Mark A. Miller
(White Rose, White Rose of York)
Touted as one of the oldest hybrid roses in existence, Rosa x alba is an ancestor of many modern garden roses. This robust, disease resistant hybrid of Rosa canina and probably Rosa x damascena has been long cultivated in the Middle East for many centuries. A shrubby rose, its double or semi-double white flowers emit a lovely fragrance and are used to produce valuable rose oil.
The slightly arching stems of Rosa x alba are lined with very prickly hooked thorns....
(Jacobite Rose, White Rose of York)
The flowers of ‘Alba Maxima' are clear white and fully double with shorter petals radiating towards the center of each deliciously scented bloom. Touted as one of the oldest hybrid roses in existence, Rosa x alba is an ancestor of many modern garden roses. This robust, disease resistant hybrid of Rosa canina and probably Rosa x damascena has been long cultivated in the Middle East for many centuries. A shrubby rose, its double or semi-double white flowers emit a lovely...
(Cabbage Rose, Provence Rose)
One of the oldest cultivated ornamentals, Rosa is a broad and complex genus with over 100 species and thousands of cultivated varieties. Roses are woody shrubs or rambling climbers that originate from Northwestern Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. They are either deciduous, evergreen or semi-evergreen, and all have stems lined with sharp woody thorns.
Roses have been grown for their beauty, food, perfume and medicine for nearly 5000 years. Early rose references and depictions...
Mark A. Miller
An ancient cultivated rose from Asia Minor, the damask rose was first brought to Europe by the crusaders in the Middle Ages. Its intoxicating blooms are fully or semi-double, vibrant pink and emit the purest, most irresistible rose fragrance. Specimens are known to have been cultivated as far back as 1500 years and are used to make rose water, perfume and culinary rose-flavored treats.
A hybrid of the species Rosa gallica and Rosa moschata, it is a densely stemmed, rounded...
David Austin Roses
(Autumn Damask Rose, Damask Rose)
Commonly listed under the name 'Quatre Saisons', the autumn damask rose (Rosa x damascena var. semperflorens) is one of the oldest of the everblooming roses in cultivation. It's voluptuous, loose, double pink roses have an equally pleasing fragrant scent. The shrub's grey-green foliage offers added beauty.
An ancient cultivated rose from Asia Minor, the damask rose was first brought to Europe by the crusaders in the Middle Ages. Its intoxicating blooms are fully or semi-double,...
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
(Butterfly Rose, Shrub Rose, Tea Rose, Tea-Scented China Rose)
An ancestor of many modern garden roses, this presumed hybrid of Rosa gigantea and Rosa chinensis has been cultivated in China for many centuries. Arriving in Europe around 1800, it was one of the first perpetual-flowering roses to find its way into Western gardens. The relatively small, fragrant, single to double flowers appear from late spring into summer or fall. The blooms can be pink, yellow, cream, or white. A small- to medium-sized shrub with lax thorny branches, it can reach...
Mark A. Miller
(Butterfly Rose, Tea Rose, Tea-Scented China Rose, Tipo Ideale)
Bearing masses of single flowers that undergo a fascinating color metamorphosis, this somewhat cold-tender rose is a cultivar of Rosa x odorata, a hybrid long cultivated in China. Arriving in Europe sometime in the nineteenth century and introduced to horticulture in 1934, 'Mutabilis' bears relatively small, fragrant, five-petaled flowers from late spring into summer or fall. The blooms open buff-yellow but change to salmon, pink, and finally crimson as they age. Pea-sized fruits...
(Gold Dust Rosemary, Rosemary)
Gold-edged foliage makes this lovely ornamental rosemary really stand out. The fragrant, unusually thick leaves of 'Gold Dust' are dark green with golden edges. Plants are dense, moderately compact and produce rich blue flowers early in the season. This unique selection was discovered by Stephen and Julie Head of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada as a naturally occurring branch sport of Rosmarinus officinalis 'Rex.'
An old European herb most commonly associated with Mediterranean...
Rosemary is one of the great culinary herbs for the garden. With its dense, spreading habit the cultivar 'Huntington Carpet' has ornamental appeal which matches its herbal offerings. This creeping, evergreen shrub is native to the Mediterranean. Throughout the year its dark green to gray-green needle-like leaves are potently fragrant from afar. In mid-spring to early summer, small but appealing edible flowers of blue appear.
Rosemary will prosper in locations with full sun and perfectly drained,...