'The Quinceanera Rose' Description
Photo courtesy of Rupert, Kim L.
Pink, white center, darker reverse. Mild, cinnamon, wild rose fragrance. 20 to 25 petals. Average diameter 4.5". Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Medium, pointed buds.
Medium, bushy, compact, upright, well-branched. Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm). Width of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden, hedge, landscape, shrub or specimen. Vigorous. flowers drop off cleanly. heat tolerant. shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom. Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection). Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit. Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.
After having been begged for several years to name this rose, it has finally spoken its name to me. I shared the idea with a few good friends. Carolyn Supinger, the strength and brains behind Sequoia Nursery for many years, put it best, "I like this name, the rose is much too happy, and celebrates life." For those not familiar with the celebration, in some Latin American Societies, the Quinceanera is a coming of age party, "the fifteenth birthday", somewhat like a Sweet Sixteen Birthday party.
This cross was made to see what the effects of Greensleeves' forming chlorophyll in the petals may have on the intense hot pink of Winifred Coulter. I'd hoped it may intensify the green. It didn't, but it did result in a very pretty, soft toned pink, ruffled bloom on a nicely shaped plant. Confetti Pink with darker reverse. Very long lasting with heavy petal substance. Ruffled blooms suitable for corsages.