Roses In Alphabetical Order ‘H’

‘Handel’ Roses (Climber, Introduced – 1965)The cream-colored double flowers of ‘Handel’ are edged with rosy pink. They open from shapely spiraled buds to high-centered or cupped 3 1/2- inch blooms that produce a light fragrance. Blooms appear in abundance in early summer and repeat well through fall. Hot weather increases the pink flower color in both area and intensity. Foliage is olive green and glossy.
‘Handel’ rose grows upright and is a popular climber for pillars, walls, fences, and small structures because of its prolific flowering ability and the unusual coloring of its blooms. This rose tolerates light shade but is prone to black spot.
‘Hannah Gordon’ Roses (Floribunda, Introduced – 1983)The large double flowers of ‘Hannah Gordon’ are white with bold cerise-pink markings and petal edges. Each bloom has about 35 petals and a light fragrance. Flowers appear continuously throughout the season. The foliage is large, medium green, and semi-glossy.
Plants are upright, compact, and bushy. They are useful in beds and borders, can be very effective when massed, and also do nicely when used as a low hedge.
‘Hansa’ Roses (Hybrid Rugosa, Introduced – 1905)’Hansa’ is a large, vigorous rugosa with very thorny canes. It creates an effective barrier hedge, but you may find it too attractive to relegate to the edges of the garden, for this rose also makes a fine specimen in the herb garden. ‘Hansa’ is particularly compatible with herbs because, unlike most roses, it thrives in the dry, sandy soils that most herbs prefer. Yet ‘Hansa’ doesn’t object to a richer soil, and it flourishes well in the perennial border. Its large, double, reddish purple flowers have a strong, spicy scent, bloom freely through the season, and in fall are followed by large, orange-red hips. The foliage is typically wrinkled and glossy green.
‘Hanseat’ Roses (Shrub, Introduced – 1961)Single, five-petaled flowers are bright rose-pink with a lighter pink center surrounding bright red stamens. The blooms are cupped, 3 inches across, and fragrant, appearing all summer on 6-foot plants.
‘Harison’s Yellow’ Roses (Hybrid foetida, Introduced – about 1830)Early American settlers took this rose with them as they crossed the country. This rose has multitudes of 2- to 3-inch, semi-double, open, very fragrant, bright yellow flowers that almost hide its diminutive, rich green, ferny leaves. This rose is extremely disease resistant. Botanically, this rose is R. foetida harisonii.
‘Hawkeye Belle’ Roses (Shrub, Introduced – 1975)This rose descends in part from the great grandiflora rose ‘Queen Elizabeth’ (the original rose of that class). Through a series of crosses involving his own ‘Prairie Princess’, Griffith Buck created something that, like the grandiflora roses, bears roses of the hybrid tea type but is considerably hardier. His new rose, ‘Hawkeye Belle’, is a healthy landscape shrub that bears flowers like those of a hybrid tea. The long pink buds open to large (4 1/2 in [ 11.5cm ]), double, white flowers with an azalea pink flush. These blossoms are strongly fragrant and borne abundantly over a long season. The shrub itself is relatively compact, a 4 ft (12m) mound of foliage and flowers.
‘Headliner’ Roses (Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1985)The petals of ‘Headliner’ are creamy white, blending to deep pink and then red at the edges. The inner petals have only a narrow band of color, while the outer petals are almost completely brushed in cerise. The petal count is high, at 40 to 60, and open blooms measure 4 inches across. The medium green leaves have good disease resistance and heavily cover a 5-foot plant.
‘Heidelberg’ Roses (Shrub, Introduced – 1959)Kordesii. Clusters of 4-inch, bright crimson-red flowers with a lighter red reverse bloom on bushy, 7- to 15-foot plants that can be used as shrubs or trained as climbers to a pillar or a trellis. Blooms are high centered, have 32 petals, and appear atop glossy, leathery foliage.
‘Helen Traubel’ Roses (Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1951)This is an unusually adaptable rose for a hybrid tea, and although it originated in California, this rose grows well in cool as well as hot climates. ‘Helen Traubel’ sports huge (5-6 in [12.7-1 5.2cm]), double, pink and apricot flowers on a tall, vigorous plant with leathery, matte green foliage. The only defect is that the flowers tend to have “weak necks” -that is, the stems are slender, so the blossoms nod rather than stand stiffly erect. This habit is graceful in the landscape, but it makes ‘Helen Traubel’ flowers poor material for cutting and arranging.
‘Henri Martin’ Roses (Moss, Introduced – 1863)Sometimes called ‘Red Moss’, this variety has shining crimson-red, semi-double, 2 1/2-inch flowers that bloom once a year in clusters of three to eight. Blooms have a rich perfume and are long lasting as cut flowers. Arching, thorny plants grow 5 to 6 feet tall and have medium green, finely textured leaves.
‘Henry Hudson’ Roses (Hybrid Rugosa, Introduced – 1976)One of the many fine roses introduced by Agriculture Canada, ‘Henry Hudson’ can be counted on for hardiness and color. Its flowers are large, semi-double, and white with a tuft of golden stamens at the center throughout most of the summer, though fall’s cooler weather may stain them with a touch of pink. The fragrance of the flowers is classic rugosa: a spicy clove perfume. The foliage is also typical of the class -small to midsize and deeply furrowed.
This dense, low-growing shrub is a perfect choice for a long blooming hedge that requires no trimming, but it also holds its own quite successfully as a specimen shrub. Like all the Agriculture Canada introductions, ‘Henry Hudson’ roots readily from cuttings and grows well on its own roots.
‘Henry Kelsey’ Roses (Climber, Introduced – 1984)A  super hardy climber from Agriculture Canada’s explorer series of roses, in early summer ‘Henry Kelsey’ rose bears a heavy crop of clustered, vivid red, semi-double blooms with showy golden stamens and a spicy scent. After slacking off in July, it returns with a strong showing in late summer and early fall. ‘Henry Kelsey’ has demonstrated some susceptibility to blackspot but otherwise seems quite disease resistant.
Given lots of room, this rose may be allowed to sprawl as a wide, arching shrub, but this rose is more often trained as a climber on a split-rail fence or trellis.
‘Henry Nevard’ Roses (Hybrid perpetual, Introduced – 1924)Double flowers of crimson to scarlet have 30 petals and are cupped, 4 inches or more across, and very fragrant. They appear throughout the summer on bushy; 4- to 5-foot plants with dark green, leathery leaves. Plants are susceptible to mildew.
‘Heritage’ Roses (Shrub, Introduced – 1984)The blush pink double flowers of this David Austin rose are colored a bit deeper toward their centers. Their form is exquisite, with the outer petals forming a deep cup around precisely arranged and folded inner petals. Profusely borne in clusters throughout the summer, they create a cloud of rich scent that is a blend of myrrh and lemon. Foliage is dark green and semi-glossy. The canes have few thorns.
The plant is a robust grower with a bushy, upright habit. This rose is a fine addition to beds or borders, makes a wonderful hedge, and provides a long season of cut flowers. Plants are fairly disease resistant but may be susceptible to rust.
‘Hermosa’ Roses (China, Introduced – 1840)Hermosa means “beautiful” in Spanish, and aptly describes these fragrant, high-centered, blush pink double 1- to 3-inch flowers (with 35 petals) that bloom repeatedly in clusters. Foliage is blue-green on 4-foot plants.
‘Hippolyte’ Roses (Gallica, Introduced – early 19th century)This rose’s small, neat, wine purple flowers have an exquisite, antique precision; they look almost like zinnias but smell far too sweet. The blossom color is most intense when ‘Hippolyte’ is grown in a semi shaded spot. Unlike most gallicas, ‘Hippolyte’ produces long, flexible canes that can be trained horizontally along a fence or wound up around a post. Left untrained, this shrub is not a good choice for a formal design, but it is a star in a cottage-type planting where the arching canes can spill outward with all their natural grace.
The namesake of this rose is the Amazon Queen Hippolyta, and it is similarly sturdy as well as beautiful. It’s a survivor -one of those roses that collectors find flourishing in abandoned gardens.
‘Holy Toledo’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1978)Double, slightly fragrant flowers have 28 petals and measure 1 1/2 to 2 inches across. The outstanding characteristic of this mini is its unusual color, a bright orange to deep apricot with a yellow base. Vigorous, bushy plants grow 18 to 24 inches tall and have shiny, dark green, disease-resistant leaves. Unfortunately, ‘Holy Toledo’ rose is tender where winters are cold.
‘Hombre’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1982)High-centered flowers of light apricot-pink have petals with a light pink reverse. The 1-inch blooms, with over 40 petals, open out flat. Compact plants are 12- to 14- inches high with small, medium green, semi-glossy leaves.
‘Honorine de Brabant’ Roses (Burbon)The 3 1/2- to 4-inch soft pink blooms of ‘Honorine de Brabant’ rose are striped and spotted with darker shades of violet, crimson, and mauve. Its main crop of flowers appears in midsummer, but it repeats well, and fall flowers are less prone to bleaching by the hot sun. Blossoms are double, loosely cupped, and quartered, with a raspberry scent. Foliage is light green, large, and leathery. Canes are green and bear a few large prickles.
Plants are vigorous, large, and bushy. As a shrub, this rose grows nearly as broad as it is tall. It can also be trained as a climber. It is more compact and blooms more continuously than most bourbons.
‘Honor’ Roses (Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1980)This rose has long-lasting white to yellowish white flowers on long cutting stems. The slightly fragrant flowers have 20 to 25 petals and open to 3 to 4 inches wide. Fully opened, the flowers are cupped and loose. The upright plants grow 4 to 5 feet tall and often have slender canes and large, dark green, leathery leaves. ‘Honor’ has better than-average disease resistance and winter hardiness, especially for a white rose.
‘Humdinger’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1976)’Humdinger’ rose is a micro-mini and therefore a good choice for containers. The very double, 1-inch flowers have 50 petals and good repeat bloom. Blooms are orange-red and high centered. Plants grow only 8 to 10 inches high and have dark green, shiny leaves.
‘Hurdy Gurdy’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1986)The blossoms of ‘Hurdy Gurdy’ are dark red with white stripes. Each small double bloom has 26 to 40 petals and a light fragrance. Medium green glossy leaves are also small.
This miniature has an upright habit and is a good choice for an edging. It is effective when placed in the foreground of a rose bed or incorporated into a perennial border. This rose can also be grown in containers or in a patio planting. Deadheading the spent blooms will encourage its flowers to repeat through the summer. The rose is heat tolerant and disease resistant.

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