Miniature, Introduced - 1980
'Valerie Jeanne' produced round buds that unfurl into very double, deep magenta-pink hued flowers. The blooms are high-centered and they open flat borne on a single stem or appearing in large sprays.
Each flower of this rose measures about 1 ½ inches across and comprise of as many as 55 to 60 petals. The stems grow up to a length of 15 inches to 18 inches and are clothed with glossy foliage. The stems produce several straight, long, slender thorns.
Bourbon, Introduced - 1909
'Variegata di Bologna' is an exceptional type of rose because every flower of this rose is different in coloration from the other. Precisely speaking, the coloration of each flower is different from the other. The petals of this rose have a white hue and they are individually striped with a variety of shades of purple and crimson.
This rose bears double blooms that have a globular shape, which flatten and are quarters as the flowers mature. The blooms appear in clusters of three to five and have a potent fragrance that lasts for a long time. In midseason, the flowers appear in abundance, but the blooms repeat sparingly.
While each flower of 'Variegata di Bologna' measures anything between 3 inches and 4 inches across, the leaves of this plant are slender and shiny. The canes are almost smooth - producing very few thorns. The plants of 'Variegata di Bologna' are bushy in nature. They have a vigorous growth, are upright and slender. In fact, 'Variegata di Bologna' is a versatile rose in any landscape.
As the canes of this rose are long and flexible, you can easily train them to climb a pillar, trellis or fence. Alternatively, it is also possible to peg them. This plant requires heavy pruning as it helps them to be more compact. The plants grow up to a height of 4 feet to 5 feet shrubs and are ideal for growing as borders. The blooms of 'Variegata di Bologna' are an excellent source of cut flowers.
Climber, Introduced - 1909
When grown in a sunny spot, 'Veilchenblau' rose bears reddish purple buds which unfurl into small, semi-double blooms having purple-violet hue with white streaks. In fact, this variety of rose can not only endure partial shade, but it performs best and exhibits the best colors when grown in such conditions.
When grown in partial shade, the flowers of this rose open with lilac blue petals - something that is very close to true blue that one would find in a rose which has not been engineered genetically. The striking petals encircle a tuft of golden hued stamens.
'Veilchenblau' flowers have an orange-like fragrance. 'Veilchenblau' is a robust climber and you can also train the plant to grow up a trellis. Alternatively, you can also infiltrate the canes of this rose into the branches of any small tree so that they can scramble up to form a beautiful relaxed display.
It is especially important that you make sure that there is proper air circulation around the 'Veilchenblau' rose plants, especially if you are growing them in a place where there is shade. This will help to prevent the foliage from being susceptible to powdery mildew.
Species, Introduced - prior to 1807
Though this rose has been named 'Virginia Rose' it grows in the wild very far towards the north as well as the south of this state in the United States. The range where this rose is found growing extends naturally from Newfoundland to Alabama in the south to Missouri in the west.
Irrespective of the place where this rose grows, 'Virginia Rose' offers color all through the year. In spring, this plant offers bronzy new foliage, while the arching canes have a red hue in the middle of the cold winter months. In midsummer, the plants bear vivid cerise-pink blooms having light centers.
Once the flowering season is over, the plant produces red hips, while the leaves change their color to red, yellow and orange. 'Virginia Rose' is a very tough and hardy shrub that certainly needs to be grown in a good spot in your garden.
However, this rose is particularly effective when grown in naturalized spots or in slopes where very few roses would put on show a grand display of color in all the four seasons.
Floribunda, Introduced - 1951
'Vogue' continues to remain a popular rose even after several years since it was first introduced to the market. The flowers of this rose have a high-centered form, while the color of the blooms varies from medium to deep coral pink.
The flowers are somewhat fragrant and each measures anything between 2 ½ inches and 3 ½ inches across and is composed of 25 petals. The flowers of 'Vogue' rose are borne in exceptionally large sprays.
The leaves of this rose are medium green and semi-glossy. They almost cover the entire plant that grows up to a height of 4 feet to 5 feet. Although the plants are winter hardy, they are susceptible to black spot.