Roses In Alphabetical Order

'White Dawn' Roses (Climber, Introduced - 1949)
This was the first and is still the best white-flowered climber. Its fragrant, clustered, snow white, 3-inch flowers are gardenia shaped, double (35 petals), and repeat blooming. Foliage is glossy, and the plants are vigorous, growing to 15 feet, and winter hardy.

'White Delight' Roses (Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1989)
Despite its name, 'White Delight' rose is not a pure white rose. Rather, it is an ivory rose that blends to a soft pink at the center, with pink-tinged outer petals. The blooms, which have 35 to 40 petals, are 4 1/2 inches wide and are set off by dark green, leathery foliage. Plants grow about 4 to 5 1/2 feet tall and produce long cutting stems.

'White Lightnin'' Roses (Grandiflora, Introduced - 1980)
This variety has medium-sized, 3 1/2 - to 4-inch flowers that usually appear in sprays. The blooms have 26 to 32 petals of pure, clear white. Flowers are cup shaped, with a lively lemony fragrance. The bushy plants grow 3 to 4 feet tall and have dark green, glossy foliage.

'White Meidiland' Roses (Shrub, Introduced - 1986)
'White Meidiland' rose bears the largest flowers of the Meidiland series, and the blossoms are unusually full, with more than 40 petals each. As the name indicates, the flowers are white -pure white -and they make a striking contrast to the dark green, glossy foliage. Unfortunately, the blossoms don't fall away naturally as they wither, so the bush can look distinctly shabby at the end of a heavy flush of bloom unless you take the time to deadhead it.
This low, spreading shrub can make a spectacular display when several plants are massed together to spill over the edge of a retaining wall or cascade down a slope. Yet 'White Meidiland' rose serves equally well as a specimen plant, if placed where each sumptuous flower can be admired in detail.

'White Pet' Roses (Polyantha, Introduced - 1879)
'White Pet' rose is a profuse bloomer with small, creamy white buds touched with carmine that open to rosette type double flowers. Appearing in large clusters, the flowers are borne continuously throughout the season and are well displayed against abundant dark green foliage.
Plants are small and round, up to 2 feet with an equal spread. Their neat form and free-flowering nature make them good candidates for edging or for incorporating into beds or borders. 'White Pet' is also perfectly suited to growing in containers and is a good source of flowers for cutting.

'William Baffin' Roses (Climber, Introduced - 1968)
Although all the Canadian explorer roses are tough, this one may be the toughest. Not only will 'William Baffin' tolerate winter temperatures that plunge to -50°F (-45°C), but it is also practically disease free when planted in the North. Although this rose can be grown as a tall shrub, it looks best when tied in and disciplined as a climber. This rose blooms steadily throughout the summer and into the fall, bearing large clusters of 3 in (7.5 cm) strawberry pink blossoms with white centers marked by knots of showy yellow stamens. Remember this rose for your hour of need: it flourishes on the kind of windy, exposed sites where few other climbers will survive.

'Will Scarlet' Roses (Hybrid Musk, Introduced - 1947)
The bright red buds of 'Will Scarlet' rose open to vivid rose red semi-double flowers that lighten in color toward the flower center. Hot weather tends to induce shades of lilac at the center, which makes an especially pleasing contrast with the flowers' numerous yellow stamens. The flowers are delicately scented. Plants bloom profusely in spring and again in fall. The blooms are followed by clusters of round orange hips.
This rose can be grown as a large shrub, best maintained at 6 to 7 feet with a nearly equal spread. This rose is also a fine climber, reaching up to 12 feet on a trellis or pillar. This rose has a graceful, arching form, and it tolerates partial shade.

'Wingthorn Rose' (Species, Introduced - 1890)
Everything about this rose is extraordinary. The rule for roses is that petals are borne in multiples of five, yet the wingthorn rose's small white blossoms have just four. Most gardeners, in any case, regard this rose's flowers as insignificant; instead they cultivate the shrub for the spectacular thorns, which may measure an inch (2.5cm) across the base and which are scarlet-colored and translucent on young canes. For the best display, the wingthorn rose should be cut back hard in spring to encourage abundant new growth. When less severely pruned, it can serve as a formidable barrier hedge. The fernlike foliage makes this an attractive shrub, and when set where the sun can backlight the jewel-like thorns, the effect can be magnificent.

'Winsome' Roses (Miniature, Introduced - 1985)
Deep magenta blooms are high centered, 1 1/2 to 2 inches across, with 35 to 40 petals and excellent substance. Medium to dark green, semi-glossy, disease-resistant leaves clothe vigorous 16- to 22-inch plants.


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