Lucky Lady

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Photo of Rose Lucky Lady This AARS winner from 1967 is not so popular as a number of its siblings: Queen Elizabeth, Sutter's Gold, Chrysler Imperial, Golden Showers, Tiffany. Few would argue that it should be.

The plant is very nicely branched and has ample foliage. It is capable of producing many flowers. But it's unclear what new quality this rose brings to the table: it's evidently not flawless health since ARS members give it a middling 6.4.

Who was the Lucky Lady and under what circumstances was this rose named for her? It really wasn't was it? Lady luck can be fickle.

Swim, USA 1966
Zone 5-9
Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: Vintage Gardens Roses, Jun 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.