Roses In Alphabetical Order ‘Y’

‘Yellow Blaze’ Roses (Climber, Introduced – 1989)This sport of the floribunda ‘Sun Flare’ has clusters of 3-inch, double, showy bright yellow flowers with 25 to 30 petals and a light licorice fragrance. Repeat-blooming plants grow 12- to 14- feet high with glossy, disease-resistant leaves.
‘Yellow Lady Banks Rose’ (Species, Introduced – 1824)Blooming in early to late spring, depending on the climate, this rambler produces sprays of clear yellow, double flowers, each 1 in (2.5cm) across. Although this rose is not hardy where winter temperatures drop below 10°F (-12°C), its disease resistance, thorn-less canes, and free-flowering habit make it popular in milder climates. In colder regions, this rose makes an excellent container plant if moved to a sheltered area in winter.
There is also a white form of this species, Rosa banksiae banksiae (sometimes listed as R. banksiae alba-plena), whose blossoms offer a stronger, violet-scented perfume.
‘York and Lancaster’ Roses (Damask, Introduced – prior to 1629)Loosely double 1 1/2- to 2 1/2-inch flowers have white and light pink petals, sometimes all one color or the other, and sometimes mixed in variegated splotches. Blooms appear once a year in clusters. Leaves are light gray-green, on arching plants that grow 5 or more feet high. This rose, which has been confused with ‘Rosa Mundi’, was named to commemorate the end of the Wars of the Roses (1455-1485), although it is not the same rose whose discovery supposedly inspired the truce.

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