Sunday, August 12, 2007

Unknown freebie rose



This floribunda rose was given to me as a gift for buying a certain dollar amount of mailorder plants. I don't know the name of it. Although the plant was puny and I never thought it would amount to much, the rose has thrived and produces an abundance of blooms even after being almost denuded of leaves by brown chafer beetles in early spring. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

9 comments:

Jill said...

One of my favorites! I think they grow pretty large, too.

Nice one!

Ki said...

Hi Jill,
This one has grown quite a bit this year but it hasn't gotten much bigger since spring. I like the flower at this stage of opening. When it fully opens you see mostly a light pink color with many petals and not the pink to slightly yellow variation in this bud stage. It is a much nicer rose than I thought they would give as a freebie.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Beautiful rose and even more beautiful since it was a gift.

Catherine said...

Beautiful rose!! I love the Biltmore house too, lovely photo's!!

Ki said...

Hi Iowa gardening woman,
Sorry to have not responded sooner. Indeed it is all the more wonderful because it was a gift and even more so because it hasn't stopped blooming all summer.

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Hi Catherine,
The Biltmore house was almost too much but interesting to see. We loved the gardens more. I have a bit to go to approach the quality of your photos but thanks.

Cadence said...

I think some people called it "white treasure" for some kind of reason around eastern culture.

Ki said...

Hi Cadence,
The rose is indeed a "white treasure" and I'll use that name in the future.

Kylee said...

Could it possibly be 'About Face'? I got this as a freebie a couple of years ago. It has the same form and color (in your picture, anyway) as mine.

Ki said...

Thanks for the real name Kylee. I don't remember the mail order nursery that sent me the freebie but it must have been the same one where you got yours. I love the rose because it blooms throughout the season. Thanks for the name and comment.