"Barbara's Pasture Rose" References
Website/Catalog (2005) Page(s) 4-5.
"Barbara's Pasture Rose" (HP, Found, Parentage, Introducer, & Date Unknown) This little-known foundling bears sumptuous pink blooms, tinged violet. Opening as flat globes, finish as flat, five-inch, ruffled saucers, the fragrant blooms are gracefully erect, on sturdy green stems with few prickles, showcased against clean, medium-green foliage. This is a vigorous, mannerly, rounded plant, with a heavy spring bloom and a good Fall repeat. “Barbara’s Pasture Rose” has exhibited great resistance to powdery mildew and rust, in spray-free California gardens. Its “true” name may or may not ever be known, but under ANY name, this lovely foundling deserves to be better-known, and widely-grown. Collected (yes, in a pasture) near Cherokee, California, by Barbara Oliva of the Sacramento City Cemetery.