Hardy Roses: an organic guide to growing frost- and disease-resistant varieties
(1991) Page(s) 72. Includes photo(s).
Parentage unknown, Rosa spinosissima hybrid. Description... Each flower's immense outer petals cradle five inner petals, which in turn encircle the largest grouping of stamens [Osborne has] seen in a rose... sunshine-yellow color... vigorous and thorny stems, which can be trained to form a spectacular climber, one that is perfectly happy to spend the winter in the chill wind... healthy deep green foliage.
(1991) Page(s) 79.
Description. Parentage: Rosa rugosa x 'Sombreuil'. 'Blanc Double de Coubert' is white. It is a vigorous, fragrant shrub. The first bloom resembles a swarm of large white butterflies. It is a robust grower and a thicket-type bush, sending suckers outward as it grows.
(1991) Page(s) 104. Includes photo(s).
Parentage: (Rosa kordesii 'Wulff' x Rosa laxa x Rosa spinosissima L.) Description... a rich, velvety deep red...
(1991) Page(s) 93.
Osborne says its a rosa gallica hybrid... it is one of the most popular of the Rosa gallicas...
(1991) Page(s) 104.
Description... Rosa rugosa seedling, light pink... fairly easy to root from cuttings...
(1991) Page(s) 98.
Parentage unknown, Rosa alba hybrid, two forms. Description... The most common form is Maiden's Blush Great. The less common is Maiden's Blush Small... still popular after 500 years... fragrant... blue-tinted foliage... hardy... It is fairly easy to root, but blackspot can pose a problem under greenhouse conditions, causing the leaves to drop about the time the roots form.
(1991) Page(s) 84.
Hansa Rosa rugosa hybrid. Description... forms immense mounds [which are] hollow on the inside from lack of light...
(1991) Page(s) 70, 72. Includes photo(s).
Page 70: [Photo] the best red climbing rose for cold areas.
Page 72: [Photo] Parentage: Rosa kordesii x hardy seedling of complex origin. Description... an admirable climber... Vigor alone makes 'Henry Kelsey' a standout, but the deep red petals, contrasting with the golden yellow stamens, create an irresistible lure... highly resistant to powdery mildew, [but] not immune to blackspot... [it] can be left on the trellis in Zones 4 and 5 without serious winter injury...
(1991) Page(s) 95.
Rosa rugosa rubra x 'Independence'... true red... continuous bloomer
(1991) Page(s) 9. Includes photo(s).
A semi-double rose... a continuous bloomer.