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Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
most recent 12 MAR 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 MAR 16 by Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Rose Listing Omission

Lesotho Prince

This is from the Ludwigs website:

ORAdirange hybrid tea

A royalty for a royalty. The blooms of Lesotho Prince are classically shaped with a high centered peak in each bloom & an elegant reflexing
of each opening petal into a pleasing star shape.
The color is an extremely luminous orange vermilion with a lighter creamy hue on the reverse of each petal.
The bush grows upright to chest height & produces numerous stems all season long.
They are long lasting cut flowers.

Plant Height: Shoulder Height
Colors: Cream , Orange , Vermillion , Multi coloured
Uses: Bedding, Cut-flowers, Exhibition

It's available from Ludwigs Roses in South Africa and now in Phoenix, AZ
most recent 21 FEB 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 FEB 16 by Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Apparently this rose was recently added to the list. I've had ROSEANNE since she was intro'd in 2000. I found my old Spring Hill catalog where she was featured on the front cover. Here is what the description in the catalog says: "Named for Roseanne, 'America's favorite Domestic Goddess.' Intense wine red, extra-large 5" blooms exude a heady rose-and-citrus perfume. Long stemmed flowers with deep green foliage are superb for cutting. Bushy plants 3-4' high and 2-4' wide bloom all season. (Zones 3-10)"

I added some of my best older photos. This rose is really quite beautiful. She's hard to photograph totally accurately. The colors are so rich and velvety in person. It's a shame she's not sold anymore. I believe the reason she wasn't marketed for long, tho, is due to the fact that she is pretty heavily virused. My plant did not show the signs of RMV until a few yrs after I received her. In my climate, the high temps of summer seemed to "burn off" the virus after awhile. I haven't seen it showing those signs for sometime, but, she also hasn't performed very well the last few yrs. I'm not sure if it's due to the virus or if it's due to my lack of care. The bed she's in hasn't been maintained very well I'm afraid. And fertilizing is something I get to when I get to it! That being said, the other roses in the bed around her do quite a bit better, and seem to thrive on neglect. Maybe if I get around to fertilizing this yr, she'll perk up. Now that I have a new camera, I'd love to get some really good, newer photos of her.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 20 FEB 16 by Patricia Routley
Thanks for that Beth. If you can give us the year of the Spring Hill catalog, we'll add that as a reference.
Can you see if there was any breeder or parentage mentioned?
Reply #2 of 2 posted 21 FEB 16 by Michael Garhart
Thanks for the description. Your experience with RMV mirrors mine when I had Catherine Marie. Absolutely awesome HT, but virused to heck and back. Sad.
most recent 6 FEB 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 FEB 16 by Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
None of the suppliers listed carry this rose anymore. At least not in the USA.
most recent 29 JAN 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 29 JAN 16 by Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Rose Listing Omission


From Star Roses' website:

Candy Cane Cocktail™

Plant Type: Floribunda Rose
Flower Color: white with dk pink edges
Flowers: Cuplike
Petal Count: 25 petals
Foliage: Dark green
Growth Habit: Upright
Hardiness Zone: 6-9
Height: 3 1/2 - 4'
Hybridizer: Meilland International
Intro Year: 2016

Candy Cane Cocktail™ displays bi-colored blooms of white suffused with deep pink to red edges. It has superior disease resistance for the type. This rose inherits its exceptional traits for rebloom and disease resistance from its breeding background which includes The Knock Out® Family of Roses. It also grows well on its own roots.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 29 JAN 16 by Patricia Routley
Thank you Beth. 'Candy Cane Cocktail™' added.
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