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Beautiful New Roses for 2013

Be the first on your block to grow these new roses that are easy to care for, offer sweet fragrances, and make beautiful cut flowers.

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    • Francis Meilland Hybrid Tea Rose

      And the envelope please? The 2013 All-America Rose Selections (AARS) winner for 2013 is Francis Meilland. This showstopping, hardy hybrid tea won the top rose award in the United States, as well as awards in Europe. Francis Meilland will add lots of glam to your garden with large, rich white blooms with soft pink centers. Each flower measures 4 inches in diameter and has 60-65 petals. Blossoms also exhibit a strong fruity and citrusy scent. This tall hybrid tea -- it grows over 6 feet tall -- is ideal for a showy centerpiece, and the blooms make gorgeous bouquets.

      Name: Francis Meilland Rosa 'Meitroni'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

      Size: To 7 feet tall and 3 feet wide

      Zones: 5-9

      Source: Visit conard-pyle.com to find a retailer near you.

      Photo courtesy National Green Centre

    • Lady Salisbury English Rose

      A new rose with old rose charm, Lady Salisbury has sweet pink buds that open to rich pure-pink flowers that soften in shade as the blooms age. The blooms have an informal rosette shape, approximately 70 petals per flower, and emit a very light and pleasant fragrance. This rose also excels in mixed borders with perennials -- it grows 4 feet tall and about 3 feet wide -- so it fits into any border with grace.

      Name: Lady Salisbury Rosa 'Auscezed'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

      Size: To 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide

      Zones: 5-9

      Source: Visit davidaustinroses.com to find a retailer near you.

      Photo courtesy davidaustinroses.com

    • Lady of Shalott English Rose

      Hardy, robust, and disease-resistant, Lady of Shalott has chalice-shape, rich salmon-pink blooms accented by golden-yellow undersides. The roses emit a warm tea fragrance with hints of spiced apples and cloves. Lady of Shalott blooms continually throughout the season, and it's a great rose for the inexperienced gardener because it is so carefree. Named for one of Lord Alfred Tennyson's favorite poems, in which the Lady of Shalott was held by a spell broken by Lancelot, these roses will enchant your garden as well.

      Name: Lady of Shalott Rosa 'Ausnyson'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

      Size: To 4 feet tall and 3-1/2 feet wide

      Zones: 5-9

      Source: Order now from davidaustinroses.com or White Flower Farm.

      Photo courtesy davidaustinroses.com

    • England's Rose English Rose

      A repeat-bloom rose with a stiff-upper-lip attitude that Churchill himself would have appreciated, England's Rose is a tough variety particularly able to withstand rainy weather with grace. Medium-size, glowing pink blooms are shallowly cupped at first, then reflex backward. England's Rose flowers from June right up until the end of the season, so you'll have plenty of blossoms for bouquets. A sweet-smelling rose, the scent is strong, warm, and spicy. On the plant, the blooms are held in large clusters on attractive, bushy shrubs that reach 4 feet tall. Makes a great specimen plant by itself or mixed in a garden bed with perennials.

      Name: England's Rose Rosa 'Auslounge'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

      Size: To 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide

      Zones: 5-9

      Source: Visit davidaustinroses.com to find a retailer near you.

      Photo courtesy davidaustinroses.com

    • Popcorn Drift Groundcover Rose

      A beautiful groundcover rose, Popcorn Drift gets its name from the way its blooms start yellow and fade to a creamy white, resembling a kernel of popcorn. The 1-1/2-inch, 15-petal flowers smother this small bush. Ideal for small-space gardens, Popcorn Drift is also a good option for containers. This variety is particularly hardy and will do well up to Zone 5 (and possibly Zone 4 pending further testing).

      Name: Popcorn Drift Rosa 'Novarospop'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun

      Size: To 2 feet tall and wide

      Zones: 5-11

      Source: Visit conard-pyle.com to find a retailer near you.


      Photo courtesy National Green Centre

    • Queen Anne English Rose

      Queen Anne is a classic Old Rose beauty. The midsize flowers bloom in a soft and pure rose pink. This rose emits a lovely light fragrance with a hint of pear that evolves into a full-bodied Old Rose perfume. Each rose flower has about 45 petals. 'Queen Anne' is an upright and bushy rose that is at home in a formal landscaping plan as well as informal surroundings, such as a mixed perennial border or cottage garden.

      Name: Queen Anne Rosa 'Austruck'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

      Size: To 3-1/2 feet tall and 3 feet wide

      Zones: 5-9

      Source: Visit davidaustinroses.com to find a retailer near you.

      Photo courtesy davidaustinroses.com

    • Fighting Temeraire English Rose

      Named after the famous luminous JMW Turner painting of the same name, Fighting Temeraire features red-tip buds that open to equally luminous apricot flowers measuring 4-5 inches across. Although each flower has only 10 petals, they are big, tousled, and impressively held so flowers look full and rich. Fighting Temeraire has a strong and fruity fragrance of lemon zest. The rose grows into a rounded shrub, making it a good choice for a mixed border or focal point for your garden.

      Name: Fighting Temeraire Rosa 'Austrava'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

      Size: To 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide

      Zones: 5-9

      Source: Visit davidaustinroses.com to find a retailer near you.

      Photo courtesy davidaustinroses.com

    • Calypso Shrub Rose

      Just growing this new easy-care shrub rose might make you feel like you're on a tropical vacation! The plant is a big bloomer, producing tons of clusters of warm apricot-pink flowers all summer and fall. Its small size makes Calypso perfect for a foundation planting or in beds and borders with your favorite perennials.

      Name: Calypso Rosa 'BAIypso'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

      Size: To 2 feet tall and wide

      Zones: 4-9

      Source: Visit easyeleganceroses.com to find a retailer near you.

      Photo courtesy baileynurseries.com

    • The Lady's Blush English Rose

      A natural beauty, The Lady's Blush is a semidouble variety that grows on an attractive rounded plant. Blooms start as pink pointed buds and develop into rounded cups with a creamy-white center. Where the stamens join the center, they form a red ring. The Lady's Blush has 16 petals per flower and offers a light fragrance. This rose is perfect for all flower borders, landscape plantings, and cottage gardens.

      Name: The Lady's Blush Rosa 'Ausoscar'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

      Size: To 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide

      Zones: 5-9

      Source: Visit davidaustinroses.com to find a retailer near you.

      Photo courtesy davidaustinroses.com

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      Wollerton Old Hall English Rose

      The most fragrant of the new roses for 2013, Wollerton Old Hall is a Musk hybrid that has a strong myrrh scent with citrus elements. Plump buds feature red flashes and open to chalice-shape soft apricot flowers that eventually pale to a creamy hue. Flowers have 43 petals. The bush grows to 5 feet tall, but it can be trained as a climber to reach greater heights. This rose is named for Wollerton Old Hall, one of the most beautiful private gardens in the world.

      Name: Wollerton Old Hall Rosa 'Ausblanket'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

      Size: To 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide (or 8 feet as a climber)

      Zones: 5-9

      Source: Visit davidaustinroses.com to find a retailer near you.

      Photo courtesy davidaustinroses.com

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      Look-A-Likes Phloxy Baby Shrub Rose

      Another exceptional rose from the hybridizer of the Knock Out rose, Look-A-Likes Phloxy Baby is a polyantha that is as hardy and disease-resistant as it is beautiful. The upright stature and bush size of this rose -- 5 feet tall and wide -- makes it a great option for hedging. The single flowers are medium  pink, and although they are small (measuring a half-inch in diameter), the shrubs produce more than 50 blooms per stem. Bees love Phloxy Baby!

      Name: Look-A-Likes Phloxy Baby Rosa 'Radcleome'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

      Size: To 5 feet tall and wide

      Zones: 5-9

      Source: Visit conard-pyle.com to find a retailer near you.

      Photo courtesy National Green Centre

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