Rose breeders quickly saw the value in crossing polyanthas with hybrid teas, to create roses that bloomed with the polyantha profusion, but with hybrid tea floral beauty and color range. In 1909, the first polyantha/hybrid tea cross, was created, with characteristics midway between both parent classes. As the larger, more shapely flowers and hybrid-tea like growth habit separated these new roses from polyanthas and hybrid teas alike, a new class was created and named Floribunda, Latin for "many-flowering." Typical floribundas feature stiff shrubs, smaller and bushier than the average hybrid tea but less dense and sprawling than the average polyantha. The flowers are often smaller than hybrid teas but are carried in large sprays, giving a better floral effect in the garden. Floribundas are found in all hybrid tea colors and with the classic hybrid tea-shaped blossom, sometimes differing from hybrid teas only in their cluster-flowering habit.
This rose has continually drawn favorable comments from visitors to our gardens. The large 4" semi-double blooms are of a beautiful shade of clear unfading lilac-lavender with a slight apple, rose fragrance that open to show striking golden centers on a continuous blooming bush. 12-14 petals.
Like Julia Child's cooking, the fragrance of this rose is a delight to the senses having a mild licorice scent. Buttery golden yellow 4" blooms (petals 20+) cover this continual blooming plant. Excellent in the flower bed or as a landscape specimen plant. AARS rose for 2006.
Hardy yellow once bloomer. Blooms should stay on stem for many weeks after plant gets established. A bright and cheerful yellow will brighten up any border or landscaped area. A very hardy shrub that will perform well for you.
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A new Heirloom import from England. A true shrub rose with a wild rose quality to it. An abundance of lovely and sweetly fragrant, semi-double flowers, whose coloring progresses from a blend of lemon-yellow and soft pink, and finishes an apricot-pink. Ideal as a specimen plant, as an anchor in the perennial bed, as a natural boundary hedge or anywhere in your garden for that matter. Profuse, glossy green foliage makes quite a show. Petal 9-16, Bloom 2" Learn More