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Caribbean - Grandiflora Rose

Caribbean

Grandiflora. Bred by Kordes in Germany in 1992.
Rose Photo
Use:
 
Cutting Bed, Bed, Border
Color:
 
Apricot
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Slight
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Spare
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 7 - 9
Height & Width:
 
3 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments Very few hybrid tea or grandiflora roses have stopped me cold in my tracks. Oklahoma did, once. A large bed of MAAB in full bloom did, once. Perfect Moment and Touch of Class, too. Caribbean has stopped me twice: once in San Jose municipal rose garden and once in Colonial Park rose garden in Somerset NJ. The flowers are not large, rarely reaching four inches across. Nor can the plant be said to be very foliferous, even by spare hybrid tea standards. The attraction lies in their richness of color ranging from a strong cantaloupe orange to a sunny bright yellow and orange and in the perfection of form. The plant is a little upright. Actually, it is stick-like and, some might argue, downright ugly. One would want to plant a minimum of three or six together at a time. The color would be set off best by a strong dark red a la Scarlet Knight. Baldo Villegas lists it among disease-resistant cultivars in the SF bay area. ARS ratings and an AARS award suggest that it is a solid choice for many locations, even some not in California. It is reputed to grow well in Victoria British Columbia and in North Carolina. Perhaps it is worth a try elsewhere.