Colorful Roses I can't identify

by Dan
(Lewiston, Idaho)

Hello rose lovers!


I have been in the landscaping/gardening business for over 15 years. One of my jobs was as the estate gardener for a large property, there were over 1,200 roses planted in the garden. I'm ashamed to say that I don't really know a whole lot about different rose types, and these are some colorful roses I can't identify.

I will have to say, one of my favorites is 'Santa Clause' - a miniature with beautiful red color and clean glossy foliage.

Anyway...

This beautiful, low maintenance rose grows at one of the properties that I take care of. I really enjoyed watching it grow last season. The colors are amazing! The blooms seemed to change colors as they mature - from a yellow/red to a pink/white/red. The foliage is also very colorful. No fertilizer or chemicals were added - no insects or leaf fungus bothered it.

It is growing in zone 6b and in we are semi-arid in the summer - low humidity and low rainfall.

What kind of rose is this?

Dan from www.better-lawn-care.com

Carol's remarks
Thanks for sharing your favorite rose with us Dan,
This lovely Floribunda rose is called "Betty Boop" It is outstanding in the garden, and quite a favorite amoung gardeners!
The Betty Boop Rose
has that beautiful color change you speak of, and reblooms quickly. The new foliage is a purple/red color until it matures to green.
A great rose!



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