Perry's Perennial Pages

Rose Ratings

University of Vermont Horticulture Research Center

Dr. Leonard P. Perry, Extension Professor, University of Vermont

HRC=year planted, Horticulture Research Center, South Burlington, Vermont

H98, H99, H20, H01=HRC hardiness rating (May) 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001:

1=dead, 3=25-75% regrowth, 5=100% regrowth

For more information on cultivars see separate listing.

Species, cv.

HRC

H98

H99

H20

H01

type

comments

acicularis

97

5

4

5

2

species x

very early, circumpolar, spreads, leafspots

Adelaide Hoodless

97

1

x

x

x

Parkland

Adelaide Hoodless

99

x

x

2

x

Agnes

97

5

3

1

x

Rugosa

alba maxima

97

5

4

4

3

Alba

Jacobite R., org hips

Alchymist

98

x

3

2

5

Shrub

Germany

Alex MacKenzie

97

5

4

3

4

Explorer

Alika

99

x

x

1

x

Gallica

Russia

Amy Robsart

98

x

4

2

3

Shrub

England, eglantaria, nice hips

Anna Zinkeisen

98

x

1

x

x

Shrub

Harkness--England

Assiniboine

97

3

1

x

x

Shrub

from Canada

Autumn Bouquet

98

x

1

x

x

Shrub

Belle Poitevine

20

x

x

x

5

Rugosa

France

Birdie Blye

98

x

2

2

3

Shrub

USA

Blanc Double de Coubert

97

1

x

x

x

Rugosa

fall color

Blanc Double de Coubert

20

x

x

x

1

blanda (Hudson's Bay R)

98

x

3

2

4

species

near thornless, fall: red stems, gr lvs

Bonica

97

2

1

x

x

Meidiland

Camaieux

98

x

5

1

x

Gallica

France

Canary Bird

98

x

3

5

4

Shrub

arching, nice hips, R. xanthina, early to bud

Captain Samuel Holland

97

5

5

4

4

Explorer

Cardinal Hume

98

x

1

x

x

Shrub

Harkness--England

Carefree Beauty

20

x

x

x

1

shrub

Buck-Iowa, good hips

centifolia

98

x

4

1

x

Centifolia

Provence or Cabbage Rose",

Champlain

97

3

1

x

x

Explorer

Charles Albanel

97

3

5

5

5

Explorer

rugosa, excellent foliage, low

Charles de Mills

97

3

4

3

5

Gallica

Complicata

97

4

3

2

1

Gallica

org-red hips

Conditorum

98

x

5

3

2

Gallica

Hungarian Rose

Constance Spry

97

3

2

2

4

David Austin

Country Dancer

97

2

1

x

x

Shrub

Cuthbert Grant

97

3

3

3

1

Parkland

weak, poor vigor

David Thompson

97

3

5

5

5

Explorer

Delicata

98

x

5

5

5

Rugosa

twig blight '98, nice foliage

DeMontarville

20

x

x

x

3

shrub

Ag Canada (Que.), leafspots

eglanteria

98

x

4

4

3

species x

Sweetbriar of Eng., fragrant lvs, red hips

Elveshorn

98

x

3

1

x

Shrub

Kordes, thorny, fls late!

Essex

98

x

4

2

3

Shrub

Denmark, large clusters, poor vigor

Felicite Parmentier

97

5

4

3

4

Alba

leaf damage

Flower Carpet

97

2

2

1

x

Shrub

Ger., fall color; die WP 97

foetida bicolor

98

x

3

1

x

species

Austrian Copper

Frontenac

99

x

x

4

4

Fru Dagmar Hastrup

97

1

x

x

x

Rugosa

fall color, large red hips, large flowers

Fru Dagmar Hastrup

20

x

x

x

4

good foliage

gallica officinalis

97

1

x

x

x

Gallica

Apothecary's R, Red R. of Lancaster

gallica officinalis

20

x

x

x

3

George Vancouver

99

x

x

5

3

Explorer

disease resistant, nice hips

Geranium

97

5

3

1

x

Moyesii

glauca (rubrifolia)

97

5

4

1

x

species x

pur-red stems, gray-gr lvs, red hips

Grootendorst Supreme

97

4

5

4

5

Rugosa

clustered flowers

Gros Chou d'Hollande

98

x

3

2

3

Centifolia

Big Cabbage of Holland

Hansa

97

5

4

4

4

Rugosa

red hips, twig blight '98, sparse lvs, leafspots

Harison's Yellow

97

1

x

x

x

species

Harison's Yellow

20

x

x

x

5

Henri Martin

97

4

4

4

4

Moss

among hardiest of Moss, good grn. Lvs late

Henry Hudson

97

4

4

5

5

Explorer

rugosa, needs more fertility

Henry Kelsey

86

4

3

3

2

Explorer

arching, hardy

Hope for Humanity

20

x

x

x

3

shrub

Canada

hugonis (China R)

97

2

3

4

5

species x

arching canes, red fall color

J.P. Connell

97

4

3

2

1

Explorer

few thorns

Jens Munk

97

3

4

4

4

Explorer

nice org. fall color

John Cabot

97

4

4

4

4

Explorer

partially recurrent, some leafspots

John Davis

86

4

4

4

4

Explorer

long canes

John Franklin

97

1

x

x

x

Explorer

John Franklin

99

x

x

3

3

poor vigor

Koenigen von Daenemark

97

5

5

3

4

Alba

leafspots

LambertClosse

20

x

x

x

2

Explorer

Leander

97

1

x

x

x

David Austin

partially recurrent

Leander

99

x

x 2 3

Louis Jolliet

99

x

x

3

1

Explorer

clustered bloom, disease resistant

Madame Hardy

97

4

4

3

3

Damask

extensive leafspots

Magnifica

97

5

5

5

5

Shrub

eglanteria, org-red fall hips/color

Maidens Blush

97

5

3

4

5

Alba

Marguerite Hilling

98

x

2

3

1

species x

England, hardy, Moyesii hybrid, weak

Marie Bugnet

20

x

x

x

4

Explorer

long bloom, no hips, red winter canes

Martin Frobisher

86

5

2

2

2

Explorer

no hips, red winter canes

Max Graf

99

x

x

5

3

shrub

long cane, quite low

Meidiland Alba

97

1

x

x

x

Meidiland

small flowers

Meidiland Cherry

97

2

1

x

x

Meidiland

Meidiland Fuchsia

97

2

2

1

x

Meidiland

Meidiland Pearl

97

3

1

x

x

Meidiland

Meidiland Pink

98

x

2

3

2

Meidiland

Meidiland Scarlet

97

1

x

x

x

Meidiland

Meidiland White

86

4

2

2

1

Meidiland

Moje Hammarberg

20

x

x

x

5

Rugosa

Sweden, red hips, good foliage

Mont Blanc

98

x

5

3

1

Rugosa

fall hips, Ger., twig blight '98

Monte Casino

97

5

4

3

5

Rugosa

twig blight '98

Monte Rosa

98

x

3

5

5

Rugosa

fall hips, Ger., tiwg blight '98

Morden Blush

97

3

3

2

3

Parkland

Morden Centennial

97

3

2

1

x

Parkland

lg fls, dk fol.

Morden Fireglow

97

4

2

1

x

Parkland

Morden Ruby

97

2

1

x

x

Parkland

small fls

Morden Ruby

99

x

x

3

2

Parkland

multiflora inermis

98

x

3

3

5

species x

Korea,Japan, thornless, arching, bright hips

Nevada

98

x

1

x

x

species x

Spain, flushed pink, Moyesii hybrid

Odense City

20

x

x

x

5

shrub

Denmark, compact

Orange Triumph

98

x

2

x

x

Polyantha

Germany, hardy, disease resistant

Parfum de L'Hay

97

2

4

2

3

Rugosa

strongest rugosa scent, leafspots

Perpetual White Moss

97

3

1

x

x

Moss

sport of Q. Saisons, brown-gr moss stems

Polareis

20

x

x

x

5

Rugosa

Meilland--France

Pompon Blanc Parfait

99

x

x

5

5

Alba

Prairie Dawn

97

3

3

3

2

Parkland

leafspots

Prairie Fire

20

x

x

x

3

shrub

Univ. MN

Prairie Joy

99

x

x

3

3

shrub

Canada

primula

98

x

4

5

3

species

China, Incense R., arching, frag. fol, red hips

Purple Pavement

99

x

x

5

5

good foliage, hips

Quatre Saisons

98

x

5

2

1

Damask

Autumn Damask, damascena bifera

Redoute'

97

2

2

2

3

David Austin

sport of Mary Rose

Refulgence

98

x

4

3

4

Shrub

England, eglantaria, scented foliage

Rosa Mundi

98

x

5

4

2

Gallica

gallica versicolor, oldest striped, late to leaf

Rosanna

20

x

x

x

3

shrub

long canes

Rose of Castile

98

x

4

2

2

Damask

species "Damask" rose

rugosa alba plena

20

x

x

x

5

rugosa

fall color, nice foliage

Schneekoppe

97

5

5

4

4

Rugosa

Snow Pavement, some leafspots

Schneezwerg

97

3

4

3

1

Rugosa

Snow Dwarf, red hips

Sea Foam

98

x

3

1

x

Shrub

disease resistant, groundcover

Seven Sisters

97

4

5

3

5

Shrub

Shropshire Lass

98

x

3

2

4

David Austin

some leafspots

Sir Thomas Lipton

97

4

5

4

4

Rugosa

late, yellow fall lvs., some leafspots

Snow Pavement

97

4

4

5

5

Rugosa

Ger. Pavement series

Souvenir Philemon Cochet

20

x

x

x

4

Rugosa

large flowers, needs fertility

Stanwell Perpetual

97

2

1

x

x

spinosissima

damascena bifera x spin., rebloom

Stanwell Perpetual

20

x

x

x

3

Starina

97

2

1

x

x

miniature

Sunblaze

97

1

x

x

x

miniature

Sweet Sunblaze

97

4

2

x

x

miniature

The Fairy

97

3

2

2

1

Polyantha

twig blight '98

Therese Bugnet

97

5

4

5

5

Rugosa

repeats,arching,gray-gr fol,fall color/red stems

Tuscany

98

x

5

4

3

Gallica

velvety, purplish, Old Velvet R., late to leaf

Viking Queen

20

x

x

x

3

shrub

long cane climbing, parent of Explorers

White Bath

98

x

5

2

3

Moss

England, "White Moss", poor vigor

Wild Flower

97

1

x

x

x

David Austin

William Baffin

86

5

5

5

5

Explorer

hardy climber

Winchester Cathedral

97

1

x

x

x

David Austin

sport of Mary Rose

Windrush

97

1

x

x

x

David Austin

Winnipeg Parks

20

x

x

x

2

Parkland

Canada

xanthina (Manchu R.)

97

5

4

5

5

species x

Asia, nice org. fall color, early red hips

York & Lancaster

97

3

3

3

2

Damask

damascena versicolor

Zwerg

98

x

4

5

5

Rugosa

German "Dwarf Pavement", twig blight '98

Appreciation is expressed to the following for support of these trials:

New England Grows

VT Assn of Professional Horticulturists

VT Agr Expmt Station

Friends of the Garden and Friends of the Hort Farm


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