The Rose Garden at Greenbank Farm

Program Contact: Loren Imes
(360) 678-2343 • loren.imes@wsu.edu

 12 Established Rose Garden 6-6-06

The design for the rose garden comprises four color zones: white, pink, red, and yellow. Herbs and lavender interspersed with violas, an herb garden in the center, pathways, and arbors complete the plan. Along one edge of the garden is a rose hedge planted with a pink shrub rose that blooms throughout the summer.

The goals for the Rose and Herb Garden are to:

  1. Show that selected roses can be grown successfully with minimal maintenance by practicing integrated pest management methods in an organic environment.
  2. Display examples of many types of roses, including hybrid tea, floribunda, grandiflora, rugosa, polyantha, shrub, climbing, species, and standard.
  3. Show that herbs such as lavender, rosemary, and alliums can be used as animal pest deterrents and serve as attractive companion plantings.
  4. Display a rose garden that reflects a 1900-era sensibility.
  5. Demonstrate a relatively small-space herb garden.

 

Rose Garden Plantings
Cultivar Hybridizer/Date Description
White Zone Roses
Gourmet Popcorn
Home and Family
Mme. Hardy
Sally Holmes
Whisper
Desamero/1986
Carruth/2004
Hardy/1932
Holmes/1976
Dickson/2003
Miniature, tall
Hybrid Tea
Damask, very fragrant
Single-type, Shrub/showy
Hybrid Tea
Pink Zone Roses
Brother Cadfael
Moje Hammarberg
Perfume Delight
Pompon Blanc Parfait
Queen Elizabeth II
Austin/1994
Hammarberg/1931
Swim & Weeks/1973
Verdier/1876
Lammerts/1954
Light pink, Shrub
Mauve, Hybrid rugosa
Medium pink, Hybrid Tea
Light pink, Alba
Medium pink, Grandiflora
Red Zone Roses
Betty Boop
Black Cherry
Crimson Bouquet
Double Delight
R. rubrifolia, Glauca
Warm and Fuzzy
Carruth/1999
J&P Int/2006
Kordes/1999
Swim & Ellis/1977
Unknown/1789
Carruth/2007
Red blend, Floribunda
Dark red, Floribunda
Dark red, Grandiflora
Red blend, Hybrid Tea
Medium pink, Species
Medium red, Miniature
Yellow Zone Roses
Ch-ching
Easy Going
Gold Medal
Graham Thomas
Julia Child
Mutabilis
Sunsprinkles
Vavoom
Carruth/2008
Harkness/1999
Christensen/1982
Austin/1983
Carruth/2004
Unknown/1894
Walden/1999
Carruth/2005
Deep yellow, GrandifloraGolden peachy yellow, FloribundaMedium yellow, Grandiflora

Dark vellow, Shrub

Medium yellow, Floribunda

Yellow blend, China

Dark yellow, Miniature

Orange blend, Floribunda

Climbing Pillar Roses
Altissimo
Autumn Sunset
Iceberg, Cl.
Lace Cascade
Delbard-Chaubert/1966
Lowe/1998
Cant/1968
Warriner/1993
Medium red, Large-Flowered CI.
Yellow blend, Cl.(Climber)/Shrub
White, Cl. Floribunda
White, Large-Flowered Cl.
Rose Hedge
Carefree Wonder
Mlle. Cecile Brunner
Meilland/1990
Pernet-Ducher/1881
Pink blend, Shrub
Pink, Polyantha
Center Herb Garden
Scentimental Carruth/1997 Red blend, Floribunda