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MAGiCal Roses For October, 2012
by Paul Cullen, Consulting Rosarian
Note: A new column this year called MAGiCal roses will be written each month by our Consulting Rosarians. Two or three roses will be highlighted from the over 130 rose bushes in our garden at MAGC (Marin Art and Garden Center). The garden was planted in 2004 with donated roses from Sunnyside Nursery, West End Nursery, Armstrong Nursery and Sloat Garden Nursery. We have added and subtracted roses each year. The garden is organic and no sprays are used.
"What's not to like about this rose?" It not only is a beautiful rose but has an exceptional fragrance, kind of spicy and sweet. It has a combination of colors from creamy white, pale pink, yellow to deep red edging. That's part of her magical delight, no two are exactly alike. This hybrid tea is hardy and blooms in abundance throughout the season. It was hybridized in 1976 and has a garden rating of 8.3. ‘Double Delight’ was the first rose I purchased and planted. We bought our first house in 1977 and it had a big backyard. That year AARS named ‘Double Delight’ rose of the year. It is still one of my favorites.
All photos are by Joan Goff.
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