F

  • Folk Singer
  • Freckle Face
  • Freckles
  • Frontier Twirl

Folk Singer

(1985) Yellow blend shrub. The long-pointed, ovoid buds of dark peach (RHSCC 29B) open to double (25-30 petals), open to slightly cupped, 4-4.5 inch blooms of dark peach over yellow which age lighter. The blooms are borne 1-15 per cluster and have a pleasantly sweet fragrance. The leathery, glossy foliage is a coppery mid-green (RHSCC 137A)color. The thorns are tan and awl-like. The upright, bushy plant is similar to Carefree Beauty (BUCbi) in growth habit and blooms from June until killing frost. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.

   

 

Freckle Face

(1976) Pink blend shrub. The medium-small, ovoid buds open to double (20-25 petals), open blooms of light spirea red (RHSCC 66D) heavily stippled and streaked with dark spirea red (RHSCC 66A) on the inner face of the petals. The blooms, borne singly and in clusters of 5-10, have a pleasing clove fragrance. the leathery foliage is medium green tinted with copper and has good tolerance to Blackspot and Powdery Mildew. The thorns are bronze-green and awl-like. The bushy, 2 x 2 ft plant is spreading and free-flowering from June until killing frost. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa to 10" without protection.

 

Freckles

(1976) Pink blend shrub. The medium-size, ovoid-pointed to urn-shaped buds open to double (25-30 petals), shallow-cupped, 4-4.5 inch blooms of light scarlet (RHSCC 43D) flushed yellow, heavily stippled on inner surface of petals with dark claret rose (RHSCC 50A). Stippling is heavier on petal reverse, approaching blotches. The blooms, borne singly and in clusters of 5-10, and have a light sweet scent. The medium-large, leathery foliage is dark copper-green. The thorns are red-brown and awl-like. The erect plant is bushy and free-flowering from June until killing frost. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.

 

Frontier Twirl

(1984) Pink blend shrub. The long-pointed, ovoid buds of capsicum red (RHSCC 33A) over a yellow base open to double (20-30 petals), shallow-cupped to open, 4-4.5 inch blooms of empire rose (RHSCC 48C) veined darker (RHSCC 48A). The blooms are borne in clusters of 1-8 and have a moderately strong, sweet fragrance. The abundant, leathery, medium bronzy-green foliage is coppery when young. The thorns are tan and awl-like. The erect, bushy plant is freely branching and blooms freely from June until killing frost. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.