Festival of Roses ~ Day Eleven ~ ABC Wednesday
2007 Digital Flower Pictures.com Festival of Roses Continues
Happy ABC Wednesday to all.
Today’s featured rose is the Hybrid Tea, Legend. It was bred by William Warriner, who I think, has become my favorite rose breeder. Jackson and Perkins and Mr. Warriner are quite a team. ‘Legend’ is a beautiful rose that seemed to me to be classic in every sense of the word. Just a straight ahead red rose with nice sized flowers growing on long stems. Dark green glossy foliage completes the package.
Some facts on Legend:
Class: Hybrid Tea
Origin: William A. Warriner, US, 1992
U.S. Introduction: Jackson & Perkins Co.
Petal Count: 45
Fragrance: Strong, Fruity
Parentage: Grand Masterpiece × Seedling
Here is something I hadn’t seen the actual Patent document for a rose variety:
Keeping with my Rose Festival so far I thought I would post at least a couple of ‘L’ roses. This next one is a cute little bugger that I saw in the Bronx. I almost missed as the other shrub roses were kind of smothering it. It is actually a Floribunda rose. I was kind of neutral about white roses but they are actually very beautiful particularly when the light strikes them right.
Floribunda Rose 'Lion's Fairy Tale'
Origin: W. Kordes & Sons., Germany, 2002
U.S. Introduction: Ashdown Roses, 2007
Fragrance: Mild Sweet
Synonyms: Champagne Moment, KORvanaber, Lions-Rose
Pioneer Shrub Rose F. J. Lindheimer
I took the pictures of this rose on Saturday. It is a Pioneer Shrub Rose called F. J. Lindheimer. It was really nice for a shrub rose, growing on a semi-compact bush with clean recurved foliage. The colors vary with the seasonal temperatures.
I think I will wrap up the festival tomorrow. I am running out of rose photos and I need to try and capture some of the fall flowers and foliage before they are gone.
Here are some of the other blogs that are participating in ABC Wednesday. If you want to join let me know and I will add your link.
tech the man
a bit of this a dash of that
Little Rock Daily Photo
Kissing the Dogwood
strolling through Georgia
Ruth's Garden Blog
photography by kml
The Modern Goddess
HeART of the Nest
Ten Forty Blogspot
Nevada Daily Photo
Ackworth born, gone West
Not all the blogs are participating each week but most are.