Time for New Rose Introductions!

Each year new rose varieties are introduced into commerce during the bareroot season. It’s the best time to purchase roses, as the selection is the widest and prices are generally lower than container plants. Being brand new to the gardening public, there’s not a lot known about their performance, though in general, Marin has great weather for growing roses.  Abbreviated descriptions provided by their supplier might help entice you to explore these newcomers.  Happy browsing!

Emily Brontë
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Burst of Joy
Vivid blooms are bright orange with a yellow reverse -an eye-popping combination that is sure to knock you over. Rounded plants are filled with glossy green leaves that exhibit good disease resistance. Floribunda, Edmunds’ Roses.

Emily Brontë
Each bloom is a lovely soft pink, the smaller central petals deepening to rich apricot and surrounding deep-set stamens. The strong Tea scent becomes more Old Rose, with delicious hints of lemon and grapefruit. It forms a bushy shrub with strong, healthy, upright growth. Shrub, David Austin Roses.

Honey Bee

Honey Bee
This groundcover rose will produce plenty of bright orange semi-double blooms that boast yellow centers and a stunning gold reverse. The glossy dark green foliage and a spreading habit it will fill your landscape with bold color.  Groundcover, Jackson & Perkins.

In Your Eyes

In Your Eyes
The single, ruffled blooms begin yellow with a burgundy-red eye and age to lavender pink with a deep purple eye. Rounded bushy plants with glossy green foliage seems to shrug off most diseases. Great for attracting bees to your yard. Shrub, Edmunds’ Roses.

Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews
As charming as the woman she’s named after, she’ll reward you with masses of double, luscious pink blooms with a golden heart and a powerful perfume that will have you singing her praises.  Hybrid tea, Edmunds’ Roses.

Life’s Little Pleasures

Life’s Little Pleasures
Very double blooms of lovely lavender pink, fade to lavender but then hold their color to the very end. This little baby has a well-rounded, compact habit and sets an abundance of blooms with excellent bud and flower form. Miniature, Edmunds’ Roses.

Lotty’s Love

Lotty’s Love
Semi-double blooms are a rather novel color of beetroot purple, suffused with magenta and highlighted with a white streaked eye and prominent gold stamens. Bushy plants have rugose foliage and repeatedly produce blooms throughout the season, with no deadheading needed to keep them looking their best. Hybrid rugosa, Edmunds’ Roses.

Love at First Sight

Love at First Sight
The eye-catching blooms are a combination of rich red with a white reverse suffused with more red. Globular buds and flowers have nice form and generally appear just one per stem, but they are a lovely site to behold. ‘Take It Easy’ parentage keeps the size in check and glossy foliage remarkably clean. Hybrid tea, Edmunds’ Roses.

Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall
Striped with variations of pink, pale yellow and white. Reported to have strong disease resistance. Floribunda, Regan Nursery.

Perfume Factory

Perfume Factory
The blooms are a novel color for a hybrid tea – a lovely shade of purple lavender that lightens toward the petal edges yet holds strong until the end of the line. Upright, bushy plants have glorious, green foliage with built-in disease resistance that shrugs off powdery mildew and rust with ease.  Hybrid tea, Edmunds’ Roses.

Scentuous

Scentuous
Produces an abundance of light pink blooms that have a cupped and quartered form that beckons you to bury your nose amid the luscious layers of petals. Bushy plants have rich green foliage and bear their blooms in clusters throughout the season. Shrub, Edmunds’ Roses.

Tangerine Flames

Tangerine Flames
These orange blooms boast a yellow reverse and sit atop crisp, glossy medium green foliage. Let these bright blooms trail up an arbor, fence, or wall for a stunning display. Not to mention it boasts a light, fruity scent that is simply irresistible. Climber, Jackson & Perkins.

Tottering-by-Gently
Tottering-by-Gently

Tottering-by-Gently
Held in large, open sprays, the yellow flowers open to reveal golden stamens. Paling prettily over time, they have a light musky scent, with fresh notes of orange peel. Shrub, David Austin Roses.

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