Zone 5 hardy plants grown for sale within Albany County, NY by Azalea House Flowering Shrub Farm (click on the name below for available pictures).

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

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

Information from my yonderro page:

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

001) 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.

002) Albertine (R.wichuranna x Hybrid tea rose) Rambler Rose


'Albertine ("Climbing Roses of The World" Quest-Ritson, plate 2), ("Designing With Roses" Lord, 23, 68, sh117), ("Classic Roses" Beales, 72, sh:316),

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

zone4_6'x6'_recurrent_double red in clusters_Svejda1984

'ALCHYMIST' or ALCHEMIST_(Hybrid Sweet Briar (R. eglanteria)) Climbing Rose

zone5-9_6'x6'_not-recurrent_june bloom_yellow_ff_YF-DR5_Kordes1956

zone 5 to 9, massive bloom in spring with no repeat, old fashioned apricot and yellow fragrant flowers. This shrub will grow to six feet tall and wide with arching heavy canes, glossy green foliage and lots of thorns, The DR preceded by the garden name where planted (YF is Yonder Farms garden where they spray fungicide), DR5 means that in years when there is a lot of rain it will show black spot on the older leaves,

133 Aloha,_('New Dawn' x Hybrid Tea Rose) Climbing Rose


Hybrid Tea 'Mercedes Gallart' x Wichurianna Rambler Sport 'New Dawn')

Disease Resistance Rating in The Azalea House No Spray Garden is 1/0 having been grown there since 2003. This indicates a few spots on the first couple leaves produced in spring, maybe a trace of yellowing, then no further symptoms.

126 ALTISSIMO (Tenor hybrid), Climbing Rose

zone5_8'tall_recurrent_AH-1/0(2003)_large red single flowers

I have had one of these in my garden for maybe 10 years. Each winter it dies back to the ground and each spring it grows 6 feet back before June and then flowers. I dont dis-bud it or prune it back at all and it usually stops blooming for the summer. Then in late August to September it starts blooming again. I have it planted behind a hedge of Spiraea 'Goldflame' and below the level of the top of the hedge it defoliates but above the hedge its leaves never show blackspot or mildew (I think it defoliates below due to the shade within the hedge). Behind this hedge, in the area between it and the border (10 feet further back) is the area that we throw raked leaves or clipped grass and its also lined on both sides with catnip and other herbs. The piles of compost are invisible in this location but also provide all the nutrients the roses planted there ever receive (other roses planted along this same area include 'New Dawn', 'William Baffin', 'John Franklin', 'Madam Hardy' and 'Aloha'.


Check for seasonal info on roses in:

003) American Pillar,_((Rosa wichurianna x Rosa Setigera) x Hybrid Tea 'Red Letter Day') Rambler Rose


STUPENDOUS bloom for 8 weeks in June to July with no repeat, Wichurianna Rambler Rose, the flowers are single carmine pink with a white eye presented in clusters, vigorous prickly canes can strech to 25 feet, The one I planted in the Yonder Farms Garden often puts out twelve feet of growth per year at only three years old (planted 1999). The plants I am growing into 2 gallon pots this year show no mildew or blackspot and are very vigorous producing twice as much growth as New Dawn (6/03).

Disease Resistance at Azalea House No Spray Garden since 1995 almost no blackspot (1/) 25% of foliage shows mildew at edges of leaf in late August when its no longer in bloom (/1).

AMIGA MIA (Prairie Princess X Queen Elizabeth)

zone4_4'x4'_pink double in clusters_Buck1978

004) 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.

005) 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,

'AWAKENING'_(Sport of New Dawn) Climbing Rose


AWAKENING (zone 5, 10'x8', continuous bloom, pink, DR1) SPORT OF 'NEW DAWN' HYBRID WICHURANNA ROSE (Blatina, 1935), In garden but not being propagated.

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

GOTO for more information about this rose along with pictures, links or references to them.

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

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

007) 'BALLERINA'_Hybrid Musk Shrub Rose


Hybrids of Ballerina include 'Marjorie Fair' also called 'Red Ballerina', 'Yesterday' and 'Sally Holmes' Louis Lens of Belgium is doing a lot of work with it.

BARN DANCE (Prairie Princess X Hybrid tea)

zone5_3'x3'_pink double in clusters_Buck1975

008) 'BELLE_POITEVINE' Hybrid Rugosa Rose Shrub 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

009) '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,

List of PRAIRIE PRINCESS HYBRIDS and others introduced by Griffith Buck : CAREFREE BEAUTY (10.5), COUNTRY DANCER (12.5).

010) 'CALOCARPA'_(rugosa X chinensis),

zone5_6'x5'_fragrant_AH-0/0(2004)_medium pink_Bruant1895

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

114) CELESTIAL or CELESTE Alba Rose,

Zones 5-8 (although its probably hardy to zone 3 as many albas are)_6'x4'_not-recurrent_AH-0/0(2005)_3 inch pink double fragrant flowers and yellow stamens

Celestial or Celeste ("The Encyclopedia of Roses" McKeon, 88, zones 3-8), ("Classic Roses" Beales, fllf:198), ("Growing Roses Organically" Wilde, 154, zones 3-10, 0/0) (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 33, zone 5), 6'X4', shade tolerant, june blooming, fff, never neads pruning unless its to remove broken or dead wood, Ancient Alba,

012) '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"),

013) 'CHAMPLAIN' 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

014) 'CITY_OF_YORK'_Climber_(R. wichuranna 'Dorothy Perkins' x Hybrid tea) Climbing Rose

zones 5-9_12'x20'_AH-1/0(2000)_not-recurrent_buff_Tantau1945

Died back 2004 in our test garden. We will replant in 2005.

'City of York ("The Encyclopedia of Roses" McKeon, 94, zones 5-9), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 207, zones 5-9), light yellow climber, blooms in spring with some repeat from slow to mature buds (flowers on old wood only), 12x12 #0


[(Rosa wichuranna x (Hybrid perpetual x Tea x Noisette)) x (Hybrid Perpetual 'American Beauty')]

zone5_AH-0/0(2003)_intro'd 1909_


016) 'COMPLICATA' Old gallica Rose, non recurrent,

zone 5-8_8'x8'_pink/white_single 5" flowers_not-recurrent_AH-0/0(2005)_june bloom_<1800

'Complicata ("The Encyclopedia of Roses" McKeon, 97, zones 4-8), ("The Art of Gardening with Roses" Thomas, sh34 & 35), (Cruse, 62), ("Roses Of America" Scanniello, 60), ("Classic Roses" Beales, 155), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, page 53, zones 5-8), Rosa gallica hybrid, 10X6, 4 inch 5 petaled flowers,

017) 'CONRAD_FERDINAND_MEYER'_Hybrid Rugosa Rose,_(Rugosa rose x Hybrid tea rose)


'Conrad Ferdinand Meyer ("Roses Of America" Scanniello, 53), ("Classic Roses" Beales, fllf:241), muller 1899, R. rugosa hybrid x Gloire de Dijon

018) 'CONSTANCE_SPRY' Climbing Rose

zone 5-9_10'x10'_not-recurrent_june bloom_pink_double_fff_AH-0/0(1995)_Austin1961

'Constance Spry ("The Encyclopedia of Roses" McKeon, 97, zones 4-9), ("The Art of Gardening with Roses" Thomas, 40, sh41), ("David Austin's English Roses" Austin, 24, 44, 93), ("Classic Roses" Beales, 280) ("Designing With Roses" Lord, sh140), (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 156, zones 5-9), pink english climber, 15 feet, blooms in spring (flowers on old wood only), fantastic flower and fragrance, Gallica 'Belle Isis' X Floribunda 'Dainty Maid', I understand that this rose has the gene for repeat bloom though it does not repeat. At my fathers house it dies back a bit each year in its rather windy location but it never needs spraying and when its in bloom one could wish that all my roses were this nice and smelled as sweet. (A+),

DART'S DASH (Hybrid Rugosa) SHRUB


95) DAVID THOMPSON Hybrid Rugosa 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.

DOROTHY PERKINS (R. wichuranna x Hybrid perpetual) Climber

zone 5_20x8_pink_J&P1901

'Dorothy Perkins("Designing With Roses" Lord, 62), ("Classic Roses" Beales, 72), Pink rambler, z5, 15 feet, J&P 1931, We had Dorothy Perkins and Super Dorothy both and they both performed well. Spring blooming (flowers on old wood only). The canes are thin and so as the rose grows the canes have to be regularly tied up or they become rather tangled. Remember to tie it horizontally first then tie the laterals from the horizontals at a 45 degree angle. So often people train this straight up and it becomes ludicrously bare legged (that is unless you want to train it into a tree, then go straight up) #0

Hybrids include; First Generation: City of York, Super Dorothy, Sierra Snowstorm

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

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

List of Damask Roses : LEDA (16.1), MADAM HARDY (16.4).

20) 'DORTMUND'_Hybrid Kordesii CL

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

21) 'DR. ECKENER' Hybrid Rugosa Rose

zone5_8'x6'_pink blend_AH-0/0(2004)_Berger1930

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 5-8_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

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

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,

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, zone3_5'x6'_repeat_pink_AH-0/1(2000)_Svejda

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,


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 Painted Damask Rose,

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


Zone 5 (although its probably hardy to zone 4)_4-5 feet tall_Mid-summer bloom followed by continuous rebloom_AH-0/0(2005)_1851

Madame Delaroche-Lambert, Mme Delaroche-Lambert, ("The Art of Gardening With Roses" Thomas, sh61), ("Classic Roses" Beales, fl:180), Moss Rose, 1851, 4 to 5 feet tall, mid summer flush of bloom followed by a continuous production of later flowers, Thomas seems to think it a hybrid of the Perpetual Damask Moss, good scent,

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).

105) 'MARGUERITE HILLING' Hybrid Moyesii Rose

Zone 5_Pink sport of 'Nevada'_Hilling1959_not-recurrent_Semi-double_rose-pink flowers_AH-0/0(2005)

Marguerite Hilling ("Classic Roses" Beales, fllf:234) ("500 Popular Roses For American Gardeners" Barron's, 182) a pink sport of Nevada introduced by Hilling of England in 1959. semi double rose pink.



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

MERMAID N/A Hybrids are: Pearl Drift,

List of MINIATURE and POLYANTHA Roses : RED CASCADE (19.3), NOZOMI (18.1), THE FAIRY (21.3)

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, non recurrent,

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,

40) 'NEW_DAWN'_CL.

zone5_12x15_rep_pink_YF-DR1_Dreer1930 (Dr W. Van Fleet sport, DR1, 1930, Dreer) zones 5 to 9, loosely double, opening pink but fading to white, good bloom in early summer with good rebloom when established, when pruning this one its best to remove the oldest cane to the ground each year and deadhead by removing only the faded flower to avoid removing flower buds immediately behind the removed flower.This rose has been used in breeding modern climbers for a long time and many vigorous modern climbers owe this one in a big way.

First Generation Hybrids and sports are: White Cockade, Parade, Rhonda, Aloha, Pearl Drift, Gay Nineties, Gladiator, Granny, The Faun, Rosy Mantle, Shin-Setsu, Hon. Lady Lindsay, Honour Bright, Pretty Pink, Probuzini, Red Dawn, Rosemary Eddie, Inspiration, Penny Lane (1998), Pink Cloud, Pink Perpetuae, Meredith (1984), Miss Liberty, "Bantry Bay", Blossom Time, Don Juan, Etendard, Awakening, Picture of Rosa 'New Dawn'

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).

41) 'NOZOMI'_Miniature Climbing Rose

zone5_6'_DR4_pink_Japan1968 introduced in 1968 from Onodera, Japan. zones 5 to 9, DR4, clusters of tiny pink flowers in early summer with some repeat bloom, canes can stretch to around six feet (Tom Thumb hybrid)_

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).

43) 'PARADE'_(New Dawn Hybrid) Climber,

(New Dawn Hybrid) Climbing Rose

zones 5-9_10'x8'_pink_rep_0/0(2003)_1953) zones 5 to 9, rose pink cupped double flowers, flowers in early summer with sporadic rebloom, ten feet tall and wide

Parade (Taylor's Guides "Roses" Ondra, 214, zones 5-9), ("Classic Roses" Beales, 283), New Dawn seedling x 'Worlds Fair', introduced by Boerner of the USA in 1953, double red, scented flowers. 10x8.

(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),

(New Dawn Hybrid) SHRUB


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


Hybrid involving gallica, alba and wichuranna) SHRUB

/zone5_3'x6'_once in early summer_1/0(2004)_Kordes1936

Raubritter ("The Art of Gardening With Roses" Thomas, 17, sh33, 38, sh39, sh49), ("Classic Roses" Beales, fllf:196), ((Rosa gallica x Rosa alba 'Daisy Hill')x(Rosa wichurianna 'Solarium') This combination of gallica and alba roses has been called a Macrantha Rose so Raubritter ends up being called a hybrid macrantha rose. Because it shares many qualities with the polyantha roses its usually considered a red polyantha,

RED BALLERINA (Ballerina x Polyantha Rose)

zone4_5'x5'_small single red flowers with white eye



(Hybrid involving wichuranna, chestnut, hybrid musk, hybrid tea and floribunda roses)

/zone5_red_1" dbl.fl_4' to 14'_cont_1/1(2003)

one inch red flowers on a plant capable of climbing to 14 feet or mounding up to around 4 feet, new plants being grown from cuttings show a specling of blackspot but no yellowing, they continue to grow unhindered (6/03).

47) 'RED_LEAVED ROSE' (Species) 'ROSA GLAUCA, non recurrent,

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)

Climbing Rose (DR1 New Dawn Hybrid introduced in 1968) zone 5 to 9, large double rose-pink flowers, massive bloom in spring, intermittent in summer, good bloom again in fall.

48) 'ROBUSTA' Hybrid Rugosa Rose, zone 4, 5-8 feet tall, recurrent

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), zone 4, 4 feet tall, non-recurrent, mix of red, pink and white

/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

Climbing Rose

/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, zone 5, 4 feet tall, recurrent, red

/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.

142 Rose du Roi, Portland Rose, zone 5 to 6, 4 feet tall, recurrent, red

51) Roseraie de l'hay Hybrid Rugosa Rose, zone 3, 8 feet tall, recurrent

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, non recurrent,


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, zone 3, 6 feet tall, recurrent

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,

143 Schneekoppe, Schneekopf, Snow Pavement Hybrid Rugosa Rose, zone 3, 4 feet tall, recurrent, pink

144 Schneezwerg, Snow Dwarf (R. rugosa x R. bracteata) Hybrid Rugosa Rose, zone 4, 3 feet tall, recurrent, white

(R. rugosa x R. bracteata),

125) SEA FOAM (White Dawn x Pinochio 3 times!

147 Semi-Plena, zone 3, 8 feet tall, non-recurrent, white, 1500

56) 'SEVEN SISTERS' Old multiflora Rambler Rose, non recurrent,

(Climbing Polyantha x Rosa multiflora)

zone5_10x10_pinj_0/0(2004)_intro'd 1817

57) 'SIR_THOMAS_LIPTON' Hybrid Rugosa Rose,


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

69) 'SOMBREUIL' (China Hybrid) CLimbing TEA Rose

145 Soupert et Notting, Perpetual flowering Damask Moss, zone 5, 3 feet tall, non-recurrent, pink, 1874

146 Souvenir de Philemon Cochet Hybrid Rugosa Rose, zone 3, 5 feet tall, recurrent, pink, 1900

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

(Rugosa 'Magnifica' x Floribunda) SHRUB


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

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

(2nd Generation Rugosa 'Magnifica' Hybrid)

zone4_3'x3'_dark red single flowers_Buck1975

60) 'THE_FAIRY'_( polyantha x wichurianna),

zone5(-20)_2'x4'_continuous, pink_0/1(1999)_Bentall1932

Hybrids include: Nozomi,

List of THE FAIRY Hybrids : THE FAIRY (21.3), NOZOMI (18.1),

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.


106) TRIGINTIPETALA (KAZANLIK) Damask Rose, zone 5, 5 feet tall, non-recurrent, pink


Trigintipetala or Kazanlik Rose ("500 Popular Roses For American Gardeners" Barron's, 103), Damask rose, source for Attar of Roses, Considered the most intensly fragrant of the Damask roses, double pink flowers, shrub grows to around 5 feet tall,

62) 'TUSCANY SUPERB' Hybrid Gallica Rose, non recurrent, X

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, non recurrent,

(H.multiflora x (H.Perpetual x H.Setigera)

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

Versicolor check Rosa Mundi

64) 'WHITE_COCKADE' (New Dawn descent)_Climbing Rose,


zone 5 short climber to 6 or 8 feet. makes a nice split rail fence climber or arching shrub, strong bloom in spring and fall with some repeat between,

0/0(1999) refers to the fact that our White Cockade planted in the natural garden is free of blackspot and mildew at Azalea House while disease susceptible cultivars within 20 feet have it badly. White Cockade showed evidence of leaf yellowing from blackspot initially, before it was established or in responce to stress. So, on established plants in well drained garden soil, water regularly and mulch with compost, you should not have problems. We have around 15 in 1 gallon pots (own root) as of August 2005 (AV).

65) William Baffin Explorer Rose 'William Baffin', Kordesii Hybrid Rose 'William Baffin', zone 2, 10 feet tall, recurrent, pink,




170 'Williams Double Yellow'' Scottish Rose

148 York and Lancaster, Damask Rose, zone 3, 5-7 feet tall, non-recurrent, white, 1551

67) 'ZEPHERINE DROUHIN' (Bourbon) Climbing Rose, zone 5-6, 12 feet tall, recurrent, white, 1868


I'm Andrew Van Cleve, chief grower at Azalea House Flowering Shrub Farm, and I grow Old and disease resistant Modern Roses, Classic Lilacs and Native Azalea's. 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 are popular but plants that are rare locally, easy to propagate and generally tolerant of local conditions). We are growing flowering shrubs that in the past have only been available as small plants from mailorder companies. Each year the plants that we don't sell are potted up into the next largest size.

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