Buck Rose - El Catala

El Catala (1981)

Red blend grandiflora. The ovoid-pointed buds of dark red and silvery pink buds open slowly to double (30-40 petals), open, cupped, 4-4.5 inch blooms of post Office red (RHSCC 45B) on the face of the petals and very pale neyron rose (RHSCC 56C) on the reverse. The general effect is a crimson/silver bi-colored flower. The red coloring may intensify and darken upon exposure to heat and sun. The blooms are borne in clusters of 1-8 and have a light, sweet fragrance. The large, glossy foliage is dark green and has good resistance to Blackspot and Powdery Mildew. The thorns are brown (RHSCC 172A) and awl-like. The erect, 3-3.5 ft plant is slightly bushy and free-flowering from June until killing frost. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.

El Catala
El Catala (900 x 600 pixel image)

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