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  • September Song
  • Serendipity
  • Sevilliana
  • Silver Shadows
  • Spanish Rhapsody
  • Square Dancer
  • Summer Wind
  • Sunbonnet Sue

September Song

(1981) Apricot blend grandiflora. The large, ovoid to urn-shaped buds of Mars orange (RHSCC 31 C) tinted red open to double (2 5-30 petals), slightly cupped, open, 4.5-5 inch blooms of Mars orange over a white base which pales to coral pink (RHSCC 38D) with age. The blooms, borne singly and in clusters of 5-8, have a fruity fragrance. The semi-glossy, leathery foliage is dark olive green tinted copper. The brown thorns are thin and awl-like. The erect, 3-3.5 ft plant is bushy and blooms continually from early June until killing frost. Plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.

 

Serendipity

(1978) Orange blend shrub. The ovoid-pointed to urn-shaped buds open to double (2-25 petals), shallow-cupped, open, 4-4.5 inch blooms of Mars orange (RHSCC 31 C) over a buttercup yellow (RHSCC 1 6C) base and becoming pale Orient pink (RHSCC 36B) with age. The blooms, borne singly and in clusters of 5-1 5, have a sweet fragrance. The abundant, leathery, medium-large foliage is dark green (RHSCC 147A) and glossy. The thorns are tan-green and awl-like. The upright, bushy plant is spreading and blooms abundantly from June until killing frost. Plants are winter-hardy in Iowa to 1 2-14" without protection.

 

Sevilliana

(1976) Pink blend shrub. The ovoid-pointed buds of light claret rose (RHSCC 50C) open to double (1 5-20 petals), slightly-cupped to open, 3.5-4 inch blooms of light claret rose with spinel red (RHSCC 54A) "freckles" and with a yellow flush spreading from the petal base. The blooms, borne singly and in clusters of 5-1 5, have a spicy fragrance. The leathery foliage is mid-green with copper tints and semi-glossy. The thorns are red-brown and awl-like. The erect, 3 x 2 ft plant is bushy and free-flowering from June until killing frost. Plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.

 

Silver Shadows

(1984) Mauve hybrid tea. The large, ovoid-pointed buds of bluish-lavender (RHSCC 97D) tinted champagne (RHSCC 1 64D) open to double (30-35 petals), cupped, open, 4.5-5 inch blooms of blue-lavender (RHSCC 97D) which take on silver tones with age. The blooms are borne in clusters of 3-5 and have an intensely sweet fragrance. The abundant, large foliage is dark green (RHSCC I 37A) and leathery. The thorns are tan and awl-like. The erect, bushy, 3-3.5 ft plant is moderately vigorous and blooms continually from June until killing frost. Plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.

 

Spanish Rhapsody

(1984) Pink blend shrub. The ovoid-pointed buds of cherry red (RHSCC 45C) heavily streaked with Guardsman red (RHSCC 45A)become urn-shaped before opening to double (25-35 petals), shallow-cupped, 4.5-5 inch blooms of Empire rose (RHSCC 50D) heavily tinted with orange and "freckles" with rose red (RHSCC 58B). The blooms are borne in clusters from 1-8 and have a sweet, raspberry-like fragrance. The mediumlarge, abundant foliage is dark olive green and leathery. The thorns are brown and awl-like. The erect, bushy, 3-4.5 ft plant is free-branching and blooms freely from early summer until killing frost. Plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.

 

Square Dancer

(1975) Orange pink shrub. The long, ovoid-pointed buds open to single (615 petals), ffat. 4-4.5 inch blooms of geranium lake (RHSCC 47D) which age to light Empire rose (RHSCC 48D). The blooms, borne singly and in clusters of 2-25, have a moderately spicy, clove fragrance. The abundant, leathery foliage is dark green and slightly scented when young. The large thorns are russet and awl-like. The erect, bushy, 5 ft plant is moderately vigorous and blooms from June until killing frost. Plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection

 

Sunbonnet Sue

(1984) Yellow blend shrub. The large, long-pointed buds of dark Naples yellow (RHSCC 1 1A) open to double (20-30 petals), open, 4-4.5 inch blooms of Naples yellow (RHSCC 1 1 B) stippled with scarlet (RHSCC 43C). The colors lighten with age. The blooms are borne in clusters of I - I 0 and have a sweet fragrance. The abundant, large, leathery to semi-glossy foliage is medium green and has good field tolerance to foliar disease. The small thorns are brown and awl-like. The erect plant is bushy and blooms from June until killing frost. Plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.