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Rosette Delizy

Rosette Delizy
Rose of the Month For June, 2005
by Barbara Picarelli

I love unusual, delicate roses, and this one is certainly in that class. I first saw the rose in Greg Lowerys' garden while on a rose tour. I was smitten. A yellow blend hybridized in 1922 by Nabonnand, it has lovely, dainty flowers of apricot with a reverse of dark pink to carmine. The amount of sun will determine its coloring, but cooler weather gives it darker pink colors. The buds are small but well formed, double and a vigorous grower, with sharply pointed dark green leaves. The bush itself is of medium growth, with very little disease even with the strange spring we’ve had.

This is a tea rose with parentage of General Gallieni and Comtesse Bardi. General Gallieni is a rose from 1899, red blend with flowers of a coppery red, while Comtesse Bardi dates from 1896 with flowers of a reddish fawn. Rosette Delizy has a rich fruity fragrance and grows to above 5 feet. The plant will flower continuously during the summer. I do find that it has a tendency to have droopy heads, and probably would not be a great exhibition specimen. It does lend a lovely touch to bouquets.

This rose is available at Ashdown Roses in South Carolina and Vintage Gardens in Sebastapol.

Photo from: Central Florida Heritage Rose Society

Previous Roses of the Month:

May, 2005
The Green Rose

April, 2005
St. Patrick

March, 2005
R. rugosa

February, 2005
Baronne Prevost

January, 2005
Fortunes Double Yellow

November, 2004

October, 2004
Touch of Class, Tournament of Roses, and Taboo

September, 2004
All That Jazz

August, 2004

July, 2004
Betty Prior

June, 2004
Gertrude Jekyll

May, 2004
Sally Holmes

April, 2004
Double Delight

March, 2004
Gartendirecktor Otto Linne

February, 2004
Little Artist

January, 2004

November, 2003

October, 2003

September, 2003

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