I have decided to join the blogging craze. I am looking forward to taking a moment to find out a little more about the plants I have been photographing. I hope to explore all aspects of plants, flowers, trees and other garden related topics. Sorry about having to watermark the photos but there are a lot of people using them without permission.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Carefree Celebration Rose
Rosa 'Carefree Celebration'
I can't believe that this rose has never appeared on this blog before. It is a great rose that we have been growing in two different locations. For the big rose garden this plant has been a welcome addition. It is not the type we normally grow in the garden since it is a mixture of Hybrid Teas, Floribundas, Grandifloras and even a few shrub roses. You know the finicky, high maintenance types. So against my better judgment we added ‘Carefree Celebration’ and it has been wonderful. The scapes of flowers look so happy and it seems to bloom pretty much continually. The flowers in the picture are a bit faded as the normally color is more orange/coral and fade to a nice pink. Today is the big rose tour at the garden and ‘Carefree Celebration’ is of course acting like a star. Even after all the heavy, heavy rain we had last week it was still hanging on.
The second garden I planted this rose in is much more rustic. Even under those conditions ‘Carefree Celebration’ has been growing nicely in a bed by the swimming pool. It has been disease resistant trooper that provides a lot of color.
Here are some details on ‘Carefree Celebration’:
Breeding/Introduction: Bred by William J. Radler. Introduced by Meilland-Star Roses Inc., 2007
Type: Shrub rose
Petal Count: 15 to 18 petals. Double.
Hardiness: Extremely Hardy (Zone 4b)
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Here is Sunday’s bonus flower. Out of the 4 or 5 ‘Blushing Knockout’ roses we have only one has been producing flowers with this stray red petal. It probably isn’t that rare but it is fun to have. The plant also produces many regular type blossoms without the red petals. ‘Blushing Knockout’ was bred by the same person who created the first rose in this post and the ‘Knockout’ series. That is impressive to me.
Rosa 'Blushing Knockout'
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Roses are the Queen of the flowers, something you are showing in your pictures!
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Exquisite roses you've shared with us, thank you so much.
Thank you so much for this post! I love this rose so much, my sister and I have been obsessed with the color variation in each little grouping. I love that it starts orangey and fades to pink, ugh,..SO BEAUUUUTIFUL! do they have any scent? also, where would be the best place to buy a bush for my garden? Thank you so much!!
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