'Flawless' is a Flora-Tea rose, a special type of rose developed by the Jackson & Perkins Company that combines the best characteristics of hybrid teas and floribundas. The plants have pastel pink, fully double blooms with a raspberry fragrance. The flowers grow almost 4 inches across on long stems and open in waves throughout the summer. ‘Flawless’ tolerates the heat and humidity in southern and western gardens.
A pink rose that rosarian David Austin himself calls “possibly the best rose we’ve ever bred,” ‘Olivia Rose Austin’ blooms up to three weeks earlier than most English roses. The soft pink flowers have a fruity scent and are backed by dark green foliage; the bushes grow to 3-½ feet tall and have strong disease-resistance.
Roses have and will always stand for one thing: love. More specifically, everlasting love. But this Valentine’s Day, forget the outdated red rose (blah) and opt for a softer color. A bouquet of fresh and lovely pastel pink or apricot garden roses, like this Abraham Darby rose, says “I love you” in the most romantic way.
If you want to enjoy your roses in containers on your deck or patio, grow 'Cream Veranda®. The plants were bred to thrive in containers until fall, when they can be planted into your garden. This rose has creamy, double blooms with apricot centers that open to 2-½ inches across.
This floribunda rose is outstanding for its nearly glowing, red-orange blooms.. The full flowers may remind you of lush English roses. Bred especially for containers, 'Brilliant Veranda' is stunning when combined with annuals or perennials and also thrives in a sunny bed or border.
Compact ‘Lavender™ Veranda’®, like other roses in the Veranda® series, is great as a patio plant, but it also flourishes in a sunny garden spot. This floribunda has dense, "old-fashioned" blooms. It's exceptionally cold hardy, recommended for zones 5 to 9, and holds up well in hot, humid weather.
Sculpture always adds additional visual interest to any yard and this lovely obelisk adds a memorable accent to the newly created formal garden with its crushed rock pathways, rose beds and bench seating. On the far left side, a stairway leads down to the lower yard.
Upholstered outdoor cushions and pillows create a comfortable seating area atop this stacked stone wall. A pink climbing rose breaks up the light gray fencing, and the color of the blooms relate to the colors of the pillows and cushion.
Opt for ‘Busy Bee’™ if you’re planting in a small space or container. This miniature hybrid tea has very good resistance to cold and stands up well to summer heat and humidity. The flowers start out apricot, peach and coral, gradually fading to light and hot pink at the edges. For best results, keep the plants deadheaded.
Like carnations, roses, the flowers that represent June birthdays, have different meanings for different colors. Red roses signify love, while yellow ones indicate anything from jealousy to friendship. Orange or apricot roses, like 'Lady of Shalott,' mean desire and enthusiasm.