Here are some more of my new roses that have started to bloom.
This is a Harkness floribunda, also sold as Victorian Spice. So far a really great rose, with big clusters of medium size well shaped blooms with a good consistent color and fragrance. Completely clean foliage and good vigor own root.
Sir Henry Segrave
I was really impressed with it at the San Jose Heritage Gardens, where a grafted plant produces really lovely blooms (below).
Miss Rowena Thom
This is another classic hybrid tea I admire at the Heritage. Mine has fairly good vigor own root and blooms in small clusters. Not much fragrance so far. I think it will want to be a fairly large rose when it grows up.
This hybrid tea is a child of Grey Pearl, one of the weakest roses ever bred. I thought it would be interesting to see how it does own root. I have been pleasantly surprised. Intermezzo is a short plant so far, but fairly well branched and very willing to bloom. Best of all, I have yet to see a sick leaf on it. The color is good, the bloom shape is old fashioned, and it fades to grey (below). I need to move it to a different pot that would set off the blooms' color a little better :).
This shrub was bred at Heirloom roses in Oregon. I bought it out of curiosity, because I couldn't find any information about it and don't know anybody who grows it. This rose has much to recommend it. It has a very pleasing growth habit with lots of branching. Foliage is clean and plentiful. Blooms are very double and had a lot of trouble opening in cooler weather but are finally beginning to look good. Not much fragrance to my nose, and the color is a bit boring, but on the other hand, despite many petals, the bloom has been virtually perpetual with new buds appearing all the time.
Another Harkness hybrid tea from Heirloom. The plant has just been potted up from a one-gallon, so there is not much to say. Harkness has a "medium-hard" growing rating on this one, I am guessing because of a lack of vigor, but I am not sure. The foliage has been clean so far.