Roses In Alphabetical Order
‘G’ part 2
‘Golden Wings’ Roses
Shrub, Introduced – 1956
Since long, people have considered ‘Golden Wings’ a valuable landscape shrub, especially owing to its recurrent blooming and resistance to diseases. This is among the first roses that bloom in spring and attracts foraging honeybees.
The flowers of ‘Golden Wings’ are disc shaped, while its petals are pale yellow. Each ‘Golden Wings’ rose measures anything between 2 ½ inches and 3 inches (6.5 cm and 7.5 cm) in diameter and comprises five petals.
‘Golden Wings’ roses are extremely scented, but when grown in humid climatic conditions, they may be vulnerable to black spot. The pale green foliage of ‘Golden Wings’ is extremely resistant to diseases, but the plants may be susceptible to black spot, especially when grown in humid conditions. ‘Golden Wings’ is an attractive standing shrub, but you may also train it to climb a wall or even run along a fence.
Climber, Introduced – 1966
‘Goldstem’ rose is an extremely hardy climber. This rose was bred by Matt Tantau, a German nurseryman, but it actually descends from the well-known Kordes nursery. Usually, this rose cultivar is grown in the form of a climber, but it can also be permitted to spread out in any large spot as well as an informal planting. In fact, ‘Goldstern’ rose is ideal for growing in cold sites that are exposed.
This plant produces large clusters of long and pointed buds that unfurl into fully open, double blooms. The flowers are flattened very much like architectural rosettes. Each flower of ‘Goldstern’ rose measures about 4 inches (10 cm) across when fully open.
Aside from this, ‘Goldstern’ rose has a slight fragrance. The leaves of this plant have a medium green hue and they are glossy. Generally, the leaves are healthy. The new foliage of ‘Goldstern’ has a pale green color while the edges are red, which makes a pleasing contrast.
‘Gourmet Popcorn’ Roses
Miniature, Introduced – 1986
‘Gourment Popcorn’ rose produces semi-double blooms which have a pure white color, while the centers are golden – very similar to the kernels of buttered popcorn. The blooms appear in large clusters all through the growing season. This cultivar forms an admirable dense border or landscape shrub.
The foliage of this rose is dark green and extremely resistant to diseases. At the same time, this cultivar is very cold hardy and they over winter even without any artificial protection. The small stature of this rose enables it to be concealed under the natural insulation formed by a blanket of snow.
Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1989
The blooms of ‘Graceland’ rose are extraordinarily bright golden yellow. In fact, this is one of the characteristic features of this rose. The flowers are high-centered and each measure about 4 inches to 5 inches across having as many as 30 to 35 petals that are ruffled. The blooms appear in sprays on elongated cutting stems. The plants of ‘Graceland’ rose grow up to a height of 4 feet to 5 feet and they are more than average in resisting diseases.
‘Graham Thomas’ Roses
Shrub, Introduced – 1983
‘Graham Thomas’ rose gets its name from the great British rose historian and plantsman. Initially, ‘Graham Thomas’ rose was a genuinely yellow-hued English rose and even today gardeners opine that it is the most excellent yellow rose among all roses in this color standard. The blooms of this rose are cupped, double and are a glowing deep gold hued.
The fragrance of this rose is similar to that of warm tea rose. Each flower of this cultivar measures about 4 inches (10 cm) across. British rose breeder David Austin crosses old roses that bloom only once in a year with modern ever-bloomers to create his English roses. In fact, the regularity at which the roses developed by David Austin re-bloom varies from one cultivar to another.
In this category, ‘Graham Thomas’ rose comes somewhere in the middle. This rose produces large flush of blooms in the later part of spring or in the beginning of summer and again re-bloom rather intermittently. ‘Graham Thomas’ plant is a large, tall and thin shrub which grows at the northern periphery of its range. When grown in warmer climates, this plant is a fantastic climber.
Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1963
The blooms of ‘Granada’ roses are exceptionally colourful and their shades vary from yellow, pink to orange-red. The spiralled buds of this cultivar unfurl into double, high-centered flowers, which become flat as they mature. Each flower measures anything between 4 inches and 5 inches across and they have a spicy fragrance.
The flowers may appear singly or in clusters incessantly all through the growing season. The leaves of ‘Granada’ are dark green, crinkled and distinctly serrated. Their texture is leathery.
The plants grow upright, are bushy and vigorous. You can grow ‘Granada’ rose in garden beds or along borders to constantly get stunningly colored flowers throughout the season. You may also grow this rose cultivar indoors for floral arrangements. The plants are capable of resisting black spot, but they are susceptible to mildew.
‘Great Maiden’s Blush’ Roses
Alba, Introduced – prior to 1600
The double flowers of ‘Great Maiden’s Blush’ rose measure about 2 inches to 3 inches each. The blooms have a white hue with a delicate blush of pink. As the flowers mature their external petals reflex and their color fades to light creamy hue, while the center maintains a blush pink.
The blooms appear in clusters in the beginning of summer, but they do not repeat. The blooms of ‘Great Maiden’s Blush’ have an extremely sweet scent. The foliage is verdant and blue-grey, which provides an attractive foil for the delicately colored flowers.
This cultivar grows vigorously and they are branched. The branches of are ‘Great Maiden’s Blush’ arching. ‘Great Maiden’s Blush’ rose is an excellent shrub for growing in large beds. They are also attractive when grown in any informal hedge. This rose cultivar is extremely hardy.
‘Green Ice’ Roses
Miniature, Introduced – 1971
As the name suggests, the blooms of ‘Green Ice’ are green hued and it provides a captivating accent to any flower garden. This is especially because the flowers of ‘Green Ice’ are very shapely. The pointed buds of ‘Green Ice’ unfurl into fully double, high-centered, white flowers that imitate the characteristic form of the hybrid tea rose.
When they open, the blooms are icy white, but gradually their color darkens into a soft green hue, which is a delight to see. The foliage of ‘Green Ice’ is also very attractive, glossy and very delicate. The sloppy growth habit of the shrub makes it easy to train it to grow on a low wall or run along a fence.
However, this cultivar is also very attractive when it is grown as well as displayed in a hanging basket. ‘Green Ice’ accommodates itself easily in a rock garden. At the same time, this rose cultivar makes an extraordinary edging plant. If you want an even more bold statement, you should plant ‘Green Ice’ in mass.
‘Green Rose’ Roses
China, Introduced – prior to 1845
Botanically, ‘Green Rose’ is known as R. chinensis viridiflora. This is a unique rose because its color is truly green and, hence, it does not fit in any of the standard color classifications of roses.
Each flower of this cultivar measures anything between 1 ½ inches and 2 inches across and its petals are slender, leaf-like having bright green petals. The flowers may appear singly or in clusters all through the summer months. The plants of ‘Green Rose’ grow up to a height of 3 feet to 5 feet.
‘Grootendorst Supreme’ Roses
Shrub, Introduced – 1936
‘Grootendorst Supreme’ is hybrid rugosa. This rose cultivar is identical to ‘F.J. Grootendorst’ in every aspect barring the fact that the blooms of ‘Grootendorst Supreme’ are deeper as well as have a brighter crimson-red hue.
‘Gruss an Aachen’ Roses
Floribunda, Introduced – 1909
‘Gruss an Aachen’ produces red-orange and yellow buds which unfurl to expose pastel apricot-pink flowers that fade to creamy white as the blooms mature. The flowers of ‘Gruss an Aachen’ remind one of the old garden roses. The blooms of this rose cultivar are double, cupped and have a rich scent.
Each flower of ‘Gruss an Aachen’ measures about 3 inches in diameter. The flowers appear in clusters all through the growing season. The leaves of this plant have a rich green color along with a leathery texture.
This is a low growing rose having a bushy habit. It blooms very freely and thrives even in areas having partial shade. ‘Gruss an Aachen’ is an excellent choice for growing in a flower bed or as a low hedge. The plants of this rose are somewhat hardy and resistant to diseases.