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Traditional & Climbing Roses

Roses are a beloved part of our gardens, with an abundance of styles and colors to choose from!

Climbing Roses: Add grace & nostalgia to any garden. Use them on walls & fences, pillars & posts, trellises or entrance ways. An added bonus is that they require very little pruning. Almost all are repeat bloomers.

David Austin English Roses: After more than fifty years of breeding, these combine the flower forms and fragrance of old roses with the wider color selection, repeat-blooming and disease resistance of today’s modern roses.

Floribunda Roses: Ideal for borders or containers, they are lower growing. With a cluster of flowers topping each stem, Floridbunda roses provide an almost constant show of color, and bloom more freely than hybrid teas and grandifloras.

Grandiflora Roses: Tall elegant plants that bloom repeatedly during the season, they generally feature clustered blossoms with stems which are slightly shorter than those of hybrid tea roses.

Shrub/Landscape Roses: Selected from a variety of classes based on their ease of care. Landscape Roses are disease-resistant, require little pruning, grow quickly to fill a space and provide a long seasonal show of color.

Tea Roses: Tall, elegant plants producing the classic long-stem rose. They produce individual blossoms and flower repeatedly during the season. Hybrid Tea Roses are one of the world's most popular types of roses due to their color and flower form.

Not all varieties available at all locations- call your closest Meadows Farms to ask about availability.

CLIMBING ROSE, AMERICA

Rosa ‘America’

Description: Bred from 'Fragrant Cloud' this continual blooming intensely fragrant climbing rose with pointed buds open into fully double blooms of salmon, with a brownish cast. Very beautiful, yet unusual. Large mid-green foliage. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 10-12’ and width of 5-7’

Light: Full-part sun

Uses: Cutting, fragrance, specimen, rose garden

America Climbing Rose

 

 

CLIMBING ROSE, BLAZE

Rosa ‘Blaze’

Description: One of the finest and most popular red climbers. Bright scarlet, 3" semi-double, cupped blooms produced in clusters with a light fragrance set against dark green foliage. A continual bloomer. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 10-15’ and width of 8-10’

Light: Full-part sun

Uses: Cutting, fragrance, specimen, rose garden

Blaze Climbing Rose

 

 

CLIMBING ROSE, FOURTH OF JULY

Rosa ‘Fourth of July’

Description: It is one of the most eye-catching and beautiful of all the striped roses. Large semi-double 4" blooms (petals10-12) of velvety, scarlet-red striped with white. The long lasting blooms are produced in large sprays and are blessed by a spicy/sweet apple fragrance. The vigorous disease-resistant continually blooming plant is clothed with sparkling, deep-green foliage that sets off to perfection the superb blooms. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 8-10’ and width of 6’

Light: Full-part sun

Uses: Cutting, fragrance, specimen, rose garden

Fourth of July Climbing Rose

 

 

CLIMBING ROSE, GOLDEN SHOWERS

Rosa ‘Golden Showers’

Description: One of the most profuse blooming of all yellow climbers. Semi-double 4" blooms of golden-yellow with ruffled petals on an upright continual blooming nearly thorn-less plant that makes a good pillar. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 7-10’ and width of 5’

Light: Full-part sun

Uses: Cutting, fragrance, specimen, rose garden

Golden Showers Climbing Rose

 

 

CLIMBING ROSE, JOSEPH’S COAT

Rosa ‘Joseph’s Coat’

Description: The most strikingly colorful of all climbing roses. Large trusses of medium sized, semi-double 4" blooms (petals 12+) of cherry-red, overlaid, shaded and blended with gold. They open fully to show rich deep golden centers. An upright continually blooming plant with dark-green glossy foliage. Very vigorous and easy to grow in inferior soil. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 8-12’ and width of 6’

Light: Full-part sun

Uses: Cutting, fragrance, specimen, rose garden, hedge

Joseph's Coat Climbing Rose

 

 

CLIMBING ROSE, NEW DAWN

Rosa ‘New Dawn’

Description: The yardstick against which all repeat flowering climbers are judged! Silvery, blush-pink, 3” double flowers with nice form produced in profusion on a great repeat blooming plant. May be grown as a shrub, a climber or great for growing into trees. Deciduous. Very fragrant. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 12-18’ and width of 6-10’ if left unpruned

Light: Full sun-shade

Uses: Cutting, fragrance, pots, shade

New Dawn Climbing Rose

 

 

DAVID AUSTIN ROSE, ALNWICK

Rosa ‘Ausgrab’

Description: Pretty rich pink, cup-shaped buds gradually open to a deeply cupped flower, later developing into a broad, full-petalled, shallow cup of a soft pink, which is paler at the outer edges. A nice rounded, bushy growth habit with plentiful green foliage. A good Old Rose fragrance with just a hint of raspberry. Deciduous. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 3-4’ and width of 2-3’

Light: Full-part sun

Uses: Fragrance, pots, formal rose gardens

Alnwick David Austin Rose

 

 

DAVID AUSTIN ROSE, CHARLOTTE

Rosa ‘Auspoly’

Description: Exquisite flowers of a soft yellow color. The blooms start off beautifully cupped, later opening out to form a rosette shape. Each bloom is packed with numerous small petals. A pleasant Tea Rose fragrance, this variety is very free flowering variety, which repeats well. Excellent green foliage and a compact, bushy habit. Deciduous. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 3-4’ and width of 2-3’

Light: Full-part sun

Uses: Fragrance, pots, formal rose gardens

Charlotte David Austin Rose

 

 

DAVID AUSTIN ROSE, DARCEY BUSSELL

Rosa ‘Ausdecorum’

Description: Beautiful deep rich crimson flowers are produced freely and with excellent continuity. Rosette flowers have a pleasing, fruity fragrance. Short, bushy growth makes it an excellent shrub. Deciduous. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 2-3’ and width of 1-2’

Light: Full-part sun

Uses: Fragrance, pots, formal rose gardens

Darcey Bussell David Austin Rose

 

 

DAVID AUSTIN ROSE, GRAHAM THOMAS

Rosa ‘Ausmas’

Description: The cup shaped flowers are of medium size. Their color is an unusually rich, pure yellow. There is a medium-strong, fresh tea rose fragrance, with a cool violet character typical of its color group. It has attractive, smooth green foliage. Good repeat-flowering from early summer onwards. Deciduous. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 4-5’ and width of 3-4’. (10-12’ as a climber.)

Light: Full sun- shade

Uses: Fragrance, pots, formal rose gardens, shade

Graham Thomas David Austin Rose

 

 

DAVID AUSTIN ROSE, LADY OF SHALOTT

Rosa ‘Ausnyson’

Description: The young buds are a rich orange-red. These open to form chalice-shaped blooms, filled with loosely-arranged petals. Each petal has a salmon pink upper side which contrasts beautifully with the attractive golden-yellow reverse. Flowers have a pleasant, warm, tea fragrance with hints of spiced apple and cloves. Mid-green leaves have attractive, slightly bronzed tones when young, Deciduous. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 3-4’ and width of 3-4’

Light:  Full-part sun

Uses: Fragrance, pots, formal rose gardens

Lady of Shalott David Austin Rose

 

 

DAVID AUSTIN ROSE, LICHFIELD ANGEL

Rosa ‘Ausrelate’

Description: The flowers of this rose commence as charming peachy pink cups.. Each bloom has a perfect ring of creamy-apricot waxy petals enclosing numerous smaller petals. Eventually the petals turn back to form a large, domed, creamy-white flowers. The overall effect is almost pure white. The fragrance is generally light but has strong elements of clove at one stage. Deciduous. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 3-4’ and width of 2-3’

Light: Full-part sun

Uses: Fragrance, pots, formal rose gardens

Lichfield Angel David Austin Rose

 

 

FLORIBUNDA ROSE, JULIA CHILD

Rosa ‘Julia Child’

Description: Like Julia Child's cooking, the fragrance of this rose is a delight to the senses having a mild licorice scent. Buttery golden yellow 4" blooms (petals 20+) cover this continual blooming plant. Excellent in the flowerbed or as a landscape specimen plant. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height and width of 4’

Light: Full sun- shade

Uses: Fragrance, pots, shade

Julia Child Floribunda Rose

 

 

GRANDIFLORA ROSE, ABOUT FACE

Rosa ‘About Face’

Description: Unique among bi-color roses, the reverse coloring demands a double-take. Each petal bears darker bronzy-red on the outside and lighter golden-orange on the inside. As the pointed buds open into full, supped, old-fashioned blooms an array of shades dance and blend, and the effect is exotic. Color combined with clean, deep green foliage make this robust, upright winner worth another look! Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage. Very vigorous. Deciduous. Slightly fragrant. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 4-6’ and width of 3-4’

Light: Full sun

Uses: Cutting, fragrance, pots

About Face Grandiflora Rose

 

 

GRANDIFLORA ROSE, FRAGRANT PLUM

Rosa ‘Fragrant Plum’

Description: Very long, elegant buds open into lovely, large, 4" double blooms that are a most unusual color combination of lavender toward the center, gradually shading to smoky plum-purple toward the edges. Add to this the fact that it is blessed with a wonderful, strong fruity perfume. The flowers are produced on long stems for cutting. A tall continually blooming upright bush. Makes a good cut flower. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 5’ and width of 4’

Light: Full-part sun

Uses: Cutting, fragrance, pots

Fragrant Plum Grandiflora Rose

 

 

GRANDIFLORA ROSE, QUEEN ELIZABETH

Rosa ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Description: Next to 'Peace' it is the most widely grown rose in the world. Pink 3-4" blooms are borne singly and in clusters have a cupped, high centered form. One can see it growing in almost all gardens in England and throughout the US. Makes a good cut flower. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 5-7’ and width of 3-4’

Light: Full-part sun

Uses: Cutting, pots

Queen Elizabeth Grandiflora Rose

 

 

GRANDIFLORA ROSE, TWILIGHT ZONE

Rosa ‘Twilight Zone’

Description: Big fat buds open to very double old-fashioned flowers of deep velvet purple overlaid with a wisp of smoke…a purple haze for the garden. Strong scent of clove and lemony citrus blossom. Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage. Deciduous. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 3-4’ and width of 2-3’

Light: Full sun

Uses: Cutting, fragrance, pots

Twilight Zone Grandiflora Rose

 

 

SHRUB ROSE, HOME RUN

Rosa ‘WEKPhom’

Description: Like its parent Knock Out, this bright new champ has superior resistance to black-spot and powdery mildew. The bold red, single 3" bloom will be a show-off in containers, hedging and just about any place a cheerful color is added to the landscape.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height and width of 3-4’

Light: Full-part sun

Uses: Containers, mass plantings, shrub borders

Home Run Shrub Rose

 

 

SHRUB ROSE, TEQUILA GOLD

Rosa ‘Tequila Gold’

Description: Golden-yellow medium to large flowers in small clusters, with a cupped, ruffled bloom. Medium-sized bushy form with medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage. Vigorous grower. Deciduous. Not fragrant. Repeat bloomer. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height and width of 2-3’

Light: Full sun

Uses: Cutting, pots

Tequila Gold Shrub Rose

 

 

ROSE, YELLOW LADY BANKS’

Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’

Description: Adds an elegant and dramatic look to gardens with its cascading masses of tiny, buttery yellow blooms, which cover the arching branches all summer. Propagates effortlessly from cuttings. Lady Banks’ roses bloom on two- to three-year-old wood. Well-drained soil supplemented with organic matter.

Growth: Fast-growing climber; reaches height (or length) of 12-20’

Light: Full sun to partial shade.

Uses: Often used on fences, trellises, or espaliered against walls.

Lady Banks' Rose

 

 

TEA ROSE, CHICAGO PEACE

Rosa ‘Chicago Peace’

Description: Gorgeous, classically formed 5+" blooms on a very vigorous plant. The color is a striking blend of phlox-pink and creamy yellow with orange tones (natural genetic color mutation) having a pleasant fruity fragrance. A sport of the world’s most famous rose 'Peace'. This continually blooming rose makes a good cut flower. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 3-4’ and width of 3’

Light: Full-partial sun

Uses: Cutting, fragrance, pots

Chicago Peace Tea Rose

 

 

TEA ROSE, CHRYSLER IMPERIAL

Rosa ‘Chrysler Imperial’

Description: Lovely, long pointed buds open to globular flowers of dark velvety red. The 4-5” blooms contain a strong citrus scent. A must in any flower arrangements. The bush is nicely shaped with semi-glossy foliage. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 3’ and width of 2-3’

Light: Full-part sun

Uses: Cutting, fragrance, pots

Chrysler Imperial Tea Rose

 

 

TEA ROSE, PEACE

Rosa ‘Peace’

Description: Beautiful, large, heavy cupped to high centered 6" blooms of golden primrose-yellow with soft rose-pink shadings on what should be a strong growing continual blooming bush with large, rich-green, leathery foliage. Makes a good cut flower. Deciduous. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 4’ and width of 3’

Light: Full-part sun

Uses: Cutting, fragrance, pots

Peace Tea Rose

 

 

TEA ROSE, PERFUME DELIGHT

Rosa ‘Perfume Delight’

Description: This rich, deep rose-pink beauty produces elegant buds that open into large, fully double 5" blooms (petals 32) which are borne on long stems for cutting. The perfume is strong, heady old damask rose fragrance. A vigorous, strong, upright continual blooming growing bush with dark green foliage. Well-drained soil supplemented with organic matter.

Growth: Fast growth rate to height and width of 3-4’

Light: Full sun to partial shade.

Uses: Cutting, fragrance, pots

Perfume Delight Tea Rose

 

 

TEA ROSE, TROPICANA

Rosa ‘Tropicana’

Description: An all-time favorite hybrid tea with bright orange-red blend blooms and a fragrance to match its strong color and character. Can be prone to mildew and will require protection if planted where temperatures drop below freezing. Continual blooms, 30-35 petals. Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Growth: Moderate growth rate to height of 4-6’ and width of 3-4’

Light: Full-part sun

Uses: Cutting, fragrance, pots           

Tropicana Tea Rose