ROSES – Large-Flowered or Hybrid Tea Roses
Recommended roses for Canberra.
Members of the Society maintain a rose garden in the grounds of the Xeriscape Garden, Weston adjacent to the CIT School of Horticulture. This is open to visitors at weekends from spring through to the end of April. There you will see many different roses and at spe-cial times of the year there are demonstrations, talks and conducted tours of the garden.
Members attend a working bee on the last Saturday morning of each month to maintain the garden, and if you would like any information on roses, you will always find someone there that morning who will be happy to help. New members are always welcome.
Included below is a list of roses all of which are good healthy fragrant roses and ideal for Canberra’s conditions. Many of the roses recommended here and in the Canberra Gardener may be found at the Xeriscape Rose Garden, but for more specific information on the culture of roses, refer to the Rose chapter in the Canberra Gardener, 9th edition. This will provide information on all aspects of rose growing.
Recommended large-flowered or hybrid tea roses.
Apricot / Copper
|Brandy||Fragrant golden apricot rose, golden stamens, glossy mahogany foliage.|
|Cubana||Light apricot, with medium well formed blooms and wavy petals. A good cut flower. Tall growing.|
|Joyfulness||Apricot flushed golden yellow fragrant blooms with long stems. Good repeat flowering characteristics and a tall grower.|
|Double Delight||Creamy white blooms edged with carmine red with a great fragrance. It fades in the heat.|
|Folklore||Fragrant salmon-apricot blooms with a cream base. It stands out and blooms well in hot weather. A tall grower.|
|My Choice||Very large, fragrant deep pink blooms on a golden yellow base. It is tall growing.|
|New Era||Fragrant yellow blooms overlaid with red, holds its colour well in all conditions.|
|Princess of Monaco||Fragrant ivory flushed clear pink, unfading blooms. It is tall-growing, prolific and reliable.|
|Royal Dane||Fragrant orange-copper blooms with red outer petals. Something a lit-tle different and reliable. A tall grower.|