Roses In Alphabetical Order
Hybrid Musk, Introduced – 1937
‘Ballerina’ is a good rose variety for growing in places having mild climatic conditions. As a result, ‘Ballerina’ thrives well in the North. However, the plants may die and be reduced to the ground in the northern periphery of this climatic condition owing to the cold winter. But characteristically, the shoots will come up in the following summer and the plants will again produce an excellent display of flowers.
‘Ballerina’ blooms profusely and the small single, pink flowers appear in large trusses. Each flower has a white eye and vivid yellow stamens. You can grow ‘Ballerina’ as a hedge or in a mixed border. The plants can be allowed to flow over a wall or be trained to grow as climbers, bearing clouds of flowers throughout the season. These plants produce small, bright orange hued hips in the fall.
‘Baroness Rothschild’ Roses
Hybrid Perpetual, Introduced – 1868
The plants of ‘Baroness Rothschild’ are stiff and straight and produce large, cupped, fully double flowers comprising 40 petals. The flowers are extremely scented and measure anything between 3 inches and 4 inches having a soft rose-pink hue that is superimposed with white. These plants bloom either solitarily or in small clusters. Toward the center, the flowers are deep pink and bloom abundantly in spring. Repeat blooms appear on Baroness Rothschild’ plants that growth up to a height of 4 feet to 5 feet in fall.
‘Baronne Prévost’ Roses
Hybrid Perpetual, Introduced – 1842
‘Baronne Prévost’ is occasionally distressed by mildew and black spot, among the hybrid perpetuals, this rose variety is perhaps the most resistant to diseases. This is the reason why this rose is among the few that thrive well even in the humid conditions of the Southeast. Since this rose can also endure cold conditions, it is an excellent choice for growing in places like the lower Northeast and also the Mid-Atlantic states, especially in places where a summer of heat and humidity follows a harsh winter.
This rose also grows well in southern Ontario. The flowers of ‘Baronne Prévost’ are luxurious. They are flattened, broad, pink hued rosettes and come with a button in the middle. Although this rose is not as big as the blooms of ‘Paul Neyron’, the flowers of ‘Baronne Prévost’ are produced more profusely. This is an old-time aristocrat flower that bloom in abundance during the later part of spring or at the onset of summer. A heavier repeat blossom takes place in autumn. The ‘Baronne Prévost’ plant is a hardy shrub that can be grown in a mixed border comprising shrubs and flowers.
‘Basye’s Blueberry’ Roses
Shrub, Introduced – 1982
In case you are tired out pruning the prickly branches of your rose, you would probably like to grow ‘Basye’s Blueberry’ – a modern rose shrub. This shrub produces rounded thornless stems, leaves and the reddish fall color of the plant gives it the appearance of a blueberry bush. However, there is a major difference – the flowers of ‘Basye’s Blueberry’ are large, pink hued, fragrant and semi-double, while the stamens have a vivid yellow hue. The blooms repeat all through the growing season.
This rose is hardy and capable of enduring the cold in the North, but ‘Basye’s Blueberry’ was initially bred by late Dr Robert Basye of Texas A&M University in central Texas. ‘Basye’s Blueberry’ thrives well in the heavy alkaline, clay soil of the region. The ‘Basye’s Blueberry’ is a remarkable shrub and excellent for growing in the Southeast. In addition, it would also be a good choice for growing in the Rocky Mountain West and the Southwest also.
‘Beauty Secret’ Roses
Miniature, Introduced – 1965
The blooms of ‘Beauty Secret’ are medium and red hued with each flower comprising anything between 24 and 30 petals, which measure 1 inch to 1 ½ inches in width. The flowers of this rose are very fragrant. The plants bear repeat blooms in quick succession all through the growing season. The foliage of ‘Beauty Secret’ is partially glossy and their color varies from medium to deep green. These plants are bushy and they grow up to a height of 10 inches to 18 inches.
Hybrid Musk, Introduced – 1936
‘Belinda’ rose produces big and upright clusters of semi-double blooms almost endlessly throughout the growing season. The soft medium pink blooms are 1 inch or less across, have 12 to 15 petals, and emit a light fragrance. When seen at close range, the flowers show off the white centers. Plants are strong, erect, and bushy, and they can either be maintained as a thick hedge by pruning or be trained to a pillar. They are quite disease resistant and, like most hybrid musk, adaptable to light shade.
‘Belle de Crécy’ Roses
Gallica, Introduced – prior to 1829
This rose is among the most well-liked gallicas and rightfully too. The blooms of ‘Belle de Crécy’ are flattened, large rosettes with a strong fragrance. When they open, these flowers are pink hued, but very soon their color deepens to mauve-violet having a green button in the middle. This particular aspect makes ‘Belle de Crécy’ specially interesting.
It is interesting that at any given time, ‘Belle de Crécy’ may produce flowers of different hues, including mauve, pink and deep violet. Moreover, on their reverse side, the petals are clearly lighter pink compared to the fronts, giving these blooms an added delicacy. The ‘Belle de Crécy’ plant is a robust shrub that grows up to a medium height. These rose plants are excellent for using as an informal hedge. However, they can also be grown separately as a specimen planting.
‘Belle Isis’ Roses
Gallica, Introduced – 1845
The ‘Belle Isis’ is a compact shrub that produces small, loose flowers whose petals are shaped like saucers and have a potent fragrance. These roses have a very delicate color. Unlike most other gallicas, whose blooms generally vary from intense pinks to purplish reds, the flowers of ‘Belle Isis’ have a light creamy hue that appear to be tinged with coral pink and sometimes also have a hint of lemon yellow. This shrub is tidy, which makes it an excellent option for growing in smaller gardens. In addition, these shrubs accommodate perfectly in perennial borders and never overpower their neighbours.
‘Belle Poitevine’ Roses
Hybrid Rugosa, Introduced – 1894
‘Belle Poitevine’ produces semi-double and fragrant flowers having twirled petals. To some extent the color of these roses is subject to the weather and they may vary from rose pink to magenta pink. In places where the skies are more prevalent, the colors of ‘Belle Poitenvine’ blooms are usually paler. The plants produce fleshy orange-red hips that results in a multicoloured display in the background of a dark green, leathery and deeply veined foliage.
The plants of ‘Belle Poitenvine’ are robust and shaped nicely and they are usually as tall as they are broad. This rose is an excellent choice for growing in a large hedge. Similar to other hybrid rugosa roses, the ‘Belle Poitevine’ flowers are extremely hardy and resistant to diseases. They are also easy to grow. This rose also possesses the ability to endure the conditions prevailing on the seaside.
‘Belle Story’ Roses
Shrub, Introduced – 1984
The blooms of ‘Belle Story’ are large and semi-double that bear resemblance with peonies. These flowers have a sweet fragrance. This is a David Austin rose that blooms heavily and repeats a number of times throughout the season. The petals have a soft pink hue and are wide-spreading. They are curved inward which appears like a cup, which highlights the flowers’ golden yellow stamens. The foliage of this rose is abundant and has a pale green color. The foliage is partially glossy.
The ‘Belle Story’ rose plants are robust as well as healthy. They not only grow wide, but also quite tall, taking the shape of a 4-feet high shrub. These plants are excellent for growing on a border or in a bed. Similar to several other David Austin’s English roses, ‘Belle Story’ is also a very hardy plant.
‘Betty Prior’ Roses
Floribunda, Introduced – 1938
‘Betty Prior’ is among the first floribunda hybrid roses. This rose has always been popular owing to its plentiful clusters of bright pink, aromatic flowers. Each flower has a single round of five petals and the flowers appear similar to large dogwood flowers. They have a wonderful display in the background of the shiny foliage. As this rose has a simple appearance, it can easily mix with annuals and perennials when grown in a mixed border.
‘Betty Prior’ plants are also effective when grown as a hedge or foundation planting. This plant is also resistant to diseases and, hence, its foliage always remains free from fungal infections. ‘Betty Prior’ is a plentiful and dependable rose that repeats blooms throughout the growing season. Despite being a floribunda, this rose is also remarkably cold hardy.
‘Big Purple’ Roses
Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1986
As the name of this rose suggests, the blooms of this rose each comprise 35 petals that are very large and measure up to 6 inches in diameter. ‘Big Purple’ flowers have a true purple color, similar to grape juice. Apart from their large size, the ‘Big Purple’ blooms have a breathtaking scent. The plant grows up to a height of anything between 4 feet and 5 feet and the color of its foliage varies from medium to dark green having a greying covering. The greyish coating of the plants help them to resist diseases. In addition, this rose is also somewhat hardy.
‘Bishop Darlington’ Roses
Shrub, Introduced – 1926
The ‘Bishop Darlington’ is a hybrid musk. The plants bear oval buds in summer and they open into creamy hued to flesh pink blooms having a yellowish glow. The flowers are 3 inches across and semi-doubled having 17 petals each. The blooms are cup shaped with a fruit-like fragrance. The foliage of ‘Bishop Darlington’ is soft and bronzy on the plant grows up to 4 feet to 7 feet in height. ‘Bishop Darlington’ can be grown as a low-growing climber or self-supporting shrub.
‘Blanc Double de Coubert’ Roses
Hybrid Rugosa, Introduced – 1892
‘Blanc Double de Coubert’ is a hybrid rugosa variety that flowers profusely at the beginning of the growing season, while it produces scattered blossoms during summer and in fall. The flowers of ‘Blanc Double de Coubert’ are semi-double, measure about 2 inches to 3 inches in diameter and are extremely scented. The pure white petals, whose texture is like tissue papers, make an excellent contrast with the dark, crinkled, leathery leaves.
The canes of ‘Blanc Double de Coubert’ have a grayish hue and the plants produce large orange-red colored hips in fall. The plants of ‘Blanc Double de Coubert’ are characteristically equally broad and tall and, hence, they need plenty of space to grow well. The plants are very robust and usually have a tendency to send out suckers several feet under the ground from their base.
This rose is ideal for growing in large beds, in the form of a hedge and also separately as a specimen. ‘Blanc Double de Coubert’ is considered to be one of the best rugosas. This is a very hardy plant and is capable of resisting both diseases as well as insects. In addition, the plants are capable of enduring sandy soil and salt spray making them ideal for growing in a seaside garden.
‘Black Jade’ Roses
Miniature, Introduced -1985
As the name suggests, ‘Black Jade’ is has the darkest color among all roses. The color of ‘Black Jade’ is so dark that it is more or less black. The flowers are velvety, high-centered and measure anything between 3 inches and 4 inches across. Each flower comprises 30 petals and that flowers appear on long cutting stems. The plants have a rounded shape and grow up to a height of anything between 18 inches and 24 inches. The foliage of ‘Jade Black’ is dark green and shiny. They are resistant to diseases.
Climber, Introduced – 1932
‘Blaze’ produces scarlet hued, cup-shaped blooms on old as well as new shoots all through the growing season. The flowers of this rose are lightly scented, semi-double and measure anything between 2 inches and 3 inches in diameter. These blooms do not fade even when grown in hot weather. The flowers produced early in the season are rather larger compared to those that appear towards the end of the season.
The foliage of ‘Blaze’ is leathery and dark green, which makes a nice contrast as the flowers bloom continuously. ‘Blaze’ is very easy to grow and the plants are robust, grow uptight. The canes of ‘Blaze’ quickly grow to a height of about 12 feet to 15 feet. These plants are a wonderful choice for growing as pillars, in arbors and fences as well as porches. While the ‘Blaze’ rose is disease resistant, they are vulnerable to powdery mildew.
‘Bloomfield Dainty’ Roses
Shrub, Introduced – 1924
‘Bloomfield Dainty’ rose is hybrid musk. The buds of this rose are pointed, long and their color varies from orange to deep coral. The buds open into single, canary yellow blooms that measure 2 inches across. The flowers are very aromatic and appear in clusters throughout the growing season. As the flowers age, their color fades from yellow to soft creamy pink, while the edge of the petals have a deeper pink hue. The plants grow up to a height of 5 feet to 7 feet and they are covered by glossy leaves.
‘Bloomin’ Easy’ Roses
Shrub, Introduced – 1988
The flowers of ‘Bloomin’ Easy’ are vivid red and double and measure about 3 inches across when they are in full bloom. The flowers appear in clusters throughout the growing season. The plants of ‘Bloomin’ Easy’ grow up to a height of anything between 4 feet and 6 feet and have deep green foliage that is resistant to diseases common to roses. Plants of this rose variety grow densely and are an excellent choice for growing as a hedge.
‘Blue Moon’ Roses
Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1964
The fact is there no rose has a blue color, but flowers of the ‘Blue Moon’ are very close to blue compared to several other rose varieties. This lavender hued close-to-blue rose measure about 3 inches to 4 ½ inches in diameter. Each flower comprises 40 petals. ‘Blue Moon’ plants grow up to a height of 4 feet to 5 feet. Similar to all other lavender roses, the flowers of ‘Blue Moon’ have a potent scent. To some extent, the plants of ‘Blue Moon’ are capable of enduring the harshness of winter. In addition, they are also resistant to diseases.
‘Bobby Charlton’ Roses
Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1974)
The flowers of ‘Bobby Charlton’ have a wonderful arrangement and their petals are deep pink on the inside, while the outside or reverse is silver colored. Each flower of this rose variety measures about 6 inches across and comprise anything between 35 and 40 petals. The blooms of ‘Bobby Charlton’ have a pleasant, spicy scent.
The blooms display a wonderful contrast against the plants deep green, leathery leaves. The foliage of ‘Bobby Charlton’ are somewhat resistant to diseases, however, they are sometimes susceptible to mildew. The plant grows up to a height of 5 feet and they have a tendency to be very tender when grown in colder climatic regions. However, when the plants are given plenty of protection they thrive well.
Shrub, Introduced – 1982
There is an interesting tale about ‘Bonica’. In fact, gardeners were persuaded to utilize this rose as a landscape shrub owing to its unique properties. No other rose has been able to achieve this feat. ‘Bonica’ was the first shrub rose that was named an All-America Rose Selection way back in 1987. This honour is bestowed on very few new roses every year following a selection process that has its basis on evaluation in certified gardens throughout the United States.
‘Bonica’ is not only a vigorous rose shrub, but healthy too. It is an ideal shrub to be grown in a mixed border comprising shrubs and flowers. In fact, this shrub requires very low maintenance and performs well when grown in a foundation planting along with other shrubs. The blooms of this rose variety measure anything between 1 inch and 2 inches (2.5 cm and 5 cm) across. The flowers are pink hued having paler edges and double. They appear in clusters during midsummer and have excellent repeat bloom.
‘Bonica ’82” Roses
Shrub, Introduced – 1981
This rose variety has been named ‘Bonica ‘82’’ so that people can distinguish it from another variety of rose named ‘Bonica’. However, usually it is listed just as ‘Bonica’ in catalogues. The blooms of this rose variety have a warm pink color and measure anything between 1 inch and 2 inches across.
Each flower comprises 40 or even more petals. The edge of the petals are pale pink, while the outside or reverse of the petals appear in profusion when arched or spread. The plants of ‘Bonica ‘82’’ grow up to a height of 3 feet to 6 feet. ‘Bonica ‘82’’ has a tiny foliage that is glossy, dark green and extremely resistant to diseases.
‘Bon Siléne’ Roses
Tea, Introduced – 1837
‘Bon Siléne’ is among the early examples of tea rose hybrids which appear on shrubs that are as tall as they are wide. These plants produce long and pointed buds, which open into loosely double, deep pink, scented flowers appearing on elongated stems. Very few roses bloom as lavishly or as long as the ‘Bon Siléne’. These strong bushes produce plentiful blooms all through the growing season.
Moreover, the foliage of ‘Bon Siléne’ always remains healthy and clean even in the summers of the south. The ‘Bon Siléne’ bush grows robustly. Hence, it is natural that this rose variety has been a favourite of the gardeners in the south since long. Often ‘Bon Siléne’ can be found as huge as well as thriving, but abandoned bushes in the sites of olden days’ homesteads.
‘Boule de Neige’ Roses
Burbon, Introduced – 1867
The flowers of ‘Boule de Neige’ (ball of snow) are white hued and when they open completely, the external petals roll back at their tips giving the flowers a rounded shape – something similar to a snowball in appearance. The blooms appear in clusters and have a cream color instead of snow white hue. They have a potent damask rose aroma.
‘Boule de Neige’ among the Bourbons that flourishes as well performs excellently in the Southeast. However, when grown in this climatic condition, the plants may develop black spot during midsummer. It is a robust shrub that produces long, curving canes, which can be wreathed around a pillar or tied down along any fencing. The plants of this rose variety also display an intruding tendency and grow freely when grown in bed or at the back of any border.
‘Brass Ring’ Roses
Miniature, Introduced – 1981
‘Brass Ring’ produces pointed buds and they open into flat blooms, which appear in large sprays. The plant is very prolific and flowers profusely. Each flower of ‘Brass Ring’ measures anything between 1 inch to 1 ¼ inches and comprise 21 petals. The flowers have a coppery orange hue and as the blooms age the color fades to rose-pink. The leaves of this plant are small, glossy and pointed appearing on an upright arching stem that grows up to a height of 18 inches.
‘Bride’s Dream’ Roses
Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1985
The ‘Bride’s Dream’ bears large, double blooms, which have a light pink hue, lightly scented and are high centered. Usually, a single flower appears on a stem, but they blossom profusely all through the growing season. The foliage of ‘Bride’s Dream’ is dark green and the stems have brown thorns.
The ‘Bride’s Dream’ plant grows robustly and has a tendency to grow tall and upright. This rose can be grown in borders or beds. The flowers of this rose variety are ideal for cutting as well as exhibition. As far as its color class is concerned, some growers consider ‘Bride’s Dream’ to be among the best hybrid tea roses.
Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1986
The flowers of this rose comprise 35 petals and they are high centered. The gorgeous yellow-hued flowers with the tip of the petals having a pink color measure anything between 4 inches and 5 inches across. ‘Broadway’ blooms have a lovely scent too. The plant grows up to a height of 5 feet to 6 feet and its dark green, large and leathery foliage covers the plants. ‘Broadway’ is a disease resistant rose and its winter-hardiness in much better than many other roses.
‘Brown Velvet’ Roses
Floribunda, Introduced – 1982
The ‘Brown Velvet’ is among the very few roses that have been classified by the American Rose Society as russet. The unique color of ‘Brown Velvet’ roses is a result of the flowers’ orange base blended with a purplish cast. This, in fact, appears to be brown. Each bloom of this russet measures anything between 2 ½ inches and 3 inches in diameter and comprises 35 petals.
The flowers have a light scent and they appear in little sprays. The ornamental flowers comprise a rounded mass of dishevelled petals. The foliage of ‘Brown Velvet’ is resistant to diseases common to roses and has a deep green color. The plants grow up to a height of 4 feet.
‘Buff Beauty’ Roses
Hybrid Musk, Introduced – 1939
‘Buff Beauty’ blooms have a range of hues varying from buff yellow to dark apricot, subject to the weather conditions in the places where they are grown. Each double flower of ‘Buff Beauty’ measures 3 inches to 4 inches in diameter and they have a rich fragrance. These flattened flowers appear in clusters. The foliage of ‘Buff Beauty’ appears in plenty and initially they are bronze-red, but later as the foliage matures, their color turns to dark green and glossy.
The canes of ‘Buff Beauty’ are smooth and brown. The ‘Buff Beauty’ is an extremely attractive plant having an elegant, curving tendency and it is usually broader compared to its height. Though this rose needs plenty of room for proper growth, it makes a beautiful specimen. You can also train this rose to grow on a pillar or wall. Alternatively, it can also be utilized in the form of a ground cover, especially on banks.
Climber, Introduced – 1986
Originally, hybridizer William Warriner desired to name this rose variety ‘Coffee and Cream’, as this name brings to the mind the extraordinary color of the blooms. Initially, the flowers have a golden brown hue, but as the blooms mature, the color fades. Maybe Warriner should have named this rose ‘Coffee and Cream’ as technically another hybrid tea rose that was introduced in 1942 is also known as ‘Butterscotch’.
This rose is somewhat aromatic and each flower of ‘Butterscotch’ measures about 4 ½ inches to 5 ½ inches in diameter. In addition, each bloom of this rose comprises 25 slackly cupped petals. The flowers appear in small clusters throughout the growing season. ‘Butterscotch’ plants grow very sluggishly and reach a height of 8 inches to 10 inches when mature. The foliage of this plant has a medium green color that is moderately glossy.