Test Rose 02R408 - I am in Love

AthenaRoseJune 1, 2004

Below is the beautiful entrance behind the Armstrong nursery at the Carlsbad Flower Fields

Pictured above is my 8-year-old daughter, the poet in pink, admiring the purple floribunda from afar.

This rose was mentioned at the rose hybridizers talk here in San Diego last month.

I don't remember if it was Tom Carruth or the J&P guy, but they said it was "In the pipeline for 2006" and it was a sister rose to 2 other successful floribundas.

If anyone else was at the rose lecture during the convention and remembers, please post what you know. I arrived late and missed the whole J&P presentation.

Next, we see a closer look at a cluster. This has more petals than Midnight Blue, but very similar in coloring.

Last I'm showing the close-up view of the rose and marker for test rose 02R408. I think it will be a good one to watch for if you like the color as much as I do! Of course, I realize some people don't like purple roses.

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decobug(z6a Idaho SW)


    Bookmark   June 16, 2004 at 2:41PM
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Your daughter is just beautiful. A sweetie forsure.

The rose is beautiful. I am really liking that Midnight Blue. It seems to bloom all the time. It just looks like its a Tom Carruth rose. I think the man likes purple too.

You know. That place looks so dry. All that cement looks very hot for roses. Is that mulch or dirt. Are those roses sprayed overhead. I guess that is fine, probably keeps down spidermites. If I had all that dryness. Cement, whatever. I would do done in with spidermites. It sure looks hot there. Its beauiful of course. and I love all the looks of the roses. But it looks hot. No wonder some of those roses can take Texas heat!!!!
How many roses are in that place. I probably would not be able to leave and get a sun stroke. I imagine it would take a week to really go through those roses.
Think visiting it in the spring might be a wise choice.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2004 at 11:29AM
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the_bustopher z6 MO

I visited the place in May during the ARS convention. The purple ones in your picture were rather impressive. They also had some very colorfast yellow roses that may have been hybrid teas which also looked really nice, but I don't know what the tag numbers were.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2004 at 12:29PM
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decobug(z6a Idaho SW)

I know that 02R407 is Julia Child, and 02R304 is Wild Blue Yonder... Didn't see yours :(

    Bookmark   June 4, 2005 at 2:33PM
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desertratrose(z9 AZ-PHX)

It may be Ebb Tide, a rose listed on Weeks' site already.

Here is a link that might be useful: weeks roses

    Bookmark   June 5, 2005 at 10:26AM
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desertratrose(z9 AZ-PHX)

Oh, the other one it could be is Rhapsody in Blue. That one is supposed to be out for a 2006 release in the US, also.


    Bookmark   June 6, 2005 at 1:56PM
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If I remember my numbering correctly in that test garden, 02R408 is 'Ebb Tide'. It will be introduced next season. Those of us that attended the Pacific Rose Society's auction last February were able to bid on a few of these lovelies. I have heard nothing but raves about her.

'Rhapsody in Blue' will not be out in 2006, I am guessing Weeks will introduce it in 2007.

For some reason, your pics did not come up on my computer her at home or at the office.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2005 at 11:25AM
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hershigrl(Coastal CA 10)

I can't see it either. :(

- HershiGrl

    Bookmark   June 20, 2005 at 4:22PM
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bebble(z8 E.TX)

me either! :(

    Bookmark   June 21, 2005 at 2:37AM
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...or me....


    Bookmark   June 21, 2005 at 5:14PM
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Nope! Can't see them! When I tried to load the pictures from the image URL, Photobucket.com error says that the files are "not found", which means that those pictures must have been deleted or moved to a different directory since the original thread was posted. Athenarose, can you post those pictures again. Your comments on the rose were so intriguing that I would really like to see the rose!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2005 at 4:34PM
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