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|Gypsy is not a rose for stuffy people; its chief attraction is its flamboyance. Small, high centered buds in bright orange open to produce lively flowers of yellow. Then the yellow fades and the flowers redden to pink. At least that's what this rose is doing.
The flowers are not big, perhaps two inches across. There are quite a lot of them. Reputedly the fragrance is spicy, but not strongly so.
The plants are of medium height and amply covered with glossy green foliage. ARS members rate this rose 5.9. That's not good. But for a rose with exactly this set of characteristics, it's as good as it gets.
|Swim, USA 1972|
|Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: San Jose Rose Garden, Jun 2003
|Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.|