Archive for the About Roses Category

Golden Wings

‘Golden Wings’, one of my favorite roses, has performed extremely well for us in our garden and richly deserves its category of “Outstanding” in the Roses In Review survey of the American Rose Society. It scored 8.8 out of a possible 10.0 points. It is always in flower and is winter hardy in USDA Zones 4-9. Very disease resistant, this rose requires very little attention. more »

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Marchesa Boccella

Flowers of this rose have all the charm and grace of the old-fashioned, heritage roses. The classic old rose shape is very different from the modern high centered Hybrid Tea. Flowers are flat, double, and very fragrant. This rose flowers constantly, unlike most old roses, many of which bloom only once a year. Disease resistance and winter hardiness are good (USDA Zones 4-9). The plant more »

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Mutabilis

 The Hybrid China rose ‘Mutabilis’ is a very old rose that comes to us from China. It is an “Outstanding” rose, ranking 8.9 out of 10.0 points in the Roses In Review program of the American Rose Society for 2007. The flowers open yellow and turn orange, then pink, and finally red as they age. The bush is very resistant to disease and produces flowers more »

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The Best Hybrid Tea?

The hybrid tea ‘Touch of Class’ is the highest rated hybrid tea, ranked at 8.9 out of a possible 10.0 points in the American Rose Society’s annual “Roses In Review” evaluation for 2008. This high rank puts it in the “Outstanding” category. Certainly it is outstanding in the exhibition quality of its exquisite buds. Flowers are orange pink with 30 to 35 petals and slight more »

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