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  • Red Sparkler
  • Rural Rhythm

Red Sparkler

(1967) (Plant Patent 3489 - 'Rippled Velvet') Red blend hybrid tea. The round-ovoid buds open to double (50-60 petals), cupped to flat, 4-4.5 inch blooms of dark wine red (RHSCC 187C) with a lighter reverse and striped with varied widths of pale red, pink and white. The blooms are home singly and have an intense damask fragrance. The medium-large, moderately abundant leathery foliage is dark green. The thorns are brown-red and awl-like. The erect, moderately vigorous plant is moderately branching and blooms profusely in early June and continues until killing frost. The first striped rose that transmits the striping sexually. Plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.

 

Rural Rhythm

(1984) Light pink shrub. The large, long-pointed ovoid buds of white tinted pale poppy red (RHSCC 38C) open to double (25-35 petals), shallow-cupped, open, 4-4.5 inch blooms of pale azalea pink (RHSCC 38B) over a white base. The blooms are borne in clusters of 1-5 and have a pleasing myrrh fragrance. The abundant, leathery foliage is dark green. The thorns are tan and awl-like. The erect, bushy, 3-4 ft plant is spreading and blooms from June until killing frost. Plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.