Species Roses

Roses that are Classified as Species Roses

 

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This is a group of species and near-species roses. What they have most in common is that they have occurred without much deliberate help from man. That will generally mean that the flowers are simple and natural looking and that the roses grow on long, arching, fairly well branched canes that look good at the edge of a woodland. And in a number of cases the roses will tolerate a bit more shade than will hybrid teas or china roses. Many of these, especailly the larger ones, are not the roses one sets down along a path in a formal garden, but they can be of great use in more naturalistic settings.

The banksian roses will completely cover a large wall with bloom once a year - a specatacle that is unlike any other. R. wichurana will cover the ground with shiny leaves. R. glauca produces small pink roses that are of almost no interest, but the orange hips look outstanding against the foliage and give the plant strong interest through much of the fall. Several British garden writers complain that Canary Bird is overused, and perhaps it is in that country, but it probably would be the best choice for some garden settings stateside. A lot of rose lovers will turn up their noses at species roses. And that is okay because in some ironic sense they are less like what we think a rose is than any other sort of rose. Sometimes that is precisely the reason one might use one in the garden.

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Cultivar Class Color FragranceBreeder Hardiness
Species Climber
White
Slight
Jacques
Zone 5
Species Climber
White
Strong
Zone 8
Species Climber
Yellow
Moderate
Zone 8
Species Climber
Buff
Strong
Zone 8
Species Shrub
Pink
None
3
Species Rambler
Strong
Nature
Zone 6
Species Shrub
Rose
Slight
Zone 6
Species Shrub
Primrose
Nature
Zone 4
Species Climber
Primrose
Moderate
Hurst
Zone 4
Species Shrub
Pink
Strong
Nature
Zone 4
Species Shrub
Lilac
None
Nature
Zone 4
Species Shrub
Primrose
None
Nature
Zone 3
Species Climber
White
Slight
Jacques
Zone 6
Species Rambler
Pale Pink
Moderate
Jacques
Zone 7
Species Shrub
Primrose
Moderate
Lee
Zone 5
Species Climber
Candy Pink
Slight
Nature
Zone 6
Species Shrub
Chrome Yellow
Moderate
Nature
Zone 4
Species Rambler
White
Strong
Nature
Zone 7
Species Shrub
Pink
Strong
Nature
Zone 5
Species Shrub
Vermilion
Moderate
Nature
Zone 4
Species Shrub
Rose
Slight
Nature
Zone 5
Species Shrub
Pink
None
Nature
Zone 5
Species Shrub
Yellow
None
Nature
Zone 6
Species Shrub
White
None
Nature
Zone 6
Species Shrub
Pale Pink
Nature
Zone 3
Species Climber
White
Nature
Species Shrub
Cerise
Strong
Nature
Zone 3
Species Shrub
White
Moderate
Zone 4
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