Roses In Alphabetical Order
Shrub, Introduced – 1922
‘Kathleen’ is hybrid musk. The flowers of this rose variety are small, each measuring about 1 inch to 1 ½ inches and they appear singly. However, the flowers bloom in large clusters throughout the summer. The flowers have prominent stamens, which impart the impression of apple blossoms. The plants of ‘Kathleen’ are robust and grow up to a height of anything between 6 feet and 12 feet. The ‘Kathleen’ rose produces orange hips in the fall. The foliage of this rose is resistant to diseases.
Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1981
The buds of ‘Keepsake’ are oval-shaped open into double flowers that appear singly in small clusters. Each flower of this rose variety measures about 5 inches across and are high-centered. The blooms are deep pink having paler pink shades and reasonably fragrant. The foliage of ‘Keepsake’ is large, dark green and shiny. The canes have plenty of stout petals.
The plants of ‘Keepsake’ are bushy and upright. They are suitable for growing in the garden beds or borders. The blooms are wonderful for use as cut flowers and also for exhibition. While this rose is slightly tender, it is highly resistant to diseases. This rose performs excellently in places having cool summers.
Miniature, Introduced – 1987
‘Kingig’ is a popular miniature rose variety which bears high-centered, medium-sized blooms that appear singly or in sprays of anything between three and five. Each double flower comprises roughly 18 petals that are pale pink in color. On the reverse, the petals of ‘Kingig’ are light or dark pink. As the blooms mature, the color fades to creamy pink.
The plants of this rose produce matte leaves whose color and size are medium. The canes of this rose have somewhat crooked white hued thorns. The hips are green in color and oval shaped. This rose grows on upright bushes, which you can combine with other plants to create an attractive bed in your garden or grow them as borders. In addition, they can also be grown in containers as specimens or used as edgings.
‘King’s Ransom’ Roses
Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1961
The color of ‘King’s Ransom’ roses varies from medium to deep yellow, which does not fade even in the heat. In fact, many other yellow roses lose their color when grown in intense heat. Each flower of ‘King’s Ransom’ measures anything between 4 inches and 5 inches in diameter comprising as many as 35 to 40 petals.
The fragrance of this rose is quite pleasing and the blooms appear on long stems, which make the blooms excellent for use as cut flowers. The plants grow up to a height of 4 ½ feet to 5 feet and the canes have moderate number of thorns. The flowers of ‘King’s Ransom’ are somewhat winter hardy, which is a rare quality for any yellow rose. However, this rose is usually slow in re-blooming during the summer.
‘Königin von Dänemarck’ Roses
Alba, Introduced – 1826
The flowers of ‘Königin von Dänemarck’ are most vividly hued among the alba roses. When this rose unfurls, initially its color is dazzling pink, but the color fades gradually and end up being neatly white flowers. In addition to such characteristic coloration, ‘Königin von Dänemarck’ rose also offers an uncommonly graceful form.
The flowers are quartered neatly, with roughly three, four or even five separations among the petals. The blooms of this rose have a button-eye in the center. Apart from these characteristics, ‘Königin von Dänemarck’ rose has a wonderful fragrance. The blue-green leaves of ‘Königin von Dänemarck’ are somewhat coarse.
The color of the leaves is perfect to get going with the tenderness of the flowers. Occasionally, ‘Königin von Dänemarck’ rose is grown in the form of a hedge as this rose has a tendency to become leggy if they are not restricted by shortening the canes once every year. The shortening of the canes should ideally be undertaken after the end of the blooming season in the beginning of summer.
‘Kordes Perfecta’ Roses
Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1957
The buds of ‘Kordes Perfecta’ rose are urn-shaped, while the flowers are highly scented. The very double blooms of ‘Kordes Perfecta’ measure anything between 4 ½ inches and 5 inches across each and comprise of as many as 65 to 70 petals. The slender blooms are high-centered and have a creamy white hue with the edges being red hued.
With the rise in temperature, the color of the flowers become redder and they start spreading downward from the rims. The flowers are borne on long and strong stems. The plants grow up to a height of 4 feet to 5 feet. The foliage of the plant is dark green, glossy and has a leathery texture. While this rose blooms sparsely, the plants are somewhat winter hardy.
Floribunda, Introduced – 1985
The large flowers of ‘Koricole’ rose appear in clusters and are somewhat scented. This rose is a double blossom each having as many as 35 petals whose edges are pink. ‘Koricole’ flowers appear on short stems all through the growing season. The leaves of this plant are dark green, large and semi-glossy.
‘Koricole’ rose is a bushy plant having an upright habit. It is easy to grow this rose, which are effective when grown in garden beds and borders. The plants bloom prolifically and the flowers last for a long period. They are excellent for display, while their low growing habit makes this rose perfect for placing them in front of relatively taller and leggy roses.
Miniature, Introduced – 1992
‘Kristin’ is a miniature rose, which have been commended by many growers in the North as well as in the South. The white blossoms are carmine-tipped and they last for a relatively longer period. One flower of ‘Kristin’ is borne on one stem, which makes the blooms an excellent source of extremely refined cut flowers.
Just like many other miniature roses that were introduced recently, ‘Kristin’ is a very vigorous shrub compared to the midgets grown by people in the past. Actually, the size of ‘Kristin’ rose is similar to many polyantha roses and similar to those roses, ‘Kristin’ rose should also be considered as a dense landscape shrub. This miniature rose is very effective when grown in a flower border since ‘Kristin’ plants will never tower above its neighbors.