Magazine article Sunset

Eleven Roses New for 1985

Magazine article Sunset

Eleven Roses New for 1985

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This season 11 new roses make their debut. Availability and planting times depend on your region. In mild-winter areas, set our bare-root plants in January and February. In cold-winter regions, plant in March, April, or May.

Hybrid teas--the classic roses for bouquets--have large blooms, usually one to each long stem. Grandifloras are similar to hybrid teas but produce large flowers in clusters. Floribundas are lower, more compact bushes that develop masses of somewhat smaller flowers.

Unless otherwise noted, the following roses are widely available in nurseries.

'Blue Ribbon'. Hybrid tea with fragrant lilac-blue flowers. Strong stems, excellent for cutting. Upright bush; large, semiglossy, medium green leaves. Available by mail from American Beauty Roses, Box 1758, Peoria, Ill. 61656. Write for free catalog.

'Corpus Christi'. Hybrid tea bears large, deep red, brilliant flowers with unusually wide petals; mild fragrance. Strong, straight stems; dark green leaves.

'Climbing Double Delight'. Climbing form of popular hybrid tea. Fragrant flowers have cream-white centers becoming red at margins. Vigorous canes grow to 8 feet long, flowering best if trained horizontally.

'Dream Cloud'. Floribunda with coral to dark salmon pink flowers; barely fragrant. …

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