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Chianti

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With wine tasting on the rise it is not surprising to find roses named after wines. The wine-named roses are hybrid teas, floribundas, miniatures and one David Austin English rose. Colors include shades of yellow, orange, red, pink, cream, purple. Jackson and Perkins recently introduced several roses named for wines and perhaps more will be forthcoming. If you just planted the selections from J & P you would have a nice collection, all relatively easy to find and buy.

Chardonnay

    Rose Name: Chardonnay (aka ‘Nobilo’s Chardonnay’)
    Type: Hybrid tea
    Origin: New Zealand, l984
    Color: Orange-yellow
    Petal Number:35
    Scent: Mild

    Rose Name: ‘J&P Chardonnay
    Type: Hybrid tea
    Origin: US, 2011
    Color: Light pink to white
    Petal Number: 25
    Scent: Strong damask

Cabernet Sauvignon

    Rose Name: ‘Cabernet Sauvignon’
    Type: Hybrid tea; florist rose
    Origin: France, 2001
    Color: Medium red
    Petal Number: Full (26-40)
    Scent: None

    Rose Name: ‘J&P Cabernet Savignon’
    Type: Hybrid tea
    Origin: US, 2011
    Color: Lavender
    Petal Number: 30
    Scent: Strong, spice

Merlot

    Rose Name: ‘Merlot’
    Type: Miniature
    Origin: US, 2001
    Color: Dark red, white reverse
    Petal Number: 17-28
    Scent: None to mild

    Rose Name: ‘Merlot’
    Type: Miniature
    Origin: Denmark, before 2009
    Color: Red
    Petal Number: 50
    Scent: Mild

    Rose Name: ‘J&P Merlot’
    Type: Hybrid tea
    Origin: US, 2011
    Color: Ruby-red with white reverse
    Petal Number: 45-50
    Scent: Mild, sweet

Chianti

    Rose Name: ‘Chianti’
    Type: Shrub. English Rose Collection
    Origin: United Kingdom, 1967
    Color: Mauve or purple blend
    Petal Number: 50-70
    Scent: Strong, old rose

Rosé

    Rose Name: ‘J & P Rose rosé’ (aka ‘Love’s Kiss’)
    Type: Hybrid tea
    Origin: US, 2010
    Color: Bright pink petal is outlined in a deep shade of rose
    Petal Number: Full (26-40)
    Scent: Strong, damask, pepper, sweet

Chablis

    Rose Name: ‘Chablis’
    Type: Hybrid tea
    Origin: US, l983
    Color: Cream
    Petal Number: Double (17-25)
    Scent: Mild

Miscelaneous

    Rose Name: ‘House Red’
    Type: Floribunda
    Origin: Found rose
    Color: Red
    Petal Number: ?
    Scent: None
    NB: Not commercially available

    Rose Name: ‘J&P Sangria’
    Type: Floribunda
    Origin: France, 1966
    Color: Orange or orange-red
    Petal Number: Double
    Scent: None

    Rose Name: ‘Sangria’
    Type: Floribunda
    Origin: France, 2000
    Color: Pink
    Petal Number: Double
    Scent: None

    Rose Name: ‘J&P Sangria’
    Type: Hybrid tea
    Origin: US, 2011
    Color: Soft apricot turning rich coral-pink with all intermediate shades present at once
    Petal Number: Full (26-40)
    Scent: Medium, clove, sweet

    Rose Name: ‘Fetzer Syrah Rosé’ (Aka ‘Madrigal’, ‘Courageous’)
    Type: Shrub
    Origin: United Kingdom, 2001
    Color: Dark Red
    Petal Number: 50
    Scent: Strong

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Recommended Reading:

Amercian Rose Society Encyclopedia of Roses
Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener
Gardening at Sissinghurst