The Rock n Roll rose produces very unique striped roses. These Grandiflora roses are deep red and creamy white, with splashes and specks of red and burgundy within the white.
It's a bit hard to tell if they are actually white roses striped with red, or red roses striped with white! And to make it even more interesting, the blooms change colors daily!
The white part of the blooms take on a hint of red with age, making them the most amazing roses in the garden!
The above picture was sent in by a reader; Leslie in Victoria, B.C., Canada
She writes; red and white stripes, very fragrant, very hardy
Thanks Leslie for the beautiful picture!
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Hybridizer Tom Carruth 2009
Blooms Red and Burgundy with creamy white stripes, has 35 plus petals, old fashioned blooms
Fragrance Strong, rose and fruit fragrance
Foliage Deep Green, glossy foliage- disease resistant
Growth Habits Grows upright, very full and bushy 3-4'
Hardy Zones 5b- 9b
The double form rose flowers begin as creamy white buds, that open to striped red and white roses that are different on each individual flower. Each flower on the bush will have it's on unique pattern of stripes and splashes, that will change with age, giving the bush a most unusual uniqueness. (kind of like the music of a Rock n Roll song!)
The rosebush will grow to a medium height of about 3-4'. It grows upright, but gets bushy, giving you a compact bush with lots of canes for more flowers.
As well as being hardy, this repeat bloomer is a very disease resistant bush.
Besides being a focal point in the garden, the Rock n Roll rose produces wonderful, fragrant cut flowers for the inside of the house. Be sure to pick some for bouquets.
Parentage; George Burns x New Zealand
Sarah Zone 6b; I love this rose even better than 'Scentimental',which it reminds me of. It made it through a bad winter with lots of snow. I love how the color changes over night.