Roses In Alphabetical Order ‘P’

‘Pacesetter’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1979)Elegant pointed buds open into pure white, very double flowers with 45 to 50 petals and long cutting stems. The fragrant, high-centered flowers are 1 to 1 1/2 inches across. Disease-resistant, dark green foliage clothes this compact 18- to 24-inch bush.
‘Papa Meilland’ Roses (Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1963)Pointed buds open into high-centered, 4- to 6-inch flowers with 35 petals. The color is rich, velvety crimson and the rose is one of the most fragrant. The leathery leaves are dull medium green on a 4- to 5-foot plant.
‘Paper Doll’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1992)The light apricot flowers of ‘Paper Doll’ rose have a pale pink blush that fades first to light amber and then to white. Each semi-double bloom has 15 to 25 petals and is 1 3/4 to 2 3/4 inches across. Occurring in small clusters of three to five, blooms are plentiful throughout the growing season. They have no fragrance. Leaves are small, dark green, and glossy.
Plants are low growing but upright. They can be incorporated into a perennial border, placed in the foreground of a rose bed, or used as an edging or container plant. Their disease resistance is good.
‘Paradise’ Roses (Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1978)The long, pointed buds of ‘Paradise’ open to 3 1/2- to 4 1/2- inch silvery lavender blossoms whose petals are edged with ruby red. Flowers are double and beautifully formed, with 25 to 30 petals curling to create a bull’s-eye center. Their fragrance is fruity. Leaves are glossy and dark green.
Plants are medium height and have an upright, well branched habit. They can be used in beds or borders, where they provide a continuous display of blooms. The flowers are excellent for cutting. ‘Paradise’ rose is hardy but may be prone to mildew.
‘Party Girl’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1979)’Party Girl’ produces long, pointed buds that open into soft apricot-yellow high-centered blooms. Borne singly or in clusters, each flower is 1 to 1 1/2 inches across and bears a pleasant, spicy fragrance. Leaves are dark green and glossy.
This miniature is bushy and compact-and very versatile. This rose makes a lovely potted plant, indoors or out, and it’s well suited for mixing into perennial borders or for edging a rose or shrub garden. The flowers are outstanding for cutting and exhibition. Plants are hardy and disease resistant.
‘Pascali’ Roses (Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1963)Many gardeners consider this to be the very finest white rose, and, in fact, ‘Pascali’ was voted the world’s favorite rose of any color in 1991. Certainly, ‘Pascali’ makes an outstanding contribution to a mixed border of shrubs and flowers and is an excellent source of long-lasting cut flowers. Its green-tinged buds are of the classic hybrid tea type, and they open in a display of lightly fragrant, pure white blossoms that persists more or less continuously throughout the growing season.
The disease and pest resistance of ‘Pascali’ is outstanding for a hybrid tea, but like nearly all of its class, this rose is somewhat susceptible to blackspot; plant this rose in an airy spot with full sun.
‘Paulii Rosea’ Roses (Shrub, Introduced – 1912)The flowers of ‘Paulii Rosea’ are single and a clear pink. Their silky-textured petals are deeply notched, pleated, and white at the base, surrounding bright yellow stamens. Flowers, which are lightly fragrant, appear in summer only and do not repeat. Foliage is medium green; young wood is lime colored.
‘Paulii Rosea’ is low and sprawling, rarely exceeding 3 feet in height but spreading up to 10 or 12 feet. It is useful as a ground cover on sunny slopes or can be trained as a climber on fences and trellises. This rose prefers an open, sunny site and rich soil, and is susceptible to mildew.
‘Paul Neyron’ Roses (Hybrid Perpetuea, Introduced – 1869)’Paul Neyron’ is a giant among roses: it bears what may be the largest flowers of any rose in cultivation. The fragrant, rich pink, tousled blooms may measure 7 in (18cm) across, and they are exhibited proudly atop strong, upright canes. Even the leaves of this rose, which are large, glossy green, and bold, are remarkable.
This vigorous shrub needs room in which to flex its muscles. ‘Paul Neyron’ makes a strong statement at the back of a mixed border of flowers and shrubs and works well as a flowering hedge.
‘Paul’s Scarlet Climber’ Roses (Climber, Introduced – 1916)’Paul’s Scarlet Climber’ rose looks very similar to ‘Blaze’, its offspring, except that it rarely has recurrent bloom. Its large clusters of bright scarlet 2- to 3-inch flowers are semi-double, decorative, and slightly fragrant. Plants are very vigorous, growing 15- to 20- feet high, are quite winter hardy, and have dark green, glossy, disease-resistant foliage.
‘Peace’ Roses (Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1945)The story of this rose is pure melodrama. This rose was bred in France in the last years before World War II, and escaped as unnamed cuttings in the last American diplomatic bag to leave the country before the Nazi conquest. Recognized as a winner, the rose was propagated by an American nursery and released in 1945. Because it returned with the peace to a liberated France, that was the name the rose was given. Later, the ‘Peace’ rose decorated all the tables at the organizational meeting of the United Nations.
Amazingly, this flower has lived up to all the promotional ballyhoo. Its flowers are lush, large and double, pale yellow edged with rose-pink. Vigorous, healthy, and hardy throughout most of the range of the hybrid teas, ‘Peace’ has demonstrated some susceptibility to blackspot in the Southeast.
‘Peaches ‘N’ Cream’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1976)Very double blooms have 50 petals and measure 1 1/2 inches across. The flowers are a blend of peachy pink and creamy white and are slightly fragrant. The form is high-centered, and the flowers repeat quickly all summer. Bushy plants grow 15- to 18- inches high, have dark green, semi-glossy foliage, and are very winter hardy.
‘Peach Fuzz’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1990)This variety is one of the “mossed” miniatures; as with moss roses, its buds and stems are covered with soft hairs. Buds are peachy apricot-pink and open into 1 1/2-inch fragrant flowers of the same color that have 25 to 30 petals. Rounded plants grow 14- to 20- inches tall and have glossy, disease-resistant foliage.
‘Pearlie Mae’ Roses (Grandiflora, Introduced – 1981)Another one of Griffith Buck’s hardy, prairie-bred roses, this shrub was named for the singer Pearl Bailey, and appropriately so, for ‘Pearlie Mae’ is a fine performer and a real trouper. Of vigorous growth and with a tendency to sprawl, this bushy grandiflora bears deep pink buds in clusters of one to eight that open to 4 in (10cm) blossoms of golden yellow tinged with salmon. The leathery green foliage is dark olive green and persistently healthy, making this a fine choice for a specimen shrub or accent shrub in a flower border. ‘Pearlie Mae’ is also an outstanding source of cut flowers.
‘Pearl Meidiland’ Roses (Shrub, Introduced – 1989)Iridescent, dainty pastel pink, semi-double 2- to 3-inch flowers bloom in clusters all summer on vigorous, spreading plants that grow 2 feet high and 6 feet wide and have deep green foliage.
‘Pelé’ Roses (Climber, Introduced – 1979)Technically a climbing hybrid tea (for which there is no bush counterpart), ‘Pelé’ rose has 4-inch, double white flowers with 35 petals that are borne in small sprays all season and have a fruity fragrance. Upright canes grow to 10- feet in height and are clothed in medium green, triangular foliage and hooked thorns. This variety was named for the famous soccer player.
‘Penelope’ Roses (Hybrid Musk, Introduced – 1924)The salmon-colored buds of ‘Penelope’ open to shell pink blooms that fade to white as they age. Borne in huge clusters, the semi-double flowers display bright yellow stamens at their centers. Fragrance is rich and musky. In fall, small coral hips decorate the canes for several weeks. Leaves are glossy, ribbed, and dark green.
Plants are vigorous and dense, and they grow equally tall and wide. This rose is a good choice for a flowering hedge or for combining with other flowering shrubs or perennials in beds. This rose can tolerate partial shade and is fairly disease resistant, but may be prone to mildew.
‘Perfect Moment’ Roses (Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1989)’Perfect Moment’ rose has unique, flamboyant yellow-based flowers with red edges that stand out in a rose bed. The long-lasting flowers are high-centered, 4 to 4 1/2 inches across, and slightly fragrant, and have 35 petals. Plants grow 4 1/2 feet tall and have dark green foliage with excellent disease resistance.
‘Perle des Jardins’ Roses (Tea, Introduced – 1874)A century ago, this was the standard yellow rose of florists, largely because the hefty stems are unusually sturdy for those of a tea rose, and they hold the blossoms erect. Even without this feature, these flowers would still be outstanding: straw yellow, large, fragrant, and very full, with the tips of the closely packed petals rolled to points. All in all, this is a remarkable rose for arranging in a vase.
Besides providing color for the house, ‘Perle des Jardins’ is a superb garden shrub -compact, healthy, vigorous, and in bloom almost all season. The new growth is wine red and the mature foliage dark green.
‘Perle d’Or’ Roses (Polyantha, Introduced – 1884)The alternate name for this rose, ‘Yellow Cecile Brunner’, underlines the pronounced resemblance of this rose to its polyantha relative. But whereas the flowers of ‘Cecile Brunner’ are pink, those of ‘Perle d’Or’ are, as the name suggests, touched with gold. This rose’s tiny, pointed buds are a warm apricot; they take on a buff tone as they open, then gradually age to a golden pink. The fully opened blossoms spread into little pompons with a pronounced perfume; they keep their color better if the rose is set where it receives some afternoon shade.
The size of this shrub varies with the climate. In most gardens, this rose will reach a height and spread of about 4 ft (12 m), but at the northern edge of its range it will be smaller, and in the Deep South it is liable to prove considerably more expansive.
‘Permanent Wave’ Roses (Floribunda, Introduced – 1935)This variety is a sport of ‘Else Poulsen’, the first floribunda, which has single flowers of bright rose-pink. ‘Permanent Wave’, so named because its petals are highly ruffled (unlike those of ‘Else Poulsen’), is also single, with about 10 petals, but its flowers are a bright deep pink to carmine-red. The 2- to 2 1/2-inch flowers bloom in small sprays and have a slight fragrance. This plant is so vigorous and prolific that when in bloom it appears to be covered with flowers. The foliage is dark green and shiny; the bushy plant is 4 to 5 feet high and winter hardy, but susceptible to mildew.
‘Petite de Hollande’ Roses (Centifolia, Introduced – 1800)The rose pink double blooms of ‘Petite de Hollande’ are borne in clusters. Flowers are 1 1/2 inches across and cupped until fully open, when their darker centers become visible. They are sweetly fragrant. In keeping with the dainty scale of the flowers, the leaves are also small; they are glossy and coarsely toothed.
Plants are moderate growers. Bushy and compact, they are ideal for smaller gardens and containers, and are also excellent for training as a standard. This rose is hardy and disease resistant.
‘Pierrine’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1988)The high-centered double flowers of ‘Pierrine’ are colored medium salmon pink with a lighter reverse. Blossoms are borne singly, and each has about 40 petals. Their fragrance is reminiscent of damask roses. Leaves are medium green and semi-glossy, with serrated edges; stems bear light green curved prickles. Hips are round, and range in color from green to orange-yellow.
This plant is a moderate grower with an upright habit. Its diminutive size makes it most useful as an edging or container specimen.
‘Piñata’ Roses (Rambler, Introduced – 1978)Flowers are similar to ‘Joseph’s Coat’-yellow diffused with orange and red-but are somewhat larger (3 to 4 inches). The blooms, which are slightly fragrant, have 28 petals and open with a high center. Plants repeat bloom dependably and are strong enough to stand alone as a shrub. Canes are too stiff for training to a fence, but the plant may be grown on an 8-foot pillar.
‘Pink Grootendorst’ Roses (Shrub, Introduced – 1923)Hybrid rugosa. This sport of ‘F. J. Grootendorst’ is identical to it in all ways except the flowers are a clean medium pink fading to dusty pink as the blooms age.
‘Pinkie’ Roses (Polyantha, Introduced – 1947)Flowers of ‘Pinkie’ have 14 to 16 petals that are rose pink with a salmon blush. These form a cup-shaped 1 1/2 – to 2 1/2- inch semi-double blossom. The flowers occur in large clusters in spring and repeat in fall; they are heavily fragrant. Leaves are soft green and glossy.
‘Pinkie’ is small and bushy, with a width often equal to its height. Useful in the foreground of a bed or border, it also makes a fine container plant. This rose is tolerant of partial shade. A climbing sport, which grows 6 to 12 feet tall, has thornless canes that are easily trained on fences and trellises, although it can also be grown without support as a graceful shrub or hedge with cascading blooms.
‘Pink Meidiland’ Roses (Shrub, Introduced – 1985)Upright, repeat-blooming plants grow 4 feet high and have single, deep pink, 3- to 4-inch flowers with white eyes. The leaves are small, medium green, and glossy.
‘Pink Parfait’ Roses (Grandiflora, Introduced – 1960)This prolific bloomer is a blend of light and medium pink, with the petal edges darker than the bases. The 2- to 3-inch flowers with 20 to 25 petals have a slender, high-centered form. Slightly fragrant, the blooms are produced singly or in sprays on long, slender cutting stems. The bushy plants, which are disease resistant and very winter hardy, grow 3 1/2 to 5 feet tall and have leathery, semi-glossy foliage of medium green.
‘Pink Peace’ Roses (Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1959)Like its parent, ‘Peace’, this very double rose has flowers with 50 to 65 petals that open to 6 inches across. Unlike its parent, ‘Pink Peace’ is a solid-colored medium to deep pink with a heavy fragrance. The flowers are rounded to cupped and decorative in shape. Plants grow 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 feet high, have medium green, dull, leathery leaves. They have better-than-average disease resistance and are winter hardy.
‘Pink Pillar’ Roses (Rambler, Introduced – 1940)This rambler has a very distinct citrus fragrance. The long-lasting 2-inch flowers, which bloom repeatedly after opening from dark pink buds, have 16 to 20 petals and are a blend of pale pink, coral, and orange. The petals have scalloped edges and the flowers bloom in small clusters. Plants grow 7- to 8- feet high and are very winter hardy.
‘Playboy’ Roses (Floribunda, Introduced – 1976)The burgundy-bronze buds of ‘Playboy’ rose open to display large flowers that are a vivid blend of orange, yellow, and scarlet. Each 3 1/2-inch bloom has seven to 10 petals and a yellow eye. Borne in clusters, the flowers are delightfully fragrant and appear all season. In fall, spent blooms produce attractive hips. Foliage is dark and glossy.
‘Playboy’ is aggressive and easy to grow. The bushes are useful in beds and borders, and the long-stemmed flower sprays are long-lasting both in the garden and when cut for indoor arrangements. This rose is disease resistant and tolerates partial shade.
‘Playgirl’ Roses (Floribunda, Introduced – 1986)The counterpart of ‘Playboy’ rose shows off an endless display of 5- to 7-petaled, hot pink, 3 1/2-inch flowers that appear in large sprays and have a light fragrance. The abundant blooms are set off by dark green leaves. Plants are rounded, growing 3 to 4 feet high.
‘Pleasure’ Roses (Floribunda, Introduced – 1988)Two- to 4-inch, ruffled, well-formed flowers are coral-pink flushed with salmon. Sprays have slightly fragrant flowers and are good for cutting because they have long stems and long-lasting flowers. Don’t hold back- they quickly bloom again. Foliage is medium green and very disease resistant on 2- to 4-foot plants.
‘Plum Dandy’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1991)The plump, pointed buds of ‘Plum Dandy’ open to cup-shaped medium lavender flowers that are a lighter shade toward the base of the petals; flowers fade to light lavender with age. Each very double bloom is 1 1/2 to 2 inches across and bears a fruity fragrance. Foliage is medium green and semi-glossy.
Plants are moderate growers. They are compact and bushy, with a somewhat spreading habit, and are useful for tucking into small places to add color to a shrub bed or perennial border. They are excellent for containers.
‘Polarstern’ Roses (Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1982)Massive creamy white buds tinged with yellow at their bases open into perfectly formed, high-centered 3- to 4-inch roses with 35 petals. The leaves are medium green and covered with a grayish waxy coating that virtually guarantees their disease resistance. Bushy plants grow 5 to 6 feet high and have good winter hardiness.
‘Popcorn’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1973)This plant’s sprays of tiny, pure white buds and flowers do indeed look like popped corn. The honey-scented, 1-inch semi-double flowers have 13 petals set off by bright yellow stamens. Winter-hardy plants grow 10- to 14- inches high and have medium green, shiny foliage.
‘Portrait’ Roses (Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1971)Fragrant double flowers, 3 to 4 inches wide, are a lovely blend of ivory shading to light and dark pink toward the edges. The leaves are dark green and glossy, clothing a 5- to 6-foot plant that is very winter hardy. This rose is yet another successful innovation by an amateur breeder.
‘Prairie Dawn’ Roses (Climber, Introduced – 1959)One of the prairie roses bred at the Morden Research Station in Manitoba, this tall, super hardy shrub rose has suffered little damage even in the near-arctic winters at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. This rose has also demonstrated some susceptibility to blackspot and leaf spot in the rose trials there, but in general this is a healthy rose.
‘Prairie Dawn’ rose bears semi-double, radiant pink flowers in repeated flushes throughout the season. These flowers are of moderate size, roughly 3 in (7 .6cm) in diameter, and are moderately fragrant. This is a terrific city shrub for fences or walls where the wind and exposure would kill other roses.
‘Prairie Flower’ Roses (Shrub, Introduced – 1975)Cardinal red flowers have white centers and seven petals that open flat into 2- to 3-inch blooms. Flowers have a slight fragrance and appear singly or in clusters all summer above dark green, leathery foliage on bushy, 4-foot plants. ‘Prairie Flower’ rose is one of 11 roses (whose names all begin with “Prairie”) hybridized by Professor Griffith Buck of Iowa State University. All are very winter hardy.
‘Prairie Rose’ (Species, Introduced – 1810)Ranging naturally from Ontario to Florida and Texas, this tough pioneer makes an excellent stabilizer for a sunny bank, and its tolerance for poor, dry soils makes it an outstanding highway planting. Its long canes can be trained up a trellis or pillar, but they look best when allowed to grow into a large shrub in a meadow or as a specimen at the edge of a substantial lawn. The single pink flowers appear later than those of other species roses, and the hips and vivid autumn foliage that follow make this an outstanding shrub for the landscape.
‘Precious Platinum’ Roses (Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1974)The clear medium red flowers of ‘Precious Platinum’ are long lasting as cut flowers and repeat their bloom very quickly. Flowers are 3 to 4 inches wide, with 35 to 40 petals and a slight fragrance. The somewhat spreading plant with moderately thorny canes grows 4 feet tall and is quite winter hardy. Leaves are dark green, leathery, and shiny, with better-than -average disease resistance.
‘Prima Donna’ Roses (Grandiflora, Introduced – 1983)Long, slender buds open into high-centered blooms of deep fuchsia pink shaded in lavender. The 3 – to 4-inch flowers have 25 to 30 petals and a slight fragrance. They are produced singly early in the season and in small sprays later on. Plants are long stemmed and have medium to dark green, shiny leaves that stay disease free. Bushy, spreading plants grow 4 to 5 feet tall. Despite its name, ‘Prima Donna’ rose is not fussy and grows as well in a greenhouse as it does in a garden.
‘Princesse de Monaco’ Roses (Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1981)This rose was named in honor of Grace Kelly and is sometimes known by that name in Europe. The petals of this flower are cream colored and edged in shades of pink to cerise. The 35-petaled, 4- to 6-inch flowers have the high-centered form and symmetrical swirl of petals that characterize exhibition-quality blooms. Flowers are deliciously fragrant as well. Foliage is large, dark green, and glossy on a bushy, 3- to 4-foot plant.
‘Pristine’ Roses (Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1978)Gardenia-like ‘Pristine’ blooms are lightly scented and colored a delicate ivory with a fragile pink blush. The long, spiraled buds open to 4- to 6-inch high-centered double flowers, each with 25 to 35 large petals. Flowers usually appear singly on stems but may be clustered; they bloom in mid-season and repeat sparsely. Leaves are also large and are attractively colored a glossy reddish green.
Despite their daintily colored flowers, ‘Pristine’ plants are extremely vigorous, requiring greater space and more rigorous pruning than most other hybrid teas. They are well placed in a bed or border. For cutting, the flowers should be harvested when they are barely open to lengthen their vase life. Plants are tender and very disease resistant.
‘Prominent’ Roses (Grandiflora, Introduced – 1971)Known as ‘Korp’ in Europe, ‘Prominent’ rose has fluorescent orange-red flowers. The blooms are a small 2 1/2 to 3 inches wide, with a classic high-centered form. The slightly fragrant flowers with 30 to 35 petals may appear singly or in sprays. Plants reach heights of 3 to 4 feet and have dull, leathery, dark green leaves.
‘Prosperity’ Roses (Hybrid Musk, Introduced – 1919)The buds of ‘Prosperity’ rose are pale pink and open to reveal 1 1/2-inch double ivory flowers that often display a pink blush. The blossoms are fragrant, appear all season in large, heavy clusters, and show off well against the abundant dark, glossy foliage.
This rose is a vigorous grower with an upright habit; its erect canes arch gracefully from the weight of the flowers. The bush can be as wide as it is tall and requires a large space in the garden. This rose makes a fine flowering hedge and tolerates partial shade.
‘Prospero’ Roses (Shrub, Introduced – 1983)The double gallica-like blooms of ‘Prospero’ open crimson with mauve shadings and mature to a rich purple. Flowers are flat, with small petals perfectly arranged in symmetrical rosettes, and exceptionally fragrant. They begin blooming in spring and repeat well throughout the season. Foliage is a dark matte green.
This is a David Austin rose. ‘Prospero’ has an upright, bushy habit. Its compact size makes it appropriate for small gardens and containers, and the blooms are glorious in arrangements. A somewhat finicky plant, this rose requires exceptionally good soil for satisfactory growth.
‘Puppy Love’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1978)Pointed buds open in a mélange of pink, coral, and orange on 1 1/2-inch flowers. The slightly fragrant blooms have 23 petals and are almost always borne one to a stem. The leaves are dull green and disease resistant, covering compact, 15- to 18-inch plants.

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