Zone 4 hardy plants grown for sale within Albany County, NY by Azalea House Flowering Shrub Farm (with links to pictures). Any or all of these may be for sale at our plant sale May 15 to July 4.

Last edited Tuesday, June 23, 2015 09:55 AM.

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I use the common horticultural practice of making lists that define the uses that the plants I grow will be used for in your garden (each plant name in a list is a link to more information and pictures). Click here for a web page of links to the lists I have made (I make new ones all the time).

Plants with no numbers have not been propagated yet. Check the Links at bottom. Scroll down!

94) AGNES Hybrid Rugosa Rose, ( R. rugosa x R. foetida),

zones 4-8_5x5_not-recurrent_spring3_AH-1/1(2004)_double_buff_fff_1922,

Agnes ("The Encyclopedia of Roses" McKeon, 74, zones 4-8), (Barron's, 113), ("Roses Of America" Scanniello, 48), ("Designing With Roses" Lord, 127), ("Classic Roses" Beales, fllf:240), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 134, zones 4-8), (hr/6feet/buff/double/3inch/f), introduced in 1922, Rosa rugosa x Rsa foetida persiana, yellow rugosa, 5x4, blooms in spring, some have said it has a later repeat but it might just be buds maturing more slowly (these would apear on old wood only) #0

1) Rosa alba 'maxima' or THE JACOBITE ROSE Alba Rose


A sport of it is The 'White Rose of York' aka alba semi plena. Its odd to me that there is only one descendant of such a fine survivor.

98) ALEXANDER MACKENZIE Explorer Rose (2nd Generation New Dawn Hybrid X Scotch Rose X Siberian Rose)

zone4_6'x6'_recurrent_double red in clusters_Svejda1984

AMIGA MIA (Prairie Princess X Queen Elizabeth)

zone4_4'x4'_pink double in clusters_Buck1978

4) Apothecary's Rose, Rosa gallica 'officinallis', Red Rose of Lancaster , ROSE OF PROVINS Old Rose

zone4_3'x3'_not-recurrent_june bloom_AH-1/1(1995)_magenta_scent3_DR2_<Middle Ages

A Sport is: VERSICOLOR ROSE (Rosa mundi)

Disease Resistance Rating in The Azalea House No Spray Garden is 1/1 having been grown there since 1995. This indicates a few spots, maybe a touch of mildew but no obvious symptoms when in bloom.

5) Autumn Damask, Quatre Saisons, Four Seasons, Castilian, Old Castilian, Rose des Quatre Saisons, Rosa bifera, Rosa bifera semperflorens, Rosa damascena bifera, Rosa damascena semperflorens, Rosa semperflorens, Rose of Castille


Autumn Damask or Castilian or Four Seasons or Old Castilian or Quatre Saisons or Rose des Quatre Saisons or Rosa bifera or Rosa bifera semperflorens or Rosa damascena bifera or Rosa damascena semperflorensor Rosa semperflorens or Rose of Castille ("The Organic Rose Garden" Druitt, 110) ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 129) (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, page 43, zones 4-7), (Garden; YF), Damask, 4x3, double pink flowers (3"), 1/1,

AYLSHAM (R. nitida x R. rugosa 'Hansa')

6) 'BASYE'S PURPLE' Hybrid Rugosa Rose (Rosa rugosa x Rosa foliolosa)

zone4_5x5_recurrent_red single flowers_AH-1/0(2004)_intro'd 1980

8) 'BELLE_POITEVINE' Hybrid Rugosa Rose


BELLE POITEVINE Hybrid Rugosa Rose (DR2, Introduced in 1894) zones 4 to 8, 3-4 feet x 3-4 feet, Spring show with good repeat, semi-double pink flowers with yellow stamens, A sport introduced in 1909 is 'Le Cid' and Ralph Moore does a lot of Hybridizing with a Belle Poitevine hybrid 'Topaz Jewel' producing 'Yesterdays Garden' in 1992 among others

9) 'BLANC_DOUBLE_DE_COUBERT'_Hybrid Rugosa Rose_(R. Rugosa x Tea Rose)


'Blanc Double de Coubert ("The Organic Rose Garden" Druitt, 116), ("Classic Roses" Beales, fllf:241), ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 153, zone 3, 0/0), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 135, zones 3-8), (hr/5feet/white/double/3inch/fff), white rugosa, 5x4, rugosa x tea rose sombrueil, Many of the hybrids from crossing rugosa and tea roses have been sterile. Thats one of the reasons many rugosa hybrids are not used in hybridization, this one has the reputation of being one of the first rugosa hybrids,

118) CAMAIEUX Hybrid Gallica Rose

zones 4-8_AH-0/0(2005)_3'x3'_not-recurrent_striped double 3 inch flowers red & white, introduced 1830.

'Camaieux ("The Encyclopedia of Roses" McKeon, 85, zones 4-8), (Sunset Book "Roses" White, 101), ("Classic Roses" Beales, 154), ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 132, zones 4-10, DR-0/0), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, page 52, zones 4-8), Hybrid gallica, 3X3, 1830, striped double 3 inch flowers

116) CARDINAL de RICHELIEU Hybrid Gallica

zone 4-8_AH-0/0(2005)_4x3_not-recurrent_grape purple flowers_<1840

fragrant masses of loosely cupped many petaled red-lilac flowers, once blooming 4 feet by 3 feet, prune to shape and reduce the oldest stems to the ground every year after flowering,

'Cardinal de Richelieu ("The Encyclopedia of Roses" McKeon, 86, zones 4-8), ("The Art of Gardening with Roses" Thomas, 56), (Sunset Book "Roses" White, 101), ("Classic Roses" Beales, 154), ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 132, zones 4-10, DR-0/1), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, page 52, zones 4-8), hybrid gallica, 4x3, purple, grape-purple flowers, 1840

CAREFREE_BEAUTY_(New Dawn Hybrid) Shrub Rose


zones 4 to 9, large rose pink flowers with good repeat, 5 feet by 3 feet, This is a complicated cross of A sweet Briar, An Eglantine and The Rugosa 'Magnifica' crossed with a couple of hybrid teas and then with 'Prairie Princess' which is {('New Dawn' x ['New Dawn' x Hybrid tea 'Crimson Glory' = 'Autumn Bouquet']) x ('New Dawn' x ['New Dawn' x Hybrid tea 'Crimson Glory' = 'Inspiration'] ) = 'Morning Star'} x [R. laxa x R Spinosissima = 'Suzanne'] = 'Prairie Princess'

CARMENETTA (R. rugosa x R. glauca)

7'x8'_once blooming in spring_Preston1923

12) 'CELSIANA'_Old Damask Rose

zone 4-8_5'x5'_not-recurrent_june bloom_AH-0/0(2003)_pink_semi-double_fff_oldrose1750

'Celsiana ("The Encyclopedia of Roses" McKeon, 89, zones 3-8), ("David Austin's English Roses" Austin, 13), ("Classic Roses" Beales, fl:185), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, page 44, zones 4-8), ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 154, zones 4-10, DR-0/0), Damask, 4x4, semi-double, fragrant, pink flowers (4"),

13) 'CHAMPLAIN' Explorer (Hybrid of New Dawn, Semi and Scotch) Explorer Rose

zone3_3'x3'_cont_2.5 inch red flowers_AH-0/0(1995)_Svejda1982

'Champlain (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 122, zones 3-9), (Hk/4feet/double/red/3inches), (Garden; YF, AH), red explorer, 3x3, 2.5 inch flowers, I had placed one of these on my drip line and forgotten about it. Each year when I saw it it was blooming fine, though after several years it got sort of gangly which could be explained away by the half light it was in and never any fertilizer. Finally in the seventh year I took it and planted it in the soil and it died that winter. It had rooted through the bottom of the pot of course and so I probably shocked it terribly by pulling it out of the ground. But I cant help but think if I had left it in that horrible location in its pot it would still be alive today. (A+), hybrids include 'Simon Frazer',

99) CHARLES ALBANEL Hybrid Rugosa Rose

Zones 2-10_recurrent_AH-0/0(2005)_red-pink flowers_1.5'x3'

(Zones 2-10, DR-0/0 "Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, page 109,), pinkish red rugosa hybrid, 1.5 feet x 3 feet, souvenir de philemon cochet hybrid

DART'S DASH (Hybrid Rugosa) SHRUB


95) DAVID THOMPSON Hybrid Rugosa Rose and Explorer Rose

Zones 3-9_5 feet tall_recurrent_red-purple_semi-double and double_2.5inch flowers_f_AH-0/0(2005)_1979

(zones 3-9 Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 136), (hybrid rugosa/5feet/red-purple/semi-double and double/2.5inches/f), an explorer rose introduced in Canada 1979

96) DELICATA Hybrid Rugosa Rose,

zones 3-9_4 feet tall_pink semi-double flowers 3.5 inches across_AH-0/0(2005)_Cooling1898_

("500 Popular Roses For American Gardeners" Barron's, 139) ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 71, 134, zone 3), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 136, zones 3-9), (hr/4feet/pink/semi-double/3.5inch), Hybrid rugosa introduced 1898 by Cooling, 0/0, semi-double lavender-pink flowers with yellow stamens. somewhat small.

19) 'COUNTRY_DANCER'_('Prairie Princess' Hybrid) (New Dawn Hybrid 'Prairie Princess' x floribunda) SHRUB

/zone 4_3'x3'_rep_0/0(1995)_pink_Buck1973

A comparison between a variety of hardy roses including this one.

20) 'DORTMUND'_Hybrid Kordesii CL

zone 3_8'x6'_rep_red&white_AH-0/0(1995)_Kordes1955

22) 'DUBLIN_BAY'_Cl. (New Dawn Hybrid)


Disease Resistance Rating of 0/0(2003), I have had a couple of stock plants since 2003. To date they have shown no disease problems.

EARTH SONG (2nd Generation Prairie Princess Hybrid)

zone4_4'x4'_pink flowers in clusters_Buck1975


Has a tendancy to be bare legged.

23) 'FANTIN_LATOUR'_Old Centifolia Rose

zones 4-8_8'x8'_not-recurrent_june bloom_AH-0/0(1995)_pink_<1800

Has done nicely at my fathers house for around 10 years. AH-0/0(1995)(no disease symtoms noticed since 1995) having been tested in our no spray garden since 1995,

Fantin Latour ("The Encyclopedia of Roses" McKeon, 105, zones 4-8), (Cruse, 37), ("David Austin's English Roses" Austin, 14), ("Designing With Roses" Lord, 95, sh116, fls138), ("Classic Roses" Beales, the cover & 168), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, page 42, zones 5-8), pink centifolia, 6x5, blooms in spring (flowers on old wood only), I planted this one beneath my apple espalier in a raised bed with clay soil, I plan to train it into a cascade down one side (linda campbell will cascade on the other) I am propagating from it as well of course, Its not a true centifolia but that story is to big for this location, (A+),

24) 'FATHER_HUGO'S ROSE'_Species Rose

zones 4-8_6'x6'_not-recurrent_May bloom_AH-1/0(1995)_yellow_1899

Species Rose Rosa hugonis, first intoduced in 1899, zone 4 to 8, cupped single yellow 1 to 1.5 inch flowers with gold stamens, Disease resistant rating 1/0 (slight amount of black spot at a time of year to be hardly noticeable) having been tested in our no spray garden since 1995, abundant bloom in spring with no repeat, 6 feet x 6 feet, orange-bronze foliage in fall, foliage is fernlike-most people wont recognise this as a rose.

97) FIMBRIATA Hybrid Rugosa Rose (Rugosa x Noisette)

zone 4-8_5'x4'_recurrent_3 inch semi-double pink flowers_AH-0/0(2005)_Morlet1891

Fimbriata or 'Phoebe's Frilled Pink' or 'Dianthiflora' ("Classic Roses" Beales, fllf:242), ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 137, zone 3), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 137, zones 4-8), (hr/5feet/light-pink/semi-double/3inches/fff), introduced in france 1891, 0/0, R. rugosa X 'Mme Alfred Carriere', small white and pink double flowers that reminds one somewhat of Dianthus, 4X4

25) 'FRU_DAGMAR_HASTRUP'_Hybrid Rugosa Rose


The name Frau Dagmar Hastrup has been Americanized quite often into Frau Dagmar Hartopp but as it is Danish should be Fru Dagmar Hastrup. Hybrid Rugosa Rose (DR2) 3-4 feet x 3 feet, zones 3 to 8, silvery pink single large flowers, good fragrance, Disease resistant rating 1/0 (slight amount of black spot at a time of year to be hardly noticeable) having been tested in our no spray garden since 1995, First Generation Hybrids include: David Thompson, Jens Munk, Kaitlyn Ainsley, Scarlet Pavement, Rote Apart.

("The Encyclopedia of Roses" McKeon, 109, zones 3-8), ("Classic Roses" Beales, 80), ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 137, zone 3), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 137, zones 3-8), (hr/5feet/light-pink/single/4inches/f), Hybrid Rugosa, 1914, look to Fru Dagmar Hastrup

26) 'FRUHLINGSMORGAN' Hybrid Scotch

zone4_not-recurrent_6'x6' Hybrid spinosissima rose,

Fruhlingsmorgen ("Roses Of America" Scanniello, 43), ("Classic Roses" Beales, 142), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, page 61, zones 5-9), ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 161, zones 3-10), (flowers on old wood only) pale primrose ringed with cherry pink flowers up to 4 inches across, up to 7 feet tall, introduced 1942,

27) 'FRUHLINGSGOLD' Hybrid Scotch

zone4_not-recurrent_6'x6'_1/1_yellow Hybrid spinosissima rose,

100) FURSTIN VON PLESS Hybrid Rugosa Rose,

Zone 4_recurrent_double white fragrant flowers, AH-0/0(2005), introduced by Lambert in 1911

28) 'GERANIUM'_Hybrid Moyesii Rose


29) 'HANSA' Hybrid Rugosa Rose


30) 'Harisons Yellow', Harison's Yellow, Harrison's Yellow, Old Scotch Rose or Hybrid Foetida Rose , (persian rose (foetida) x scotch rose (spinnosissima)) Rose

zone3_8'x8'_not-recurrent_yellow_1/1(1995)_Harison1830 (Rosa foetida 'Persian Yellow' x Rosa spinosissima, Intoduced in 1830) went west with the covered wagons, My mothers was taken from her mothers garden in east Texas, 2.5 inch yellow flowers in spring with no repeat, around 10 feet tall x 10 feet wide, zones 3 to 8, tolerates some shade, likes poor soil, put this one in the back of the border water it in drought and give it an occasional dose of miracle grow and you will be amazed. Hybrid is: Lord Penzance,

("The Encyclopedia of Roses" McKeon, 117, zones 3-8), ("The Art of Gardening with Roses", 13), ("Roses Of America" Scanniello, 45), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, page 50, zones 3-9), (Doing well in zone 4 Westerlo, NY),, Yellow Rose of Texas, yellow foetida x spinosissima, up to 10 feet tall and wide, 1/1(1999), Introduced in 1830 many pioneers headed west in their Prairie Schooners picked this rose up in Manhatten. When they built their log cabins or soddies every where they planted it nearby. Today many of these homes are no longer in existence but many a Harisons Yellow Rose is still growing where they were planted. Check on my rosebuy page for a good picture of one of these. Then when its in bloom (flowers on old wood only) travel around looking for others. (A+),

101) HENRY HUDSON Explorer Rose, and Hybrid Rugosa

zone 3-10_AH-0/0(2005)_4'x4'_recurrent_3 inch double white flowers_Svejda1976

Henry Hudson ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 140, zones 3-10, DR-0/0), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 138, zones 2-8), (hr/3feet/white/double/3inch/f), Hybrid Rugosa, 4x4, white flowering rugosa hybrid explorer

31) 'ISPAHAN' Old Damask Rose

zone4_6'x5'_not-recurrent_up to 8 weeks of bloom_AH-0/0(2004)_dbl.pnk.fl._frag.__<1832

102) JENS MUNK Hybrid Rugosa Rose,

zones 2-8_AH-0/0(2005)_6 feet tall_recurrent_3 inch red-pink semi-double flowers_

("Beautiful American Rose Gardens" Dorra, 155), ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 143, zones 2-10, DR-0/0), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 139, zones 2-8), (hr/6feet/pink/semi-double/3inches), Hybrid Rugosa, x3 feet, Red Rugosa rose hybrid, {P}

32) 'JOHN_CABOT'_Explorer Rose


Hybrid Kordesii means this is a seedling of a seedling descended from 'Max Graf' which was a R. rugosa x R. wichuranna. Many (but not all) of these are Explorer Roses named after Canadian Explorers super hardy and disease resistant (although this one with its designation 0/0 is free of both black spot and mildew at Azalea House).

33) 'JOHN_DAVIS'_Explorer Rose


Hybrid Kordesii means this is a seedling of a seedling descended from 'Max Graf' which was a R. rugosa x R. wichuranna. Many (but not all) of these are Explorer Roses named after Canadian Explorers super hardy and disease resistant (although this one with its designation 0/1 is free of black spot but gets some mildew in late summer at Azalea House which we leave because it doesn't harm the plant and due to it being not in bloom is hardly noticable.).

Hybrids include: 'Lambert Closse' 1994,

117) KONIGIN VON DANEMARK Alba Rose (Queen of Denmark)

zones 4-8_AH-0/0(2005)_5x5_not-recurrent_pink intensly fragrant quartered flowers_1826

Konigin von Danemark or Queen of Denmark ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 167, zones 3-10, DR-0/0), ("Beautiful American Rose Gardens" Dorra, 153), (Scanniello, 64), ("Classic Roses" Beales, fllf:201), ("500 Popular Roses For American Gardeners" Barron's, 76) (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 35, zone 4-8), Alba rose, introduced 1826,

LE CID ((Rugosa x Hybrid Tea 'CONRAD FERDINAND MEYER') x (Rugosa Hybrid 'BELLE POITEVINE')) 1909

I am looking for this one if someone can name a source.


34) 'LEDA'_Old Damask Rose (Painted Damask)

zones 4-9_3'x4'_not-recurrent_june bloom_AH-0/0(1995)_ double white flowers with red edge

3 feet x 4 feet, zones 3 to 8, white double flowers with red edges, Leda or Painted Damask ("The Art of Gardening with Roses" Thomas, sh73), ("Classic Roses" Beales, fl:187), ("500 Popular Roses For American Gardeners" Barron's, 80) ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 142, zones 4-10, DR-0/0), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, page45, zones 4-9), 3x4 feet, pink to white with red edge, damask shrub, june bloom, DR 0/0, (A+),


Linda Campbell ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 168, zones 4-10, DR-0/0), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 139, zones 4-9), (hr/6feet/10feet on support/red/double/3inch), red hybrid rugosa, rugosa magnifica hybrid, (A+),

LORD PENZANCE (R. eglanteria x 'Harrisons Yellow'), N/A

LYKKEFUND (Bourbon 'Zepherine Drouhin' x R. helenae), N/A

35) 'MADAM_HARDY'_Old Damask Rose

zone4_5'x5'_once3_AH-0/0(1995)_white_Hardy1832 zone 4, perfectly quartered double flowers-white with a green button eye, Damask rose named after the wife of the head gardener to the Empress Josephine, I've never sprayed it yet in the last 5 years so I'd say that it is locally disease resistant,

36) 'MAGNIFICA'_Hybrid Rugosa Rose

zone3_6x6_rep_magenta_AH-0/0(1995) 6 feet tall and wide, may be a cross between rugosa and eglantine rose not to be confused with the eglantine rose of the same name, hardy to zone 3, .First Generation Hybrids include: Linda Campbell, Mama Mia, Sparieshoop, Starry Eyed (1990).



( DR1 or 2, R. rugosa x R. wichuraiana), N/A

37) 'MOJE_HAMMARBERG'_Hybrid Rugosa Rose


38) 'MRS ANTHONY WATERER' Hybrid Rugosa Rose (Rosa Rugosa x Hybrid Perpetual 'General Jacqueminot')

zone4_recurrent_red flowers_AH-0/0(2004)_intro'd 1898

115) NEVADA Hybrid Moyesii Rose,

Zones 4-10_8x6_recurrent according to Wilde_AH-0/0(2005)

("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 169, zones 4-10, DR-1/0, repeats), ("Roses Of America" Scanniello, 54), ("Classic Roses" Beales, 54, 61, fllf:234), ("Designing With Roses" Lord, sh159), 'La Giralda' x R. moyesii, 8x6,

List of NEW DAWN HYBRIDS : ALOHA (7.2), AWAKENING (9.2), DUBLIN BAY (12.7), NEW DAWN (17.4), PARADE (18.2), PEARL DRIFT (18.4), RHONDA (19.5), WHITE COCKADE (22.4).

OLD ROSES LIST (Introduced before 1850) Apothecary's Rose (8.3), Autumn Damask (9.1), Cardinal de Richelieu (10.4), Celsiana (11.2), Fantin Latour, Harisons Yellow, Madam Hardy (16.4), Stanwell Perpetual (21.2), Tuscany Superb (22.2), Versicolor (22.3), Zepherine Drouhin (23.3).

(18.3) PAULII (Hybrid Rugosa)

(DR2) (Rosa arvensis x Rosa rugosa) 2 to 3 feet high by 8 feet wide, zones 3 to 8, intro'd 1903 by Paul in the United Kingdom, single white fragrant flowers, Hybrids include: 'Paulii Rosea', N/A

104) PERPETUAL WHITE MOSS Rose, Perpetual White Moss, Quatre Saisons Blanc Mousseux, Quatre Saisons Blanche Mousseuseuse,

Zones 4-7_remontant_3 inch double pink flowers)_AH-0/0(2005)

Perpetual White Moss, Quatre Saisons Blanc Mousseux, is a white mossy sport of the Autumn Damask or Castilian or Four Seasons or Old Castilian or Quatre Saisons or Rose des Quatre Saisons or Rosa bifera or Rosa bifera semperflorens or Rosa damascena bifera or Rosa damascena semperflorens or Rosa semperflorens or Rose of Castille ("The Organic Rose Garden" Druitt, 110) ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 129) (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, page 43, zones 4-7),

44) 'PRAIRIE PRINCESS' (New Dawn descent),


Prairie Princess (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 172, zones 3-9), 5-6 feet, 6feet w/support, {('New Dawn' x ['New Dawn' x Hybrid tea 'Crimson Glory' = 'Autumn Bouquet']) x ('New Dawn' x ['New Dawn' x Hybrid tea 'Crimson Glory' = 'Inspiration'] ) = 'Morning Star'} x [R. laxa x R Spinosissima = 'Suzanne'] = 'Prairie Princess' semi-double, orange pink flowers,

Hybrids are: Country Dancer, Carefree Beauty, Amiga Mia, Barn Dance, Prairie Star

PRAIRIE STAR (Prairie Princess Hybrid)

zone4_4'x3'_white blushed with apricot_Buck1975

RED BALLERINA (Ballerina x Polyantha Rose)

zone4_5'x5'_small single red flowers with white eye



zone3_5'x5'_once3_pink_AH-0/0(1999)_species Noteworthy for the purple foliage and the large crop of dark colored fruit

149 Rhonda (New Dawn x Spartan)

zone 4, large double rose-pink flowers, massive bloom in spring, intermittent in summer, good bloom again in fall.

48) 'ROBUSTA' Hybrid Rugosa Rose


Robusta (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 174, zones 4-8), ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 169, zones 3-10, 1/0), unnamed seedling x R. rugosa, 5-8feet, single, 2.5inch, red flowers, kordes, 1979,

49) 'ROSA MUNDI' (Rosa gallica versicolor

/zone4_3'x3'_not-recurrent_june bloom_white w/ red splotches_AH-1/1(1999)_scent3_DR2_<Middle Ages

a sport of the apothecary's rose with pink and white flowers, named after a Kings mistress 400 years ago, though many list this rose as versicolor it should be noted that historically it was Rosa mundi first and there is more than one Versicolor Rose (Versicolor Damask).

Rosa Mundi ("David Austin's English Roses" Austin, 66), ("Designing With Roses" Lord, 82), ("Growing Roses For Small Gardens" Gibson, plate #19) sport of Apothecary's rose,

50) Rosarium Uetersen _CLIMBER

/zone4_10'x6'_repeats_pink_AH-0/0(2003)_Kordes1977 Kordesii Hybrid, looks like an old rose-has the configuration of Madam Hardy only larger and red, have grown this one for some years as a shrub in the garden and have not seen disease yet,

161) Rose de Rescht, Portland Rose,

/zone4_3'x3'_red_19thCentury (roz de resht) Introduced by Nancy Lindsay from Persia or France. Vigorous, short and bushy with 2.5 inch fully double, fragrant, fuchsia-red flowers. It repeats. Listed as both Autumn Damask and Portland.

51) Roseraie de l'hay Hybrid Rugosa Rose

zones 3-8_DR-0/0_recurrent_8 feet tall_purple_AH-0/0(2005)_France1901 Introduced by Cochet-Cochet (France) in 1901, 4 inch double red-purple flowers with a strong fragrance, The flowers are presented freely throughout the year sometimes in clusters, Rarely sets hips.

Roseraie de l'Hay ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 172, zones 3-10, DR-0/0), ("Classic Roses" Beales, 67, fllfat:246), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 140, zones 3-8), (hr/8feet/red-purple/double/4inches/fff), Hybrid Rugosa,

52) Rose a Parfum de l'Hay Hybrid Rugosa Rose

zone 4_AH-0/0(2004)

Rugosa Roses and Hybrids listed on this page include: Agnes, Aylsham, Belle Poitevine, Blanc Double de Coubert, Carmenetta, Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Darts Dash, F.J. Grootendorst, Fimbriata, Frau Dagmar Hastrup, Hansa, Magnifica, Max Grag, Paulii, Roseraie De L'hay, Sarah Van Fleet, Schneezewerg, Sir Thomas Lipton, Sparieshoop, Therese Bugnet, Topaz Jewel

53) 'SALET'_Moss Rose


Salet ("Roses Of America" Scanniello, 66) introduced 1854 by Lacharme this Moss rose has pink flowers that open flat and quartered. Stephen Scanniello says this rose is "reliably recurrent".

54) Sarah Van Fleet Hybrid Rugosa Rose,

zone 5-9_6'x6'_recurrent_3.5"_pink_fff_AH-1/1(2004)_VanFleet1926

Sarah Van Fleet ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 174, zones 4-10, DR-0/1), ("The Natural Rose Gardener" Walheim, 48), ("Roses Of America" Scanniello, 49), ("The Organic Rose Garden" Druitt, 57), ("Classic Roses" Beales, fllf:248), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 141, zones 5-9), (hr/8feet/pink/semi-double and double/3.5inches/fff), Hybrid Rugosa, Van Fleet 1926,

55) 'SCABROSA' Hybrid Rugosa Rose

zones 3-8_6x4_continuously blooming_5" semi-double mauve flowers_AH-0/0(2005)_Harkness1950

Scabrosa ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 174, zones 3-10, DR-0/0), ("Classic Roses" Beales, 62, fllf:247), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 142, zones 3-8), (hr/7feet/pink/single/5inches), Hybrid Rugosa, introduced by Harkness in 1960, 6X4, shade tolerant, continuous flowering, mauve,

144 Schneezwerg, Snow Dwarf (R. rugosa x R. bracteata) Hybrid Rugosa Rose

57) 'SIR_THOMAS_LIPTON' Hybrid Rugosa Rose,


grows to six feet, white flowers double to semi-double,

58) 'SPARIESHOOP' Hybrid Rugosa Rose (Magnifica descent),


59) 'STANWELL PERPETUAL' Hybrid Scotch Rose (spinnosissima changed to pimpinellifolia)

zones 3-8_3.5'x3.5'_pink double flowers_recurrent_fff_0/0(1999)_Lee1838

Hybrid pimpinellifolia, Hybrid Spinnosissima (why all the big words? Botanists just keep changing the names, I have included as much as I can so that you recognize its the same rose), 3.5 feet x 3.5 feet, shade tolerant, zones 3 to 8, Introduced 1838, double flush pink flowers with gold stamens, highly fragrant, repeats until frost,

Stanwell Perpetual ("The Encyclopedia of Roses" McKeon, 180, zones 3-8, DR-0/0), ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 175, zones 4-10, DR-0/0), ("Roses Of America" Scanniello, 45), ("Classic Roses" Beales, 145), pink, 5x5, fff, hybrid spinosissima (1838),

120) SUMMER WIND (Rugosa hybrid 'Magnifica' Grandchild)

zone4_3'x3'_dark red single flowers_Buck1975

61) 'THERESE BUGNET' Hybrid Rugosa Rose


ArcticRosexMeadowRosexRugosaRosexOther(EskimoRose?) a four or five species rose cross, very strong, hardy and disease resistant. newer stems show scarlet coloration in winter, good spring show of fragrant blooms with good repeat as long as you fertilize and prune.

62) 'TUSCANY SUPERB' Hybrid Gallica Rose

zones 4-10_AH-0/0(2005)_4'x3'_june bloom_1/1(2003)_semi-double fragrant dark red flowers with gold stamens_Paul1848

("David Austin's English Roses" Austin, 12), ("Classic Roses" Beales, 165), ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 148, zones 4-10, DR-0/0), Gallica, 4X3, sport of 'Tuscany', introduced by Paul in 1848, semi-double flowers of velvety dark red. golden stamens in center. strongly perfumed.

63) 'VEILCHENBLAU' Hybrid multiflora Rose,

zone4_20'x12'_mauve 1" flrs_once3_0/0(2004)_Schmidt1909

Versicolor check Rosa Mundi

65) William Baffin Explorer Rose 'William Baffin', Kordesii Hybrid Rose 'William Baffin' Pillar or Arching shrub rose often used as a climbing rose because of its size




I'm Andrew Van Cleve, chief grower at Azalea House Flowering Shrub Farm, and I grow flowering shrubs without fungicide to reveal truly disease resistant plants. I am providing time honored, proven shrubs that are disease resistant locally (I operate my operation as a niche market, in other words I propagate plants that most places wont have, we dont grow plants that our competitors have but plants that are hard to find locally, easy to propagate and generally tolerant of local conditions).

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