Test Rose 02R408 - I am in Love
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.