Roses In Alphabetical Order
'M' part 4

'Mister Lincoln' Roses

Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1964

'Mister Lincoln' has remained a favourite of many rose lovers who define this cultivar as the red rose with long stems. In fact, this rose is an exceptionally consistent bloomer. 'Mister Lincoln' is a dark red hybrid tea that has a long growing season. It bears large, double flowers that have a potent fragrance.

Each flower measures about 5 inches (12.7 cm) to 6 inches (15.2 cm). It is believed that this rose is quite susceptible to mildew when grown in shady locations and in places having cool climates. Actually, this rose does very well when grown in the Southeast.

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'Mon Cheri' Roses

Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1981

The radiant pink buds of 'Mon Cheri' rose unfurls into 4 ½ inches blooms, each of which comprises 30 to 45 petals. The edges of the petals of this rose become dark red as the flowers mature. The flowers are more ornamental than high-centered blooms and possess a slightly spicy scent. In 1982, 'Mon Cheri' rose was rewarded with All-America Rose Selection.

The plant is spreading, compact and grows up to a height of anything between 2 ½ feet and 3 feet. Another attribute of 'Mon Cheri' rose is that it repeats blooms very quickly. The plant's resistance to disease is above average and, at the same time, they are extremely winter hardy.

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'Monsieur Tillier' Roses

Tea, Introduced - 1891

'Monsieur Tillier' is an exceptionally versatile rose, especially when grown in Southern gardens. This rose bears a continuous stream of quartered blooms that are highly fragrant. All gardeners who cultivate 'Monsieur Tillier' describe the color of the blooms differently. In fact, this indicates the complexity as well as subtlety of the blending of the rose's colors.

At the same time, it emphasizes the fact that the color of this rose varies depending on its exposure to sunlight and the climatic condition of the place where this rose is grown. Generally speaking, the blooms of 'Monsieur Tillier' unfurl with dark pink or carmine hue with nuances of red.

Subsequently, as the flowers mature their color changes to brick red or coral pink with overtones of magenta. All said and done, one aspect of the flower is certain, the blooms of 'Monsieur Tillier' are unforgettable.

The foliage of 'Monsieur Tillier' rose has a pleasant olive green hue and the plant is bushy and dense. Different from a number of its extensive tea relatives, 'Monsieur Tillier' is quite easy to grow and maintain even in an ordinary garden found in suburban areas.

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'Montezuma' Roses

Grandiflora, Introduced - 1955

The buds of 'Montezuma' rose are urn-shaped and they unfurl into high-centered, somewhat perfumed flowers having a reddened coral-orange hue. Each flower of this cultivar measures anything between 3 ½ inches and 4 inches and comprises as many as 30 to 35 petals, which have a light tea fragrance.

The plants of 'Montezuma' rose are bushy, dense and have a somewhat spreading nature. The plants grow up to a height of 4 feet to 5 feet and are covered with profuse dark green, semi-glossy foliage, which has a leathery texture.

'Morden Blush' Roses

Shrub, Introduced - 1988

Compared to some other Modern roses, 'Morden Blush' rose flowers more freely. 'Morden Blush' rose is a shrub that bears small, double, flattened flowers all through the summer months. Each flower of this rose measures anything between 2inches (5 cm) and 3 inches (7.5 cm).

The name of the rose notwithstanding, the color of 'Morden Blush' flowers is somewhat similar to the revival from a blush. When they unfurl, the 'Modern Blush' flowers have a pale peach-pink hue and as the blossoms mature their color fades to ivory.

The foliage of this rose has a matte green hue and usually it is quite healthy. However, when grown in the humid conditions prevailing in eastern summers, 'Morden Blush' rose may display a tendency to be susceptible to black spot.

This shrub has a low growth, but is hardy and repeats blooms often. All this attributes of this rose have earned it a place in small gardens, especially those located in cold climatic regions. Nevertheless, 'Morden Blush' is also preferred by gardeners for growing it in larger gardens in warmer places.

'Morden Ruby' Roses

Shrub, Introduced - 1977

'Morden Ruby' rose is a shrub that surpasses itself during the beginning of the summer bearing abundance of flower. Once this is over, the plant takes it easy and flowers at a more restrained manner all through the remaining part of the summer until the fall.

The flowers appear in clusters of five to ten on each stem. The flowers are very double, large and, as the name of the rose suggests, have a ruby red hue. On an average, each 'Morden Ruby' flower measures about 3 inches (7.5 cm) across.

However, the blooms have a very light fragrant. Usually, 'Morden Ruby' rose grows into an impressive shrub which has a spreading habit even when it is grown in unfavourable climatic conditions.

All said and done, 'Morden Ruby' is a remarkable shrub, especially for growing as a landscape specimen. Alternatively, you may also grow this rose as a flowering hedge in places where the weather condition is cold or the site is exposed to adverse weather.

'Mrs. B.R. Cant' Roses

Tea, Introduced - 1901

'Mrs. B.R. Cant' rose is an outstanding shrub that will expand rapidly to fill a large area, especially when grown in a small garden. This rose has a vigorous growth and it practically blooms in all seasons. This rose is very prolific and produces double blooms having silvery pink hue.

On the undersides, the petals of 'Mrs. B.R. Cant' rose are deeper pink and this creates a graceful contrast. The roses of 'Mrs. B.R. Cant' look equally exquisite in a vase as they do on the bush. Many consider this rose as the most excellent cut flowers among all varieties of roses.

This rose can be grown very easily and this is evident from the fact that 'Mrs. B.R. Cant' rose is among the most common roses grown in the South. In other words, this rose can flourish even when it is grown in unattended locations such as old gravesites.

'Mrs. Dudley Cross' Roses

Tea, Introduced - 1907

As far as the shape and color of the flowers of 'Mrs. Dudley Cross' is concerned, this rose actually is a hint of a more elegant variety of the celebrated hybrid tea - 'Peace'. This rose is a very strong and compact shrub, especially for any average expansive tea rose.

Moreover, the foliage of this rose is not only remarkably resistant to diseases, but also dependably beautiful. The stems of 'Mrs. Dudley Cross' virtually do not have thorns, while its light yellow blooms are wonderful for use as cut flowers as well as displaying indoors.

'Mrs. Dudley Cross' is a close relative of 'Mrs. B.R. Cant' and both the varieties are great survivors. You may often find them flourishing in deserted gardens in the South. Since both these rose roots easily from their cuttings, it is also among the most common roses that are collected as well as shared as southern heirloom roses.

'Mrs. John Laing' Roses

Hybrid perpetual, Introduced - 1887

Compared to other hybrid perpetuals, 'Mrs. John Laing' is a low-growing plant growing up to a height of anything between 3 feet and 4 feet. The flowers of this rose have a soft pink hue and they are potently scented. Each flower of 'Mrs. John Laing' measures about 3 ½ inches to 4 inches in diameter and comprises as many as 45 petals. 'Mrs. John Laing' blooms repeatedly during the summer months.

'Music Maker' Roses

Shrub, Introduced - 1973

The flowers of 'Music Maker' have a light pink hue. All the flowers of this rose are double and high-centered. Each bloom of 'Music Maker' measures 3 inches to 4 inches in diameter and it is very fragrant. This rose blooms recurrently in clusters of six to eight on each stem.

The foliage of 'Music Maker' rose is pale green, glossy and has a leathery texture. The foliage almost covers the entire plant, which grows up to a height of 2 feet to 3 feet. The plants are free from diseases and very hardy.

'Mutabilis' Roses

China, Introduced - prior to 1894

This rose has been aptly named 'Mutabilis' because it bears pointed, orange hued buds that unfurl into clear yellow flowers. As the flowers mature the color of the petals first change to orange, then red and eventually crimson. This rose blooms only once in a growing season.

It is interesting to note, that flowers of different hues adorn the same 'Mutabilis' rose plant at the same time. This cultivar has been commonly named the "butterfly rose" as quivering flowers, each comprising five petals, atop the bush is a delightful sight. Moreover, the foliage of 'Mutabilis' is also outstanding because the new growth of the plants have a bronze color.

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