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most recent 14 JAN SHOW ALL
Initial post 27 MAY 09 by Jeff Britt
Neighbors of mine has this planted in their front garden. The house is modern and the front garden was obviously "designed" by a landscape architect using only evergreen shrubs and no flowers, except a large plant of Butterscotch. The plant always seems to have some flowers on it from April until December. The flower color is certainly interesting. It is not to my taste, but in this setting it is striking and quite beautiful. I can't imagine trying to combine it's unearthly colors with other roses and flowers, but it is an arresting sight on its own.
Reply #1 of 6 posted 27 MAY 09 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
I confess I love the color. I've bred several things from it. It's an easy parent.
Reply #2 of 6 posted 28 MAY 09 by Jeff Britt
It's just such a weird color! It's very had to even describe. It reminds me of so many Legrice roses -- fascinating, bizarre and unearthly colors that change with temperature conditions and light. Butterscotch will undoubtably make some fascinating seedlings. You have more courage than I would.
Reply #3 of 6 posted 28 MAY 09 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Yes, it's a weird color. It was a favorite of the hybridizer but never caught on with much of the public. From what I can gather disease resistance is average, at best, but it's never mildewed for me which is saying something.

Most offspring were/are unremarkable. Most yellow and a few mauve or russet with probably half climbers. It could be explored much further but I don't have the space or time.

Some of the best colors came out of 'Smoky' as pollen parent but all mildew to some degree.

I will reveal all parentages in time. If you'd like to see other seedlings out of Cl. Butterscotch contact me directly.
Reply #4 of 6 posted 24 JAN 11 by Darli
I am hunting for Butterscotch Climber aka JACtan. I like the almost "paperbag" shade I see in photographs. I would like to add it to a mostly green garden area, but darn I can't find a plant source. I do have some rootstock ready for grafting in my Victoria BC garden. Bu I also have a garden in Arizona where my roses do amazingly well. Can you provife me with a sourcee for cuttings or plants? Thanks, kindly. Darlene White
Reply #5 of 6 posted 25 JAN 11 by Lyn G
Please click the HOW DO I button at the top of the page to learn how to find the source of a rose.

Reply #6 of 6 posted 14 JAN by mamabotanica
It's now available from Grace Rose Farm. They have many usually colored roses.
most recent 22 OCT SHOW ALL
Initial post 20 JUN 08 by angela
good color,
the pink around the edges of the bloom is very pretty
strong fragrance
good vigor, good blackspot resistance so far
Reply #1 of 3 posted 6 MAR 09 by Jeff Britt
Do you have any other thoughts to offer after a full year with the plant? I am thinking of giving it a try, but don't want to make a mistake. Any further insights on this plant would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Reply #2 of 3 posted 13 MAR 09 by BarbaraG SE Virginia
This rose is recommended by Pat Henry of Roses Unlimited, who has singled out a couple roses from each breeder in her currrent catalog. RU is located in the highlands of South Carolina and has a wonderful selection of moderns and antique roses.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 22 OCT by timdufelmeier
It's on sale at Heirloom Roses right now for $20
most recent 3 JUN SHOW ALL
Initial post 9 MAR 09 by Jeff Britt
Looks like Remember Me is somewhere in the background of this rose!
Reply #1 of 4 posted 23 OCT 14 by Michael Garhart
I know the breeder uses/used a lot of Singin' in the Rain and Remember Me in their breeding, so it wouldn't be too far of a leap to say this one is likely related to both.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 26 JUN 16 by Jay-Jay
It's almost a look-alike of Rhosyn Margaret Williams. Same parentage?
Reply #3 of 4 posted 12 JUL 16 by Michael Garhart
Possibly, yeah. I could tell you more, but the business I ordered this from this spring sent me..... Easy Does It. They also sent me a dead 'Claret', but promised to replace it next year *sigh*

Helpful, lol.

Don't worry, HMF! Not naming names!
Reply #4 of 4 posted 3 JUN by Michael Garhart
Finally growing this rose. It's not much of a floribunda. Similar dimensions to my Gold Struck, so far. So grandiflora size for North America.

Looks like it is bred from Belle Epoque, which is blooming 10' away from Ann Henderson in my garden. Very similar plant traits. AH is much deeper in color and tighter in the bud, and only somewhat smaller blooms.
most recent 14 MAR 18 SHOW ALL
Initial post 31 JAN 07 by Anonymous-102305
I love this rose! It blooms quite a bit, has a nice fragrance and is beautiful. My plant hasn't had any problems with disease here in the southwestern desert.
Reply #1 of 6 posted 10 MAY 07 by wordycat
I also love this rose! Absolutely beautiful and smells good to boot. I was wondering if your plant has developed sturdy stems,mine has not. I know I am growing this rose in not the sunniest part of my garden but I looked at some of the photos from this website and their stems were not too sturdy looking either. I am thinking about buying another plant because I love it so much. I would like to know how the stems look in your hot climate. Thanks.
Reply #2 of 6 posted 10 MAY 07 by Anonymous-102305
My plant is in a sunny location. The plant is one year old and it has developed sturdier stems but they are not as sturdy as many plants. The heavy flowers do nod a bit.
Reply #3 of 6 posted 11 MAY 07 by wordycat
Thank you for your reply! I think I am going to get another one.
Reply #4 of 6 posted 3 MAR 09 by Jeff Britt
I don't have this rose, but have seen it planted and I think the flowers are just too big and heavy for the stems. The stems seem to be up to the job until the flowers begin to open. All those petals, fully hydrated and extended, must weigh a lot! I don't think you can avoid the nodding flowers, but full sun and avoiding to much nitrogen at the roots should help you avoid too much disappointment.
Reply #5 of 6 posted 5 MAR 09 by wordycat
Thank you for your reply. I am familiar with heavy, nodding flowers on other plants such as Austins but the stems look in scale with the flowers. My Bolero has the shortest, thinnest stems.
I will try your suggestions. Once again, thank you!
Reply #6 of 6 posted 14 MAR 18 by Matthew W. Gerber
Short stems and nodding flowers are characteristics of some varieties of roses, not necessarily faults. 'Bolaro' is part of Star Roses "Romantica" series, their answer to the David Austin roses. Hybrid teas have long, tall and straight stems. Nodding flowers on a hybrid tea would be a fault, and breeders reject such hybrid tea seedlings in their breeding programs. I grow 'Bolero' and consider the short stems and nodding flowers an attractive characteristic, reminiscent of Old Fashioned roses. We are fortunate that the world of roses offers us thousands of choices to meet our individual likes and dislikes.
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