Plant Family / Rosa - Shrub Roses
Most shrub roses result from crossing old-rose types with modern roses. They include a rich variety of shrubs in terms of size, color, growth habit and fragrance. Most shrub roses are reliable, tough, disease resistant and repeat blooming from late spring to fall. Usually heavy blooming with smaller flowers but in greater quantities than the hybrid tea and floribunda roses. They are perfect for screens, hedges, beds and borders and as specimen plants.
Bred by David Austin in 1990, Rosa 'Ambridge Rose' is still very popular today for various reasons. First, it is particularly beautiful with its fully double, nicely cupped, blooms that open to form a loose rosette formation. Second, this lovely rose is rich of a powerful and outstanding myrrh fragrance. Finally, this small shrub rose blooms continually throughout the season.
Noted for its intense fragrance, Rosa 'Angel Face' is also prized for its large clusters of full, high-centered, pure lavender blossoms, packed with 25-30 elegantly ruffled petals, sometimes adorned with deep crimson at their tips. Blooming in flushes from late spring until frost, the cheery blossoms, 3.5 in. across (8 cm), exude a rich citrus perfume.
Named after Anna Bates from the British television series Downton Abbey, Rosa 'Anna's Promise' is an exquisite Grandiflora rose with large, 4 in. across (10 cm), golden tan flowers (35 petals), adorned with a pink blush and copper reverses. Opening from long, elegant, pointed buds, the brilliant blossoms enjoy a spicy, fruit fragrance.
Adding excitement to the garden, English Rose 'Anne Boleyn' features lovely rosette-shaped, small blossoms (2.25 in. or 5 cm), packed with petals (110 petals) of the softest, warmest pink. They are produced in large sprays and borne on gracefully arching stems atop a soft green, highly polished foliage.
Rosa 'Apricot Candy' is a lovely Hybrid Tea rose with medium-large, 3.5 in. across (9 cm), double flowers of classic form, in shades of apricot and coral, with elegantly ruffled petals. They are packed with 25 petals and exude a mild, spice fragrance. Blooming in flushes from spring to fall, they contrast nicely with the foliage of glossy, soft green leaves.
Blooming its heart out, Rosa 'Apricot Drift' is a terrific groundcover rose which produces abundant clusters of small, double apricot flowers, about 2 in. across (5 cm), packed with up to 35 petals. Blooming continuously from spring until frost, this rose is low maintenance and easy to grow.
Noted for its rose fragrance and disease resistance, Rosa 'At Last' is prized for its large, sweetly scented, fully double, apricot orange blossoms, delicately fading to pale pink. Blooming with unusual continuity from late spring until frost, they contrast beautifully with the healthy foliage of glossy green leaves. The blooms are self-cleaning and no deadheading is required.
Reliable and free-flowering, award-winning Rosa 'Ballerina' is a compact, rounded shrub with large sprays of slightly fragrant, single, soft pink flowers adorned with white centers. Blooming continuously from summer to fall, they are produced in great quantities and stand out against the attractive foliage of light green leaves. Loved around the world, 'Ballerina' is a charming and versatile hybrid musk rose
Rosa 'Barbra Streisand' is a ravishing Hybrid Tea rose with fragrant clusters of large, 4 in. across (10 cm), lavender flowers (26-30 petals), adorned with deep magenta petal edges. Opening from rich lavender buds, the exquisite flowers exude a strong, citrus, rose perfume and bloom in flushes from spring to fall.
Rosa 'Black Baccara' is a captivating Hybrid Tea rose with medium-large, 3 in. across (7 cm), very full (45 petals), high-centered, velvety dark red flowers. The dramatic blossoms are borne on long, strong stems and last up to 2 weeks in a vase, making this rose a popular choice for cutting gardens.
Strongly fragrant, Rosa 'Blue Moon' is a ravishing Hybrid Tea rose with large, 4 in. across (10 cm), fully double, lavender flowers packed with 40 petals. Opening from pointed buds, the exquisite flowers are borne on long stems, making them perfect for cutting.
An absolute beauty which produces fully double clusters of cupped rosettes whose color invariably draws attention. The flowers start as red buds, gradually developing into perfectly formed blooms of a rich salmon color that change with age to a rich, deep pink.
English Rose 'Brother Cadfael' enjoys some of the largest and most spectacular blooms of all the English Roses. Resembling peonies, the huge (5 in. wide or 12 cm), globular, clear pink flowers are deeply cupped, with reflexed petals (about 45) giving a slightly enclosed effect.
Regarded as one of the best Musk roses, award-winning Rosa 'Buff Beauty' is a vigorous, spreading medium-sized shrub with large clusters of deliciously scented, very full (over 41 petals), semi-double flowers in the most attractive shades of buff-yellow to apricot and paling to primrose. Rich of a strong tea fragrance, the pretty blooms stand out against the lustrous foliage of dark green leaves.
Rosa 'Candy Cane Cocktail' is a stunning floribunda rose boasting small clusters of very full, cupped, creamy-white flowers suffused with deep pink to red edges. Packed with 42 petals, the bi-colored blossoms, 3 in. across (7 cm), bloom profusely in flushes from late spring into fall
One of the hardiest English Roses, Rosa 'Charlotte' enjoys ravishingly beautiful, fully double blossoms, up to 5 in. wide (12 cm), rich of a very pleasant, medium-strong tea rose fragrance. Each bloom is packed with many petals (100 petals) and opens gradually from rounded buds to exquisite, cup-shaped blooms, in a lovely shade of soft butter yellow.
Free-flowering, Rosa 'Cherry Parfait' is an exquisite Grandiflora rose with abundant clusters of large, 4 in. across (10 cm), full (35-40 petals), cupped-to-flat, white flowers adorned with vermillion edges. Opening from elegant pointed buds, the blossoms enjoy a mild, sweet fragrance and bloom almost continuously from spring to fall.
Incredibly pretty, Rosa 'Chicago Peace' is a lovely Hybrid Tea rose with very large, 6 in. across (15 cm), fully double, cupped, copper-pink flowers (45-60 petals), adorned with a shimmering canary-yellow base. Mildly fragrant, they bloom in flushes from spring to fall. Vigorous, bushy, upright, handsomely shaped shrub with large, glossy, dark green, leathery leaves which provide an ideal backdrop for its summer-long floral display.
Noted for its outstanding fragrance, Rosa 'Chrysler Imperial' is a striking Hybrid Tea rose with very large, 5 in. across (12 cm), fully double, high-centered, deep, velvety, crimson flowers (45-50 petals). Opening from long, pointed buds, they are strongly citrus scented and bloom in flushes from spring to fall.