Favorite roses with button-eyes

zaphod42February 12, 2014

I'm interested in finding and adding more roses to the garden with the pronounced button-eye. Thought others might be interested in a list. Don't worry about zones or disease resistance. Just a compilation of roses you have or have had that have the button-eye.

Mme Hardy - White with green button-eye

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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

'Christopher Marlowe' has a very charming button eye and is also a good bloomer and healthy plant.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 1:14PM
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bellarosa(z5/IL)

Wow! That's beautiful!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 2:31PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

I agree! That's gorgeous!!
Carol

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 7:55PM
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pat_bamaz7

SdlM usually shows it's button eye for me

and Marchesa Boccella

Rouge Royale...there's a button in there somewhere

Apricot Drift...just a landscape Drift rose, but has the cutest button eye

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 9:06PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Oh my!!! Such sumptuousness!!! Gasp!!
Carol

    Bookmark   February 13, 2014 at 1:09AM
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melissa_thefarm(NItaly)

'Centifolia' has a lovely button eye; so do 'Mme. Plantier' and 'Fantin-Latour'. HMF rates all these as hardy in Zone 5. These are all beautiful, very fragrant, near-faultless roses of easy cultivation, though once-blooming. The old blooms do hang on 'Mme. Plantier'. Flower form, double, and shapely; 'Mme. Plantier' is often quartered. Color: 'Centifolia', clear medium pink; 'Mme. Plantier', milky white from pink-stained buds; 'Fantin-Latour' soft pink.
Oh yes, I forgot: 'Capitaine John Ingram', an enchanting Gallica-ish dark Moss, with small, double blooms with a button eye; the petals are violet and velvety on the upper surface and lavender and smooth below. You need to look at the flowers closely to appreciate them; it's not a rose for general garden effect. Take a chair out and sit with it a while. The color goes very well with clear pinks (like 'Centifolia').
If you ask this question again in late May-early June, I can probably come up with more varieties.
Melissa

This post was edited by melissa_thefarm on Thu, Feb 13, 14 at 2:08

    Bookmark   February 13, 2014 at 1:39AM
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nanadollZ7 SWIdaho(Zone 7 Boise SW Idaho)

Beautiful buttons, hoov, and Pat. I love them all. I couldn't pick a favorite, but I will say I didn't realize Apricot Drift could be so lovely and petal filled; and Christopher Marlowe is not only gorgeous, but has a highly unusual and appealing, many petaled look.
I just realized I may have more button eyes ones than I thought, but here are two favorites of mine.
First, is Evelyn. Diane

    Bookmark   February 13, 2014 at 3:25AM
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nanadollZ7 SWIdaho(Zone 7 Boise SW Idaho)

And second is The Prince. Diane

    Bookmark   February 13, 2014 at 3:27AM
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seil zone 6b MI

Some lovely roses here. Hoov, I love that CM!

I think the only one I have that gets any kind of button center is Rose de Rescht.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2014 at 3:37PM
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pat_bamaz7

These are all so sweet looking! I'm enjoying this thread and hope to see more pictures posted. Diane, if you have more, please post them.

Here's Perle d'Or showing a button:

    Bookmark   February 13, 2014 at 7:14PM
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suebelle_neworleans

I love this topic. Here is my favorite rose with a button-eye.
Small bush in my area, but great roses. Very Fragrant, too.

Fair Bianca

    Bookmark   February 13, 2014 at 9:47PM
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zaphod42

I'm excited to hear Capitaine John Ingram on the list. I just planted one last year and can't wait to see it bloom this year.

Comice de Tarn-et-Garonne

    Bookmark   February 14, 2014 at 9:42AM
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msjam2

My favorite, Mary Magdalane

    Bookmark   February 14, 2014 at 11:17AM
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