Tea, Introduced - 1838
It is an immemorial sight to witness the 'Safrano' rose at the peak of its bloom. This cultivar bears saffron and apricot hued flowers, which fades to buff yellow. This is among the genuine glories of the South and if you have witnessed the sight, it is most likely that you will never forget it. In fact, 'Safrano' is amongst the toughest tea roses.
This plant is a wonderful choice for growing as a landscape shrub. The foliage of this rose looks fresh and attractive. In addition, it is resistant to diseases. The plant is bushy in nature and despite having an expansive habit; you can contain it to grow up to a modest size by pruning the plant. Pruning the 'Safrano' is essential if you have limited space in your garden.
Moss, Introduced - 1854
'Salet' is considered to be the most dependable recurrent among the moss roses. This rose bears large, rose pink hued blooms that are fragrant. The petals are saucer-shaped. 'Salet' blooms either in the later part of spring or in the beginning of summer. The plants bloom again sporadically until the fall.
The flowers have a potent sweet fragrance. This is typical of the roses in this class. The buds and bases of the flowers have slight mossing. The foliage of 'Salet' is vivid green and somewhat coarse. The size of the plant makes it ideal for growing as a specimen shrub.
Similar to other moss roses, ‘Salet’ also possesses a nostalgic charm which accommodates rightly when grown as in a cottage-garden plant. Moreover, this rose looks completely at home when grown in a herb garden.
Shrub, Introduced - 1976
'Sally Holmes' bears single blooms that appear profusely in large, dense clusters. The buds of this rose variety have an apricot hue and they unfurl into creamy white flowers and as the flowers mature their color turns pure white. Each flower of 'Sally Holmes' measures about 3 ½ inches across and they have a delicate fragrance.
The petals encircle radiant golden hued stamens. The foliage of 'Sally Holmes' is dark green, glossy and leathery. 'Sally Holmes' is a vigorous plant that can be grown in the form of a big mounding shrub. The plants usually grow up to a height of anything between 4 feet and 6 feet and they spread equally wide.
This rose makes a remarkable specimen and can even be grown in a large border. You can also train 'Sally Holmes' to grow as a climber and in this case the plant is capable of reaching 12 feet.
The plants of this rose are resistant to diseases and possess the ability to endure heat as well as partial shade. The flowers of this rose last for an exceptionally long period when they are used for indoor arrangement.
Floribunda, Introduced - 1959
'Sarabande' rose has derived its name from a majestic court dance performed in ancient times. The luminous flowers of this rose appear in large flat sprays. The color of the blooms varies from bright to burnt orange and are interspersed by radiant yellow stamens.
Each flower of this rose measures about 3 inches to 4 inches and comprises anything between 8 and 14 petals. The plants of 'Sarabande' rose have a rounded shape and grow up to a height of 2 feet to 3 feet.
Floribunda, Introduced - 1963
Named to honour the New York State race track, the initial advertisements of 'Saratoga' rose pictured it along with a glass horse. This rose bears white flowers that are either somewhat high-centered or ornamental. The blooms appear in large sprays.
The flowers have a sweet fragrance and each flower measured about 4 inches across and comprises as many as 30 to 40 petals. The plants are hardy and have a spreading habit, growing up to a height of anything between 2 feet and 3 ½ feet. The foliage of 'Saratoga' is light green, shiny and it has a leathery texture.
Shrub, Introduced - 1985
'Scarlet Meidiland' rose bears small, semi-double cherry pink hued blossoms that appear in large clusters. The flowers almost cover the plants in midseason and the plants re-bloom dependably until the fall. During this time, 'Scarlet Meidiland' extends its second source of color.
During the fall the plants produce radiant red hips which remain till the winter sets in. Usually, this rose is bred for its toughness as well as strong resistance to diseases. 'Scarlet Meidiland' also possesses the ability to endure light shade.
The plants are robust and the trailing nature of its canes makes this rose an excellent selection for growing as a tall ground cover. Alternatively, they may also be planted in sites which require or receive little preservation. All said and done, 'Scarlet Meidiland' is a star rose even when compared with its other outstanding relatives - the Meidiland roses.
Hybrid Tea, Introduced - 1992
The most striking aspect of this rose is its intense dark flowers, which is not only remarked by all new owners of 'Schwarze Madonna', but this feature makes a prominent contribution to all plants. However, slowly but surely the gardener becomes aware of another feature of this rose - its exceptional ability to resist diseases.
This aspect is indeed a more practical quality of this rose. In fact, 'Schwarze Madonna' is amazingly carefree and, for any hybrid tea rose, it possesses exceptional adaptability. This rose is so adaptable that it even flourishes in the North, South, East as well as the West in different climatic conditions.
Species, Introduced - prior to 1600
As the common name 'Scotch Rose' hints, this rose is has its origin in Scotland where you may often find it growing in sandy banks or in wild. The plants are in bloom between mid and late spring and they bear single, cream or white hued flowers.
Each flower of 'Scotch Rose' measures about 2 ½ inches (6.5 cm). The plants of this rose are exceptionally hardy and they sucker freely once they set up their own roots. The plants are dense having a thicket like growth and produce sharp needle-like bristles, which makes this rose an exceptional material for growing as a low maintenance barrier hedge or even a tall, casual ground cover.
In fact, Rosa spinosissima is the parent of several hybrid roses and the best among retain the toughness of its parent, but, at the same time, has a more orderly growth habit. The hips of 'Scotch Rose' too are also unique. They are small and have maroon-black hue.
Shrub, Introduced - 1964
'Sea Foam' rose bears creamy white blooms that appear in large clusters all through the growing season. The buds of this rose are rounded and they unfurl into cup-shaped or flat flowers having small petals that stand out prominently amidst the small, dark green, shiny leaves.
The individual flower measures anything between 2 inches and 3 inches. The fragrance of 'Sea Foam' rose is very mild. The plants of this rose are exceptionally adaptable and have a robust growth. They have a trailing or semi-prostate habit and unless they are provided any support, they may not grow beyond a height of 2 ½ feet or 3 feet.
However, the plants produce long and arching canes that may extend to anything between 8 feet and 12 feet. You may utilize 'Sea Foam' rose in the form of a ground cover in a landscape garden. The plant can also be grown in the form of a mounded shrub or as a climber on walls or pillars.
The flowers of this rose are very effective for use as cut flowers. In fact, it is very easy to grow the 'Sea Foam' rose plants, which are somewhat resistant to diseases.
Floribunda, Introduced - 1964
'Sea Pearl' rose bears pastel pink hued buds that unfurl into pearly pink blooms diffused with peach and yellow hues. The individual flower measures 4 ½ inches across and comprises 24 petals. The plants are bushy in nature and grow up to a height of 5 feet.
'Sea Pearl' generally bears one flower on each stem rather hand the characteristic sprays produced by floribundas. The foliage of this rose is dark green and resistant to diseases.