French Lace - florib

iris_gal(z9 CA)May 9, 2008

I inherited a French Lace from a friend and the branch structure was criss-crossy and plain nuts. But I fell in love, bad. That one struggled but succumbed. Here's my new baby in her 2nd year.

FRENCH LACE

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bgrose

I think this is one of the most beautiful floribundas! It is a perfect rose.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2008 at 7:02AM
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rainbow_2007

French Lace makes the most perfect blooms. Yours seems to have a lot of pink on them. Is this Pink French Lace?

    Bookmark   May 9, 2008 at 8:35AM
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Prettypetals_GA_7-8

This is one BEAUTIFUL rose. It is so elegant and the color shade is stunning. Lucky you!!!! Judy

    Bookmark   May 9, 2008 at 9:17AM
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katefisher(Z7_NorthernCA)

I just love this rose. Seen a few pictures of it here on the forum but yours is really breathtaking. Beautiful.

Kate

    Bookmark   May 9, 2008 at 11:57AM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

No more elegant rose, I love this one too. Lovely pictures!

    Bookmark   May 9, 2008 at 1:12PM
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lesdvs9

What a beautiful softly colored rose!

    Bookmark   May 9, 2008 at 1:35PM
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angelcub(Sunset 3b)

That is stunning! I have two - I hope they grow as beautifully as yours.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2008 at 2:01PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Thank you for the kind words. For me this is one of those "aah" roses.

Rainbow ~ the picture was taken in the evening and I've noticed that eveing sky does affect digital color, maybe making her look a little pinker. I think when the weather warms up she may lighten. Also the rose doesn't receive all-day sun.

To confuse things more, here's that bloom 9 days later, looking creamy yellow and not at all like her usual white-layered- petticoats mature look. I missed getting a picture of that stage.

FRENCH LACE ready to drop her petals

    Bookmark   May 10, 2008 at 2:43AM
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rainbow_2007

This rose looks good at ALL stages of bloom, definitely the SUPERMODEL of roses! Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2008 at 8:31AM
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C Schaffner

Beautiful rose. It looks like porcelain.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2008 at 5:46PM
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carla17(Z7 NC)

I've always like this rose. Your photos are great.

Carla

    Bookmark   May 11, 2008 at 7:57PM
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Zyperiris(Seattle)

Do you guys think French lace Bs's easy?

    Bookmark   May 16, 2010 at 3:10PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Oooh!! I love that soft pink!!

The dark leaves are such a dramatic backdrop to such softness!

Carol

    Bookmark   May 16, 2010 at 11:09PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Zyperiris ~ I am not seeing any blackspot as of today. I think she has had some in the past but not horrific or I'd remember.

Canadian Rose ~ I wish she was hardy for your zone. But people on this forum have said not.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2010 at 1:10AM
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jaxondel

FL is one of my favorites, too. I've grown it for as long as I've been gardening, but always as a grafted plant.

I'm curious to know if any of you grow it on its own roots. Pink FL is available only as an ownroot. I've tried it twice, and both times it did not survive the first winter (and my winters are never too severe).

    Bookmark   May 17, 2010 at 8:53AM
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the_bustopher z6 MO

I have always liked French Lace. I have one, but it is not very cane-hardy here. It is in the iffy category when it comes to surviving late winter and early spring here.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2010 at 10:12AM
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bethnorcal9

Very nice Irisgal. Mine is usually light pink in the early part of the season. That's normal for this rose.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2010 at 11:33AM
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mashamcl

Beautiful rose and great photography, iris_gal.

Masha

    Bookmark   May 18, 2010 at 11:35AM
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ramblinrosez7b(JerseyShore)

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2010 at 7:39PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

One of my very favorites. As elegant as a floribunda can get. Thanks for sharing your beautiful rose!

    Bookmark   May 23, 2010 at 9:29PM
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