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
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
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.
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
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.
||Love, Beauty, Courage
and Respect, Romantic Love, Congratulations, "I Love You", "Job Well
Done", Sincere Love, Respect, Courage & Passion
||"I Love You"
Silence, Secrecy, Reverence, Humility, Youthfulness,
"I am worthy of you", Heavenly
you", Grace, Perfect Happiness, Admiration, Gentleness, "Please Believe
Gentleness, Grace, Gladness, Joy, Sweetness
Friendship, Delight, Promise of a new beginning, Welcome Back, Remember
Yellow with Red Tip
||Friendship, Falling in
Red and White
||Given together, these
Red and Yellow
||Jovial and Happy
Closing the deal, Let's get together,
||Love at first sight,
||The unattainable, the
||Peace, Spiritual Rejuvenation, Calm, and
- any color
||Symbolic of purity and
||Symbolic of girlhood
||"Love at first sight"
Roses by the Numbers
A single rose
of any color depicts utmost devotion
entwined together communicate "Marry me"
signify a need to be loved or cherished
assure the recipient they are truly and deeply loved
roses indicate a secret admirer
These roses do not actually exist in nature.
They are created artificially.