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Photo of Rose Geisha There are precious few roses grown primarily for the beauty of their red stamens. Dainty Bess is the most famous one. Fruhlingsmorgen and Jacqueline du Pre are two others that come to mind. Yet when one looks at flower and stamen together, it seems to me that none of these is so beautiful as Geisha. The flower has the delicate beauty of a candy pink peony and is almost as large.

The flowers nicely spaced are produced with good continuity on a healthy, well rounded plant. Foliage is dark green and glossy.

It is a bit of a mystery why this rose is not better known. Perhaps it needs high culture to do its best. It's rated a respectable 7.0 by ARS members.

Tantau, Germany 1964
Zone 5-9
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: Vintage Gardens Roses, Jun 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.