Dear Green Chapel Friends, Now don't get the wrong idea, I haven't added roses to our inventory, but I do personally love them, and especially the English variety. This could be unfortunate for me, since English roses do not customarily perform well in the heat and humidity associated with the southern US. There are also Climbers, Floribundas, Grandifloras and Hybrid Teas in this collection. Through trial and error, We have identified quite a few varieties that will perform well here, and I'd like to share this information with all of you. All of the Varieties listed below have been growing and blooming in the Green Chapel Garden in Watha, North Carolina for a minimum of 2 years with no treatment except regular feeding. No treatment: Means no fungicide, treatment for blackspot, or pesticides.
It is also important to note, that ALL of these Roses are Wonderfully Fragrant. I mean really, what is a Rose without fragrance?
Click on the Rose "Name" or "Title" for more detailed information
Below are images from the David Austin and Jackson and Perkins web-sites, compared with images taken in our Green Chapel garden of the same variety. We have found the following selection of roses to be very true to form, although the color shades may vary due to temperature and humidity.