and the WINNERS for 2017 are......
Munstead Wood with 70 plus velvety crimson petals has a strong old rose fragrance with a fruit note. The David Austin English old rose hybrid is a bushy, broad shrub with emerging red foliage transistioning to mid green disease tolerant foliage.
3 1/2 - 4 feet Z 5-9 R Fr
NE, SE, NW, SW
HEIRLOOM HYBRID AWARD
LADY OF SHALOTT
The large double flowers with salmon-pink on the upperside and golden yellow reverse petals has a warm tea fragrance with hints of spiced apple and clove. This David Austin Leander Hybrid is a large bushy bush with slighly arching stems. The foliage is mid green with bronze tones.
4 1/2 - 5 feet Z5-9 R Fr
Faith Whittlesey, a tea bred by Viraraghavan bears bright white, large, double, cupped flowers in small clusters or solitary, The lightly scented flowers are very recurrent. Responding well to fertilizer and loamy garden soil this thick plant can stand alone.
2 1/2 - 3 feet Z6-9 R Fr
NE, NC, NW,
Icecap, a shrub bred by the team of Radler and Meilland International produces pure white cup like blooms in profusion. Each stem can have 20 blooms and is very recurrent. No fragrance but good resistance to blackspot, mildew and rust. Makes an excellent hedge or an addition to a combination planting.
2 1/2 - 3 1/2 feet Z 5-9 R
NE, SE, SC
Exhibiting excellent disease resistant, Tahitian Treasure is a deep salmom pink. The cuplike flowers have a slight fragrance and 18-20 petals on average. Bred by Radler, the plant has dark green, semi-glossy foliage is with an upright in growth habit.
5-5 1/2 feet Z 5-9 R Fr
NE, NC, NW,
SE, SC, SW
Clusters of 5 shell pink blooms with a yellow center per stem cover this low growing mounding shrub. The blooms are cupped appearing continually from spring to frost. No fragrance but the Radler rose has excellent disease resistance.
3 feet by 4 feet Z5-9 R