest red Hybrid tea of all time. A garden must.

Dark red. Strong fragrance. up to 35 petals. Average diameter 5″. Very large, full (26-40 petals), high-centered to cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Tall. Matte, dark green, leathery foliage.

Height of 3′ to 6′ 7″ (90 to 200 cm). Width of 2′ (60 cm).

Hybridizer: Swim & Weeks (UnitedStates, 1964)

Parentage:

Chrysler Imperial x Charles Mallerin

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Moondance

Moondance

Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.

Amber. Strong, anise, licorice, sweet fragrance. 45 petals. Average diameter 3.75″. Medium-large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, rounded bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Armed with thorns / prickles, upright. Medium, matte, medium green foliage.

Height of 4′ 11″ to 5′ (150 to 160 cm).

Hybridizer: Alain Meilland (France, 1993)

Parentage:

Seed: Hidalgo® x Mischief
Pollen: Ambassador (hybrid tea, Meilland, 1979)

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Memorial_Day

Memorial Day

MEMORIAL DAY

Medium pink Hybrid Tea.

To honor, celebrate & remember… Memorial Day strikes a cord in our hearts. Yet a symphony of feelings comes to mind with this unusual orchid pink hybrid tea. Enormous old-fashioned full flowers saturated with super-strong classic old rose fragrance hit a note of fond memories for all. Long low-thorned stems are lushly adorned with clean green leaves. Just one flower perfumes an entire room.

Pink. Strong, damask fragrance. 41 to 50 petals. Average diameter 5″. Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, old-fashioned bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Medium, spreading, upright. Large, matte, medium green foliage.

Height of 43″ to 4′ (110 to 130 cm).

Hybridizer: Tom Carruth (UnitedStates, 2001)

Parentage:

Seed: Blueberry Hill ™ x

Pollen: New Zealand

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Marijke_Koopman

Marijke Koopman

MARIJKE KOOPMAN

Medium pink Hybrid Tea.

Marijke Koopman is a large flowered medium pink Hybrid Tea. It has pleasing mild fragrance, and exhibition bloom form. It blooms in flushes throughout the season. It is a heavy blooming plant, with quick repeat blooming.

Pink. Mild fragrance. Exhibition bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Hybridizer: Gareth Fryer (UnitedKingdom, 1979)

Parentage:

Unknown

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Margaret Merrill

MARGARET MERRILL

White, near white or white blend Floribunda.

Armloads of ecru buds open to ruffled semi-double blooms of satin white saturated with the rich perfume of citrus blossoms. But don’t be fooled by the soft color and sweet fragrance. Her strong-growing plant clothes itself with tough resistant large deep green foliage. A very stylish color.

White or white blend, pink center. Strong, citrus, spice fragrance. 18 to 29 petals. Average diameter 4″. Large, semi-double (9-16 petals), high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Height of 30″ to 5′ (75 to 150 cm). Width of 2′ to 4′ (60 to 120 cm).

Hybridizer: Harkness (UnitedKingdom, 1977)

Parentage:

seed: Rudolph Timm x Dedication
pollen: Pascali ®

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Mardi_Gras

Mardi Gras

MARDI GRAS

Pink blend Floribunda.

Truly reminiscent of the carefree days of Mardi Gras, this new Floribunda has a large cluster of flowers with bright yellow, orange and pink hues. As a strong repeat bloomer, with a good fragrance, Mardi Gras will likely become one of your garden favorites. In form, this rose would be excellent as either a specimen or a small hedge, and is very heat resistant.

Pink blend. Pink orange yellow blend upper; same reverse. Mild to strong, musk, sweet fragrance. 20 to 25 petals. Average diameter 4″. Medium, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, classic hybrid tea, high-centered bloom form. Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Pointed, ovoid buds.

Medium, upright, well-branched. Large, semi-glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.

Height of up to 4′ (up to 120 cm). Width of up to 32″ (up to 80 cm).

Hybridizer: Dr. Keith W. Zary (UnitedStates, 2007)

Parentage:

AROfres x Singin’ in the Rain

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Love_&_Peace

Love & Peace

Lobe & Peace

Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.

Yellow blend, pink edges. Moderate fragrance. 40 to 50 petals. Average diameter 5.5″. Very large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Medium, upright. Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.

Height of 4′ to 6′ (120 to 185 cm).

Hybridizer: Ping Lim and Jerry F. Twomey (United States, 1991)

Parentage:

Seed: Seedling x

Pollen: Peace (hybrid tea, Meilland 1942)

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Love

Love

LOVE

Red blend Grandiflora.

These striking bi-colored blooms are scarlet red with a silvery white reverse. With its light spicy fragrance and beauty, it will quickly become a favorite in your garden.

Scarlet, white reverse. Mild, rose, opinions vary fragrance. 30 to 35 petals. Average diameter 4″. Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered, reflexed bloom form. Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Pointed buds.

Armed with thorns / prickles, upright. Large, glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.

Hybridizer: William A. Warriner (UnitedStates, 1980)

Parentage:

Seedling x Redgold

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Legends

Legends 

Medium red Hybrid Tea.

Terry’s Note: A bit of a stingy bloomer, it does well in the fall.

MONSTROUS buds & HUMUNGOUS blossoms of rich ruby red hold their durable brilliance from beginning to end. IMMENSE petals (just one can cover a child’s palm) lend a classical Hybrid Tea bud shape, slowly spiraling open to a ruffled WHOPPER of a show-stopper. LARGE lettuce-like leaves of an unusual reddened green color gracefully enrobe the long cutting stems  in perfect proportion to the flower. Who needs a bouquet??? It only takes one PRODIGIOUS posy to fill a vase.

Oprah Winfrey was involved in the multi-year evaluation and final selection of the ‘Legends’ rose. Chosen to pay tribute to the wonderful women honored during Oprah’s Legends Weekend.

Red. Flowers bright cherry red. None to mild fragrance. Average diameter 6.5″. Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Medium, upright. Large, matte, dark green foliage.

Height of 43″ to 4′ (110 to 130 cm).

Hybridizer: Tom Carruth (UnitedStates, 2006)

Parentage:

Seed:City of San Francisco ™ x Olympiad ™ (hybrid tea, McGredy 1982)
Pollen:Amalia ™ (hybrid tea, Meilland, 1985) x [Ingrid Bergman ® x All That Jazz]

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Lasting_Peace

Lasting Peace Lasting_Peace

Orange blend Grandiflora.

 

A breakthrough in Grandifloras! Deep coral-orange blooms are held high atop lustrous, dark olive green foliage. Disease resistance is high and vigor is maintained throughout the summer. Like an amber sunset reflecting on a sandy beach, Lasting Peace salutes its ancestor in glowing, ever-changing hues.

Orange blend. Mild fragrance. Average diameter 4″. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Height of 5′ (150 cm).

Hybridizer: Alain Meilland (France, 1996)

Parentage:

Seed: Tropicana x First Edition
Pollen: Catherine Deneuve ®

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Knock_Out

Knock Out

Terry’s Note: Red blend Shrub.  One of the most popular shrubs in the WORLD.  Grows even in the harshest climates.  There is a great pruning video from Conard Pyle on how to prune this shrub that can be seen HERE.

The cycle of bloom and growth is never ending and provides a show of color from early Spring well into the hard frosts of winter On can’t say enough about its maintenance free lifestyle. It is drought tolerant; surviving and even thriving in the most devastating of dry summers. Humidity… bring it on. You’ll be hard pressed to find a speck of black spot on this healthy plant. There is hardly anything which will stop this rose from blooming. You can expect to have blooms everyday throughout the summer. We believe that this is one of the best

Bright, fluorescent cherry red. Mild, spice, tea fragrance. 5 to 13 petals. Average diameter 3.5″. Large, single to semi-double, cluster-flowered bloom form. Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Decorative buds.

Bushy, compact, rounded. Glossy, dark green foliage.

Height of 2′ to 4′ (60 to 120 cm). Width of 3′ to 4′ (90 to 120 cm).

Hybridizer: William J. Radler (UnitedStates, before 1995)

Parentage:

Seed:[Carefree Beauty x {[Tampico x Applejack] x Playboy}] x [Carefree Beauty x {[Tampico x Applejack] x Playboy}]
Pollen:Razzle Dazzle (floribunda, Warriner, 1977) x {Deep Purple x [Faberg x Eddie’s Crimson]}

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Kings_Ransom

Kings Ransom

Deep yellow Hybrid Tea.

Hard to beat, this treasured rose still ranks high among yellow rose royalty. The deep yellow-gold pointed buds open slowly and dependably to large scented flowers, impervious to all types of weather. Its strong handsome plant stands proud with gleaming glossy green leaves.

Golden-yellow. Strong fragrance. 35 to 40 petals. Large, full (26-40 petals) bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Color deepens on warmer nights.

Glossy foliage.

Height of 30″ to 5′ (75 to 150 cm).

Hybridizer: Dr. Dennison H. Morey (UnitedStates, 1961)

Parentage:

Seed: Golden Masterpiece x

Pollen: Lydia (hybrid tea, Robinson, 1949)

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Julio_Iglesias

Julio Iglesias 

White, near white or white blend Floribunda.

Julio Iglesias will perform best in the warm, sunny climates of the west coast. The rose is red and white striped.

Red and white, stripes. White with pink stripes. Strong, citrus fragrance. Average diameter 3″. Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Medium, bushy, upright. Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.

Height of 28″ to 31″ (70 to 80 cm). Width of up to 4′ (up to 135 cm).

Hybridizer: Meilland International (France, 2006)

Parentage:

Seed:Shocking Blue ® x Lancme ®
Pollen:Scentimental ™

Terry’s Note:  A nice stripped rose that does well in San Jose.  Almost looks like a peppermint stick with a great fragrance!

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Julia_Child

Julia Child 

Terry’s Note: One of the best roses in the garden, a prolific bloomer.  Stunning in May.  The picture shows Tom Carruth, hybridizer of this, and many other award winning roses.

Medium yellow Floribunda.

Golden Yellow Floribunda Rose,

2006 All America Rose Selection Winner

Butter-yellow. Strong, licorice fragrance. 30 to 45 petals. Average diameter 3″. Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, globular, old-fashioned bloom form. Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.

Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, compact, rounded. Medium, glossy, medium green, dense foliage.

Height of 26″ to 31″ (65 to 80 cm). Width of 20″ to 26″ (50 to 65 cm).

Hybridizer: Tom Carruth (UnitedStates, 2004)

Parentage:

Seed:[Voodoo x Hybrid of R. soulieana] x Summerwine (hybrid tea, Warriner, 1974)

Pollen:Top Notch ™

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Iceberg

Iceberg 

Terry’s Note: Iceberg is an extremely popular rose used in landscapes.  If it’s white, and in front of a house – it’s probably ICEBERG!

White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.

Plenty of long, cool-white buds open as large, double roses on this Floribunda. The light green glossy foliage makes a perfect backdrop for these clean white blooms.

White or white blend. Mild fragrance. 35 to 40 petals. Average diameter 3.75″. Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium, long, pointed, ovoid buds.

Bushy, upright. Glossy foliage.

Hybridizer: Tim Hermann Kordes (Germany, 2002)

Parentage:

Seed: Naina ® (hybrid tea, Kordes, 1998) x

Pollen: Seedling

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Hot_Cocoa

Hot Cocoa

Russet Floribunda.

Hot Cocoa’: Tom Carruth’s new floribunda is this year’s most talked about rose, the one causing the most drooling and mass hysteria. The color is outrageously, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, though it seems to vary with temperature, time, and the eye of the beholder. I’ve seen it described as cinnamon, brick, russet, smoky, and “rich chocolate-orange with a purple-burgundy cast.” Stand back and let me through!

Those of us who lust after coffee colored roses have run ourselves ragged in the past, fussing over pathetically wimpy hard-to-find twigs that looked like death warmed over by mid-summer. But not ‘Hot Cocoa’!

Rosarians who’ve grown it in test gardens are raving wildly about its health, vigor, and ability to hold color in heat. Exhibitors, arrangers, and organic gardeners alike are applauding the lush healthy foliage, fruity fragrance, and fast repeat bloom. I’ll be putting six in my daylily beds.

Russet. Mild, fruity fragrance. 25 to 30 petals. Average diameter 4″. Large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, ruffled bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Height of 42″ (105 cm). Width of 4′ (135 cm).

Hybridizer: Tom Carruth (UnitedStates, 2002)

Parentage:

Seed: Playboy x Altissimo ®
Pollen: Livin’ Easy ™

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Honor

Honor

White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.

This rose has satin-white blooms and sturdy foliage, beautiful but tough, it will hold up to all kinds of weather.

White or white blend. Mild fragrance. 18 to 25 petals. Average diameter 5″. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Height of 4′ to 5′ (120 to 165 cm).

Hybridizer: William A. Warriner (UnitedStates, 1976)

Parentage:

Seed: Unknown x

Pollen: Unknown

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Home_Run

Home Run 

Medium red Shrub.

Single Red Shrub Rose

Red. Bright red velvet. None to mild fragrance. 4 to 11 petals. Average diameter 3.25″. Medium, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Medium, compact, rounded. Medium, matte, dark green foliage.

Height of 28″ to 35″ (70 to 90 cm).

Hybridizer: Tom Carruth (United States, 2001)

Parentage:

Seed: City of San Francisco ™ x Baby Love (miniature, Scrivens 1992)
Pollen: Knock Out ™

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Helmut_Schmidt

Helmut Schmidt 

Medium yellow Hybrid Tea.

With the purest of gold blooms this Hybrid Tea will brighten any garden setting. Known for its large, perfect blooms this rose will make everyone stop and stare.

Yellow. Mild fragrance. 30 to 40 petals. Large bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Height of 2′ to 4′ (60 to 120 cm). Width of 20″ to 2′ (50 to 60 cm).

Hybridizer: Reimer Kordes (Germany, 1979)

Parentage:

Seed: New Day x

Pollen: Seedling

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Gypsy

Gypsy

Orange or orange-red Hybrid Tea.

This prolific bloomer has vibrant, open blooms scented with a witch fragrance. Keep your eyes on this one as everyone, not just tramps and thieves love it!

Orange or orange-red. Mild, spice fragrance. Average diameter 4″. Large, full (26-40 petals), high-centered to cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Tall, upright, well-branched. Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.

Height of 4′ to 5′ (120 to 150 cm).

Hybridizer: Swim & Weeks (United States, 1972)

Parentage:

seed: Happiness x Chrysler Imperial
pollen: El Capitan x Comanche

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Grande_Dame

Grande Dame 

Deep pink Hybrid Tea.

Intense old rose fragrance. These blossoms will invite you to bury your nose and transport yourself to Grandma’s garden!

Saturated deep pink. Strong fragrance. Average diameter 5.75″. Very large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, old-fashioned bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Tall, upright. Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.

Height of 5′ to 5′ 11″ (160 to 180 cm).

Hybridizer: Tom Carruth (United States, 2009)

Parentage:

Seed: Meredith (hybrid tea, Carruth 2002) x

Pollen: Wild Blue Yonder ™

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Gourmet_Popcorn

Gourmet Popcorn

White, near white or white blend Miniature.

You won’t believe the profusion of small fat buds and fragrand crisp white blooms that pop open in large cascading clusters on this vigorous plant. The overly abundant bloom, the rounded bushy habit, and the very disease-resistant dark green leaves are perfect for the landscape.

White or white blend. Mild fragrance. 6 to 14 petals. Small bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season.

Height of 18″ to 28″ (45 to 70 cm). Width of 18″ (45 cm).

Hybridizer: Luis Desamero (United States, 1986)

Parentage: Sport of Popcorn

TERRY’s NOTE:  Gourmet Popcorm makes a GREAT MINI TREE!

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Gemini

Gemini 

Pink blend Hybrid Tea.

The internet is abuzz with home gardeners’ photos showing off these huge, perfect, 5″ flowers on 20″ long straight stems, excellent for cutting: rose pornography at its very best. The colors are delicious: a rich rosy coral blended with a smooth, silky cream, and the form is exquisite. The fragrance, they say, is light and pleasing. Looking at the pictures, I can easily understand why so many proud parents are carrying on shamelessly over this new addition to the rose family. I’m afraid this is going to be the rose that forces me to break down and buy a digital camera.

Pink blend, pink edges. Mild fragrance. 25 to 30 petals. Average diameter 5″. Double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Upright, well-branched. Glossy, dark green foliage.

Height of 4′ to 6′ (120 to 185 cm). Width of 3′ (90 cm).

Hybridizer: Dr. Keith W. Zary (UnitedStates, 1991)

Parentage:

Anne Morrow Lindbergh x New Year ®

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Fragrant_Cloud

Fragrant Cloud 

Orange or orange-red Hybrid Tea.

Hypnotically fragrant roses on this unusually colored hybrid tea. Deep coral flowers with violet undertones, a must for anyone who desires fragrance in the garden or house. Great cut flower, works best in morning sun. 25-30 petals 8.1 ARS

Coral-red, ages to geranium-red . Strong, citrus, damask, fruity, spice fragrance. 27 to 35 petals. Average diameter 5″. Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Armed with thorns / prickles, upright. Glossy, dark green foliage.

Height of 30″ to 5′ (75 to 150 cm). Width of 2′ (60 cm).

Hybridizer: Mathias Tantau, Jr. (1912 – 2006) (Germany, 1963)

Parentage:

Pollen: Prima Ballerina ® (hybrid tea, Tantau, 1957) x

Seed: Montezuma (grandiflora, Swim, 1955)

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Fame!

Fame! 

Deep pink Grandiflora.

This rose really stands out in the garden. Beautiful ruffled hot pink. Great cut flower, plays well with others. 30-35 petals 8.1 ARS

Deep pink. Mild fragrance. 25 to 35 petals. Average diameter 4.5″. Large bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Height of 4′ to 6′ (120 to 185 cm). Width of 4′ (135 cm).

Hybridizer: Dr. Keith W. Zary (UnitedStates, 1998)

Parentage:

Seed: Tournament of Roses x

Pollen: Zorina

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Europeana

Europeana 

Dark red Floribunda.

Abundant dark-red double blooms with bronze-green foliage are exceptionally long lasting and perform well in the heat. 25-30 petals ARS 8.6

Dark red. Mild fragrance. 15 to 20 petals. Semi-double (9-16 petals) bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season.

Height of 2′ to 3′ (60 to 90 cm).

Hybridizer: De Ruiter Innovations BV (Netherlands, 1963)

Parentage:

Ruth Leuwerik x Rosemary Rose

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Dick Clark 

Red blend Grandiflora.

Black-red buds spiral open to show off swirls of cream edged, vibrant cherry pink blooms.

This rose will give you hours of pleasure as it goes through its many color changes! As the rose ages it begins to blush burgundy finishing a deep dark red. Excellent for cutting!

Cream, pink edges, ages to dark red . Moderate, cinnamon, spice fragrance. 30 petals. Average diameter 4.5″. Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, classic hybrid tea bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Long, pointed buds.

Tall, bushy, upright. Large, glossy, dark green foliage.

Height of 5′ to 5′ (150 to 165 cm). Width of 3′ to 4′ (90 to 120 cm).

Hybridizer: Christian Bdard and Tom Carruth (United States, 2009)

Parentage:

Seed: Fourth of July x

Pollen: Unknown

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Betty Prior

Medium pink Floribunda.

Pink. Strong fragrance. 5 petals. Small, single (4-8 petals), cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Height of 31″ to 4′ (80 to 120 cm). Width of 2′ to 4′ (60 to 120 cm).

Hybridizer: D. Prior & Son (United Kingdom, 1935)

Parentage:

Kirsten Poulsen Seedling

Winter Pruning

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