Monday, September 17, 2012

Ketchup & Mustard Floribunda Rose

 

Now in the Rose Garden the ‘Ketchup & Mustard’ floribunda rose that was planted this spring is putting on a show.
After the heat and a very dry summer the recent rains brought on a flush of blooms from this rose bush.

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The combination of bright red with a mustard yellow reverse is very eye catching and it causes you to take a second look. Velvety, double blooms hold their bold color right to the very end. The extremely glossy green foliage bloom in flushes throughout the season and are perfect for tucking into landscapes and containers as accents or focal points.
Although a few of its leaves have been a snack for a passing bug I have not detected any black spot or mildew from this rose where some of the other rose in my garden are now looking sad.

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Flower Size: 3-4". Fragrance: Mild. Hybridizer: Bedard, 2012.

Although the fragrance is claimed to be mild I cannot get any fragrance from the blooms on my bush but it is such a beautiful bloom I will forgive its  lack of fragrance.

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I purchased this new introduction for the spring of 2012  from “Edmunds Roses”. I have purchased several bare root roses from them  throughout the years and the bushes are always healthy and I have had no failures. No I am not affiliated with them but I would recommend them if you like bare root roses.

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Everyone have a wonderful week and…

Happy Gardening,
Lona

20 comments:

Sadun blogi - Satu's blog said...

Such an awesome rose with a funny name! Have a nice Monday!

Patsy said...

Love the funny name.We are getting rain today. So happy fall is almost here. Hope all is well with you.

Ana coelho said...

What a lovely rose!!!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Lona,

I love the color combo on this rose, have not seen it in this area. I think I might have to warm up another half zone to grow it.

Eileen

sharon said...

I I want one of these....I have terrible black spot....thanks for the info

Zoey said...

They are lovely. Love the ketchup and mustard name!

Sunray Gardens said...

I really like that one Lona. It does catch the eye and looks like you get a lot of blooms on it.

Cher Sunray Gardens

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

I do like the rose, think those colors are just perfect. I don't know Edmund Roses, will head over there after I sign out here. Your endorsement of this place speaks volumes.

Stephanie said...

Very bright rose! I am sure the roses can be seen from afar. Never mind about the mild fragrant ;-)

sweetbay said...

Ketchup and Mustard is a great name for a rose. The reverse yellow is very striking.

Alistair said...

I have my eye on that very interesting new introduction Lona. Very beautifully photographed.

Astrid said...

Where are the burgers? OK, how about hot dogs?
Oh!! It's a ROSE!!! :)
Beautiful flower with a very catchy name!

GRACE PETERSON said...

Hi Lona, You've gotta love that name. What a pretty rose. I think word of mouth is the best way to buy roses or any other plant. You don't get the real deal by reading a catalog but when a trusted fellow-gardener gives you the scoop, you can trust it. Your assessment is highly valued. Now if I only had more space.

The Redneck Rosarian said...

Lona,Beautiful photos and description of this rose. Love this rose!

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Nadezda said...

Lona, you're right: the bare root rose are very hardy to many diseases. I love them and try to purchase these roses. The Mustard and ketchup rose is perfect with its two-color leaves.

Darla said...

I thought maybe you spilled condiments on a rose bush. Man, the last two photos look like velvet and the colors match the name perfectly. I agree with Grace on word of mouth scoop. Yours is valued.

Joe Todd said...

Lovely... Garden time is winding down in Ohio

Masha said...

Beautiful, and so healthy too. Great photography.

Mac_fromAustralia said...

Lovely rose and lovely photography, not sure about that name though despite it making sense :-)