Habanera (1976) Light red shrub-floribunda. The medium-sized, ovoid-pointed buds of dark cardinal red (RHSCC 532A) open to double 30-35 petals), shallow-cupped, 4-4.5 inch blooms of dark cardinal red (RHSCC 53A) aging through rose-red (RHSCC 58B) to rose bengal (RHSCC 61D). The blooms are borne singly and in clusters of 5-15 and have a light fragrance. Abundant, leathery, medium green (RHSCC 137A) foliage has good tolerance to Blackspot and Powdery Mildew. The thorns are red-brown and awl-like. The erect plant is bushy and bloom from early June until Killing frost. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa to 6-8" without protection.
Hawkeye Belle (1975) White shrub. The ovoid, pointed buds of honeysuckle white (RHSCC 159D) open double (35-40 petals), high-centered to flat, 4-4.5 inch blooms of honeysuckle white tinted with azalea and orient pink and intensifying with age. The blooms borne singly and in clusters of 2-10, have an intense sweet fragrance. The large, abundant, leathery foliage is dark green tinted with copper when young. The thorns are olive-green and awl-like. The erect, vigorous, very bushy, 3.5 x 3.5 ft plant blooms profusely in June and then continually until killing frost. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.
Hermina NEW PHOTO! (1995) pink blend shrub. The pointed buds open to double (30-35 petals), shallowcupped to flat 2.5-3 inch blooms which are spinel red (RHSCC SSA) with a white reverse aging to Neyron rose (RHSCC 54A) with white reverse. The blooms, borne singly and in clusters of 3-6 have a light rose fragrance. The dark green, shiny foliage in tolerant of Black Spot and Powdery Mildew.
Hi, Neighbor (1981) Medium red grandiflora. The ovoid-pointed crimson (RHSCC 52A) buds open to double (4-45 petals), slightly cupped, 4-4.5 inch blooms which are slightly lighter in color. The blooms have a moderate, sweet fragrance and are borne in clusters of 1-6. The abundant, leathery, dark green foliage is not very glossy. The thorns are reddish brown (RHSCC 177A) and awl-like. The vigorous, bushy, 3.5-4 ft plant is erect and blooms continuously from June until killing frost. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.
Honeysweet (1984) Orange pink shrub. The medium-large, ovoid-pointed buds of current red (RHSCC 47B) over yellow ground buds open to double (25-30 petals), slightly cupped, open, 4-4.5 inch blooms which are a blending of nasturtium red (RHSCC 32C), Delft rose (RHSCC 47C) and empire rose (RHSCC 48D). The blooms are borne in clusters of 1-8 and have a sweet fragrance. The abundant, leathery foliage is dark green with coppery tints and has good field resistance to foliar disease. The thorns are brown-tan and awl-like. The moderately vigorous, erect plant is bushy and blooms continually from June until killing frost. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.