Roses In Alphabetical Order

'Handel' Roses

Climber, Introduced - 1965

“Handel' produces cream-hued double blooms, whose petals are rosy pink at the edges. The well-formed spiral buds of this cultivar unfurl into cupped or high-centered flowers that measure about 3 ½ inches across each.

The blooms have a light scent and appear profusely during the beginning of summer. The blooms are repeated a number of times till fall. When grown in hot weather conditions, the pink hue of the flowers increases in intensity as well as area. The foliage of 'Handel' is olive green as well as glossy.

The plants have an upright habit and are popular for their ability to grow as climbers on pillars, fences, small structures and walls owing to its ability to flower plentifully as well as the exceptional color of the flowers. This rose can endure some shade, but it is susceptible to black spot.

'Hannah Gordon' Roses

Floribunda, Introduced - 1983

'Hannah Gordon' produces large double white hued blooms with cerise-pink marking along the edges of its petals. Each flower of 'Hannah Gordon' comprises roughly 35 petals and they have slight fragrance. The plants bloom incessantly all through the growing season. The foliage of this cultivar is large, medium green hued and partially glossy.

The plants grow upright and are bushy and compact. 'Hannah Gordon' is a suitable plant for growing in garden beds and along borders. In fact, this rose can prove to be extremely effectual when they are grown in groups. In addition, they also perform well when they are grown as a low-growing hedge.

'Hansa' Roses

Hybrid Rugosa, Introduced - 1905

This cultivar is a vigorous, large rugosa having too many thorns on its canes. 'Hansa' is effective when grown in the form of a barrier hedge. However, it is also attractive when you grow the plant along the garden's edges. This rose is also wonderful specimen when grown in a herb garden. 'Hansa' is especially well-suited when grown with herbs.

This is because 'Hansa' is different from most roses and it is able to thrive even in arid, sandy soils, which is preferred by most herbs. In spite of this, 'Hansa' is comfortable growing in richer soils and it does well when grown in a perennial border.

This cultivar produces double, large, reddish purple blooms when have a potent spicy fragrance. The flowers are in bloom freely all through the growing season and in fall the plant produces large, orange-red hips. Typically, the foliage of 'Hansa' is glossy green and wrinkled.

'Hanseat' Roses

Shrub, Introduced - 1961

'Hanseat' rose produces single, five-petaled blooms that have a vivid rose-pink hue, while the center is pale pink. The petals encircle bright red stamens. The flowers of 'Hanseat' are cup-shaped and fragrant. They appear throughout the summer on plants that grow up to a height of 6 feet. Each 'Hanseat' rose measures about 3 inches in diameter.

'Harison's Yellow' Roses

Hybrid foetida, Introduced - about 1830

The botanical name of 'Harison's Yellow' rose is R. foetida harisonii. When the early settlers came to America they brought with them this rose to the country. Each flower of 'Harison's Yellow' rose measures anything between 2 inches and 3 inches.

The bright yellow flowers are open, semi-double and extremely scented. This rose just about conceals the very small rich green, fern-like leaves. 'Harison's Yellow' rose is highly resistant to diseases.

'Hawkeye Belle' Roses

Shrub, Introduced - 1975

'Queen Elizabeth' - which is an original rose in the grandiflora class, is one patent of 'Hawkeye Belle' rose. American horticulturist Griffith Buck created a series of cross-breeds roses similar to grandiflora roses involving 'Prairie Princess', which was also created by him.

He also created 'Hawkeye Belle' which is a cross from the hybrid tea type roses, but is significantly harder compared to the hybrid tea roses. 'Hawkeye Belle' rose is a vigorous landscape shrub, which produces flowers similar to the hybrid tea roses.

This rose has long, pink hued buds that unfurl into double, white blooms having an azalea pink flush. Each flower measures about 4 ½ inches (11.5 cm) in diameter and they are potently fragrant. The flowers appear profusely during a prolonged growing season.

As far as the shrub is concerned, it is somewhat compact and grows up to a height of 4 feet (12 meters) creating a mound of flowers and foliage.

'Headliner' Roses

Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1985

'Headliner' rose comprises of as many as 40 to 60 creamy white petals. The petals blend with deep pink and are red at the edges. The inner petals of this rose only have a slender band of color, but the external petals are more or less totally brushed in cerise.

Each fully open flower of 'Headliner' rose measures 4 inches in diameter. The leaves of this plant are medium green and are quite resistant to diseases. The leaves almost cover the plants, which grow up to a height of 5 feet.

'Heidelberg' Roses

Shrub, Introduced - 1959

A member of the Kordesii rose species, 'Heidelberg' bears crimson-red flowers which appear in clusters. The petals of this cultivar have a paler color on their reverse side. Each 'Heidelberg' bloom measures about 4 inches and comprises 32 petals.

The flowers are high-centered and they appear atop glossy foliage, which has a leathery texture. 'Heidelberg' plants are bushy in nature and grow upright up to a height of anything between 7 feet and 15 feet. You can train 'Heidelberg' rose to grow like climbers on pillars or trellis. They can also be grown as shrubs.

'Helen Traubel' Roses

Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1951

Among most hybrid tea roses, 'Helen Traubel' is an exceptionally adaptable plant. For instance, this rose has its origin in Canada, but it grows excellently even in cool and hot climatic conditions. This cultivar bears large double flowers, each measuring about 5 inches to 6 inches (12.7 cm to 15.2 cm).

The color of the blooms is pink and apricot and they appear on healthy plants, whose foliage is green and healthy. The foliage of 'Helen Traubel' has a leathery texture. This rose, however, has one defect - their 'necks' are weak. In other words, the stems of the flowers are very slender.

As a result of this the flowers nod instead of standing stiffly erect. While this nature of 'Helen Traubel' flowers makes them graceful when grown in landscape garden, but they are poor material when it comes to using them as cut flowers or making a floral arrangement.

'Henri Martin' Roses

Moss, Introduced - 1863

'Henri Martin' rose is sometimes referred to as 'Red Moss' also. This cultivar bears semi-double, crimson-red flowers that measure 2 ½ inches across each. The flowers only bloom once in a year and appear in clusters of three to eight.

This rose has a rich scent and last for a long period, making it suitable for use as cut flowers. The plants are arching and thorny growing up to a height of 5 feet to 6 feet. The foliage of 'Henri Martin' is medium green with finely textured leaves.

'Henry Hudson' Roses

Hybrid Rugosa, Introduced - 1976

'Henry Hudson' is among the several fine roses that were introduced by Agriculture Canada. This rose is well known and also reliable for its color and hardiness. The flowers of 'Henry Hudson' are semi-double, large and white hued with a clump of golden stamens at their center.

The plants blossoms all through the summer, but its color may be stained with a tinge of pink in cooler weather during fall. The flowers have a spicy clove fragrance - similar to the classic rugosa. The foliage of 'Henry Hudson' is similar to the characteristic foliage of small to medium sized roses in its class. The blooms are also deeply furrowed.

'Henry Hudson' is a compact, low-growing shrub. It is just suited for growing as a hedge that would bear flowers for a prolonged period every season and won't require any trimming.

At the same time, 'Henry Hudson' is also successful when grown separately as a specimen shrub. Similar to all roses introduced by Agriculture Canada, this cultivar also roots easily from cuttings and the plant grow excellently on its own roots.

'Henry Kelsey' Roses

Climber, Introduced - 1984

'Henry Kelsey', introduced by Agriculture Canada in its explorer series of roses, is an exceptionally hardy climber. 'Henry Kelsey' rose blossom profusely at the beginning of summer. The semi-double flowers having attractive golden stamens appear in clusters.

The flowers have a spicy fragrance. The plants have a lean flowering period in July, but they rebound with a powerful show during the later part of summer as well as in the beginning of fall. Unfortunately, this cultivar has shown its susceptibility to black spot.

Apart from this defect, 'Henry Kelsey' is quite resistant against diseases. When this rose is allowed plenty of space it may sprawl in the form of a broad, arching shrub. However, usually, 'Henry Kelsey' is trained to grow as a climber on rail-fence, pillars and trellis.

'Henry Nevard' Roses

Hybrid perpetual, Introduced - 1924

The flowers of 'Henry Nevard' rose are double and their color varies from crimson to scarlet. The blooms are cup-shaped and each flower comprises about 30 petals and measure 4 inches or even more in diameter.

The flowers of 'Henry Nevard' are extremely fragrant. The plants are in bloom all through the summer. The plants are bushy and grow up to a height of anything between 4 feet and 5 feet. The leaves of 'Henry Nevard' rose have a leathery texture. However, the plants are prone to mildew.

'Heritage' Roses

Shrub, Introduced - 1984

'Heritage' is a David Austin rose whose flowers are double and come with a blush pink. The color of the flowers is relatively deeper towards the center. 'Heritage' rose has an lovely form with external petals of these flower form a deep cup surrounding a specifically arranged as well as folded inner petals.

The flowers appear profusely in clusters all through the summer, creating a cloud of pleasant scent that is a blend of lemon and myrrh. The foliage of 'Heritage' rose is semi-glossy and dark green. The canes of this rose are sparsely thorny. On the other hand, the plant grows vigorously and has an upright, bushy nature.

This rose is appropriate for growing in garden beds or as borders. It also makes a fantastic hedge and provides you with excellent cut flowers throughout its long growing season. While the plants are somewhat resistant to diseases, they may be vulnerable to rust.

'Hermosa' Roses

China, Introduced - 1840

In Spanish, 'Hermosa' denotes 'beautiful'. Hence, the name 'Hermosa' appropriately describes this double, high-centered, fragrant rose. Each 'Hermosa' rose measures anything between 1 inch and 3 inches and comprises 35 petals, which bloom in clusters and blooms repeatedly during the season. The foliage of 'Hermosa' is blue-green and the plants grow up to a height of 4 feet.

'Hippolyte' Roses

Gallica, Introduced - early 19th century

'Hippolyte' bears neat, small flowers whose color is wine purple. These flowers have a delicate and traditional precision. The appearance of 'Hippolyte' roses is very similar to zinnias, but their fragrance is much sweeter. The color of 'Hippolyte' flowers is most concentrated when the plants are grown in a spot where there is partial shade.

Different from most gallicas, 'Hippolyte' produces flexible, long canes which can be trained to grow horizontally along a fence or climb a post wrapping it up. If you do not train this plant, it will grow as a shrub which is not a good selection for growing in any formal design.

On the other hand, 'Hippolyte' is a star when grown in any cottage-type garden where the arching canes are able to spill outward and appear naturally graceful. This rose has a namesake - 'Amazon Queen Hippolyta' and it is also equally sturdy as well as attractive. In fact, 'Hippolyte' is one such rose that collectors would find thriving in deserted gardens.

'Holy Toledo' Roses

Miniature, Introduced - 1978

The blooms of 'Holy Toledo' are double and somewhat scented. Each flower comprises 28 petals and measures about 1 ½ inches to 2 inches across. This is a mini rose and its exceptional attribute is its extraordinary color, which varies from bright orange to deep apricot while the base is yellow.

'Holy Toledo' rose is a vigorously growing bush that usually grows up to a height of anything between 18 inches and 24 inches. The leaves of this plant are dark green, glossy and resistant to diseases. However, it is unfortunate to note that this rose cultivar is somewhat tender in places where the winters are cold.

'Hombre' Roses

Miniature, Introduced - 1982

'Hombre' rose produces pastel apricot-pink, high-centered flowers. The petals of this rose are pale pink on the reverse side. Each flower of this rose measures 1 inch and comprises more than 40 petals. The buds of 'Hombre' unfurl into flat blooms. The plants are compact and grow up to a height of anything between 12 inches and 14 inches. The leaves of these plants are small, semi-glossy and medium green.

'Honorine de Brabant' Roses


'Honorine de Brabant' bears soft pink flowers that measure anything between 3 ½ inches and 4 inches each. This rose is striped as well spotted having darker shades of crimson, violet and mauve. The plants flower profusely during midsummer and repeat well.

Blooms that appear in fall are not as much susceptible to bleaching due to the hot sun compared to the midsummer blooms. The flowers of 'Honorine de Brabant' are loosely cupped, double and quartered. Their fragrance is similar to that of raspberry. The foliage of 'Honorine de Brabant' is large, pale green and has a leathery texture.

The canes too are green hued and they have few large thorns. The plants are large and bushy having vigorous growth. This rose is actually a shrub, which grows almost as broad as it is tall. 'Honorine de Brabant' can also be trained to grow like a climber. Compared to most bourborns, this rose is more compact and also blooms more constantly.

'Honor' Roses

Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1980

The flowers of 'Honor' appear on long cutting stems and their color varies from white to yellowish white. This rose lasts for a long period and, hence, is excellent for use as cut flowers. The flowers are slightly fragrant and each bloom comprises anything between 20 and 25 petals. The flowers measure 3 inches to 4 inches across when fully open.

The fully open flowers are loose and cupped. The plants have an upright habit and grow up to a height of 4 feet to 5 feet. Usually their canes are slender as well as large. The leaves of this cultivar are dark green and have a leathery texture. The disease resistant ability of 'Honor' is more than average. The plants are also winter hardy, particularly among all white roses.

'Humdinger' Roses

Miniature, Introduced - 1976

This rose cultivar is a micro-mini and, hence, it is an excellent choice for growing in containers. The flowers are small (each measuring I inch), very double and each flower comprise as many as 50 petals. 'Humdinger' has repeat blooms throughout the season.

The flowers are high-centered and have an orange-red hue. The plants of this cultivar grow up to a height of just 8 inches to 10 inches. The leaves of the plants are glossy and dark green.

'Hurdy Gurdy' Roses

Miniature, Introduced - 1986

'Hurdy Gurdy' rose bears dark red flowers having white stripes. It is a miniature rose, whose blooms are small and double. Each flower comprises as many as 26 to 40 petals, which are slightly fragrant. The glossy, green leaves of this rose are also small.

'Hurdy Gurdy' rose has an upright growth and, hence, it is an excellent choice for growing as a garden edge. It is more valuable when it is planted in front of a rose bed in your garden or accommodated in a perennial border. You can also grow this rose in containers or use it in the form of a patio planting.

Deadheads or the spent flowers of 'Hurdy Gurdy' encourage repeat blossoms all through the summer. One important attribute of this miniature rose is that it can endure heat well. Moreover, it is also resistant to diseases.


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