Roses In Alphabetical Order
'G' part 1

'Gabrielle Privat' Roses

Polyantha, Introduced - 1931

'Gabrielle Privat' produces large clusters of semi-double blooms that appear in pyramidal structures on neat plants that have low growth. The plants start flowering in spring and they continue to produce plentiful of flowers until fall. The blooms have a carmine-pink hue and each flower measures 1 ¼ inches in diameter.

The blooms are displayed attractively against the vividly bright green foliage. The plants are actually bushes having a full and mounding habit. These plants need very little pruning - just thinning them for removal of death growth is enough.

The 'Gabrielle Privat' plants are rugged and possess the ability to grow in a variety of soils. This rose is an excellent selection for growing in small gardens. You may also grow them for massing. Moreover, they look pretty when grown in containers.

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'Garden Party' Roses

Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1959

The blooms of 'Garden Party' are lightly scented and have a light yellow hue, which fades into white as the flowers mature. The tips of the petals are light pink. Individual flowers are cupped and double, measuring anything between 4 inches and 5 inches in diameter.

The color of the blooms becomes somewhat deeper during fall. In the midseason, 'Garden Party' plants flower profusely and with good repeat. The leaves of 'Garden Party' are dark green with their undersides somewhat reddish. They are also semi-glossy.

The bushy plants are very robust and are a valuable addition to your garden. They prove to be particularly spectacular when they are planted in large groups. The flowers of 'Garden Party' are excellent for use as cut flowers. This rose is rather vulnerable to mildew and in damp weather, they may also develop black spots.

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'Gartendirektor Otto Linne' Roses

Shrub, Introduced - 1934

The blossoms of 'Gartendirektor Otto Linne' are ruffled and they appear in somewhat pendulous clusters on elongated stems. Each cluster of 'Gartendirektor Otto Linne' comprises as many as 30 flowers. Individually, the flowers are double and emit a mild fragrance similar to that of carnation. The petals of this rose have a carmine-pink hue, while their edges are darker pink.

At the base, the petals are yellowish-white. The foliage of 'Gartendirektor Otto linne' is bright apple green having a leathery texture. The 'Gartendirektor Otto Linne' rose plants are robust as well as healthy. They can be utilized to develop a well-designed hedge. They can also be trained to grow as climbers in places having mild climatic conditions. They possess the ability to resist diseases very effectively.

'Gene Boerner' Roses

Introduced - 1969

'Gene Boerner' rose is considered to be a classic among all floribundas. The flowers of this variety of rose are large having medium pink hued petals. The appearance of the flowers is similar to that of a hybrid tea, but they are more compact with each bloom comprising as many as 35 petals.

The compact nature of the flowers gives them a voluptuous splendor then they are fully unfurled. Compared to other floribundas, the profile of 'Gene Boerner' is exceptionally tall as well as slender. These attributes of 'Gene Boerner' make it an superb option for growing it in a narrow space along the border or even a small space in your backyard.

Other attributes of 'Gene Boerner' include its outstanding ability to endure heat as well as humidity. Even when this rose is grown in central Texas, a region which experiences intense heat and humid summers that are harsh for floribundas, it is absolutely reliable.

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'Général Jacqueminot' Roses

Hybrid perpetual, Introduced - 1853

The blooms of 'Général Jacqueminot' grow on long cutting stems making it an early florist's rose. Each flower of this rose measures anything between 2 ½ inches and 4 inches in diameter and comprising 25 to 30 petals. On their reverse side the flowers have a white overtone. The flowers are cup-shaped, vividly clear red hued and very scented.

Often, 'Général Jacqueminot' is considered an example of the hybrid perpetual class of rose. The flowers appear on bushy plants that grow up to a height of 4 feet to 5 feet. This rose has lush green foliage. Many growers have nicknamed 'Général Jacqueminot' as 'General Jack.'

'Gipsy Boy' Roses

Burbon, Introduced - 1909

Whether or not 'Gipsy Boy' rose belongs to the Bourbons is still a matter of debate. While Peter Lambert of Germany, the breeder of this rose, classified 'Gipsy Boy' as Bourbon, he did not make its parentage known, giving rise to arguments. As a result, the truth regarding this rose's parentage will never be known. However, two aspects about 'Gipsy Boy' are certain.

First, this rose is among the easiest to grow. Second, when the plants are in full bloom, their long, arching canes bend over owing to the weight of the small crimson-purple colored flowers. And when this happens, it is a spectacular sight to witness.

The foliage of 'Gipsy Boy' is vigorous, but rather coarse. In addition, the canes have many thorns. In fact, this rose is not a good choice for growing in a flower bed or any sort of formal setting. On the other hand, 'Gipsy Boy' is an excellent rose for growing along the edge of any meadow or using it as a landscape shrub.

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'Gloire de Dijon' Roses

Climber, Introduced - 1853

While the 'Gloire de Dijon' rose is catalogued as a climbing tea rose, the blossoms of this cultivar looks somewhat similar to its Bourbon rose parent - 'Souvenir de la Malmaison'. The blooms of this rose are large, quartered, round and have a buff yellow hue with pink-apricot shading.

The flowers of 'Gloire de Dijon' are highly fragrant. They start the season with profuse flowering and have a good repeat until the fall. In addition, 'Gloire de Dijon' rose is also an excellent source of cut flowers.

'Gloire des Mousseuses' Roses

Moss, Introduced - 1852

The buds of 'Gloire des Mousseuses' are heavily mossed and they unfurl into clear, clear pink hued double blooms having a deeper pink color in the center. The petals of this rose overlie on each other. Each flower measures about 4 inches across and the blooms appear in clusters only once in a year.

The flowers appear above large, pale green leaves. The plants of 'Gloire des Mousseuses' grow up to a height of anything between 3 inches and 4 inches.

'Gold Medal' Roses

Grandiflora, Introduced - 1982

'Gold Medal' rose produces deep yellow blooms that are flushed, while the edges have an orange-red hue. The flowers are double, high-centered and may appear singly or in clusters. Each flower measures about 3 ½ inches to 4 inches in diameter and appears on long stems. The flowers of 'Gold Medal' have a fruity scent.

'Gold Medal' roses bloom in profusion all through the season and it is among the last roses that stop flowering in the fall. While the leaves of 'Gold Medal' plant are dark as well as glossy, the canes have sparse thorns. 'Gold Medal' plants are tall, bushy and grow upright.

These plants need to be pruned well when the flowering season is over and the pruning should be high. This rose is appropriate for growing in garden beds and borders. The flowers of 'Gold Medal' are a wonderful choice for using as cut flowers and use in exhibition. The plants of this rose cultivar are resistant to diseases.

'Golden Showers' Roses

Climber, Introduced - 1956

'Golden Showers' rose is a relatively short-caned climbing plant that produces semi-double, large, ruffled, daffodil yellow blooms. The stamens of this rose are red. This climber blooms profusely either during the end of spring or at the onset of summer.

After summer, the plants stop flowering for some time and then bear another large flush in fall. The 'Golden Showers' rose has a preference for full sun, but it is also able to endure some shade. Hence, this rose is a good choice when you want to grow a rose close to a north-facing wall.

If you prune back the short canes periodically, you can maintain this rose as a hefty specimen shrub. However, 'Golden Showers' rose is rather sensitive to cold and it performs at its best when it is grown in the Mid-Atlantic states and also in the South.

'Golden Unicorn' Roses

Shrub, Introduced - 1984

Hybridizer Dr. Griffith Buck had a very populist vision regarding roses. He always wanted to create rose shrubs that would be able to thrive even with minimum care and even in extreme climatic conditions in the heartland of this continent. However, it is really ironic that in the present times, the roses created by Dr. Griffith Buck, are mostly known to connoisseurs.

Nevertheless, this is changing now, as an innovative generation of nurserymen is reintroducing his roses to the common public. Even today, you would need to do some hunting to find 'Gruss an Aachen' rose. Hopefully, this is changing gradually.

In fact, the change is very welcome because 'Gruss an Aachen' rose is an exceptionally resilient shrub that produces large, scented, shallow-cupped flowers having yellow edges along with orange-red.

While the 'Gruss an Aachen' shrub is resistant to diseases, it produces abundant of flowers that re-bloom several times in the season. All these attributes of 'Gruss an Aachen' rose makes it a wonderful landscape rose, especially for growing in the northern gardens.

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