The semi-double blooms of 'Nastarana' rose are white tinged
with pink and appear in large clusters on new wood. Each
flower is about 2 inches across and bears a pleasant tea rose
fragrance. Flowering repeats well throughout the season.
Leaves are smooth, oval, and medium green.
Plants are very vigorous, with an upright habit. They
prefer an open, sunny site but are tolerant of partial shade.
They also tolerate poor soils, summer heat, and humidity,
but may require winter protection. They may be
susceptible to mildew and black spot.
'Natchitoches Noisette' Roses (Noisette, )
The original identity of this found old rose is a mystery. Although
definitely an old-timer, it was unknown until
Bill Welch discovered it growing on an old gravesite in
Natchitoches, Louisiana. The rose's parentage is unknown, but its
medium-size, cupped, light pink flowers borne in clusters are
typical of Noisettes, and so is its tendency to flower throughout the
year. Accordingly, this foundling has been fairly securely labeled.
Whatever its origins, 'Natchitoches Noisette' is an outstanding
shrub with a neat, compact habit of growth, a light but pleasant
fragrance, and exceptionally
A Rhode Island couple, Josephine and Walter Brownell, were pioneers
in the quest for easy roses. Early in this century, at their nursery in
Little Compton, they began intentionally breeding for cold-hardy,
disease-resistant roses. 'Nearly Wild', one of their later creations, is also one
of their most successful. Like many of the Brownell roses, this one
counts the hardy memorial rose, Rosa wichuraiana, among its ancestors,
and it has inherited that rose's toughness. Yet 'Nearly Wild' makes a
neat, bushy shrub. Its five-petaled flowers have the simplicity of a
species rose, as the name suggests, but they are fully 2 in (5cm) across
and borne in clusters of 15 to 25 throughout the season.
'Nearly Wild' has shown a slight susceptibility to blackspot.
Its compact size makes this rose a good choice for a small garden,
and it fits easily into a flower border or container planting.
'Nevada' Roses (Shrub, Introduced - 1927)
Hybrid moyesii. Pink or apricot
buds open into creamy white, 4- to 5-inch flowers that are often
splashed with red and bloom on short stems. Each bloom has
prominent, attractive, golden stamens. Plants are vigorous, grow
5- to 7- feet tall, and have good repeat bloom.
'New Dawn' Roses (Climber, Introduced - 1930)
This rose was regarded as so special when it was released onto
the market that it received the first plant patent ever granted
by the U.S . government. 'New Dawn' rose is an everblooming sport of
an old, ironclad rambler named 'Dr. W. Van Fleet', and the
off-spring shares the parent's toughness. This rose bears pearl pink,
cupped, semi-double blooms that fade to a rose-cream color with bright gold
stamens once fully open. This rose may be maintained as an open, arching shrub,
but because of its extraordinarily vigorous growth, 'New Dawn' is usually grown
as a climber. This rose is especially
beautiful when trained up into a tree and allowed to cascade back
down. Because this rose tolerates less than ideal conditions, it's a
good selection for a difficult site.
One of the first
three miniatures to win an MRS award (the others were 'Debut'
and 'Pride 'n' Joy'), 'New Beginning' rose has hot orange blooms with
a yellow reverse. Its 1 1/2-inch very double flowers have 45 to
50 petals. Rounded plants grow 14- to 20- inches high and have
disease-resistant, dark green leaves.
'New Year' Roses (Grandiflora, Introduced - 1982)
The 20-petaled flowers of
'New Year' rose are a blend of gold and terra-cotta. Individual blooms,
which have a slight fruity fragrance, are 2 to 3 inches across and are
produced in sprays on compact, 3-foot plants. The leaves are large,
dark green, and glossy with fair disease resistance. As with many
grandiflora roses, winter hardiness is better than average.
'Night Hawk' Roses (Miniature, Introduced - 1989)
Long lasting when cut, this variety's 1-inch flowers have 25
petals and are high-centered in form and velvety crimson in color. Plants grow 18- to
24- inches high with deep green foliage that is bronzy green when new.
'Nozomi' Roses (Miniature, Introduced - 1968)
Although its foliage and flowers are diminutive, this rose's canes are long,
so this rose is classed as a climbing miniature. The flowers,
which are borne in abundant clusters throughout most of the
summer, are single, pearly pink, and star-shaped.
A spreading habit makes 'Nozomi' appropriate for display in a hanging basket,
cascading over a wall, or climbing a trellis or other support.
This rose can also be allowed to weave itself through perennials in
a mixed border, and when grafted as a standard, it makes a superb
tree rose. Though hardy enough for northern gardens, 'Nozomi'
also flourishes in the Southeast.