Rose Varieties

By David Marks
This pages contains rose varieties which are recommended by GardenFocused for growing in small to medium sized gardens. Choose a rose and click on the link for our full review of that variety. The roses are listed in alphabetic order.

All the information is presented in very easy to understand language so it is very suitable for novice gardeners as well as those with some experience of gardening.

ALECS RED

HEIGHT: 90cm (3ft) to 1.2m (4ft)

SPREAD: 1m (3ft)

ROSE TYPE: Hybrid Tea

FLOWER: Cherry red, strong scent

LEAVES: Deep green, very glossy

UK HARDINESS: -20C

DISEASE RESISTANCE: Very good

CONTAINER GROWING: Possible in large container

Click here for your full review of Alec’s Red rose


Alec's Red rose

Rose Alec’s Red

 

DARCEY BUSSELL

HEIGHT: 90cm (3ft) to 1.2m (4ft)

SPREAD: 1m (3ft)

ROSE TYPE: Shrub rose

FLOWER: Cherry red, very mild scent

LEAVES: Deep green, matte

UK HARDINESS: -20C

DISEASE RESISTANCE: Very good

CONTAINER GROWING: Possible in large container

Click here for your full review of Darcey Bussell rose


Darcey Bussell rose

Rose Darcey Bussell

 

DOUBLE DELIGHT

HEIGHT: 90cm to 150cm (3ft to 5ft)

SPREAD: 1m (3ft)

ROSE TYPE: Hybrid Tea

FLOWER: Deep pink to white

LEAVES: Mid green, matte

UK HARDINESS: -20C

DISEASE RESISTANCE: Medium

CONTAINER GROWING: Possible in large container

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Double Delight rose

Double Delight rose

 

FLOWER POWER

HEIGHT: 40cm (1ft 4in)

SPREAD: 40cm (1ft 4in)

ROSE TYPE: Patio

FLOWER: Peachy orange, slight scent

LEAVES: Deep green, glossy

UK HARDINESS: -20C

DISEASE RESISTANCE: Excellent

CONTAINER GROWING: Ideally suited

Click here for your full review of Flower Power rose


Flower Power rose variety

Rose Flower Power

 

ICEBERG

HEIGHT: 1.2m (4ft)

SPREAD: 90cm (3ft)

ROSE TYPE: Floribunda

FLOWER: White, very slight scent

LEAVES: Light green, glossy

UK HARDINESS: -20C

DISEASE RESISTANCE: Blackspot a significant problem

CONTAINER GROWING: Not advised

Click here for your full review of Iceberg rose


Iceberg rose variety

Rose Iceberg

 

IRISH EYES

HEIGHT: 75cm (2ft 6in)

SPREAD: 75cm (2ft 6in)

ROSE TYPE: Floribunda

FLOWER: Deep orange to yellow

LEAVES: Dark green, glossy

UK HARDINESS: -20C

DISEASE RESISTANCE: Good

CONTAINER GROWING: Ideally suited

Click here for your full review of Irish Eyes rose


Irish Eyes rose variety

Rose Irish Eyes

 

JOIE DE VIVRE

HEIGHT: 70cm (28in)

SPREAD: 70cm (28in)

ROSE TYPE: Floribunda

FLOWER: Light peach to light pink

LEAVES: Deep to mid green, glossy

UK HARDINESS: -20C

DISEASE RESISTANCE: Excellent

CONTAINER GROWING: Suitable

Click here for your full review ofJoie de Vivre  rose


Joie de Vivre rose variety

Rose Joie de Vivre

 

JUST JOEY

HEIGHT: 90cm (3ft)

SPREAD: 60cm (2ft)

ROSE TYPE: Hybrid Tea

FLOWER: Orange apricot

LEAVES: Mid green, glossy

UK HARDINESS: -20C

DISEASE RESISTANCE: Good

CONTAINER GROWING: Possible in large container

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Just Joey rose

Rose Just Joey

 

MACMILLAN NURSE

HEIGHT: 90cm (3ft)

SPREAD: 90cm (3ft)

ROSE TYPE: Modern shrub rose

FLOWER: White, medium scent

LEAVES: Dark green, glossy

UK HARDINESS: -20C

DISEASE RESISTANCE: Good

CONTAINER GROWING: Yes Click here for your full review of Macmillan Nurse rose


Macmillan Nurse rose

Rose Macmillan Nurse

 

MARGARET MERRIL

HEIGHT: 1m (3ft 3in)

SPREAD: 60cm (2ft)

ROSE TYPE: Floribunda

FLOWER: White, strong scent

LEAVES: Mid green, semi-glossy

UK HARDINESS: -20C

DISEASE RESISTANCE: Good

CONTAINER GROWING: Not ideal

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Margaret Merril rose

Rose Margaret Merril

 

REMEMBER ME

HEIGHT: 1m (3ft 3in)

SPREAD: 90cm (3ft)

ROSE TYPE: Hybrid Tea

FLOWER: Deep copper, very slight scent

LEAVES: Dark green, glossy

UK HARDINESS: -20C

DISEASE RESISTANCE: Very good

CONTAINER GROWING: Not ideal

Click here for your full review of Remember Me rose


Remember Me rose variety

Rose Remember Me

 

SEXY REXY

HEIGHT: 90cm (3ft)

SPREAD: 60cm (2ft)

ROSE TYPE: Floribunda

FLOWER: Pink, slight scent

LEAVES: Deep green, glossy

UK HARDINESS: -20C

DISEASE RESISTANCE: Good, above average for blackspot

CONTAINER GROWING: Possible in large container

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Sexy Rexy rose variety

Rose Sexy Rexy

 

SUNNY SKY

HEIGHT: 1.2m (4ft)

SPREAD: 60cm (2ft)

ROSE TYPE: Hybrid Tea

FLOWER: Yellow turning whiter

LEAVES: Olive green, glossy

UK HARDINESS: -20C

DISEASE RESISTANCE: Very good

CONTAINER GROWING: No

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Rose variety Sunny Sky

Rose Sunny Sky