Roses In Alphabetical Order
'F' part 1

'Fair Bianca' Roses

Shrub, Introduced - 1982

When grown in the sunnier North American climatic conditions, the English roses have a tendency to be more expansive compared to their home in Britain. Therefore, it may often be difficult to accommodate them in our gardens.

Nevertheless, 'Fair Bianca' offers a wonderful solution to this problem. In fact, 'Fair Bianca' roses grow as compact shrubs that re-bloom at intervals even when it is grown at the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino in California, which is famous for growing many English roses.

The English roses in Huntington Botanical Gardens usually grow as climbers rather than shrubs. The fully double flowers of 'Fair Bianca' are like heirloom and are cup-shaped having little green eyes in the middle. The potent scent of this rose reminds one of anise.

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'Fantin-Latour' Roses


Despite the fact that the blooming season of 'Fantin-Latour' roses is somewhat short and these flowers do not re-bloom, the excellence of the very double flowers more than compensated for their short blooming period. Each flower of 'Fantin-Latour' measures 2 inches to 3 inches across and comprise about 200 petals, which make them appear like distinctive centifolia roses.

When the flowers unfurl, initially they have a light blush pink hue and their shape is cup-like. Subsequently, as they mature, the flowers have a flattened shape. The blooms have a delicate scent, while the leaves of 'Fantin-Latour' are green. The canes of the plant are almost smooth.

The canes of 'Fantin-Latour' are arching and generally each cane grows up to a height of 5 feet. The canes do not spread much. This rose performs excellently when grown in a garden bed or in a border; especially the display of the flowers in late-spring is spectacular. 'Fantin-Latour' is an extremely hardy rose, but it is only moderately capable of resisting diseases.

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'Fashion' Roses

Floribunda, Introduced - 1949

The buds of 'Fashion' roses are oval-shaped and have a deep peach hue. They unfurl into lively coral-peachy pink blooms, each measuring about 3 ½ inches across. Each rose of this variety comprises anything between 20 and 25 petals and have a sweet scent. The blooms of 'Fashion' appear in large sprays. The plants are vigorous and grow up to a height of 3 feet. It is worth mentioning here that many present day forlibundas have 'Fashion' as their parent.

'Félicité Parmentier' Roses

Alba, Introduced - 1834

When considered as a group, plants belonging to Alba roses are basically large sized shrubs, whose robust growth can often virtually engulf a small garden. However, 'Félicité Parmentier' plants can be called an exception since they grow in a more orderly way and don't push their neighbours.

The flowers of this rose are amongst the sweetest delights at the onset of summer. The saucer-shaped, pink hued flowers appear in clusters and they are quartered. In other words, the petals of this rose are arranged in clusters in such a manner that they form four separate quadrants inside the spherical flower.

At the center of each flower there is a green "eye" somewhat similar to a button in the middle of a packed sofa cushion. When the shrubs are not in bloom, they offer a visually relaxing mass of gorgeous foliage, which is grey-green in color.

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'Ferdinand Pichard' Roses

Hybrid Perpetual, Introduced - 1921

'Ferdinand Pichard' roses are cup-shaped, double blooms. They are scented and colourful too. Each flower of this rose variety measures anything between 2 ½ inches and 4 inches in diameter and their pink petals have white or crimson stripes. However, as the flowers mature, their pink hue fades to white, while the crimson color turns purple.

The blooms appear in clusters in plentiful with the onset of summer and repeat flowering in fall. In between, 'Ferdinand Pichard' roses bloom sporadically. The foliage of this rose has a yellowish green hue, while the canes are almost without thorns. Plants of this variety of rose are compact and have an upright growth.

They are best suited for growing in garden bed. 'Ferdinand Pichard' roses grow very well when they are provided with fertilizers regularly and watered profusely. It is important that you prune the plants heavily in winter. They are somewhat resistant mildew, but the plants are prone to black spots.

'Fimbriata' Roses

Hybrid Rugosa, Introduced - 1891

The flowers of this rose shrub look very different from the blooms of a typical rugosa. Precisely speaking, the blooms of 'Fimbriata' do not seem to be roses in any way. On the other hand, they bear resemblance with pastel pink carnations. However, as far as this shrub's toughness is concerned, 'Fimbriata' roses are characteristic rugosa.

This shrub is not only able to endure extreme cold, but it is also capable of thriving in poor soils as well as light shade. Moreover, this rose is not resistant to diseases, but it is completely free of all diseases. While the blooms of 'Fimbriata' have a spicy fragrance, its foliage is dense and clean.

The somewhat compact growth of 'Fimbriata' makes this rose a wonderful accent when grown in perennial borders. At the same time, the hardiness as well as the adaptability of this shrub makes it a perfect choice for the gardeners in the North possessing a challenging site.

'Fire King' Roses

Floribunda, Introduced - 1959

The oval-shaped buds of 'Fire King' unfurl into sprays of very double flowers whose color varies from fiery scarlet to orange red. Each flower comprises as many as 50 petals and measure about 2 ½ inches in diameter. The roses are high-centered and when they open initially, the flowers are somewhat flat.

The flowers have a musky scent, while the foliage is deep green and has a leathery texture. The 'Fire King' plants are like bushes and grow up to a height of 4 feet to 5 feet. 'Fire King' roses are excellently hardy to winter conditions. One the other hand, they are rather prone to mildew.

'First Edition' Roses

Floribunda, Introduced - 1976

The buds of 'First Edition' rose are pointed and have a coral-orange hue, which unfurls into glowing coral-rose blooms having a shade of orange. The blooms are double and each flower measures anything between 2 inches and 2 ½ inches in diameter. The petals of 'First Edition' rose encircle the flowers' yellow stamens.

The flowers of this rose are lightly scented and they appear in flat-topped clusters. When grown in cool weather conditions, the flowers have a deeper color. On the other hand, the foliage of this rose variety is medium green and glossy. The plants are bushy and have a robust and upright growth.

They are suitable for growing in several places in your garden - such as beds, in borders, as low hedges and even in containers. This rose is wonderful as cut flowers as well as for exhibition. The plants of 'First Edition' are quite capable of resisting diseases.

'First Prize' Roses

Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1970

'First Prize' bears large, gorgeous and pointed buds which unfurl into high-centered rosy pink blooms having ivory hued centers. Each flower of this variety of rose measures anything between 5 inches and 6 inches. The blooms are double and comprise 25 to 35 petals each. 'First Prize' roses may appear singly or in little clusters at the top of strong stems.

The flowers have a mild fragrance, while the leaves of this plant are dark green with a leathery texture. This rose variety grows upright and can prove to be very effectual when grown in a garden bed or border, where the plants produce plentiful blooms throughout the summer.

The conventional form of 'First Prize' rose buds is huge and its flowers have a long vase life, which makes the flowers excellent for use as cut flowers and also for display in exhibitions. However, this rose is very tender and somewhat resistant to black spot.

'F.J. Grootendorst' Roses

Hybrid Rugosa, Introduced - 1918

This variety of rose produces numerous clusters of as many as 20 small, crimson colored, scentless flowers all through its growing season. The individual blooms of 'F.J. Grootendorst' are double and their appearance is similar to that of a carnation having fringed petals. The foliage of 'F.J. Grootendorst' appears in abundance, but it is rather coarse, dark green and has a leathery texture.

This variety of rose have produced many sports, which include 'Pink Grootendorst, which bears soft pink hued blooms; 'White Grootendorst', which bears white blooms on a noticeably smaller plant; and 'Grootendorst Supreme, which produced lightly scented blooms having a much deeper red hue compared to its parent. 'F.J. Grootendorst' is a rugosa hybrid, which grows very vigorously.

It is a bushy plant with an upright habit. It is quite easy to grow this rose variety. This rose is capable of tolerating seaside conditions as well as resistant to diseases.

'Flaming Beauty' Roses

Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1978

'Flaming Beauty' is considered to be among the best commercial products that have come from any amateur hybridizer. The blooms of this rose are perfectly high-centered and their color is yellow brushed with reddish orange. These double blooms are brightly colored and each flower measures about 4 inches in diameter.

The plants grow up to a height of anything between 3 feet and 4 feet and are somewhat spreading. They are moderately capable of enduring the winter harshness, but may be susceptible to mildew.

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