Roses In Alphabetical Order ‘N’

‘Nastarana’ Roses (Noisette, Introduced – 1879)The semi-double blooms of ‘Nastarana’ rose are white tinged with pink and appear in large clusters on new wood. Each flower is about 2 inches across and bears a pleasant tea rose fragrance. Flowering repeats well throughout the season. Leaves are smooth, oval, and medium green.
Plants are very vigorous, with an upright habit. They prefer an open, sunny site but are tolerant of partial shade. They also tolerate poor soils, summer heat, and humidity, but may require winter protection. They may be susceptible to mildew and black spot.
‘Natchitoches Noisette’ Roses (Noisette, )The original identity of this found old rose is a mystery. Although definitely an old-timer, it was unknown until Bill Welch discovered it growing on an old gravesite in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The rose’s parentage is unknown, but its medium-size, cupped, light pink flowers borne in clusters are typical of Noisettes, and so is its tendency to flower throughout the year. Accordingly, this foundling has been fairly securely labeled. Whatever its origins, ‘Natchitoches Noisette’ is an outstanding shrub with a neat, compact habit of growth, a light but pleasant fragrance, and exceptionally disease-resistant foliage.
‘Nearly Wild’ Roses (Floribunda, Introduced – 1941)A Rhode Island couple, Josephine and Walter Brownell, were pioneers in the quest for easy roses. Early in this century, at their nursery in Little Compton, they began intentionally breeding for cold-hardy, disease-resistant roses. ‘Nearly Wild’, one of their later creations, is also one of their most successful. Like many of the Brownell roses, this one counts the hardy memorial rose, Rosa wichuraiana, among its ancestors, and it has inherited that rose’s toughness. Yet ‘Nearly Wild’ makes a neat, bushy shrub. Its five-petaled flowers have the simplicity of a species rose, as the name suggests, but they are fully 2 in (5cm) across and borne in clusters of 15 to 25 throughout the season.
‘Nearly Wild’ has shown a slight susceptibility to blackspot. Its compact size makes this rose a good choice for a small garden, and it fits easily into a flower border or container planting.
‘Nevada’ Roses (Shrub, Introduced – 1927)Hybrid moyesii. Pink or apricot buds open into creamy white, 4- to 5-inch flowers that are often splashed with red and bloom on short stems. Each bloom has prominent, attractive, golden stamens. Plants are vigorous, grow 5- to 7- feet tall, and have good repeat bloom.
‘New Dawn’ Roses (Climber, Introduced – 1930)This rose was regarded as so special when it was released onto the market that it received the first plant patent ever granted by the U.S . government. ‘New Dawn’ rose is an ever blooming sport of an old, ironclad rambler named ‘Dr. W. Van Fleet’, and the off-spring shares the parent’s toughness. This rose bears pearl pink, cupped, semi-double blooms that fade to a rose-cream color with bright gold stamens once fully open. This rose may be maintained as an open, arching shrub, but because of its extraordinarily vigorous growth, ‘New Dawn’ is usually grown as a climber. This rose is especially beautiful when trained up into a tree and allowed to cascade back down. Because this rose tolerates less than ideal conditions, it’s a good selection for a difficult site.
‘New Beginning’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1988)One of the first three miniatures to win an MRS award (the others were ‘Debut’ and ‘Pride ‘n’ Joy’), ‘New Beginning’ rose has hot orange blooms with a yellow reverse. Its 1 1/2-inch very double flowers have 45 to 50 petals. Rounded plants grow 14- to 20- inches high and have disease-resistant, dark green leaves.
‘New Year’ Roses (Grandiflora, Introduced – 1982)The 20-petaled flowers of ‘New Year’ rose are a blend of gold and terra-cotta. Individual blooms, which have a slight fruity fragrance, are 2 to 3 inches across and are produced in sprays on compact, 3-foot plants. The leaves are large, dark green, and glossy with fair disease resistance. As with many grandiflora roses, winter hardiness is better than average.
‘Night Hawk’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1989)Long lasting when cut, this variety’s 1-inch flowers have 25 petals and are high-centered in form and velvety crimson in color. Plants grow 18- to 24- inches high with deep green foliage that is bronzy green when new.
‘Nozomi’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1968)Although its foliage and flowers are diminutive, this rose’s canes are long, so this rose is classed as a climbing miniature. The flowers, which are borne in abundant clusters throughout most of the summer, are single, pearly pink, and star-shaped.
A spreading habit makes ‘Nozomi’ appropriate for display in a hanging basket, cascading over a wall, or climbing a trellis or other support. This rose can also be allowed to weave itself through perennials in a mixed border, and when grafted as a standard, it makes a superb tree rose. Though hardy enough for northern gardens, ‘Nozomi’ also flourishes in the Southeast.

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