Rose Details

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Abbaye de Cluny

Abbaye de Cluny is a hybrid tea shrub (Romantica) introduced in 1996 by breeder A. Meilland.

  • Color: Orange to Apricot
  • Fragrance: Good
  • Bloom Pattern: Recurring
  • Grafting: Own rootstock plant
  • Habit: Taller stout-caned type, spreading and arching
  • Pruning: Winter pruning to remove dead leaves and wood, shape by light pruning to shorten main canes and remove overcrowding
  • Location: Abbaye de Cluny is located in Southwest corner of the garden,  near College and Court Street.   

Apparently named for the similarity in the color of its blooms and the sontes of the famous 11th century abbey near Paris.  This rose has won numerous awards in Europe.

Alba Meidiland

Alba Meidiland is an Alba shrub introduced in 1987 by breeder M.L. Meilland.

  • Color: White to near white in clusters
  • Fragrance: Little
  • Bloom Pattern: Recurring, profuse in large clusters of blooms
  • Grafting: Own rootstock plant
  • Habit: Ground cover, low growing and spreading
  • Pruning: Winter pruning to remove dead leaves and wood, shape by light pruning to shorten main canes and remove overcrowding.
  • Location: Four Alba Meidiland are found along College Street by south parking lot.

One of the numerous "Landscape Roses" developed by the Meilland firm over the past two decades. Low growing and spreading, the rose is profuse in large clusters of blooms.

Alba semi-plena

Alba semi-plena is an Alba introduced in before 1629 by an unknown breeder.

  • Color: White or white blend with golden stamens
  • Fragrance: Good
  • Bloom Pattern: Non recurring.
  • Grafting: The plant is a grafted plant
  • Habit: A tall arching grower, reaching 6 to 8 ft tall
  • Pruning: After spring boom, do not remove spent flowers except to prune lightly for shape.

Gracefully arching with clusters of single white blooms in the spring, Alba Semi-Plena later presents a wonderful display of hips. It is very disease resistant and shade tolerant with bluish-green foliage. At times, it has been called the "White Rose of York" and, because of its fragrance, has been grown for centuries for the production of Attar of Roses. It is thought to be a sport from the ancient R. alba maxima (the "Jacobite Rose"), probably better known as the "White Rose of York," but others have proposed that Alba semi-plena is older and Maxima is the sport.

Alister Stella Gray

Alister Stella Gray is a Tea Noisette introduced in 1894 by breeder A.H. Gray.

  • Color: Light yellow with yellow highlights that ages to cream in clusters
  • Fragrance: Good
  • Bloom Pattern: Recurring.
  • Grafting: The plant is a grafted plant
  • Habit: A repeat flowering climber
  • Pruning: Prune for growth habit on the arches,at least 5 to 7 strong long canes should be allowed to grow.
  • Location: There is one Alister Stella Gray located along the Stroll Through History
    walkway along the Library building’s west wall.

A vigorous climber that almost always has pompoms of blooms, usually with a fine Fall display. It is thought to be from a Noisette crossed with a yellow Tea. Rayford Reddell lists it as one of his "50 Immortal Roses." Presumably it is named for a relative of the raiser Alexander Hill Gray of Bath, England.

All That Jazz

All That Jazz is a Shrub introduced in 1991 by breeder J.F. Twomey.

  • Color: Orange pink
  • Fragrance: Little
  • Bloom Pattern: Recurring
  • Grafting: The plant is a grafted plant
  • Habit: Shrubs of modest height, generally spreading and arching, of relatively light wood.
  • Pruning: Winter pruning to remove dead leaves and wood, shape by light pruning to shorten main canes and remove overcrowding.
  • Location: There is one All That Jazz located in the west end of the Sensory Garden area.

This rose produces large semi double cluster flowers, blooms flush throughout the season.

Amelie Gravereaux

Amelie Gravereaux is a Hybrid Rugosa introduced in 1903 by breeder J. Gravereaux.

  • Color: Rose-purple
  • Fragrance: Good
  • Bloom Pattern: Recurring.
  • Grafting: Own rootstock plant
  • Habit: A more open, branching and arching growth inherited from the other species in their ancestry.
  • Pruning: Winter pruning to remove dead leaves and wood, shape by light pruning to shorten main canes and remove overcrowding and randomly remove at least one half of the spent flowers by dead-heading.
  • Location: One Amelie Gravereaux located in along College Avenue
    adjacent to the north parking lot.

A hybrid from a descendant of the wild R. Rugosa, Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, and a Hybrid Perpetual (probably General Jacqueminot and a Noisette (Marechal Niel), this rose retains the handsome, glossy rugose foliage of the species. It was developed by Jules Gravereaux, a retired owner of a famous Parisian department store and creator of the famous garden La Rosarie de l'Hay les-Roses near Paris in the late 19th century. The rose was named for his daughter. Medium semi-double to double blooms in small clusters, can repeat late in the season.

Angel Face

Angel Face is a Floribunda introduced in 1968 by breeder Swim & Weeks.

  • Color: Dark Lavender to mauve
  • Fragrance: Good
  • Bloom Pattern: Recurring
  • Grafting: The plant is a grafted plant
  • Habit: A classic 1950s Floribunda, ranging from 3 to 4 ft tall with smaller clusters of larger more shapely blooms.
  • Pruning: As for hybrid teas and floribundas, while dormant remove all leaves and dead wood
    and shape by light pruning to shorten main canes and remove overcrowded growth.
  • Location: Three plants are located in the Sensory Garden area.

This rose is probably one of the most loved Floribunda, especially within this color range. It is rich in Damask-like fragrance and of impressive parentage including Lavender Pinocchio, Circus and Sterling Silver. It was an All-American Rose Selection winner in 1969.

Apricot Nectar

Apricot Nectar (003)

Apricot Nectar is a Floribunda introduced in 1965 by breeder E. S. Boerner.

  • Color: Apricot to Apricot blend
  • Fragrance: Outstanding
  • Bloom Pattern: Recurring
  • Grafting: A grafted plant
  • Habit: A taller grower, reaching 5 to 6 ft with basal canes about that length, and informal flowers of modest size.
  • Pruning: Winter pruning to remove dead leaves and wood, shape by light pruning to shorten main canes and remove overcrowding, as for hybrid teas and Floribundas, while dormant remove all leaves and dead wood and shape by light pruning to shorten main canes and remove overcrowded growth
  • Location: In the Sensory Garden area.

Apricot Nectar was an All-American Rose Selection 1966. Ovoid buds open into large, cupped, double blooms of a wonderful shade of soft, clear, almost velvety Apricot with a very strong fruity Apricot fragrance.

Archiduc Charles

Archiduc Charles is a China rose introduced before 1837 by breeder Laffay.

  • Color: Madder pink with cherry-rose
  • Fragrance: Good
  • Bloom Pattern: Recurring
  • Grafting: Own rootstock plant
  • Habit: A very twiggy shrub that can put out new growth from any given point on the plant
  • Pruning: While dormant, remove all leaves and dead wood, shape by light pruning. No hard pruning especially when young.
  • Location: Along the Stroll Through Rose History under the arches along the Library building.

Thought to be a seedling of the China Parsons' Pink, this rose is almost continuously in bloom. The flowers are among the most beautiful of the China roses as they darken from pink to crimson with age and exposure to the sun. In the 19th century, Thomas Rivers described as being as "changeable as a chameleon." It was named for the Archduke of Austria (1771-1847).

Auguste Renoir

Auguste Renoir is a Hybrid Tea (Romantica) introduced in 1992 by breeder Meilland International.

  • Color: Deep pink
  • Fragrance: Good
  • Bloom Pattern: Recurring
  • Grafting: The plant is a grafted plant
  • Habit: Shrubs of modest height, generally spreading and arching, of relatively light wood.
  • Pruning: Winter pruning to remove dead leaves and wood, shape by light pruning to shorten main canes and remove overcrowding.
  • Location: Two Auguste Renoir plants located in Southwest corner of the garden,
    near College and Court Street.

Auguste Renoir is a classic already among the "Romantica" roses introduced in the last decade by Meilland of France. It is part of a series, noted for their old-fashioned blooms and remontancy that complement the more popular "English Roses" bred by David Austin. The rose was named for the famous French Impressionist artist, Auguste Renoir, and when looking at the rose, one is often reminded of the opulent roses found, especially in the company of opulent women, in his paintings.

Autumn

Autumn

Autumn is a Hybrid Tea introduced in 1928 by breeder L.B. Coddington.

  • Color: Burnt-orange streaked red to buff-orange
  • Fragrance: Good
  • Bloom Pattern: Recurring
  • Grafting: Own rootstock plant
  • Habit: A stout plant, smooth of cane, with well spaced branches, capable of building up to 5 ft. Loves the sun
  • Pruning: as for hybrid teas and floribundas, while dormant remove all leaves and dead wood and shape by light pruning to shorten main canes and remove overcrowded growth
  • Location: Along Court Street just before the Memorial Garden.

The name Autumn very nicely sums up the double flowers of distinctive color. It has many qualities of the early Hybrid Teas, with shades of yellow and coral flames, developed by Joseph Pernet-Ducher in France and dubbed "Pernetianas." The raiser lived in New Jersey and is perhaps better known for President Herbert Hoover, a Hybrid Tea introduced in