The About Face rose is a beautiful orange blend rose bush. These orange Grandiflora roses have a striking color combination that will make a statement in any landscape design.
This Grandiflora rose bush could become the focal point of your garden! (If you are lucky enough to be in the right planting zone to grow it)
Plant some red and/or yellow roses nearby, and for companion flowers, something blue or purple would be a nice combination.
The lovely ovoid buds on the About Face rose are a deep burnished red that open to a golden orange on the inside, with a deeper bronze red on the outside of the petals.
The color on the flowers stays beautiful at all stages of bloom from bud to finished flowers. (See picture) With both buds and blooms on the bush at the same time, the color combination on these orange roses is wonderful.
The bush itself grows upright, and is very vigorous growing. It branches out well, and produces lots of beautiful flowers!
Type Grandiflora Rose
Hybridizer Tom Carruth (United States) 2003
Blooms Orange Blend flowers have an orange/gold on the upper part, with a burnished red reverse. It has 26-30 petals. The orange roses are around 4" across
Foliage Large, Semi glossy dark green foliage
Growth Habits The bush is very Vigorous, upright growing, and bushy. It Grows 5-6' tall
Fragrance Mild to strong fragrance that is Fruity (apple scented)
Awards AARS 2005
Hardy Zone Hardy in zones 6b to 9b
The sweet smelling orange blooms are medium sized, full, and appear in small clusters. The cupped, globular flowers have an old-fashioned form that give them an even greater appeal.
The wonderful blooms stand out nicely against the dark green foliage that is disease resistant as well.
The blooms make nice cut flowers, and the bush will produce them generously! Be warned though, you'll find lots of thorns on this Grandiflora rose bush!
The bush is cluster-flowered and gives you clusters of these striking blooms throughout the growing season.
About Face grows vigorously, is well branched, and can become bushy, reaching a height of 5-6'.
Garden bed -They grow large, so plant them in the back of the border and give them room to grow.
Cut flowers - The blooms make stunning flowers for the vase, with a slight sweet fragrance.
This is one I would love to plant (if only it were hardy to my zone)! I generally don't attempt to grow ones that are not hardy to my climate. (And neither should you!)