Friday, August 26, 2011

Pink Flamingo Grandiflora Rose

 

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.

Flamingo2_Rose_Aug 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Everyone have a wonderful weekend and join in “Flaunting Your Flowers” before they are gone over at “Tootsie Time” with Glenda.

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Happy Gardening,
Lona

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14 comments:

Millie said...

That is certainly a lovely rose!

FlowerLady said...

Wow, she is really a beauty! Well, I call it a she.

Glad she is doing well for you.

FlowerLady

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threedogsinagarden
Hi Lona, I dislike it when pink roses fade in the sunlight or turn brown when the flower is dying. Your Pink Flamingo is very pretty and I like it all the better knowing that it ages so well. Have a great weekend!

Patsy said...

It is a beautiful rose,my white rose has new blooms and looking better.

Susan said...

I've never heard of a pink flamingo rose. I definitely need one of those in Florida.

HolleyGarden said...

Don't you just hate blackspot?! This rose looks lovely. Enjoy your new flush! I see a glimpse of more roses blooming behind this one - very pretty.

Bernie said...

She is a beauty! It's nice to hear that all your Roses are getting new flushes of blooms. It sounds like it's been a hard year for them.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Beautiful rose, wish I could grow it but I would really be pushing it in my zone 5, just too cold.

Eileen

Stephanie said...

How lovely! Definitely make a wonderful bouquet. Oh the colour pink is so sweet. Regards to fragrance, maybe it was too mild haha... ;-) Have a great weekend and enjoy these beautiful roses Lona!

The Sage Butterfly said...

Beautiful, beautiful! The colors are so pretty next to the green foliage.

Liz said...

Hi Lona,

It looks lovely, and I'm glad it's so far disease-free for you :)

My garden haven said...

Your roses are inspiring me to take better care of mine. Just lovely.
Rosie

bakingbarb said...

Gosh but the roses are beautiful.
I am not a rose grower by any means, I'd rather see yours!

redneckrosarian said...

This is a beautiful rose I had not seen this one before. Thanks so much for sharing it .