AARS winner 1997
(cv. WEKplapep) Pat.#10,126
Floribunda - Burgundy-red swirled with creamy white.
You might think stripes are a new-fangled thing. But it is the old rose heritage that brings the genetic stripping to this spicy scented new-comer. Each petal is as unique as a snowflake--some more burgundy-splashed-white, some creamed-swirled-red-all on the same vigorous plant. The old-fashioned form & fragrance may remind you of its stingy blooming ancestors. Yet the nearly continuous number of blossoms lets you know there's modern kinfolk in there, too. Distinctive clean quilted foliage.

Height / Habit: Medium/Rounded
Bloom / Size: Large, double
Petal Count: 25 to 30
Fragrance: Strong sweet spice
Hybridizer: Carruth - 1997
Parentage: Playboy X Peppermint Twist
Comments: Best color & size in moderate temps. Perfect for potpourri.
Senior Prom Rose

Super cold-tolerance in a great new rose
Withstands temperatures as low as minus 10 degrees F.
Refined elegance; pure, sweet pink blooms
Medium-size, 4' to 6' tall and 3' to 4' wide
Vigorous, disease-resistant plant
Bountiful blooms early in season, then repeats
Light Full Sun
Bloom Spring / Summer
Hardy Zones 4 - 9

'Blue Moon'
More lilac-purple than blue, it is still an unusual colour for a rose. Blue Moon is a Hybrid Tea rose or, as the Royal Horticultural Society prefers to call it, a large-flowered bush rose. The flowers of this variety are certainly large, with an unfortunate tendency (shared by many HT roses) to open into big purple blobs resembling loose cabbages. Beautifully pointy in bud though.

Blue Moon has an unusual scent to match the colour. I've seen it described as "a lemon scent", but I must say I disagree. It's a difficult scent to describe — maybe a bit like bubble gum.


'Yellow Rose'

With their optimistic hue and general association with good cheer, yellow roses are the perfect way to toast friends, lift spirits and send a general wish for well-being. And that’s great news for those who love roses—the rose is known for its simple, architectural beauty, but some colors are so loaded with significance that they can be a bit tricky to work with. Sending a get-well bouquet of red roses to your administrative assistant might raise eyebrows around the office, for instance. Suffice it to say, you can never go wrong with yellow roses.

Long associated with the sun and its life-giving warmth, yellow is the age-old spokes-color for warm feelings of friendship and optimism. In many Eastern cultures, the color represents joy, wisdom and power. But while any yellow flower will send a lighthearted message, the history of the yellow rose in particular has an optimistic, serendipitous character that really makes it the complete package.

By the 18th century the worldwide love of roses was in full swing, but they were only cultivated in shades of pink and white. At last, the elusive yellow rose was discovered growing wild in the Middle East, and the European love affair with yellow roses was born. The early yellow rose lacked the sweet scent for which the rose is famous, however, which was not to be tolerated. So, as cultivation methods were developed and refined, the beloved sweet-and-spicy rose scent was soon introduced and the yellow rose achieved all its optimistic and aromatic glory.



The Meaning of Rose Colors

The symbolism of rose colors is steeped in tradition. Roses inspired people over thousands of years to develop a language of color.

When you choose a color, variety or number of roses for someone, you are personalizing your gift with deeper sentiment.

Rose colors may have very a different meaning from what you intend. Use our guide to help communicate your feelings.

Red Love, Beauty, Courage and Respect, Romantic Love, Congratulations, "I Love You", "Job Well Done", Sincere Love, Respect, Courage & Passion
Red (Dark) Unconscious beauty
Red (Single) "I Love You"
Deep Burgundy Unconscious Beauty
White Purity, Innocence, Silence, Secrecy, Reverence, Humility, Youthfulness,
"I am worthy of you", Heavenly
White (Bridal) Happy love
Pink Appreciation, "Thank you", Grace, Perfect Happiness, Admiration, Gentleness, "Please Believe Me"
Dark Pink Appreciation, Gratitude, "Thank You"
Light Pink Admiration, Sympathy, Gentleness, Grace, Gladness, Joy, Sweetness
Yellow Joy, Gladness, Friendship, Delight, Promise of a new beginning, Welcome Back, Remember Me,  Jealousy,
"I care"
Yellow with Red Tip Friendship, Falling in Love
Orange Desire, Enthusiasm
Red and White Given together, these signify unity
Red and Yellow Jovial and Happy Feelings
Peach Appreciation, Closing the deal, Let's get together, Sincerity, Gratitude
Pale Peach Modesty
Coral Desire
Lavender Love at first sight, Enchantment
Orange Enthusiasm, Desire, Fascination
Black * Death, Farewell
Blue * The unattainable, the impossible
Green Peace, Spiritual Rejuvenation, Calm, and Fertility
Single - any color Simplicity, Gratitude
Red Rosebud Symbolic of purity and loveliness
White Rosebud Symbolic of girlhood
Thorn-less Rose "Love at first sight"

Roses by the Numbers

  • A single rose of any color depicts utmost devotion

  • Two roses entwined together communicate "Marry me"

  • Six Roses signify a need to be loved or cherished

  • Eleven roses assure the recipient they are truly and deeply loved

  • Thirteen roses indicate a secret admirer

* These roses do not actually exist in nature. They are created artificially.





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