Pearly Gates

rose_toes(8a)June 9, 2014

I love my Pearly Gates! Here I have 3 planted on the side of my house and they're about 7 feet tall. I decided to post a photo of them last year (second year of growth) and several photos of them this year (third year). They are sending up canes like mad since they bloomed...one is 9 feet! If they really do take off in their third year of growth I will be thrilled...I'd love to cover at least 3/4 of this 12-ft lattice! Last year they bloomed continuously into October, nothing like the first flush but still always at least a dozen or more lovely blooms at any time to earn its keep. They smell lovely but they receive 6+ hours of hot hot sun where I have them so the blooms only last 3-4 days before they shatter.

Second year Pearly Gates

Third year spring flush

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rose_toes(8a)

I suppose one can see how my Dane has grown since last year, too! Lot's of growing going on here in Virginia Beach!

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 9:38AM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Your rose and your dog are beautiful!

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 9:43AM
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sara_ann-z6bok

Rose_toes - I fell in love with this rose when you posted it last year, but it's even better now, so gorgeous. Nice dog too.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 1:14PM
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KarenPA_6b

Oh, my goodness! I have never seen such a show of flower power. Can you tell me what exactly is the coloring of Pearly Gates? Is it blush or light apricot or peach? It is so hard to tell from photo.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 2:42PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Gorgeous!!!

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 4:25PM
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Prettypetals_GA_7-8

Simply beautiful!!!!

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 11:27PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Love the dark pink rose paired with Pearly Gates.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2014 at 1:09AM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

That's hard to fathom!! I would never see the like here.
You've done a beautiful job with it.
Congratulations!!
Carol

    Bookmark   June 10, 2014 at 1:50AM
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rose_toes(8a)

Thank you all so much. Pearly Gates was my first rose and has given me great confidence and your compliments are so appreciated!

Kousa - I will post a close up when the next one opens. They have an apricot colored center that fades to light pink quickly. It's a warm, alluringly peachy light pink that has a glow to it.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2014 at 7:33PM
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Lilyfinch z7 mid tn

Oh wow !!! These are just the most inspiring pictures !! Fantastic.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2014 at 10:46PM
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