Foliferous & Remontant
Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Penelope

It is the orange-tinged colors that are the most difficult for roses to do well. Both red and yellow pigments tend to correlate strongly with disease problems. So it is a genuine joy when a vermilion rose is produced that has even moderate vigor and disease resistance.

Impatient is evidently just the rose for the task, for - at least in warm parts of the US - it is frequently found planted in vast beds as it is here in the Berkeley municipal garden. The individual flowers are not so interesting, but en-masse it's a winner.

Winner of an AARS award in 1984, it is rated 7.8 by ARS members. It was bred from the durable climber America.

Warriner, US 1982
Zone 6-9
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: Berkeley Rose Garden, Jun 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.