Roses In Alphabetical Order
- 'Yellow Blaze' Roses (Climber, Introduced - 1989)
- This sport of the floribunda 'Sun Flare' has clusters of 3-inch, double, showy bright
yellow flowers with 25 to 30 petals and a light licorice fragrance.
Repeat-blooming plants grow 12- to 14- feet high with glossy, disease-resistant
- 'Yellow Lady Banks Rose' (Species, Introduced - 1824)
- Blooming in early to late spring, depending on the climate, this
rambler produces sprays of clear yellow, double flowers, each
1 in (2.5cm) across. Although this rose is not hardy where winter
temperatures drop below 10°F (-12°C), its disease
resistance, thornless canes, and free-flowering habit make it popular in
milder climates. In colder regions, this
rose makes an excellent container plant if moved to a sheltered
area in winter.
There is also a white form of this species, Rosa banksiae banksiae
(sometimes listed as R. banksiae alba-plena), whose blossoms offer a
stronger, violet-scented perfume.
- 'York and Lancaster' Roses (Damask, Introduced - prior to 1629)
- Loosely double 1 1/2- to 2 1/2-inch flowers have white and light pink
petals, sometimes all one color or the other, and sometimes
mixed in variegated splotches. Blooms appear once a year in
clusters. Leaves are light gray-green, on arching plants that grow 5 or
more feet high. This rose, which has been confused with 'Rosa Mundi',
was named to commemorate the end of the Wars of the
Roses (1455-1485), although it is not the same rose whose
discovery supposedly inspired the truce.