The roses are getting a new flush of blooms now and they are so welcome. Granted the stems are looking terrible this year between fighting the very wet year we had and into a major heat wave. Black spot has been a problem this year on roses in my garden that had not had any problem before.
This new Pink Flamingo Grandiflora rose has came through it all unscathed except for an Japanese beetle or two wanting to eat it a bloom. Its leaves are still beautiful and not touched by mildew or black spot.
Pink Flamingo also keeps it color in the blooms as they age.
The form of the blooms are between a modern rose and a romantica style.
With blooms measuring 4 to 4 1/2 inches and the bush can reach to 5 feet in height and could be a good rose for containers with a little trimming.
It is hardy to zone 6 through zone 9 so I am pushing the zones here in my zone 5b area by keeping it mulched in this winter.
It is wonderful as a cut flower and the only downfall about the rose that I can find is that it has no fragrance.
Everyone have a wonderful weekend and join in “Flaunting Your Flowers” before they are gone over at “Tootsie Time” with Glenda.