Roses In Alphabetical Order ‘G’
‘Gabrielle Privat’ Roses (Polyantha, Introduced – 1931)Large pyramidal clusters of 30 to 50 semi-double blooms are produced on the neat, low-growing plants of ‘Gabrielle Privat’. Flowering begins in spring and continues in great profusion through fall. Individual blooms are carmine-pink and 1 1/4 inches across. They are attractively displayed against lush bright green foliage.
The bush has a full, mounding habit and requires little pruning except to thin and remove dead growth. Plants of ‘Gabrielle Privat’ are rugged” and tolerate a wide range of soils. A good choice for small gardens or for massing, they are also pretty in containers.
‘Garden Party’ Roses (Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1959)The lightly fragrant blooms of ‘Garden Party’ are pale yellow fading to white, with light pink petal tips. Each flower is cup shaped and double, with petals flaring 4 to 5 inches across. Their color deepens somewhat in fall. They bloom profusely in mid-season, with a good repeat. Leaves are semi-glossy and dark green with reddish undersides.
The vigorous, bushy plants are valuable in the garden, where they are especially dramatic when planted in large groups. The flowers are excellent for cutting. ‘Garden Party’ rose is somewhat susceptible to mildew and may develop black spot in damp weather.
‘Gartendirektor Otto Linne’ Roses (Shrub, Introduced – 1934)The ruffled blossoms of ‘Gartendirektor Otto linne’ are borne on long stems in slightly pendulous clusters of up to 30 blooms. Individual flowers are double and have a moderate, carnation-like fragrance. The carmine-pink petals are edged with a darker pink and are yellow-white at the base. Foliage is leathery and bright apple green.
This rose is vigorous and bushy. The rose can be used to create an elegant hedge and in mild climates can be trained as a climber. Disease resistance is very good.
‘Gene Boerner’ Roses (Introduced – 1969)A classic among floribundas, ‘Gene Boerner’ bears large, medium pink flowers with the look of a hybrid tea, but they are denser, with 35 petals per bloom; this gives the blossoms a voluptuous beauty when fully open. This rose has an unusually tall and slender profile for a floribunda, making it an excellent choice for a narrow border space or a small backyard. This rose is also exceptionally tolerant of heat and humidity. ‘Gene Boerner’ is utterly reliable even in central Texas, a region where intensely hot and humid summers are hard on floribundas.
‘Général Jacqueminot’ Roses (Hybrid perpetual, Introduced – 1853)Long cutting stems made this an early florist’s rose. Blooms are 2 1/2 to 4 inches across, cupped, bright, clear red, and extremely fragrant. They have 25 to 30 petals, whose reverse side is over-toned in white. Often considered the prototype of the hybrid perpetual class, this variety blooms repeatedly on bushy; 4- to 5-foot plants with rich green foliage. Rose growers have dubbed this variety “General Jack.”
‘Gypsy Boy’ Roses (Burbon, Introduced – 1909)There is some argument as to whether this rose belongs among the Bourbons. Although the breeder, Peter Lambert of Germany, classed ‘Gypsy Boy’ as a Bourbon, he never revealed its parentage, so the truth will never be known. But two things are certain: this is one of the easiest roses to grow, and when it’s in full bloom -the long, arching canes bowing under the weight of the small crimson-purple blossoms -it is spectacular.
The foliage of ‘Gypsy Boy’ is healthy but somewhat coarse, and the canes are prickly. This is not a rose to include in the flower bed or a formal setting, but it is an excellent choice for use as a landscape shrub or to plant along the edge of a meadow.
‘Gloire de Dijon’ Roses (Climber, Introduced – 1853)Though classified as a climbing tea rose, this cultivars blossoms have the look of its Bourbon rose parent, ‘Souvenir de la Malmaison’. The flowers of ‘Gloire de Dijon’ are large, round, quartered, buff yellow with pink-apricot shading, and have a rich fragrance. ‘Gloire de Dijon’ rose begins the season with a heavy crop of flowers and then repeats well into the fall. This rose is a good source of cut flowers.
‘Gloire des Mousseuses’ Roses (Moss, Introduced – 1852)Heavily mossed buds open into clear, bright pink, double flowers with a deeper pink center. The petals overlay each other on 4-inch flowers that appear in clusters once a year above large, light green leaves. Plants grow 3 to 4 feet high.
‘Gold Medal’ Roses (Grandiflora, Introduced – 1982)The deep yellow flowers of ‘Gold Medal’ are flushed and edged with orange-red. High-centered double blossoms appear singly or in clusters on long stems and are 3 1/2 to 4 inches across; they bear a fruity fragrance. Blooming in abundance throughout the season, this is one of the last roses to quit in the fall. Leaves are dark and glossy, and canes have few thorns.
Plants are tall, bushy, and upright. They take well to pruning but prefer to be pruned high. The bush is suitable for beds and borders, and its flowers are excellent for cutting and exhibition. Plants are disease resistant.
‘Golden Showers’ Roses (Climber, Introduced – 1956)This relatively short-caned climber bears large, ruffled, semi-double, daffodil yellow blooms with red stamens, providing a large flush of flowers in late spring or early summer, then faltering a bit and producing another big flush in fall. Although ‘Golden Showers’ rose prefers full sun, it will tolerate some shade and so is a good choice when a rose is needed for a north-facing wall. By periodically pruning back the canes, this rose can be maintained as a large specimen shrub. This rose is somewhat cold sensitive and performs best in the Mid-Atlantic states and the South.
‘Golden Unicorn’ Roses (Shrub, Introduced – 1984)Dr. Griffith Buck’s vision for the rose was a populist one: he sought to create a strain of shrubs that would flourish with minimal care in the climatic extremes of this continent’s heartland. It’s ironic that today his rose should be known mainly to connoisseurs. That is changing, however, as a new generation of nurserymen reintroduces them to the general public. It still takes some hunting to locate ‘Golden Unicorn’ rose, but hopefully that is changing.
It should, for this rose is a wonderfully hardy shrub that bears large, fragrant, shallow-cupped blossoms of yellow edged with orange-red. This shrub’s disease resistance and abundant, recurrent bloom make it a terrific landscape rose for northern gardens.
‘Golden Wings’ Roses (Shrub, Introduced – 1956)’Golden Wings’ has long been considered a valuable landscape shrub because of its hardiness, disease resistance, and recurrent bloom. One of the first roses to bloom in spring, this rose attracts the foraging honeybees with its 2 1/2 – 3 in (6.5 – 7.5 cm), pale yellow, five-petaled disks. These flowers are highly fragrant, and the knots of saffron-colored stamens at their centers give them a special interest. The light green foliage is notably disease resistant but may prove susceptible to blackspot in humid climates.
Attractive as a large, upright shrub, ‘Golden Wings’ rose can also be trained to climb a wall or run along a split-rail fence.
‘Goldstern’ Roses (Climber, Introduced – 1966)An exceptionally hardy climber. Although this rose was bred by another German nurseryman, Matt Tantau, it descends from the Kordes nursery. This rose is usually grown as a climber, though in a large spot and an informal planting, it could be allowed to sprawl. ‘Goldstern’ rose is especially good for cold, exposed sites. It bears clusters of long, pointed buds that open into 4 in (10 cm) fully double flowers that are flattened like architectural rosettes. The fragrance of the flowers is only slight. The leaves are medium green, glossy, and usually healthy. The new foliage is pale green edged with red, making a pleasant contrast.
‘Gourmet Popcorn’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1986)The flowers of ‘Gourmet Popcorn’ are semi-double and pure white with golden centers -just like kernels of buttered popcorn, in fact -and they are borne in large clusters throughout much of the growing season. This is an excellent compact border or landscape shrub with very disease-resistant dark green foliage. It is also exceptionally cold hardy, overwinter ‘Gourmet Popcorn’ without any artificial protection; the rose’s small stature allows it to hide beneath the natural insulation of a blanket of snow.
‘Graceland’ Roses (Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1989)Exceptionally bright golden yellow color characterizes ‘Graceland’. The high-centered flowers are 4 to 5 inches wide, with 30 to 35 ruffled petals; they bloom in sprays on long cutting stems. Plants grow 4 to 5 feet tall and have better-than-average disease resistance.
‘Graham Thomas’ Roses (Shrub, Introduced – 1983)Named for the great British plants-man and rose historian, ‘Graham Thomas’ rose was the first truly yellow English rose, and many gardeners today consider it the finest yellow rose of all. Its double, cupped, 4 in (10 cm) flowers are a luminous deep gold, and they have a warm tea rose fragrance. To create his English roses, nurseryman David Austin crosses old, once-blooming roses with modern ever-bloomers, and the frequency with which his roses re-bloom varies from cultivar to cultivar. ‘Graham Thomas’ rose falls somewhere in the middle: it bears a large flush of flowers in late spring or early summer and then re-blooms somewhat irregularly. A large and lanky shrub at the northern edge of its range, it makes a wonderful climber in warmer climates.
‘Granada’ Roses (Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1963)The 4- to 5-inch blooms of ‘Granada’ rose are extremely colorful, including shades of yellow, pink, and orange-red. Buds are spiraled, opening to high-centered double flowers that flatten with age and emit a rich, spicy fragrance. Blossoms are borne singly or in clusters continuously throughout the season. Leaves are leathery, crinkled, dark green, and distinctly serrated.
Plants are upright, vigorous, and bushy. They can be grown in beds or borders and provide a constant source of spectacularly colored flowers for indoor arrangements. While resistant to black spot, plants are prone to mildew.
‘Great Maiden’s Blush’ Roses (Alba, Introduced – prior to 1600)The 2- to 3-inch double flowers of ‘Great Maiden’s Blush’ are white with a delicate pink blush. As a blossom matures, its outer petals reflex and fade to a pale cream, while the center remains blush pink. Borne in clusters in early summer, blooms do not repeat. They have an exceptionally sweet fragrance. Foliage is lush and blue-gray, providing a lovely foil for the softly colored flowers.
This rose is a vigorous grower, well branched and arching. This rose makes a fine garden shrub for large beds and an attractive informal hedge. This rose is very hardy.
‘Green Ice’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1971)Green flowers provide an arresting accent for the flower garden, especially when they are as shapely as the blossoms of ‘Green Ice’. Its pointed buds open into high-centered, fully double, white blooms that mimic in miniature the classic form of the hybrid tea. Though they open icy white, they gradually darken to a pleasing soft green. The foliage is attractive, too: delicate and glossy.
This shrub’s lax habit of growth lends itself to training along a low wall or fence, but it also shows to good advantage when displayed in a hanging basket. ‘Green Ice’ fits easily into a rock garden and makes an unusual edging plant. For a bolder statement, mass several plants together.
‘Green Rose’ Roses (China, Introduced – prior to 1845)Known botanically as R. chinensis viridiflora, this rose is unique in that it is truly green-and therefore fits none of the standard color classifications. Its 1 1/2- to 2-inch blooms with narrow; leaf like medium bright green petals appear singly or in clusters throughout the summer. Plants grow 3 to 5 feet high.
‘Grootendorst Supreme’ Roses (Shrub, Introduced – 1936)Hybrid rugosa. This sport of ‘F. J. Grootendorst’ is identical to it in all respects except that its flowers are a deeper and brighter crimson-red.
‘Gruss an Aachen’ Roses (Floribunda, Introduced – 1909)Buds of ‘Gruss an Aachen’ are tinted with red-orange and yellow but open to reveal pale apricot-pink blooms that fade to creamy white. The flowers, reminiscent of old garden roses, are 3 inches across, double, and cup shaped, with a rich fragrance. They are borne in clusters throughout the season. Leaves are rich green and leathery.
This rose has a low growing, bushy habit and is very free blooming, even in partial shade. This rose is a good choice for a bed or low hedge. The plants are quite hardy and disease resistant.