Orange Bi-colored Hybrid Tea with LOTS of thorns

Ronn BonitesJanuary 7, 2014

Here's the flower. I haven't counted the petals yet. It has a very faint tea fragrance, and that's all I've gathered so far.

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Ronn Bonites

Here's an exhaustive collection of photos of the buds from closed to about to open. Note that the dark red streaks and edges on the buds. These turn into pink as the blooms open.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 8:49AM
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Ronn Bonites

Foliage and prickles. The prickles are hard and tough to remove and are mostly reddish but I've seen lighter green ones. The leaves have reddish stipules and are dark green. The bluish colors are just powder that came with the rose. Leaflets are often in sets of 5.

This post was edited by Resolute_Noir on Thu, Jan 9, 14 at 5:02

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 8:56AM
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seil zone 6b MI

This looks a lot like my floribunda Mardi Gras, Zary, 2007.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mardi Gras

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 6:32PM
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Ronn Bonites

You're right Seil, it really looks quite like Mardi Gras. Even the thorns! I dunno if this plant is a floribunda though. All four blooms I've seen on it so far are on differrent stems.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 12:48PM
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seil zone 6b MI

There is a hybrid tea called Mardi Gras but it is dark red. The orange one is the more recently introduced one by Keith Zary and is classed as a floribunda regardless of how it grows. It's up to the breeder to decide what class a rose is when he introduces it. There are many HTs that some people think should be floribundas and many floribundas that could have been classed as HTs. It doesn't matter. What the breeder says goes!

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 7:49PM
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Ronn Bonites

Well then it must be Mardi Gras. Thanks for the I.D. Seil. :D

    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 3:56AM
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HollyKline

I thought Mardi Gras as well.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2014 at 4:33PM
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