Floribunda, Introduced - 1980
'Cherish' rose bears double flowers, each of which measure anything between 3 inches and 4 inches. These flowers have a light cinnamon scent and are borne for a prolonged season. The flowers appear individually and also in clusters of 20 or so. The flowers are coral-apricot hued and are creamy white at their base.
The spiralled buds of 'Cherish' unfurl slowly, while the flowers last for an extremely long period. The new leaves of 'Cherish' have a bronze red hue and their color changes to extremely dark green as they mature. The leaves also become glossy with age. The 'Cherish' rose plants are bushy, symmetrical and compact.
They are slightly spreading, which makes this rose cultivar the right choice for growing in garden beds and along borders. Additionally, you may also use 'Cherish' rose in the form of a low hedge. The blooms of this rose are outstanding as cut flowers. The other virtues of this rose include their excellent resistance to diseases as well as their hardiness.
Species, Introduced - 1759
The origin of 'Cherokee Rose' is in foreign lands, but this rose cultivar is comfortable all through the southeastern regions of the United States, very much like the people whose name it inherited.
This rose cultivar is more or less evergreen when grown in the warmer regions of its range. This plant bears dark green, glossy leaves and is unusual because each leaf comprises three leaflets instead of five or seven in most roses. The plants flower quite early in the season – sometime in April or May.
The 'Cherokee Rose' produces white, fragrant flowers which measure anything between 2 ½ inches to 3 ½ inches (about 6.5 cm to 9.0 cm) in diameter and possess very flashy stamens. After the flowering season is over, the plants bear large, ornamental red hued hips.
Rambler, Introduced - 1939
'Chevy Chase' is a rambler that bears small (measuring about 1 inch to 2 inches in diameter), dark crimson-red blooms. Each flower of this rose variety comprises about 65 petals and the flowers appear in large clusters only once in a growing season. The plants of 'Chevy Chase' are robust and grow up to a height of about 15 feet. The leaves of this plant are pale green, soft and wrinkled.
Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1962
A gardener in Chicago was the first to discover the sport of 'Peace' - hence this rose cultivar is named 'Chicago Peace'. In fact, there have been several sports of 'Peace', but 'Chicago Peace' is considered to be the best among them. Similar to its parent, this rose cultivar bears large, high-centered blooms, each having as many as 60 petals.
Each flower of this rose cultivar measures about 5 inches to 6 inches. On the other hand, rather than being mainly yellow, as flowers classified as 'Peace' are generally. The blooms of 'Chicago Peace' are a blend of deep rose pink, apricot and light pink. The base of the petals is yellow.
The 'Chicago Peace' is a bushy plant growing up to a height of 4 ½ feet to 5 ½ feet. This plant produces dark green, leathery textured, glossy leaves, which are susceptible to black spot. This rose cultivar is also extremely winter hardy.
Polyantha, Introduced - 1946
'China Doll' variety of rose is ideal for growing in containers. Alternatively, you may also grow them in low borders or edges since these plants only grow up to a height of 1 foot to 2 feet. The small flowers measuring anything between 1 inch and 2 inches appear as large sprays. The blooms are fluffy and have a pure pink hue with each flower comprising 24 petals. The blooms can practically over the rounded plants. The foliage of 'China Doll' is bright green.
Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1958
'Christian Dior' produces formal, high-centered buds that open into full, cup-shaped flowers measuring anything between 4 inches and 6 inches across. Each bloom of this rose variety comprises 50 to 60 petals. 'Christian Dior' flowers are, glowing, clear and medium cherry red hued, which often burn and become black on the edges of the petals when grown in dry, hot gardens.
Hence, ideally, these plants should be grown in gardens where there is shade during the afternoon. 'Christian Dior' plants grow up to a height of anything between 3 ½ feet to 5 feet and bear large, semi-glossy and leathery leaves. The canes of this plant produce very few thorns. 'Christian Dior' plants may be susceptible to mildew.
Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1952
In 1952, when this rose was created, it gave rise to a sensation. Even nearly seven decades later, 'Chrysler Imperial' continues to be among the best in its class. The flowers of this rose cultivar are double, deep red hued having a velvety sheen.
Each flower of 'Chrysler Imperial' measures anything between 4 ½ inches and 5 inches (11.5 cm and 12.8 cm) and has a potent citrus fragrance. It is an excellent rose for growing in a mixed border. In addition, the blooms are also an excellent choice as cut flowers.
'Chrysler Imperial' rose is most suited for growing in regions having warm, dry summers and temperate winters. If 'Chrysler Imperial' is grown in places having cool summers it becomes susceptible to mildew. In such cases, the color of the flowers may change to an unpleasant purplish tone.
Miniature, Introduced - 1953
'Cinderella' is a genuinely miniature rose, which grows on small scale that is sufficient to accommodate itself even into the crevices of a rock garden. At the same time, this rose cultivar feels at home in a window box or a hanging basket.
When fully open, the blooms of 'Cinderella' are double blossoms, which are formally illustrated as white, but in reality they have a rosy blush when they open. The color becomes pale as the flowers mature. Similar to other well-liked roses in ever bloomer classes, the miniature roses often do not have any fragrance.
However, 'Cinderella' is an exception because it flowers have a robust, spicy scent. The very small size of this rose should not put off people owning large properties from including them in their plantings. When grown as an edging or even placed before a flower border, this rose cultivar has no problem whatsoever holding on its own.
Climber, Introduced - 1945
'City of York' roses bear cup-shaped, semi-double having a creamy white hue with yellow centers. The blooms of this rose cultivar have a pleasant fragrance. These flowers bloom only once in a growing season. However, the plants of 'City of York' flower for a prolonged period during spring.
About 15 flowers of 'City of York' appear in a single, large cluster. The leaves of this plant have a leathery texture and glossy. 'City of York' rose plant are robust and extremely effective during spring, when the light flowers produce a spectacular contrast against the plants' lush, dark green foliage. This rose is capable of enduring partial shade and you can even grow them on a northern wall. In addition, this rose cultivar is also an excellent choice for growing on trellis.
Floribunda, Introduced - 1989
The buds of 'Class Act' rose are long and pointed. These buds open into casual informal blooms having a pure, vivid white hue. Each flower of this rose comprises anything between 20 and 25 petals and it measures 3 inches to 4 inches in diameter.
The flowers have a light fruit-like scent and they may appear individually or in sprays. The plants of 'Class Act' grow up to a height of 3 feet to 5 feet and are naturally rounded and bushy. This plant produces dark green leaves which are very resistant to diseases. In addition, 'Class Act' rose is also winter hardy.
Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1978
The fully opened flowers of 'Color Magic' are cup-shaped and each flower comprises 20 to 30 petals that are somewhat fragrant. Each flower measures about 5 inches across. As the blooms of this rose mature, their color changes from ivory to ivory tinged with pale pink and then to coral. Eventually, their color changes to deep pink.
The color change of 'Color Magic' rose is intensified due to high heat and sunlight. The plants are bushy and grow up to a height of anything between 3 ½ feet and 4 feet and produce dark green, large, semi-glossy leaves which are somewhat resistant to diseases. In places where winters are very cold, 'Color Magic' is particularly tender.
Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1970
When fully open, the blooms of 'Command Performance' measure 4 inches across and each flower comprise 25 curled under (reflex) petals in a manner that ultimately the rose appears like a star. The orange-red flowers of this rose are at times bathed with blue. This rose is very aromatic. The leaves of 'Command Performance' are leathery and they cover the plant. The plant itself is bushy, straight and grows up to a height of 5 feet to 6 feet.