In Love with Colorific

amerique2(7b TN)May 19, 2013

I wasn't planning on buying this rose, but when I saw it at the local nursery, it stopped me in my tracks. I bought not only one but two! I can't figure out how to post more than one picture at a time so I'll add both the newly opened bloom plus the bloom a day later in a comment post. So vibrant and beautiful in all stages.

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amerique2(7b TN)

Here's one just newly opened.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2013 at 4:15PM
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amerique2(7b TN)

Another open bloom of Colorific! It's name perfectly describes it.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2013 at 4:17PM
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amerique2(7b TN)

Finally, a day later this bloom is totally a stop-in-your-tracks red orange. Gorgeous! And I'm sure it will blend beautifully with other pinks, oranges and yellows.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2013 at 4:21PM
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armomto3boys

Wow! I don't think I've seen this one before! It's delicious!

    Bookmark   May 19, 2013 at 6:00PM
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mzstitch(Zone 7b South Carolina)

Colorific is a terrific name for this rose. I can see why you had to have it! Each stage is pretty, and the plant must be quite beautiful with many blooms of different stages!

    Bookmark   May 19, 2013 at 6:07PM
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kathy9norcal

That is really beautiful. I saw it in a nursery recently and didn't get it. I really regret that.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2013 at 7:31PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Interesting - I thought Colorific was pink. Now I know! :)
Looks very pretty with its ruffled skirt.
Carol

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 2:32AM
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armomto3boys

The sunset last night had these same colors. I may have to find one of these. I love roses and I love sunsets. This rose is a perfect combo!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 2:53PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Thank you! Great to see how it changes. Gorgeous top shot!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 6:46PM
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amerique2(7b TN)

Thanks everyone for looking and commenting! Kathy, I have done the same thing in the past. I had seen this rose earlier in the month, but it wasn't blooming. The photo on the tag didn't wow me but once I saw it in person I was hooked. Usually if I'm not familiar with a rose, I say (to myself) "you need to go home and look it up and see what it was rated," if it's disease resistant, etc. But I couldn't pass Colorific up. And I think it will work great in arrangements which I dearly love. Love the bold colors.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 10:44PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Lovely rose, lovely color and lovely photos!

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 6:45PM
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lenvt

Amerique2--

Last year I saw a large mature specimen of colorific at the Maplewood Rose Garden in Rochester NY.

Let's put it this way: you will be so glad you bought two! You've just made me want to ditch a couple of nasty, screaming pink roses from the previous owner for this one!

Canadian rose-- Looking at my photos from the same trip I think the pink rose of this style might be 'Rainbow Knockout.' I'd upload a picutre for you but I don't have a Flicker account!

Lvt

    Bookmark   May 29, 2013 at 8:57AM
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bethnorcal9

Yep it's a keeper! Don't you just love all the stages it goes thru! I love the early tight-swirl stage, but my favorite is when it gets that two-tone open bloom look. Just love the colors!

    Bookmark   May 29, 2013 at 12:01PM
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nanadollZ7 SWIdaho(Zone 7 Boise SW Idaho)

This is an easy rose to love with all that color eye candy. I like the two tone look, too--very unusual. Diane

    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 2:07AM
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