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Red center, yellow on the outside?

Posted by roxy77 Houston Z9 (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 17, 06 at 10:06

Can anyone recognize this rose in this basket? I tried searching around the internet...but there are WAY to many types of roses.

I'd like to plant one, or one like it for my husbands grandmother.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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RE: Red center, yellow on the outside?

If you look on the link below, you'll see photos of florist roses. Look closely at Lipstick and Gypsy Leonidas.

Anyway, the florist who prepared that beautiful bouquet may well know the variety name of the rose they used in it.

Florist roses thrive in controlled conditions inside greenhouses. Sometimes they are not easy to grow outdoors.

You might do better with a garden rose that is similar in appearance, or one with a name that has special meaning. has a search function for roses by name.

Here is a link that might be useful: florist roses

RE: Red center, yellow on the outside?

My vote is for Gypsy Leonidas too (just plain old "Leonidas" is usually more brown than orange). Since you are in Houston, you can handle roses grown on Fortuniana rootstock, so I'll point you to K&M Nursery (Mr. Jim Mills), no web page, send him an e-mail at or call (601) 648-2908 (during the week) to ask if he might have this available.

RE: Red center, yellow on the outside?

  • Posted by roxy77 Houston Z9 (My Page) on
    Mon, Dec 18, 06 at 12:51

petaloid, I didn't even think to ask the florist...duh! thanks for all the usefull information! Judging by the pictures it's closer to lipstick than the gypsy one.

diane, thanks for the referral. I will check it out...

You guys are wonderful!

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