we begin a new year, we start to contemplate what roses we might want to add to
However, I first like to look back at the previous season.
Generally speaking, we had a good year, but we continue to have issues
with black spot and thrip.
For this article, I will limit my review to standard roses that have been
growing in our garden for three years or less.
However, not all of these roses are new to the market..
Sisley - is a shrub named after impressionist painter Alfred Sisley.
Bred by Delbard and introduced in the United States by Certified Roses,
the eye catching blooms have orange-pink stripes with a yellow reverse.
Our 1st year plant was slow to get established and the blooms were small.
We are hoping it will improve with age as the blooms are striking in the
– is a medium pink grandiflora bred by Christian Bedard of Weeks Roses.
Our 2nd year plant did not perform up to expectations as it lacks vigor
and bloom production has not been that good.
The old fashioned fully double blooms are attractive and have a light
We may discard this variety.
– is a mauve floribunda from Christian Bedard at Weeks Roses.
Growing in our ‘no-spray’ test area, it has some
blackspot but not enough to defoliate the plant.
The bush is rather compact and does not seem to like our summer heat.
The lavender blooms have a white reverse and are mildly fragrant.
Not sure this rose has a future in our garden.
Last – is an apricot blend floribunda introduced in the United States by
White Flower Farm.
Our 2nd year plant is growing on its own roots in our ‘no spray’ test
far, the bush has just not grown well.
The blooms have attractive ruffled apricot blooms with lots of petals, so
we are hoping it will improve.
Heart - is a red blend floribunda from Dave Bang.
The red and white stripped blooms on our 1st year plant have nice form,
but are a little small so far.
Our own root plant has been a little slow to grow, but we are hoping it
gets better with age.
Road (Scarlet Bonica) – is a medium red floribunda bred by Alain Meilland.
Our 2nd year plant on its own roots is a vigorous grower, however it does
not bloom enough for a floribunda, so we have decided to shovel prune this
Fairy Tale - is a medium yellow shrub bred by William Kordes.
This vigorous plant is growing in our ‘no-spray’ test area and
appears to be pretty blackspot resistant.
The only issue with our 1st year plant is that it has been a little slow
to repeat bloom.
Night – is a mauve floribunda bred by Christian Bedard.
This plant is growing in our ‘no spray’ test area.
The ruffled blooms have a nice rich purple color, but they definitely
like cooler temperatures.
Our 2nd year bush has also shown reasonable resistance to blackspot.
– is a white shrub from Bailey Nurseries.
Our 2nd year plant is growing in our ‘no-spray’ test area where it
has not grown well.
The plant is just too small and is not very resistant to blackspot.
We are discarding this variety.
is an orange pink shrub bred by Ping Lim and offered by Bailey Nurseries.
Our 2nd year plant was placed in our ‘no-spray’ test area and the
results have been mixed. as the compact plant generally lacks vigor.
The attractive blooms are coral with a yellow center, but this is another
variety we are discarding.
Love (La Villa Cotta) - is a orange blend shrub bred by Tim Kordes.
This is another variety that we have in our ‘no-spray’ test area.
Our 1st year plant is vigorous and the blooms are nice and fragrant.
It has also been a little slow to repeat bloom.
Bussell – is a red blend shrub from David Austin Roses.
Our 2nd year plant did grow better, but is still
This variety produces lots of nice clusters of deep crimson blooms with
old fashioned form.
Looks to be a good plant for containers or where a compact bush is
(Princess Charlene de Monaco) – is an apricot blend hybrid tea bred by Alain
blooms have 40 plus petals and are very fragrant.
Our 2nd year bush continues to have good vigor and bloom power.
The large blooms have old garden rose form and are fragrant.
We are adding more this season.
Basket - is a nice yellow blend floribunda from Alain Meilland.
The creamy white blooms have a light yellow center and are blushed with a
nice lavender-pink edge.
Our 1st year plant really took off and produced lots of pretty blooms in
Spirit – is a white floribunda bred by Tom Carruth.
After two years, this variety appears to be a real winner.
It produces lots of clean white blooms with good exhibition form.
The bush is medium height and is advertised as disease resistant and we
have not had any issues with blackspot.
Up – is an orange blend floribunda bred by Alain Meilland.
The small blooms have about 10 petals.
Bloom color is orange with yellow stripes which are striking.
However, after three seasons, we just can’t get this variety to grow.
I even tried one on multiflora rootstock but it just will not grow.
Kahlo – is a red blend floribunda from Christian Bedard and Weeks Roses.
The ruffled red striped gold blooms finish with a red blush.
This variety is a winner in our garden.
Our 2nd year plant continues to grow and bloom well.
I really like the striking blooms and would certainly recommend it.
Fairy Tale - is a yellow blend hybrid tea by Tim Kordes.
The medium yellow blooms have a hint of red in cooler weather.
Our 1st year plant is a vigorous grower and the blooms have a nice
Could stand to bloom a little more often.
– is an interesting yellow blend floribunda from Dave Bang and offered by For
Love of Roses.
year own root plant is rather compact, but the yellow blooms with a rich
orange edge are striking.
They have classic hybrid tea form.
Will continue to grow this variety and hope it gets more vigorous with
Prince - is a new hybrid tea from Donald Johnson.
A cross between Gemini and Hot Princess, the blooms are similar to Hot
Princess with more rich red coloration.
Our 1st year maiden really took off and produced some exhibition quality
really like it so far.
Rose du Petit Prince - is a mauve floribunda bred by Delbard.
Our 1st year bush was rather disappointing as it lacked vigor and the
blooms were very small.
Not sure about this fragrant variety yet.
of Megginch – is a deep pink shrub from David Austin.
This vigorous plant is 4 to 5 feet tall.
The blooms are an attractive
crimson to deep pink with nice old rose fragrance.
We like it!
at First Sight - is a new red blend hybrid tea from Weeks Roses.
The cherry red blooms with a lighter reverse have over fifty petals.
Our 1st year bush was a little small and the blooms tended to be a little
flat, but the color was outstanding.
Hopefully it will improve with age.
Utrillo - is a red blend hybrid tea bred by Delbard and offered by Certified
1st year plant had more pink than red, but the striped blooms were nice.
The plant generally lacked vigor, but we hope that will improve this
- is a new hybrid tea from Fred Wright.
Our 1st year plant on its own roots produced some really nice coral cream
exhibition form blooms.
Hopefully this rose will get on the market soon, as it is definitely one
Shelby – is a pink blend hybrid tea from Fred Wright.
The attractive blooms are white with rich pink edges.
Our 2nd year plant has taken off and is growing well.
The blooms are just a little small so far.
– is a red hybrid tea from Fred Wright.
This rose has been slow to grow for us, but we are starting to see some
nice rich red blooms with good form.
Hopefully is will continue to improve.
– is a dark red shrub from David Austin.
The blooms are a nice dark red and have great fragrance.
The plant tends to sprawl, so give it some room.
This variety does have good resistance to blackspot.
Millie – is a pure white hybrid tea being offered by Wisconsin Roses.
Our 3rd year plant is a vigorous grower, but the blooms are too small.
We are discarding this variety.
Austin – is an orange blend shrub from David Austin.
The attractive light orange with apricot reverse blooms are of medium
size and have up to 50 petals.
However, we could not get this plant to grow and have decided to discard
– is a pink blend hybrid tea from Meilland.
Our 2nd year plant has not grown well in our climate.
The delicate white blooms are blushed with a pink edge.
Hope the 3rd year is the charm!
Express - is a white shrub from Tim Kordes.
Our 1st year plant is growing in our ‘no-spray’ test area and has
shown good resistance to blackspot.
So far, the vigorous grower has been a stingy bloomer.
Hopefully it will bloom better this coming season.
of Fire – is an outstanding orange hybrid tea from Chris Greenwood being
offered by Edmunds Roses.
The rich orange blooms have good size and great form, even in our summer
plant is vigorous and blooms well.
Get this rose!
Samba - is a yellow blend hybrid tea bred by Bill Warriner.
While this rose is certainly not new to the market, it is new to our
yellow blooms with red edges age to red.
The blooms are eye-catching and the bush is of medium height.
the Riveter – is an orange blend floribunda from Christian Bedard and
While the blooms do have striking color, our 2nd year plant has not grown
well for us.
It also does not like our summer heat.
Africa—is a deep yellow grandiflora from Kordes.
Our 1st year plant was slow to grow, but the rich deep yellow blooms are
worth the effort.
This variety has won several awards and is a nice addition to the garden.
Bouquet – is a white hybrid tea bred by Pierre Orard.
Our 2nd year bush is rather compact, but does produce lots of small pure
Will give it one more year!
- is a new deep pink hybrid tea bred by Alain Meilland.
The carmine pink blooms have good fragrance.
Our 1st year plant was a little small but did produce some nice blooms.
Sky - is a medium yellow hybrid tea bred by Tim Kordes.
Our 1st year plant grew vigorously and produced lots of nice large blooms
with light fragrance.
This looks to be a good garden variety.
– is a pink blend hybrid tea from Meilland.
The fragrant peachy pink blooms have old garden rose form with lots of
2nd year plant grows like a climber with nice long and strong stems.
We will be keeping this rose!
– is a dark yellow shrub from David Austin.
The blooms have been few and far between and we have not been able to get
this rose to grow, so we are discarding it.
Affleck – is a deep pink shrub from Mike Shoup.
Advertised as disease resistant, we have to spray ours to prevent
Give this plant room as it tends to really spread and has sharp thorns.
The big blooms also have great fragrance.
in a Blue Moon – is a German rose bred by Hans Jurgen Evers and introduced
by Tantau Roses.
The pale lilac blooms are attractive and have a nice fragrance.
Our 2nd year plant has long strong stems with nice fragrant blooms.
Our only issue is with the repeat bloom being so slow.