Outta the Blue

Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Outta the Blue

Photos always flatter a rose, and this rose is no exception. So while I knew I disliked this rose long before I saw it in person I had no idea how repulsed I would be. I'm trying to think of a weed that is quite so impressively hideous and nothing comes to mind.

The flowers are mauve and white bicolor that starts out simply unattractive. When they age they darken, crinkle, and make reasonably bad looking clusters look hideous.

The foliage looks healthy. Maybe if one keeps the flowers sheered off before they bloom this would make a good garden plant.

Unk 2001
Zone 4-9
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: Garden Valley Nursery, Jun 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.