6 disease-resistant roses

These hardy varieties are more healthy and beautiful than ever

Rose arbor

Bob Wigand

Hot, hardy roses

Classic climber 'Altissimo' covers a weathered arbor, bearing its velvety, clove-scented red blooms at eye level and above. The rose produces up to a dozen flowers per cluster.

The perfect rose

'Julia Child'

Claire Curran

'Julia Child'

A floribunda that bears buttery blooms with an anise fragrance. Shrub is rounded. An All-America Rose Selections (AARS) winner, 2006. 

The perfect rose

'Fourth of July'

Claire Curran

'Fourth of July'

A climber that blooms along the length of its canes. Big sprays of semidouble blooms come in various combinations of red and white; some are striped, some splotched with red. Pretty against a weathered, split-rail fence. AARS winner, 1999. 

The perfect rose

‘Betty Boop’

Claire Curran

‘Betty Boop’

A floribunda with fruit-scented, semidouble flowers of yellow-ivory edged with red. The rounded shrub reblooms without deadheading. AARS winner, 1999. 

The perfect rose

‘About Face’

Claire Curran

‘About Face’

A grandiflora with bronzy red petals on the outside, light golden orange on the inside. Blooms smell like fresh-cut apples. The plant has an upright growth habit. AARS winner, 2005. 

The perfect rose

Rose border

Bob Wigand

Rose border

Pink-flowered 'Baby Blanket' shrub roses combine with pink penstemon, pale lavender society garlic, silvery lamb's ears, and creeping thyme in Mary Friestedt's Del Mar, California, garden. 

The perfect rose

 

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