Roses In Alphabetical Order

'Iceberg' Roses

Floribunda, Introduced - 1958

As the name of this cultivar suggests, it is among the floribunda roses that are most adaptable to endure extreme cold. This rose also flourishes in the Southeast, but when grown in that region it is somewhat susceptible to black spot, which makes it not so ideal for growing in the Southeast.

On the other hand, in the comparatively arid regions of Southwest, 'Iceberg' is among the half a dozen roses that are recommended very highly as they are not only easy to grow, but are also very rewarding. When you grow this rose in your garden, the profusion as well as the attractiveness of the flowers of 'Iceberg' will possibly make them appealing.

The blooms of this rose are double comprising as many as 30 petals each and measuring about 3 inches (7.6 cm) across. The flowers have a pure white hue; they are extremely fragrant and appear in clusters on top of the light green and partially glossy foliage.

'Iceberg' is an ideal plant for growing as a winter-hardy hedge, which will keep on blooming from the later part of spring to fall. When grown in the South the blooming season of 'Iceberg' continues very much into the winter.

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'Illusion' Roses

Shrub, Introduced - 1961

'Illusion' is an excellent rose shrub for growing in the North Country. This rose bears clusters of medium-sized, double, somewhat fragrant red hued flowers in the beginning of summer. The plants re-bloom moderately during midsummer and again start flowering towards the end of summer and blooming continues until fall.

German nurseryman Wilhelm Kordes is credited for breeding this rose from two extremely hardy as well as disease-resistant species. 'Illusion' grows long and flexible canes when grown in the warmer region of Connecticut range. You can also train this rose to grow up a trellis or along a fence.

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'Immensee' Roses

Shrub, Introduced - 1982

Though the rose is called 'Immensee', it bears small flowers whose color varies from light pink to more or less white. The flowers appear singly and are rather fragrant. The plants bloom profusely in spring and re-blooms all through the growing season.

Compared to the size of the flowers, the leaves of 'Immensee' are smaller. The leaves have a dark green hue and they are glossy. 'Immensee' is a low-growing rose and has a habit of spreading. The canes of this rose can often spread as far as 13 feet.

You may use this rose as a flowering ground cover. Famous rose breeder Kordes of Germany bred 'Immensee' using R. winuraiana. This is a extremely hardy plant and also resists diseases effectively.

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'Impatient' Roses

Floribunda, Introduced - 1984

'Impatient' is a queer name for any rose. But in this case, it was intended to mean that the plant was actually impatient to re-bloom. On the contrary, gardeners have found that it is they who become impatient waiting for the plant to bloom.

In fact, this is because the interval between two blooms of 'Impatient' is very long. The high-centered flowers of 'Impatient' are fragrant and have a vivid orange hue with a yellow base. Each flower measures 3 inches across and comprise 20 to 30 petals.

The flowers may appear singly or in clusters. The canes are very thorny and covered by dark green, partially glossy foliage. The color of the leaves of this rose varies from dark green to mahogany. The plants are extremely resistant to diseases and grow up to a height of anything between 2 feet and 3 ½ feet.

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'Independence' Roses

Floribunda, Introduced - 1951

The flowers of 'Independence' are radiant orange-red hued, creating a spectacular contrast to the new growth's bronze-purple color. The flowers are double and measure 4 ½ inches (11 cm) across each. They put up a good show against the dark green, shiny leaves of the plant.

Compared to other floribundas, the flowering of 'Independence' is rather sporadic, but this rose puts up an excellent display when it does bloom. 'Independence' bears shapely and large flowers in clusters of about 10 blossoms in each bunch.

The origin of this rose is noteworthy. In fact, it was bred by the German master rosarian, Wilhelm Kordes, whose name is identical with hardy as well as healthy rose shrubs.

'Ingrid Bergman' Roses

Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1983

As the name suggests, 'Ingrid Bergman' commemorates the late Swedish-born Hollywood actress. This rose bears scented dark red flowers that are contrasted against dark green foliage. Each flower of 'Ingrid Bergman' comprises anything between 35 and 40 petals and when it is fully open, it measures about 4 inches to 5 ½ inches in diameter.

Extraordinary winter hardiness of 'Ingrid Bergman' is considered to be the most excellent quality of this rose. The plants grow straight up to a height of 4 ½ feet.

'Intrigue' Roses

Floribunda, Introduced - 1984

This rose is really intriguing. This because there are only a small number of roses whose color varies from standard purple to plum glossed with grey. The blooms of 'Intrigue' are potently fragrant. Initially, the flowers are high-centered and subsequently they unfurl into pretty ruffled blooms, each measuring 3 inches in diameter.

Each flower comprises as many as 20 petals. The foliage is dark green and glossy and it covers the thorny canes of the plant. The plants are compact but low growing. 'Intrigue' plants grow up to a height of just 1 foot to 2 feet in height. The low growth of the plants makes them excellent for use as edging. This rose does not repeat blooms quite often.

'Irish Gold' Roses

Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1966

In Europe, 'Irish Gold' is known as 'Grandpa Dickson'. It has been named 'Grandpa Dickson to honour the patriarch of the rose breeding clan in Northern Ireland. The flowers of 'Irish Gold' are clear, light yellow hues and its petals plumage when the blooms are fully open. This gives the flowers a star-shaped frame.

At times, the edge of 'Irish Gold' petals has a pink hue. Each flower measures about 5 inches to 6 inches in diameter and comprise about 30 to 35 petals. The blooms have a slightly sweet scent. The plants are bushy in nature and grow up to a height of anything between 3 feet and 4 ½ feet. The foliage is dark green, glossy and has a leathery texture.

'Irresistible' Roses

Miniature, Introduced - 1989

The flowers of 'Irresistible' are perfectly formed and double roses. These flowers are borne on elongated stems and have a white hue with the center being light pink. 'Irresistible' blooms may appear singly or in clusters. Each high-centered flower comprised as many as 40 petals and emits a modest, spicy scent.

The color of the hips, which appear after the flowering season ends, varies from green to yellow brown. The leaves of 'Irresistible' have a medium green hue and are partially glossy. 'Irresistible' plants have an upright habit and compared to most miniature roses, they are larger. This rose is perfect for growing in garden beds and borders.

You may also grow this miniature rose in containers. The blooms of this hybrid tea appear in abundance on long stems, making them perfect for use as cut flowers. In addition, they can also be used for exhibiting.

'Isabella Sprunt' Roses

Tea, Introduced - 1855

'Isabella Sprunt' is a “sport' of the typical tea rose species 'Safrano'. In other words, a bud growing on a 'Safrano' bush mutates spontaneously, while a branch of this rose may have different attributes from its parent bush.

Having examined this, a nurseryman took a cutting from a mutated branch. In present times, all the bushes of 'Isabella Sprunt' have their origin in that mutated branch cutting. This apart, all the bushes of 'Isabella Sprunt' are also good-looking shrubs and they are mounded equally wide and tall. The foliage of this rose is robust and has a plum purple when they are new.

This rose is in bloom almost always throughout the growing season. The flowers of 'Isabella Sprunt' are semi double, have a sulfur yellow hue and very fragrant. It is not surprising that the blooms of 'Isabella Sprunt' bear resemblance to its parents in all aspects, except the color of their flowers.

'Ispahan' Roses

Damask, Introduced - 1832

'Ispahan' is also known as 'Pompon des Princes'. The double blooms of this rose are very fragrant and they appear in abundance for a period of more than two months in the beginning of the growing season and again in midseason.

However, the plants do not repeat blooms. The brilliant clear pink hued flowers of 'Ispahan' appear in clusters. The blooms are cup shaped and freely reflexing. Each flower of this cultivar measures anything between 2 ½ inches and 3 inches in diameter.

The blooms last for a long period and retain their shape as well as their color well. The foliage of 'Ispahan' is small having a bluish-green cast. 'Ispahan' rose is bushy and has an upright growth habit. The flowering season of this rose is considerably long compared to any damask.

The flowers of 'Ispahan' are appreciated not only as a garden shrub, but also for their effective use as cut flowers. The plants are very robust, resistant to diseases and somewhat hardy.

'Ivory Fashion' Roses

Floribunda, Introduced - 1958

The creamy, white blooms of 'Ivory Fashion' rose are long-lasting. Initially, the rounded buds of this rose are imbued with pink and peach hues. Gradually, these buds unfurl into flat and fragrant flowers, which measure anything between 3 ½ inches and 4 inches each.

Each flower of 'Ivory Fashion' rose comprises as many as 15 to 18 petals. The blooms appear in sprays all through the summer. The plants of this rose variety grow up to a height of 3 ½ feet to 4 feet. The foliage of 'Ivory Fashion' rose is medium green hued, semi-glossy and has a leathery texture. The canes of this plant are more or less without thorns.


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