Friday, January 30, 2009

Red And White Striped Roses Blooming for Friday Floral

This is my favorite rose bush, it is a red and white striped floribunda rose.  I can't find the tag though so I can't tell you it's name.  I planted it because it reminded me of a beloved Rosa Mundi I left behind at a previous garden.

This rose usually gets one large burst of flowers during the season on one giant cane that has rosebuds opening in huge clusters.  Right now it's just sending out a few teaser flowers.  We've had some rain this January so it is getting ready for the big show.

Every petal has a different pattern in either red striped with white or white with red splotches.  When the rose is completely open the colors are very distinct.  But, if you pick the rosebuds before they are fully open, the colors will bleed into each other.  This should be named Temptation! 

These have a very light rose scent.  I broke my rule about only planting roses you can smell for this one, but I think it's well worth it.


blossom said...

Beautiful! The stripe is unique. It made the rose even more pretty.

Bebe said...

Just dropping by to say hi! I'm really loving that beautiful rose! Spring can't come fast enough here, so I can get back out to the garden!!
Lots of Hugs, Bebe :)

Laura Z said...

Blossom I'm glad you liked my post! Hopefully it brightened up your day.

Bebe, how funny I was just thinking about you the other day. I love your blogs and I've been meaning to drop in to post a hello just to keep in touch.


Turnadaisy said...

Neat blog :)
That rose looks like my "Sentimental" it is one of my favorites to my "Betty Boop" When I get a chance I will post a link to my picasa web albums and we can see if you think my "Sentimental" is the same as yours.
have a great day,


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