2018 Roses 2018-01-10T03:46:41+00:00

2018 Roses

New for 2018!

Call for additional varieties! This page shows only the January arrivals.

Frida Kahlo®

Named in honor of framed painter Frida Kahlo®.
3-4 inch blooms in small clusters.
Class: Floribunda
Height: 3-4′
Spread: 3′
Flower Color: Medium Red
Hardiness Zone: 6-9
Disease Resistant: Yes
Type: Modern Bush
Striped Rose: Red and White, or Yellow
Petal Count: 25-40
Intro Year: 2018

Lady In Red

More compact than many Climbers
Class: Climbing Rose
Color: Dark red suffused with occasional black smoke
Height/Habit: Long canes of 8-10 feet/Climbing & Spreading
Bloom/Size: Old-fashioned & very double/Large, ruffled, 31/2-41/2 inch diameter, in small clusters (35-50 petals)
Fragrance: Light tea
Hybridizing: Christian Bedard-2018-Valentine’s Day x Oh My!

Parade Day

Blooms profusely with elegant buds and flowers accompanied by a very strong citrus-like fragrance with just a hint of spice.
Class: Grandiflora
Color: Fuchsia pink striped with bright white
Height/Habit: Medium-tall/Upright & bushy
Bloom/Size: Spiraled, formal & double/Medium-large, around 3-41/2 inch diameter (25-40 petals)
Fragrance: Strong citrus-like with hints of spice
Hybridizing: Christian Bedard- 2018- Meredith x Rock & Roll

Easy-To-Love® Roses

These remarkable Easy-To-Love® roses are amazingly easy to grow. Naturally disease resistant, vigorous and flowerful — just add a little water and fertilizer to encourage these fantastic roses to show off their phenomenal flower power. Because the foliage is so healthy, the plants are lush, bushy and attractive from spring until frost.

Cinco De Mayo™

Class: Floribunda
Flower Color: Warm golden yellow
Fragrance: Strong sweet licorice & spice
Bud Form: Pointed & full
Flower Form: Old-fashioned, very full
Flower Size:Medium, up to 3½” diameter
Petal Count: Over 35
Stem Length: Medium
Plant Habit: Medium-low
Growth Habit: Very rounded & bushy
Foliage Color: Bright super-glossy green
Disease Resistance: Excellent
Hybridizer: Tom Carruth—2006
Parentage: [(Voodoo x Rosa soulieana derivative) x Summerwine] x Top Notch
Introduced By: Weeks Roses
AARS Winner: 2006

Julia Child™

Rose Name: Julia Child
Cultivar: WEKvossutono
Patent #: 18,473
Class: Floribunda
Flower Color: Warm golden yellow
Fragrance: Strong sweet licorice & spice
Bud Form: Pointed & full
Flower Form: Old-fashioned, very full
Flower Size: Medium, up to 3½” diameter
Petal Count: Over 35
Stem Length: Medium
Plant Habit: Medium-low
Growth Habit: Very rounded & bushy
Foliage Color: Bright super-glossy green
Disease Resistance: Excellent
Hybridizer: Tom Carruth—2006
Parentage: [(Voodoo x Rosa soulieana derivative) x Summerwine] x Top Notch
Introduced By: Weeks Roses
AARS Winner: 2006

Hybrid Tea Roses

Large flowers generally borne one per stem, medium to tall in habit, long cutting stems.

All My Loving™

Class: Hybrid Tea
Flower Color: Light red to dark pink
Fragrance: Moderate tea with slight spices
Bud Form: Pointed & ovoid
Flower Form: High centered & fully double
Flower Size: Large, around 4-5 inch diameter, single
Petal Count: 30 to 40
Stem Length: Medium-long
Plant Habit: Tall
Growth Habit: Upright to slightly spreading
Foliage Color: Semi-glossy medium green
Disease Resistance: Good
Hybridizer: Gareth Fryer
Parentage: Silver Anniversary x Stephen’s Big Purple
Introduced By: Weeks Roses

Chicago Peace

Class: Hybrid Tea
Flower Color: Gaudy blend of phlox pink and canary yellow
Fragrance: Slighty fruity
Bud Form: Large
Flower Form: Very double
Petal Count: 40 to 45
Plant Habit: Upright
Growth Habit: Medium
Hybridizer: Johnston—1962
Parentage: Sport of Peace

Chrysler Imperial

Class: Hybrid Tea
Flower Color: Velvety dark red
Fragrance: Strong damask rose
Flower Form: Very double
Flower Size: Large
Petal Count: 45 to 50
Plant Habit: Upright
Growth Habit: Medium
Hybridizer: Lammerts—1953
Parentage: Charlotte Armstrong x Mirandy
AARS Winner: 1953

Fragrant Cloud

Class: Hybrid Tea
Flower Color: Deep coral red-orange
Fragrance: Strong sweet spice & rose
Flower Form: Fully double
Flower Size: Large
Petal Count: 25 to 30
Plant Habit: Bushy
Growth Habit: Medium
Hybridizer: Tantau—1968
Parentage: Seedling x Prima Ballerina

Hotel California

Class: Hybrid Tea
Flower Color: Even clear yellow
Fragrance: Moderate fruity
Bud Form: Pointed & ovoid
Flower Form: Spiraled, formal
Flower Size: Large, fully double
Petal Count: 30 to 35
Stem Length: Long
Plant Habit: Medium-tall, bushy
Growth Habit: Upright
Foliage Color: Deep green
Disease Resistance: Average
Hybridizer: Orard—2001
Parentage: O Sole Mio x Gold Glow

Miss All-American Beauty

Class: Hybrid Tea
Flower Color: Deep hot pink
Fragrance: Strong rose
Flower Form: Very full
Flower Size: Large
Petal Count: 50 to 55
Plant Habit: Medium
Growth Habit: Bushy
Hybridizer: Meilland—1968
Parentage: Chrysler Imperial x Karl Herbst

Mister Lincoln

Class: Hybrid Tea
Flower Color: Velvety deep red
Fragrance: Strong damask rose
Flower Form: Fully double
Flower Size: Large
Petal Count: 30 to 35
Plant Habit: Tall
Growth Habit: Upright
Hybridizer: Swim/Weeks—1965
Parentage: Chrysler Imperial x Charles Mallerin
Introduced By: Weeks Roses

Neptune™

Class: Hybrid Tea
Flower Color: Lavender blushed purple on the very edge of the petals
Fragrance: Powerful sweet rose
Bud Form: Pointed & ovoid
Flower Form: High centered, sometimes in clusters of 2 to 3 flowers
Flower Size: Large (about 4½-5½” diameter)
Petal Count: Over 35
Stem Length: Medium to long
Plant Habit: Medium height
Growth Habit: Upright & bushy
Foliage Color: Large, dark green & glossy
Disease Resistance: Very good
Hybridizer: Tom Carruth—2005
Parentage: (Blueberry Hill x Stephen’s Big Purple) x Blue Nile
Introduced By: Weeks Roses

Perfect Moment

Class: Hybrid Tea
Flower Color: Deep yellow with a broad red edging
Fragrance: Slight fruity
Flower Form: Double
Flower Size: Medium-large
Petal Count: 25 to 30
Plant Habit: Medium
Growth Habit: Upright
Foliage Color: Dark green
Disease Resistance: Good
Hybridizer: Kordes—1991
Parentage: New Day x seedling

Pope John Paul II

Class: Hybrid Tea
Flower Color: Clean pure white
Fragrance: Strong citrus & rose
Bud Form: Pointed, elegant
Flower Form: Full & classically formed
Flower Size: Large, up to 6″ diameter
Petal Count: Over 45
Stem Length: Long
Plant Habit: Medium-tall
Growth Habit: Very upright, bushy
Foliage Color: Rich dark green
Disease Resistance: Very good
Hybridizer: Keith Zary—2008
Parentage: Secret x Fragrant Lace
Introduced By: Jackson & Perkins Co.

Rio Samba™

Rose Name: Rio Samba™
Cultivar: JACrite
Class: Hybrid Tea
Flower Color: Blushing yellow
Fragrance: Light
Flower Form: Double
Flower Size: Medium
Petal Count: About 25
Plant Habit: Medium
Growth Habit: Rounded
Hybridizer: Warriner—1993
Parentage: Seedling x Sunbright

Sedona

Class: Hybrid Tea
Flower Color: Coral blend
Fragrance: Strong pear
Flower Form: Double
Flower Size: Large
Petal Count: 25-30
Plant Habit: 5-5½’
Growth Habit: Upright
Hybridizer: Keith Zary—2010
Parentage: Artistry x Sultry

Sunset Celebration™

Class: Hybrid Tea
Flower Color: Warm apricot amber
Fragrance: Moderate fruity
Bud Form: Pointed & ovoid
Flower Form: Spiraled, formal
Flower Size: Large, 4½-5½” diameter
Petal Count: 25 to 30
Stem Length: Medium long
Plant Habit: Medium height
Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
Foliage Color: Deep green
Disease Resistance: Excellent
Hybridizer: Gareth Fryer—1998
Parentage: Pot O’Gold x seedling
Introduced By: Weeks Roses

Sweet Surrender

Class: Hybrid Tea
Flower Color: Shimmering silvery pink
Fragrance: Heavy tea rose
Flower Form: Very full
Flower Size: Large
Petal Count: 40 to 45
Plant Habit: Medium
Growth Habit: Upright
Hybridizer: O.L. Weeks—1983
Parentage: Seedling x Tiffany

Grandiflora Roses

“Gardeners who like the size and shape of hybrid tea roses but the clusters of blooms produced by floribunda roses will find the perfect balance of the two in grandiflora roses. Resulting from a cross between hybrid teas and floribundas, grandifloras produce clusters of five to seven large blooms on 3-to-5-foot-long canes. Some varieties may reach 10 feet in height, while retaining their rounded, bush-like habit. Care of these roses is similar to other rose types.” – SFGate.com

Miss Congeniality

Class: Grandiflora
Flower Color: White Edged Pink
Fragrance: Moderate sweet pear with hints of spices
Bud Form: Pointed & ovoid
Flower Form: High centered & double
Flower Size: Medium-large, around 3½-4 inch diameter, in small clusters
Petal Count: 25 to 35
Stem Length: Medium-long
Plant Habit: Medium-tall
Growth Habit: Upright & bushy
Foliage Color: Glossy dark green
Disease Resistance: Very good
Hybridizer: Christian Bédard
Parentage: {[(International Herald Tribune x Rosa soulieana derivative) x (Sweet Chariot x Blue Nile)] x (Blueberry Hill x Stephen’s Big Purple)} x (Meredith x Betty Boop)
Introduced By: Weeks Roses

Rock & Roll™

Class: Grandiflora
Flower Color: Creamy buds open to reveal wild stripes of burgundy, red & white
Fragrance: Strong rose & fruit
Bud Form: Large, pointed & ovoid
Flower Form: Very full & old-fashioned
Flower Size: Large
Petal Count: 35 plus
Stem Length: Long
Plant Habit: Medium height
Growth Habit: Upright, full & very bushy
Foliage Color: Very deep glossy green
Disease Resistance: Very good
Hybridizer: Tom Carruth—2009
Parentage: George Burns x New Zealand
Introduced By: Weeks Roses

Floribunda Roses

Medium sized flowers often more compact in habit, medium length stems.

Chihuly®

Class: Floribunda
Flower Color: Bright yellow blushing to orange and finishing deep red
Fragrance: Mild tea
Bud Form: Ovoid to slightly pointed
Flower Form: Rounded, double
Flower Size: Medium-large, 3-3½” diameter, in clusters
Petal Count: Around 25
Stem Length: Medium
Plant Habit: Medium, bushy
Growth Habit: Upright to somewhat rounded
Foliage Color: Deep green, very glossy and leathery
Disease Resistance: Very good
Hybridizer: Carruth-2004
Parentage: Scentimental x Amalia
Introduced By: Weeks Roses

Ebb Tide™

Class: Floribunda
Flower Color: Smoked deep plum purple
Fragrance: Strong spicy clove and citrus blossom
Bud Form: Pointed to globular
Flower Form: Old fashioned, very double, borne in clusters
Flower Size: Medium (about 3 to 4″ diameter)
Petal Count: Over 35
Stem Length: Medium
Plant Habit: Medium height
Growth Habit: Compact growing, rounded habit
Foliage Color: Medium green, semi-glossy
Disease Resistance: Very good
Hybridizer: Tom Carruth—2006
Parentage: (Sweet Chariot x Blue Nile) x Stephen’s Big Purple] x [(International Herald Tribune x Rosa soulieanna derivative) x (Sweet Chariot x Blue Nile)
Introduced By: Weeks Roses

Koko Loko™

Class: Floribunda
Flower Color: Milky chocolate suffusing to unusual lavender
Fragrance: Mild
Bud Form: Long, pointed & full
Flower Form: Classic, fully double
Flower Size: Medium-large, up to 4½” diameter
Petal Count: 30 to 35
Stem Length: Medium
Plant Habit: Medium height, rounded
Growth Habit: Full & bushy
Foliage Color: Deep green
Disease Resistance: Above average
Hybridizer: Christian Bédard—2012
Parentage: Blueberry Hill x Pot O’Gold
Introduced By: Weeks Roses

Love Song™

Class: Floribunda
Flower Color: Clear clean medium lavender
Fragrance: Mild citrus
Bud Form: Fat, ovoid & pointed
Flower Form: Fully double to ruffled
Flower Size: Medium large, up to 4½” diameter
Petal Count: Over 35
Stem Length: Medium
Plant Habit: Medium height
Growth Habit: Very rounded & bushy
Foliage Color: Dark green with red new shoots
Disease Resistance: Very good
Hybridizer: Tom Carruth—2013
Parentage: {Stainless Steel x [(Blueberry Hill x Stephen’s Big Purple)] x Sunset Celebration} x Memorial Day
Introduced By: Weeks Roses

Climbing Roses

Roses whose long canes can be trained along fences or walls, variable in flower size, form and mature habit.

Cecile Brunner Cl.

Class: Climbing Polyantha
Flower Color: Pastel pink
Fragrance: Moderate tea
Flower Form: In large clusters
Flower Size: Small
Petal Count: Over 30
Plant Habit: Climbing canes up to 18 feet long
Hybridizer: Hosp—1894
Parentage: Cecile Brunner sport

Joseph’s Coat Cl.

Class: Large-flowered Climber
Flower Color: Multicolors of red, pink, orange and yellow
Fragrance: Light tea
Flower Form: Double
Flower Size: Medium
Petal Count: 23 to 28
Growth Habit: Climbing canes 10 to 12 feet
Foliage Color: Glossy, apple-green
Hybridizer: Swim and Armstrong—1964
Parentage: Buccaneer x Circus

Night Owl™ Cl.

Class: Large-flowered Climber
Flower Color: Velvet purply wine-red
Fragrance: Moderate clove & spice
Bud Form: Long & pointed
Flower Form: Ruffled, semi-double
Flower Size: Large, about 4½”diameter, in large clusters
Petal Count: 8 to 12
Stem Length: Medium-long
Plant Habit: Long canes of 10 to 14 feet
Growth Habit: Medium-large for a Climber
Foliage Color: Unusual grey-green
Disease Resistance: Excellent
Hybridizer: Tom Carruth—2007
Parentage: [(International Herald Tribune x Rosa soulieana derivative) x (Sweet Chariot x Blue Nile)] x Rosy Outlook
Introduced By: Weeks Roses

Sally Holmes Cl.

Class: Shub/Climber
Flower Color: Buff buds open pure white
Fragrance: Slight
Flower Form: Large clusters
Flower Size: Large
Petal Count: 5 to 8
Pillar/climber of 6 to 12 feet
Hybridizer: Holmes—1976
Parentage: Ivory Fashion x Ballerina

“There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson