Plants - Roses
Eight colourful rose recommendations
Quebec-based garden Rose des Champs provides a few showstoppers to add to your list
Scentimental floribunda rose (R. ‘WEKplapep’)
I’ve grown lots of striped roses in my time, but this is a particularly free-flowering variety with a fine perfume. The progeny of similarly striped Peppermint Twist (‘JACraw’) and—surprisingly—the bright orange ‘Playboy’. Bred by Tom Carruth and introduced in 1996, it packs a powerful visual wallop and won an AARS award the following year.
Turbo hybrid rugosa rose (R. ‘MEIrozrug’)
Introduced by Meilland in 1994, ‘Turbo’ is an eclectic fusion of rugosa cultivars (‘Fru Dagmar Hastrup’ and ‘Pink Grootendorst’) with a large-flowered hybrid tea (Manou Meilland [‘MEItulimon’]), resulting in a large, vigorous shrub and flowers with 20-plus fuchsia-pink petals and a light fragrance.
- Page 1: Cinco de Mayo floribunda and Céline Dion shrub rose
- Page 2: Elina hybrid tea rose and Blaze of glory
- Page 3: 'Emily Carr' shrub rose and Glowing peace hybrid tea rose
- Page 4: Scentimental floribunda and Turbo hybrid rugosa rose