Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 6, 1976 · Page 29
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June 6, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 29

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'International' All-American Roses Selected By Anne Howard Garden Editor Three beautiful roses, with an international flavor, have won the 1977 All-America R o s e S e l e c t i o n s Awards...a coral f l o r i - bunda from France, a red-and-white hybrid tea from California, and an orange-and-yellow gran- diflora from Germany. First Edition floribun- ffi has luminous coral * flowers that seem to have p, a florescent glow, even on unvvAnn a cloudy, dark day. Flori- H(JV u bundas produce great clusters of blooms throughout the growing season, and First Edition is no exception. The flowers are perfectly shaped two-and- a-half inch blooms in which the yellow, orange and red shades blend to produce a distinctive coral that catches the eye. First Edition will bloom constantly throughout the growing season, with the coral color deepening as the nights become cool in the fall. The clusters of pointed buds open to well-formed blooms of which one spray will make a beautiful indoor bouquet, and one plant will develop a magnificent garden display. First Edition develops into a broad, mounded, two-and-a-half foot tall bush well covered with medium sized, glossy, bright green foliage. Because of its low broad habit, it should make an excellent front row rose, a showy living fence, or a lawn or driveway border. A single plant on either side of a doorway will give color all summer long. This is a French-bred rose, named Arnaud Delbard in Europe for the grandson of its hybridizer, Georges Delbard. Double Delight may be one of the most I Sunday Gaze,Ue-Mail Charleston, West Virginia 1C --June 6, 1976 outstanding hybrid teas ever produced. It has magnificent white and red coloring-as though someone with an airbrush had fired random, but artistic, shots of ruby red at a creamy white rose. The blooms are very large, averaging 5 1/2 to 6 inches across, with 35 to 45 broad, thick petals making up the shapely flower. The flowers are held erect on long, strong stems, and are produced continuously throughout the season. The formal, high-centered blooms have a strong, pleasing fragrance, which resembles a blend of spice and anise. As the blossoms age on the bush, more and more red appears until, at the petal dropping stage, the flowers are practically all crimson. The creamy-white, long-pointed bud appears to have been dipped in a ruby-red paint. Double Delight has a bushy habit, is upright and spreading, and of average or a little taller height. The foliage is abundant, deep, glossy green, and holds well to the ground. - Double Delight is a cross between Granada and Garden Party, a descendant of Peace. Charlotte Armstrong. Tiffany, and other all-time favorites. It will make a striking garden rose, and its showy blooms will give great satisfaction as cut flowers, either singly or in arrangements. It gives great promise of being an outstanding show rose. In pre-market tests in gardens around the world, this California-bred rose has aroused a great deal of attention and praise, and should be here to stay for many years. Its originator, Herbert C. Swim/has spent his life breeding f i n e roses. * * * Prominent grandiflora is a brilliant, hot-orange, shaded yellow at the base of the petals. The flowers are comparatively small, measuring about three inches across, but beautifully shaped, and maintain their bright color without fading throughout their life on the bush. The blooms often last 10 days when cut, making this rose outstanding as a cut flower. Prominent produces the typical grandi- flora candelabra-type stems of blooms, and may also throw many hybrid tea-like single stem roses. Prominent is a tall, vigorous grower, with abundant dark green foliage from the ground up. It forms a shapely, upright bush, bearing many clear-orange blooms throughout the growing season. It is very- disease resistant and an excellent hot weather plant. Prominent has already received awards in Europe and gained a gold medal in Portland, Ore., in 1975. This makes the third AARS winner that roses bred by the famed German h y b r i d i z e r . Reimer Kordes. have won in two years. His 1976 winners were hybrid teas Seashell-peach- and-salmon, and Yankee Doodle-sherbert orange. Double Delight, Fragrant Hybrid Tea White Buds Dipped in Ruby Red Paint First Edition, Eye-Catching Coral Floribunda One Spra/Will Make a Bouquet Prominent, Orange-and-Yellow Grandiflora / Candelabra-Type Stems of Blooms ,j

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