Quartered Light Apricot Rose
I recently purchased this lovely rose, and discovered it was mislabeled. I have no idea how I missed the very obvious hybrid tea pictured on the label, but this beauty definitely isn't 'Day Breaker'.
The blossoms are just over 3" wide, fully quartered, & nearly flat when open (slightly dished). They quickly nod, then fade from a light apricot/warm yellow to soft cream. The oldest flowers have some pink tinges on the outer petals (probably from the rain). It smells wonderfully fruity, maybe a bit like strawberries.
The thorns are quite large and deep red.
The foliage doesn't have any outstanding features, other than being pretty much disease free during a very wet spring.
The plant is currently ~3 feet tall and looks rather airy -- more like A Shropshire Lad than Graham Thomas.
The label says St. Catharines, ON, so I assume it comes from JC Bakker, and the closest rose on their product list is Crown Princess Margareta.
Any thoughts would be appreciated! :)
This post was edited by Orgle on Sun, Jun 23, 13 at 16:03