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'Candy Cane Cocktail™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 91-600
most recent 23 AUG 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 20 MAR 16 by Michael Garhart
I love this rose. Its so cute. I think it will be the main hit for 2016.

Somewhat un-traditional for a floribunda, but in an awesome color and on a healthy plant.

The blooms are great for buttonholes. Which is not something I have seen in a lot of commercial roses in a long while.

The description says deep pink edges, but this rose has the "China affect", meaning the blooms darken with more and more sun. They become red. Deep pink edges is really down-playing the actual effect. They start cream and become more and more red where the sun hits. Very pretty effect.
Reply #1 of 5 posted 22 AUG 17 by Rupert, Kim L.
How has its health been where you are, Michael? It seems quite intriguing.
Reply #2 of 5 posted 23 AUG 17 by Michael Garhart
It is pretty good. Good rebloom. Easy to grow. Not too big. Cute blooms. I thought there was BS on it this spring, but I think that was lower leaf anthracnose or cercospora. Anthracnose and/or cerospora is common on the original KO types.

It is HIGHLY sterile. Far more sterile than DKO. Try to dry out and crush pollen for any takes. I would breed it against mildew, as that is what the original KOs love to perpetuate in seedlings.

Just saw someone added the patent information. I have been on patent break during summer. My hypothesis was correct, that is was from DKO and a "Magic Carousel hybrid". Wouldn't have guessed the last 1/4 of the lineage, though. Too obscure for North America.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 23 AUG 17 by Rupert, Kim L.
Thanks, sir! Mildew is my deal breaker. I would expect black spot from anything Magic Carousel.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 23 AUG 17 by Michael Garhart
I haven't seen any on it, but I just know that working with DKO requires 2 generations of breeding against it to get it to go away from your own breeding stock.
Reply #5 of 5 posted 23 AUG 17 by Rupert, Kim L.
Thanks, Michael.
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