Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1925
�Dainty Bess� produces silvery pink hued flowers, which, in many respects, are somewhat atypical for any hybrid tea rose. Especially the flowers are singly having just five large petals that are wavy and encircle a center of stamens. The stamens of this rose have a deep maroon color.
The flowers of �Dainty Bess� close at night and flowers that develop under the shade of leaves have a tendency to have pale color. These flowers are scented and last for a long period - both while growing on the stem and also in the form of cut flowers.
The �Dainty Bess� plants are vigorous, sturdy and grow upright. They produce plenty of dark green foliage with a leathery texture. This rose re-blooms continuously making it a good choice for growing in a garden bed or along a border. Contrary to its name, �Dainty Bess� is not only tough, but can also endure harsh weather conditions. They are also capable of resisting diseases.
Hybrid Musk, Introduced - 1913
The foliage of 'Dana�' is dark green and glossy, which creates an elegant background for the small, egg-yolk yellow buds of this rose. The buds unfurl into clusters of semi-double flowers having a creamy hue and deftly ruffled petals. Each flower of 'Dana�' measures about 2 inches (5 cm) across and have a potent fragrance, which can be described as a blend of musk and fruit. In fall, this rose makes a beautiful show owing to its combination of repeat flowering and the orange-red hued hips.
The plants grown in the North as well as southern Canada are very hardy. On the other hand, 'Dana�' can be a wonderful performer when grown in warmer climatic conditions. In the South, the plants can endure shade and flourish even when they receive full sunlight only for a couple of hours. This rose performs exceptionally well when grown in the Southeast, where the plants can grow up to a length of 12 feet (3.6 meters).
Miniature, Introduced - 1988
This rose has been named �Debut� because it is among the first three miniature roses that won the MRS award. The other two were �Pride �n� Joy� and �New Beginning�. The buds of �Debut� are pointed and they unfurl into high-centered blooms that flower prolifically when the plants are spreading.
The plants grow up to a height of 12 inches to 18 inches and have dark green foliage, which are disease resistant. Each flower of �Debut� measures about 1 inch to 2 inches in diameter and comprise as many as 15 to 22 petals. The color of the petals of this rose varies from ivory to light yellow having wide red edges.
Miniature, Introduced - 1988
�Dee Dennett�, is an excellent apricot rose variety that was named after the late Dee Bennett, who was a hybridizer of excellent miniature roses. These flowers measure 1-inch across each and are double blooms having good substance. They last for a prolonged period both when used as a cut flower in a vase or in the garden. The foliage of this rose is dark green and it covers a mounded plant that grows up to a height of 14 inches to 18 inches.
Hybrid Rugosa, Introduced - 1898
The color of �Delicata� rose varies from vivid pink to mauve rose. These flowers are semi-double and each bloom comprises anything between 18 and 24 petals. The completely open flowers are between 3 inches and 3 � inches across and are fragrant - similar to the scent of cloves. �Delicata� blooms abundantly from the beginning of the growing season and continues to re-bloom until fall.
�Delicata� bears large orange-red hued hips and they appear while the flowers are still on the boughs. The presence of flowers and the buds at the same time may sometimes create an unpleasant color combination. Compared to the other hybrid rugosa roses, �Delicata� is usually low growing. However, they are well-branched and compact. These plants seldom grow to a height of more than 3 feet and are generally garden shrubs. Similar to other members in this class of roses, �Delicata� is very hardy, capable of enduring seaside conditions and resistant to diseases.
Moss, Introduced - 1873
�Deuil de Paul Fontaine� rose possesses many virtues, but is vulnerable to powdery mildew, which makes it somewhat short of an easy rose candidate. However, the virtues of this rose overshadow its only fault. It is worth mentioning here that ideally this rose should be grown in a warm and dry location as this will ensure that its foliage remains healthy.
The flowers of �Deuil de Paul Fontaine� are one of the darkest as well as most spectacular moss rose. The petals of this rose are velvety and they have crimson-purplish hue, while the underside is usually paler.
The mossing as well as the base of the blooms has a dark red hue. The flowers and even the moss are heavily scented. Different from most roses in the class of moss rose, �Deuil de Paul Fontaine� re-blooms towards the end of summer and also in fall.
Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1947
The �Diamond Jubilee� rose has been named such because it was hybridized on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the largest rose nursery in the United States - Jackson and Perkins Company. The color of the flowers of this rose varies from buff yellow to apricot. The flowers measure anything between 5 inches and 6 inches in diameter and they comprise about 30 to 45 petals each.
The blooms are cup-shaped and have a delightful fruity scent. They have an ornamental or decorative form. The plants of �Diamond Jubilee� rose are compact and may grow up to a height of 3 feet to 4 feet. The plants bear dark green leaves having a leathery texture. Earlier, this rose was classified as a floribunda because its blooming attributes are similar to floribundas. The blooms usually appear in sprays.
Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1984
Just like its namesake in show-business, �Dolly Patron� is actually larger than life. It produces large, double blooms, each measuring about 6 inches to 7 inches across. When used as cut flowers, �Dolly Patron� rose lasts for an exceedingly long period. Even the fragrance of this rose is remarkably potent as well as spicy.
The flowers have a bright orange-red hue and look very attractive against its dark green, somewhat shiny leaves in the background. The plants usually grow up to a height of roughly 4 feet. However, it is unfortunate that the production of blooms may be sparse. In addition, this plant is vulnerable to mildew.
Climber, Introduced - 1958
The flowers of �Don Juan� rose are very huge and fragrant. The flowers may appear independently or in small clusters all through the season. The buds of �Don Juan� are dark red - almost black, and oval shaped. They unfurl slowly to bring to existence cup-shaped, high-centered blooms each measuring about 4 inches to 5 inches across.
The color of the flowers is deep velvety, which is one of the darkest red among roses. The flowers appear on elongated stems, which make them perfect for use as cut flowers. The leaves of this plant are dark green and shiny. The growth of �Don Juan� rose plants is moderate to robust and they have a habit of growing upright.
The spent blooms on dead heads encourage re-blooming. The plant is very useful when grown on a fence, pillar, trellis or wall. While the plants are not remarkably hardy, they are capable of resisting diseases well.
Rambler, Introduced - 1901
The blooms of �Dorothy Perkins� are light rose-pink hued and measure about 2 inches to 3 inches. The flowers are fully double, scented and ornamental. The bloom over the plant�s dark green, gloss leaves. This is a vigorous rambler that grows to a height of anything between 10 feet and 20 feet. However, �Dorothy Perkins� are in bloom only once every year.
Climber, Introduced - 1955
From the technical point of view, �Dortmund� rose is a Kordesii shrub. However, this rose is almost always grown in the form of a climber, primarily owing to its tremendous vigour. Similar to all other Kordesii shrubs, this rose has been hybridized from memorial rose (Rosa wicburaiana) and R. rugosa.
Therefore, it is not surprising that �Dortmund� is not only remarkably hardy, but also very capable of resisting diseases. The foliage of this plant is glossy and holly-like which sets off large, single, somewhat ruffled, red hued flowers, each having a white eye that encircles the central knot of radiant yellow stamens. Dead flower heads of this plant actually encourage re-blooms.
The deadheads should be allowed to wither on the stamens during the fall with a view to be able to take delight in the attractive orange-hued hips after the flowering season is over. This plant has very big thorns, so it is advisable that you should be careful not to hurt yourself.
Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1977
�Double Delight� is actually a chameleon hybrid tea rose. The buds of this rose unfurl into creamy white flowers whose edges have a strawberry hue. However, over time, the color of the petals become darker and turns into full red. The blooms reappear all through the growing season and have a spicy fragrance. This rose is excellent for use as long-lasting cut flowers.
Since the blooms of �Double Digit� are very arresting, which some describe as gaudy, it is quite difficult to integrate �Double Digit� into your garden design. On the other hand, �Double Digit� has a striking accent that remains prominent in your garden. In the Southeast, this rose is among the excellently performing hybrid tea roses.
Miniature, Introduced - 1978
�Dramglo� produces long and pointed buds, which unfurl into double blooms. Each flower comprises as many as 50 white-hued petals, which are blended and have red tips. The flowers appear singly, but in abundance during the middle of the growing season. The blooms repeat quite well. The �Dreamglo� flowers are typically high-centered as any hybrid tea rose.
The blooms are small and each flower measures about 1 � inches in diameter and are somewhat scented and keep well for a long time. The leaves are small, dark green and glossy. This is a robustly growing rose that has an upright and compact habit. It is very suitable for growing in front of beds and borders in the garden. �Dreamglo� is highly resistant to diseases.
Climber, Introduced - 1940
The flowers of �Dr. J.H. Nicolas� are globular, have a rose-pink hue and measures about 4 inches to 5 inches in diameter. The blooms appear in small sprays, which make the plants look airy. The flowers are scented and each bloom comprises as many as 50 petals.
This rose re-blooms continuously. Its foliage is dark green and has a leathery texture. �Dr. J.H. Nicolas� grows excellently if it is allowed to grow straight on a trellis or pillar having a height of 10 feet.
Climber, Introduced - 1910
�Dr. W. Van Fleet� rose has a cameo pink hue. This rose blooms only once during its growing season. As the flowers mature their color fates into flesh white. Each flower measures about 2 inches to 3 inches in diameter.
The plants bear double flowers, which are fragrant and initially high-centered. However, as the flowers open fully, they soon become flat and decorative. The foliage of �Dr. W. Van Fleet� is small, dark green and glossy. In fact, the foliage covers this robust climber, which grows up to a height of 15 feet to 20 feet.
Climber, Introduced - 1976
The flowers of �Dublin Bay� appear in clusters and each blood red flower measures anything between 4 inches and 4 � inches across. The plants flower throughout their growing season from spring till the first frost of the season. The flowers are cup-shaped, double and very scented. The texture of the blooms is velvety, which makes an excellent display against the plant�s rich green foliage.
However, the �Dublin Bay� plants grow rather slowly. During the initial few seasons the plant may grow as a shrub, but later turn into an excellent climber. Its growth is upright, while being well branched. It is an ideal plant for growing on a stone wall, trellis, pillar or a low fence. This rose is resistant to diseases too.
China, Introduced - 1869
Perhaps �Ducher� is the only white rose in the class it belongs. In reality, the color of �Ducher� flowers is more akin to ivory or cream rather than pure white. The petals of the rounded buds of this flower have a suggestion of pink stain on their outer side. The buds unfurl into small scented double blooms, which are fuller as well as more majestic compared to most China roses.
�Ducher� repeats its blooms continuously all through the summer. Since the plants are comparatively smaller than the others in its class, �Ducher� is very suited for growing in containers. Initially, the foliage of the plant has a purplish red hue and as it matures the color changes to fresh apple green. This color remains throughout the season.
Tea, Introduced - 1857
President Teddy Roosevelt, who was also a naturalist, was very fold of �Duchess de Brabant� blooms and he liked to wear one in his buttonhole. This rose is quintessence of luxury as its cup-shaped blooms are large, pink-hued and heavily perfumed.
In addition, �Duchess de Brabant� is also a prolific bloomer and the plants blossom from spring till fall. Sometimes, the plants grown in the southern region of its range also blossom during winter. Different from the flowers in its class, �Duchess de Brabant�, which is a hybrid tea rose, forms a very compact shrub whose shape is often similar to a vase.
Hence, it is easy to accommodate this plant in any average garden. Moreover, this rose is easy to grow. It is a healthy and vigorously growing shrub. In the South, you may find this plant growing in abandoned gardens. It is an excellent survivor too.
Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1960
The blooms of �Duet� rose usually appear in sprays. This rose has a comparatively longer vase life and, hence, it is excellent when used as cut flower. Each flower is about 4 inches wide and comprises anything between 25 and 35 petals. The petals of �Duet� have a dusty coral-pink hue and on the underside have darker tones. The form of the flowers is decorative and informal.
The blooms are aromatic and appear on plants that grow up to a height of 4 � feet to 5 � feet. The leaves of the plant have a medium green hue, are leathery and holly-like.
Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1989
The blooms of this rose have a vivid orange hue, while the reverse side of the petals is flashing yellow. The flowers of �Dynasty� rose measure anything between 4 inches and 5 inches in diameter and each flower comprises as many as 30 petals. The long cutting canes of this plant are among its exceptional features. The plant grows up to a height of 5 feet.