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
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.