Roses In Alphabetical Order
'F' part 2

'Flower Carpet Pink' Roses

Shrub, Introduced - 1989

When the breeders introduced this rose onto the market, they claimed it to be "the environmental rose". In fact, 'Flower Carpet Pink' rose is a shrub that thrived even with no protection of its sprays. This rose variety is reliable and hardy when grown in places having cool weather conditions.

However, in the Southeast, 'Flower Carpet Pink' is susceptible to both black spot and mildew. This rose grows most excellently when it is provided with some protection from the hot afternoon sun. In its preferred climatic conditions, 'Flower Carpet Pink' rose is known to be a wonderful shrub which can be used in the form of a low hedge or even as a ground cover.

Additionally, this rose can be grown together with other perennials in a mixed border. Each semi-double flower of this rose is about 1 ½ inches (3.8 cm) across and has a deep pink hue.

The blooms appear in clusters, each of them comprising anything between 15 and 25 blooms. 'Flower Carpet Pink' rose is in bloom much into the fall. The flowers that bloom in the later part of the season turn up vibrantly against the red and bronze autumn foliage of the plants.

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'Folklore' Roses

Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1977

'Folklore' is a wonderful example of the specialty of Wilhelm Kordes Söhne, the German nursery whose aim is to breed tough and vigorous roses, but still maintaining their beauty. This rose is semi-climbing and tall, which makes 'Folklore' a wonderful selection for growing as a tall barrier or hedge.

This rose usually blooms much later compared to other hybrid tea roses and has an excellent repeat in fall. As a result, the blooming season of 'Folklore' is quite extended. The flowers of this rose variety are large, double and also extremely fragrant. The petals have a lighter underside, which makes a dramatic contrast to the otherwise orange-pink hued petals.

'Fortune's Double Yellow' Roses

Climber, Introduced - 1845

'Fortune's Double Yellow' rose is a popular climber which bears clusters of loosely flowers, which are double. This rose has been illustrated as apricot having rose shades, yellow tinged with copper, salmon tinged with red and various others. No matter how you describe this rose, all its hues are enchanting and they contrast well with the plant's subtle, apple green foliage.

The plants are heavily loaded with flowers during spring and can thrive well in the Southeast as well as Southwest. In southern California 'Fortune Double Yellow' has certainly broken away from cultivation and become naturalized in that part of America. In fact, this is also proof of the fact that this rose is very easy to cultivate.

While you may grow 'Fortune's Double Yellow' rose in the form of a sprawling shrub, this variety of rose is most effectual when you grow it as a climber. In fact, it is fantastic when the canes of this rose are trained up to grow as limbs of an open-canopied tree. When grown in this manner, the canes droop down towards the ground to form a golden curtain of blooms.

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'Fragrant Cloud' Roses

Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1963

'Fragrant Cloud' derives its name from its fragrance, which is one of the most potent among all roses. The scent of this rose is sweet as well as spicy. The flowers are double and each measure anything between 4 inches and 5 inches in diameter.

The flowers have a coral red hue and as they mature the color changes to purplish red. Each flower comprises as many as 25 to 30 petals. The flowers are produced in large numbers all through the summer. The leaves of this plant are dark green, large and semi-glossy.

This plant has a robust growth and has an upright habit. The freely branching tendency of this rose makes it ideal for growing in a garden bed or in a border. 'Fragrant Cloud' is valued highly for its use as cut flowers, especially for its appearance as well as fragrance. The leaves of this rose are susceptible to mildew.

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'Fragrant Memory' Roses

Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1974

'Fragrant Memory' was introduced in 1974 as 'Jadis' and was taken off the market five years later in 1979 as its breeder Jackson and Perkins was of the view that the name was very difficult for many people to pronounce. 'Fragrant Memory' was reintroduced onto the market in 1989 with its present name, which is more evocative.

'Fragrant Memory' is said to be amongst the most scented rose that has been hybridized ever. The flowers of this rose are long, slender and have a pink hue with somewhat lavender fluorescence. When the blooms open fully, they comprise of as many as 25 petals.

Each flower of 'Fragrant Memory' measures anything between 4 ½ inches and 5 inches in diameter. The plants are quite tall and grow up to a height of 3 feet to 5 feet with elongated cutting stems. The hardiness of 'Fragrant Fragrant' is more than average.

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'Frau Dagmar Hartopp' Roses

Hybrid Rugosa, Introduced - 1914

'Frau Dagmar Hartopp' is a compact rugosa which is a perfect rose for growing in relatively smaller gardens. The flowers appear singly, have a pale pink hue and are clove-scented. When the flowers are fully open they reveal knots of golden hued stamens at their center. The plants re-bloom all through the summer.

In fact, this rose is rarely out of bloom during the warm weather months. Usually, the plants are heavily laden with scented flowers all through the growing season. As the flowers wither in fall and the color of the leaves turn yellow or orange, the plants bear large hips having tomato red hue.

If you wish to make sure that the crop of hips is good along with the most excellent display during autumn, it is advisable that you grow another rugosa rose plant nearby, for instance species like Rosa rugosa or R. rugosa rubra because cross pollination will help in increasing the production of 'Frau Dagmar Hartopp'.

'Frau Karl Druschki' Roses

Hybrid Perpetual, Introduced - 1901

'Frau Karl Druschki' produces high-centered buds which unfurl into plentiful of double blooms in early summer and repeats the show again in fall. The flowers of this rose are elegantly white and each bloom measures anything between 4 inches and 4 ½ inches in diameter. Each flower comprises about 30 to 35 rolled petals that exhibit a tinge of lemon yellow at their base.

The canes of 'Frau Karl Druschki' are almost smooth and have a leathery texture. The foliage is coarse and pale green. 'Frau Karl Druschki' plants are robust and have an upright habit. While the plants have strong stems, the branches are long and stout.

The arrangement and color of these flowers make them very effective when grown in combination with other varieties of roses - both grown in garden beds as well as indoors. If the weather conditions are damp, the buds of 'Frau Karl Druschki' are somewhat reluctant to unfurl. On the other hand, the leaves of this rose are quite susceptible to mildew.

'French Lace' Roses

Floribunda, Introduced - 1980

The 'French Lace' rose is somewhat tender and is not very hardy during winter. However, the 'French Lace' is a star when it is grown in places having milder climatic conditions such as the upper Southeast and the Mid-Atlantic coast. The flowers of this variety of rose are definitely spectacular.

They are double and their color varies from light apricot to creamy white. The form of this rose is elegant - similar to that of a classic hybrid tea. However, you can notice the traits of a floribunda from the abundance of the flowers. The blooms appear generously in clusters and each cluster has as many as 12 flowers.

'Frühlingsgold' Roses

Hybrid spinosissima, Introduced - 1937

In German, the 'Frühlingsgold' rose is known as "spring gold". This variety of rose is extremely scented and the flowers have a golden yellow hue. The flowers of 'Frühlingsgold' bloom just once every year. The flowers appear singly and each has about 5 to 10 petals.

Each flower of this variety of rose measures anything between 3 ½ inches and 5 inches in diameter. The flowers appear on robust, arching canes that usually grow up to a height of 6 feet to 8 feet. The plants produce pale green leaves, which are wrinkled and soft.

'Frühlingsmorgen' Roses

Shrub, Introduced - 1942

For several generations, Germany's top rose producer Kordes nursery - a family owned business have tried and kept its goal of producing special variety of roses that are capable of enduring the harsh climatic conditions of Northern Europe. 'Frühlingsmorgen' rose, also produced by Kordes nursery, has a vigorous nature, but its appearance is deceptively delicate.

The name of this rose denotes "spring morning" and actually, it is among the first flowers to bloom in the spring. This rose has a simple charm, which reminds one of a species variety. Similar to the wild roses, 'Frühlingsmorgen' does not re-bloom. Although the plant produces a few flowers during the later part of the year, one should not count on this.

The flowers of 'Frühlingsmorgen' are large, appear singly and the color of their petals varies from pink rose to cherry pink. In the center, the flowers have a primrose yellow hue which is encircled with bright maroon colored stamens. This rose is excellent for growing as a flowering hedge. However, it is also effective when grown independently as a specimen shrub.

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