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Rhonda

Rhonda
Rose of the Month For October & November, 2005
by Barbara Picarelli

I bought this rose after returning from living in Germany and having seen it in a catalogue. I was pretty captivated since Ronda is my daughter’s name (without the “H”). It was hybridized in 1968, by Lissemore and has a parent of New Dawn. This is a large climber, and while it took its own time to get started is now quite large and a prolific bloomer. The flowers are a lovely light to medium pink, sometimes born singly other times in clusters, the buds being globular, with dark shiny foliage, and almost no disease. The fragrance unfortunately is very light and the blooms do not have great staying power once cut for a bouquet. I was wondering where the name came from and it was suggested it was named for the old film star, Rhonda Fleming. At any rate it’s an interesting rose to have in your garden if you have room. I obtained mine from Vintage Gardens.

Previous Roses of the Month:

September, 2005
Georgia

August, 2005
Yvonne Rabier

July, 2005
The McCartney Rose

June, 2005
Rosette Delizy

May, 2005
The Green Rose

April, 2005
St. Patrick

March, 2005
R. rugosa

February, 2005
Baronne Prevost

January, 2005
Fortunes Double Yellow

November, 2004
Iceberg

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

September, 2004
All That Jazz

August, 2004
Peace

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
Complicata

November, 2003
Penelope

October, 2003
Westerland

September, 2003
Elina


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