Royal National Rose Society Gardens
The Royal National Rose Society Gardens known as The Gardens of The Rose, were the gardens and headquarters of The Royal National Rose Society at Bone Hill, Chiswell Green, St Albans, Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom. The Royal National Rose Society was established in 1876 and the gardens were opened over 50 years ago by Mary, Princess Royal, a Patron of the society at the time; the Society's stated aim was to create a "living dictionary" of roses. The gardens contain; the Royal National Rose Society went into administration on 15 May 2017. The Gardens are permanently closed; the Royal Entomological Society refurbished the mansion at Bone Hill to become the society's headquarters known as Butterfly World. Following a £27 million build, the project was launched in March 2008 at an event at the Royal Society in London. In December 2015, it was closed
'Alain' is a popular red floribunda rose variety. It was developed by Francis Meilland from the Meilland family of France and introduced in 1946, named for the breeders son, present-day company head Alain Meilland, a young boy at the time; the new variety won a gold medal at Geneva that year. The bright red flowers are scented and range up in 8 cm in diameter and flat, which exposes the bright yellow stamens to view. Blooms occur in open clusters, up to as many as nine, throughout the season; the shrubs have glossy, dark foliage and upright, bushy form, reaching a height of 80 cm at a width of 60 cm. The cultivar is winter hardy up to −29° C.'Alain' was developed from a cross of'Guinée' and'Wilhelm', in turn crossed with'Orange Triumph'. Delforge of Belgium introduced a climbing sport'Climbing Alain' in 1957.'Alain' was selected as Most Beautiful French Rose at the Lyon Rose Trials in 1946. In 1948 another gold medal was won at the Geneva Rose Trials. HelpMeFind Roses:'Alain'
Rosa 'Harison's Yellow'
'Harison's Yellow' known as R. × harisonii, the Oregon Trail Rose or the Yellow Rose of Texas, is a rose cultivar which originated as a chance hybrid in the early 19th century. It is a seedling of Rosa foetida and Rosa pimpinellifolia; the cultivar first bloomed at the suburban villa of George Folliott Harison, between 8th and 9th Avenues on 32nd Street, north of New York City. The site of Harison's villa is now just south of the present General Post Office; the nurseryman William Prince of Long Island took cuttings and marketed the rose in 1830.'Harison's Yellow' is naturalized at abandoned house sites through the west and is found as a feral rose along the Oregon Trail.'Harison's Yellow' was planted by the Heritage Rose Foundation in the Spring of 2009 near the grave of George Folliott Harison. The planting is now a part of the Heritage Rose District of NYC; the cultivar has semi-double, clear yellow flowers with an average diameter of 5 to 6 centimetres, up to 25 petals, a cupped bloom form, a fruity fragrance.
They appear in clusters in an early spring flush, lasting for three to four weeks.'Harison's Yellow' has prickles, greenish grey leaves with seven to nine leaflets, develops many small, globular rose hips. The young hips are first green red, turn to black in the ripe fruits, that reach an average diameter of 1.5 centimetres. The bushy shrub forms suckers on its own roots, reaches a height and width of 1 to 1.75 metres. The cultivar tolerates drought and poorer soils, needs little care, is winter hardy – down to −35 °C, it can be planted solitary, as hedges. Schaffert, Nancy. "My favorite plant:'Harison's Yellow' rose," Flower & Garden Magazine, March–April, 1997 Christopher, Thomas. In Search of Lost Roses 1983.
Rosa 'Arthur Bell'
Rosa'Arthur Bell' is a rose cultivar, bred by Sam McGredy IV in Northern Ireland in 1956. It is a cross between'Cläre Grammerstorf' and'Piccadilly', is classed as a modern floribunda rose.'Arthur Bell' forms compact deciduous shrub of upright bushy growth to 1 m height with repeat-flowering properties. In summer it bears clusters of fragrant, bright yellow flowers fading to pale yellow, they have up to 25 petals. This rose has gained numerous awards, including the Royal National Rose Society's Certificate of Merit, the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit, it was named for the Scotch whisky maker. There is a climbing sport, discovered by Pearce in 1978 and introduced as'Arthur Bell, Cl.'. In 2001, the sport was granted the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit
Rosa 'Camp David'
'Camp David' is a red hybrid tea rose developed by Mathias Tantau, Jr. in 1984. The cultivar forms nearly black buds, which turn a deep red when blooming – and retain that color better under sun exposure than many other red roses; the fragrant flowers have an average diameter of about 13 cm and conserve their elegant form for a long time. Due to their solitary growth, they are used as cut flowers as well as in gardens; the robust shrubs are of average height weather and disease resistant and bloom in flushes throughout the season. While the rose was hybridized in Germany, it was not introduced in its home country but in Australia, where the cultivar is well liked.'Camp David' on helpmefind.com Agnes Pahler: Rosen: die große Enzyklopädie. Dorling Kindersley, Starnberg 2004, ISBN 3-8310-0590-7
Rosa 'Blush Noisette'
Rosa'Blush Noisette' is a light pink Noisette rose introduced by Phillipe Noisette around 1815. It was one of the first Noisette roses, over time has been called by a multitude of names, including Rosa × noisettiana,'Rosier de Philippe Noisette','Noisette de l'Inde,'Blush Cluster', or'Noisette Carnée'. According to the RHS Encyclopedia of Roses, the cultivar is called'Blush Noisette' in America, otherwise known as'Noisette Carnée'.'Blush Noisette' arose as a seedling from the light pink rose hybrid'Champney's Pink Cluster', introduced by Champneys around 1811, was the first frost-hardy climber flowering giving the cultivar importance as a parent rose. The dainty, semi-double to double flowers appear solitary and in tight clusters on long, smooth stems, they have a diameter of up to 2.5 inches with up to 35 petals. Their colour changes from crimson buds to pale lilac pink and fades to pinkish white in mature petals.'Blush Noisette' is described to have a characteristic clove-like fragrance varying in strength.
The flowers appear continuously throughout the season, that can span the entire year in warmer regions. The vigorous plant is a small climber or a tall shrub rose, reaching 1.5 to 2.5 meters height at a width of 1.5 m, but needs a few years to grow to its final height, as the cultivars puts more energy into its many flowers. As a climber, the cultivar can be trained to reach heights of up to 4.5 metres. The dense shrub has long arching shoots with a reddish colour few prickles, many soft, glossy leaves; the foliage is medium to dark grey green with crimson veins.'Blush Noisette' tolerates half shade, is disease resistant and heat tolerant, but not hardy in severe winters and the flowers are damaged by rain. It can be grown solitary, in dense hedges, or with some support be trained as a climber and is well suited for obelisk trellises
Rosa 'Anne Harkness'
'Anne Harkness' is a floribunda rose variety developed by Jack Harkness and introduced in 1979. It is an apricot rose, but with shadings of yellow at the base and in the center, is notable for flowering late in the year, producing clusters of 6 to 20 flowers up to 7 cm in size; the double, medium-sized flowers are only lightly scented, but are well suited for cut flowers. The rosebushes have an upright form, dense middle green foliage; the parentage of'Anne Harkness' is somewhat complicated:'Bobby Dazzler' × The cultivar was named'Anne Harkness' to mark the 21st birthday of the breeder's niece, Peter Harkness' daughter Anne. HelpMeFind Roses:'Anne Harkness'