Grow: Plants & Vegetables
Garden correspondent Lee May talked roses with Roseland Nursery's Dave Ellis, where roses like it best: in the sun. Below we share six beautiful and sweet-smelling selections well worth giving a try.
'Crowd Pleaser'This beautiful hybrid tea rose, a shrub rose with a single-stem blossom of many petals in a spiral, is a new introduction this year.
'Hot Cocoa'The 'Hot Cocoa' rose is an award-winner with a blossom characterized by a smoky, almost chocolate color, and it blooms in a cluster. It was a choice of the All American Rose Selection, which indicates it will perform well in most parts of the United States.
'Starry Night'An award winner for 2002, 'Starry Night' is a disease-resistant shrub rose. Its 4- to 5-petaled blooms grow in clusters, and in Massachusetts this variety can have great color from June almost until Thanksgiving.
'The Fairy''The Fairy' is a very popular shrub rose. It's extremely hardy and we think best used in a mass planting. Although not particularly fragrant, this variety makes up for its lack of scent with super blooming up to 35 or 40 blossoms on a single stem!
'Mr. Lincoln''Mr. Lincoln' is one of the best red roses available. It has a large blossom and a strong traditional rose fragrance.
'Long Tall Sally'One of the more unusual roses, 'Long Tall Sally' is a shrub rose with a multitude of blossoms almost as large as hydrangeas.
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This segment appears in show #2712.