ROSES WORTHY OF A SECOND LOOK
A long time rosarian, Linda McKendry was mentored by Jan Weverka, ‘the Rose Lady', who wrote a newsletter about growing roses using organic methods and had her own formula of organic elixir, which Linda still uses.
Linda studied horticulture and garden design at Pierce College, UCLA and the LA Arboretum. Now Linda runs a comprehensive landscape design and rose care business in Hidden Hills. She was a founder of the APLD Greater LA District and served on its board for seven years. She now is a board member for Pacific Horticulture and leads horticultural tours around the world for them.
Below, Linda offers a list of her favorite rugged, heavy blooming roses that have performed well in many of her projects in Southern California.
Rosa ‘Abbaye de Cluny’ (Hybrid Tea Rose)
Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’ (Yellow Lady Bank’s Climbing Rose)
Rosa ‘Buff Beauty’ (Hybrid Musk Rose)
Rosa chinensis ‘Mutabilis’ (Butterfly Rose)
Rosa ‘Double Delight’ (Hybrid Tea Rose)
Rosa ‘Eden’ (Climbing Rose)
Rosa ‘Iceberg’ (White Floribunda Rose)
Rosa ‘Madame Alfred Carriere’ (Climbing Rose)
Rosa ‘Madame Issac Pereire’ (Bourbon Rose)
Rosa ‘Peace’ (Hybrid Tea Rose)
Rosa ‘Queen Elizabeth’ (Grandiflora Rose)
Rosa ‘Rambling Rector’ (Rambling Rose)
Rosa ‘Sally Holmes’ (Sally Holmes Climbing Rose)
Rosa ‘Sombreuil’ (Climbing Tea Rose)