Roses In Alphabetical Order
'L' part 1

'Lady Penzance' Roses

Eglanteria, Introduced - 1894

The flowers of 'Lady Penzance' are small, single and measure about 1 inch to 2 inches. The flowers have a coppery pink hue with yellow centers. They look like scarlet hued flowers when seen from a distance. The flowers appear singly on arching plants that grow up to a height of 8 feet. The foliage as well as the flowers of 'Lady Penzance' is both fragrant. However, the plants of this rose are vulnerable to black spot.

'Lady X' Roses

Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1966

'Lady X' rose produces long and pointed buds that unfurl into slender, high-centered, double flowers that measure about 4 inches each across. The pale lavender hued flowers often have a pinkish shine. Soon after the flowers reopen, they curl back on their own - somewhat like a quill, giving them the appearance of a star shape.

Different from many other lavender roses, 'Lady X' does not have a rich fragrance. They are fairly capable of resisting diseases, but bloom profusely. In fact, 'Lady X' is among the tallest roses in its color category and the plants often grow up to a height of anything between 5 feet and 6 feet.

'La France' Roses

Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1867

'La France' rose is not grown widely any more. This rose is a living heirloom that is believed to be the maiden hybrid tea. Hence, it was also the first modern rose. The petals of 'La France' have a silvery pink hue on their inner side, while the outsides are brighter pink.

As far as the shape of 'La France' flowers are concerned, they are more decorative compared to the blooms of other modern hybrid teas. The flowers are very fragrant and each measure anything between 3 inches and 4 ½ inches and comprises as many as 60 petals. The plants of this rose grow up to a height of 3 feet to 4 feet and produce partially glossy leaves.

'Lafter' Roses

Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1948

The flowers of 'Lafter' rose are semi-double which have a blend of brilliant, warm colors. The petals are salmon pink and their base is yellow, while on the reverse the color is apricot. The large flowers of this rose are fragrant and loosely shaped like a cup. The petals of 'Lafter' encircle the noticeable yellow stamens.

The leaves of this plant are green and have a leathery texture, while the canes bear red thorns. 'Lafter' starts blooming towards the end of the growing season and the flowering continues in waves. The plants of 'Lafter' rose have a robust growth and they are bushy with elegant canes that are arching.

You can plant this rose in your garden beds and in beds. Alternatively, you may also use this rose to create a colourful hedge. Among all hybrid tea roses, the 'Lafter' rose is probably most resistant to diseases. At the same time, this rose is hardier compared to most other roses.

'Lamarque' Roses

Noisette, Introduced - 1830

While the parentage of 'Lamarque' is similar to that of 'Jaune Desprez', the former bears large, double flowers that are highly fragrant. The white blooms with a tinge of light yellow in their center appear in clusters. This rose has a long blooming period and it blooms quite into fall. It is also known for quickly covering any support that is offered.

At the same time, 'Lamarque' is a remarkably long-lived. A specimen of this rose that was discovered recently in San Antonio, Texas, has been dependably dated back to 1890. 'Lamaque' is among the best climbing variety roses especially for growing in the Southeast.

In places where the winters are mild, 'Lamaque' provides colourful flowers throughout the year. The antique origins of 'Lamarque' notwithstanding; this rose is certainly one that has many contemporary virtues.

'La Marne' Roses

Polyantha, Introduced - 1915

'La Marne' produces canes that are almost without thorns and have dark glossy leaves. This makes this rose an easy to grow and take care of when grown as a hedge plant or landscape shrub. 'La Marne' bears loose clusters of cup-shaped, semi-double flowers that have a blush pink hue.

The flowers repeat throughout the growing season and they make an excellent display against the dark green and glossy foliage of the plant. Aside from the fact that the foliage of 'La Marne' is attractive, it is healthy too.

Practically speaking, this rose offers outstanding resistance to various fungal diseases and this attribute of 'La Marne' makes it a wonderful rose for growing even in hot and humid places like the Southeast.

On the other hand, this rose is susceptible to cold. 'La Marne' is not only quite large for a polyantha, this rose is also very expansive for growing in most types of containers.

'La Reine Victoria' Roses

Bourbon, Introduced - 1872

'La Reine Victoria' rose produces double blossoms whose color varies from lilac-pink to deep rose. In fact, the color of this rose becomes deeper when they are grown in bright sun. The flowers of 'La Reine Victoria' have a silky texture, while their appearance is very delicate.

The blooms are cup-shaped as well as rounded, while the shell-shaped petals are overlapping. The flowers have a potent and fruity fragrance and they appear much above the verdant soft green foliage. Another rose variety, 'Madame Pierre Oger' produces creamy, flesh-hued flowers, but it is similar to 'La Reine Victoria' rose in all other aspects.

The plants of 'La Reine Victoria' are slender and graceful and have an upright growth. They are an attractive specimen and can also be grown in garden beds or borders. This rose forms wonderful cut flowers. 'La Reine Victoria' as well as its sport is both vulnerable to black spot.

'La Sevillana' Roses

Shrub, Introduced - 1978

'La Sevillana' rose bears vermillion hued, semi-double flowers that bloom from the beginning of the summer to midsummer. The flowers of this rose appear in large clusters. When grown as massed ground cover or even a landscape shrub, 'La Sevillana' rose makes a bold statement.

This rose re-blooms in autumn making it a wonderful rose instead of just being a good one. This rose possesses the ability to add a splash of color to any summer border. More than that, it also holds its own when grown in any foundation planting or even when it is grown in the form of a low hedge. The foliage of this rose is also attractive - it has a dark bronze-green color.

'Las Vegas' Roses

Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1981

The flowers of 'Las Vegas' rose evokes the desert hues of a sunrise in Las Vegas or the colors of neon lights of the famous Strip there. 'Las Vegas' rose produces gleaming orange-yellow hued buds that unfurl to expose rich orange-red petals. In fact, the color of the petals is orange-red in the inner side, while on the outsides they are golden yellow.

Each flower of this rose measures 4 inches across and comprises as many as 25 petals that carry a delicious fragrance. The foliage of 'Las Vegas' rose is medium green and glossy. The plants are bushy as well as extremely hardy. They grow up to a height of anything between 4 feet and 5 feet.

'Lavender Dream' Roses

Shrub, Introduced - 1984

'Lavender Dream' produces clusters of semi-double blooms have medium lavender-pink hue. The flowers bloom in sprays throughout the season and they virtually cover the long arching stems. Each flower measures about 2 inches to 3 inches across and comprise 16 petals. The canes of 'Lavender Dream' grow up to a height of 5 feet and their width is more than 5 feet.

'Lavender Jewel' Roses

Miniature, Introduced - 1978

The pointed buds of 'Lavender Jewel' unfurl into high-centered, small, fragrant blooms. Each flower of this rose measures about 1 inch and they have a soft lavender hue. Each flower comprises as many as 35 to 50 petals and is very compact.

When the flowers mature, they become flat shaped. At times, the edge of 'Lavender Jewel' petals has magenta color. The leaves of this rose are dark green. The foliage is compact and bushy and the plants grow up to anything between 10 inches and 15 inches in height as well as width.

'Lavender Lassie' Roses

Hybrid Musk, Introduced - 1960

Though the name of this rose is 'Lavender Lassie', the color of its flowers is not exactly lavender. 'Lavender Lassie' bears semi double, potently fragrant flowers which appear in large clusters, making the blooms all the more conspicuous.

The color of the blooms is blue blended with pink. Pruning the plants from time to time will help you to maintain 'Lavender Lassie' as a huge shrub. The plant can also be grown like an informal hedge, but you can also leave the canes of the plant to grow unchecked. Additionally, they can also be trained to grow vertically up on a trellis or a wall.

'L.D. Braithwaite' Roses

Shrub, Introduced - 1988

'L.D. Braithwaite' rose is a vigorously growing open shrub that looks best when grown behind a border. This is because when this rose is grown at the back of any border the somewhat meager foliage of the plant would not seem to be a defect.

At the same time, the large clusters of 'L.D. Braithwaite' with fully double flowers having fire-engine red color will be able to preside over the nearby blossoms. This rose blooms continuously all through the growing season.

However, the color of the flowers may fade to cerise-pink during midsummer owing to the intense heat. 'L.D. Braithwaite' is an exceptionally dependable rose as it blooms excellently even in places where the plants receive just five hours of direct sunlight every day.



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