Category: Roses

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A Rose a Day 84. Etoile de Holland (cl)

Climbing Etoile de Holland has bright red, full flowers and a good scent. It has shown reasonable vigor and competitiveness in a crowded often overgrown location.   Breeding: Sport of Etoile de Holland. Discovered...

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A Rose a Day 83. Erotica

Erotica has had a slow start. It took 2 growing seasons to produce it’s first flowers which appeared on a defoliated bush.The flowers are fine – a dark red fading to red (without scorching) in full...

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A Rose a Day 82. English Miss

English Miss is a pretty little rose that perseveres from a tough winter wet position. She produces a few spicy scented, softly shaded pink, yellow and champagne blossoms each year and at such times I think I should do...

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A Rose a Day 81. Elle

Elle bewitches me through-out her long bloom life. Strong citrus scent and a magical color change from bright orange and yellow to glowing pink, create an unending fascination. (I have trained myself to overlook blackspot.) Breeding: Purple Splendour x...

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A Rose a Day 80. Elegant Lady

Elegant Lady captures the essence of beauty, sophistication and mystery. Ivory buds open, deepen to an intense rosy pink and then often fade to warm yellow tones. Spectacular visually and a scent to match.   Breeding: Anne Morrow...

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A Rose a Day 79. Eglantyne

Eglantyne is a beautiful, sweetly fragrant, very full pink rose. Even though she is “petal packed” she withstands prolonged periods of rain before “balling” in protest. Breeding: Seedling x Mary Rose Bred by: David Austin (UK)...

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A Rose a Day 78. Eden ’88 (cl)

Eden’88 is stunning. From it’s climbing position, petal packed glowing pink blossoms bend down their necks where it’s amazing face can be fully appreciated. Flowering from a high, and out of reach for smelling opportunities...

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A Rose a Day 77. Eddie’s Crimson

Eddie’s Crimson is tough, vigorous and his bright crimson flowers (though one time flowering) are  born heavily through a long season. Intriguing flagon shaped hips (owing to his moyesii parentage) follow a brilliant flower...

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A Rose a Day 76. Ebb Tide

Ebb Tide is a reluctant grower in my garden. Dark plum to purple flowers are strongly scented, but  produced reluctantly on a small weak bush. (Perhaps it would benefit from a feeding.) Petals can fade from a...

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A Rose a Day 75. Dusky Maiden

Dusky Maiden is an excellent rose. Dark velvety red clusters are almost continuously blooming and she has a divine rich scent. Additionally she can take full sun without burning and has a lovely fade...