Eureka, the best of my standards

kathy9norcalMay 22, 2011

This rose is almost 5 feet across and the best ever for a tree rose, IMHO. I strongly recommend this rose as it is without fault here in my very warm climate.

Here are some photos of its blooms and what it looks like right now.




That is Ebb Tide in the background and a neighbor's rose (which blooms just for us now--hah!) Blue columbine self-seeded from the side yard, where this color never actually appeared.

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BlueDerby21(9b)

Wow! Eureka is indeed gorgeous - Does it start out as an apricot golden yellow and then age to yellow or vice versa? Another that I shall have to add to my wish list :)

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 11:57PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Are all those Eureka blooms from one standard? That's pretty impressive. Wow - I agree with you - that's just perfect for a standard.

YOur whole yard looks great - and I like how you get to see all the blooms from your neighbors yard. Wow!

Thanks!
Carol

    Bookmark   May 23, 2011 at 1:24AM
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serenasyh(was 5/now Z 8-Kans)

Very nice, vivacious Eureka tree rose, Kathy, very sunshiny! I've always loooved Boxofrox's Eureka and his gorgeous Eureka bouquets, and your roses remind me so how MUCH he's MISSED! Hope he will come back soon...

    Bookmark   May 23, 2011 at 4:46AM
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kathy9norcal

Blue, it starts out much brighter and ages to medium yellow as you see in the full tree photo.
It is just one standard. We had to support it with metal fence stakes as it kept tearing out its supports. You sometimes see less orange edges according to weather conditions.
Yes, the neighbor put some ugly hedge type bush in front of the rose and it hides it from them. They know nothing about gardening and their plantings are invading and leaning on the fence, destroying it. The put in a pool in their tiny yard, that they use twice a year. They tore out tons of trees to do the pool, leaving only one in the corner. It is an eyesore from our upstairs bedroom window--ghetto-like ugly pool furniture, ugh. It used to be such a pretty backdrop. She gets pms regularly and shrieks at her teenage son in the ugliest voice possible. Aaah, tiny California yards . . . and these are considered big for this area.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2011 at 3:19PM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Thanks for posting another one of your many fab. blooms.

...ahhh! neighbors......

May be you should record her and play back?

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 7:12AM
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zeffyrose_pa6b7(6b7)

What a gorgeous rose----I'm always amazed at your wonderful collection of roses---

Sorry to hear about your neighbor----we are very fortunate to have great neighbors-

Florence

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 11:27AM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Oh inga - that's a great idea - if one has the nerve. LOL

Carol

    Bookmark   May 27, 2011 at 2:44PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Awesome flowers! 'Eureka' is very good here and seems to get better every year. Your garden looks wonderful.

Block walls are so worth the money...

    Bookmark   May 27, 2011 at 3:47PM
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KhaVi

Your garden looks so beautiful. Would you mind to let me know where did you get your standard tree roses, Eureka and Our Lady of Guadalupe? Again, thank you for sharing your wonderful roses.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2011 at 1:20AM
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kathy9norcal

KhaVi, sure, I got them at my local Home Depot! When I saw, OLG, I was leaving the store. It was in the garden doorway in full bloom. I got to the car and turned around and went back. It scented the whole car. Back then, I could smell things with no problem.
There is also a well-known Sacramento nursery that has many standards, but they are not cheap there.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2011 at 1:50PM
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ramblinrosez7b(JerseyShore)

That Eureka is so beautiful! And so is the rest of your garden. You always have the most gorgeous roses. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2011 at 6:40PM
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ron_and_susan(z8 GA)

Kathy--Those pics are amazing!!--Ron

    Bookmark   June 5, 2011 at 10:37PM
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le_jardin_of_roses(zone 10)

Gorgeous tree rose! Love photo #4 the best. It really sparkles in your garden.

Juliet

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 2:16PM
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CapeHeart(z6ccMA)

Eureka has to be one the best blooming strongest roses. I gave one to my Mom many many many years ago. It survived with almost no care and would put on a beautiful show - flush after flush. Love Eureka! My Mom passed in January so I now have Eureka in our yard. Love your pics Kathy - so beautiful and I especially love the rose, flower combo! So Pretty!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 9:45PM
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ladyrose65

That's a beautiful rose! Lovely Garden as well.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 6:40PM
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dove_song(WA State Z6b)

Wow, Kathy, your Eureka is gorgeous!!! Love it in your lovely garden! Awsome photos! :0)

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 10:14PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Oh it's gorgeous, Kathy!

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 9:45PM
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