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Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Rose is not a Rose....

this is Apricot Nectar;


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Apricot Nectar does very well in my garden zone 11. It is an easy rose to grow, wonderful to pick for a vase. Flowers nearly all year round. Cuttings take well in winter.
It is a pleasure to grow this rose.


'Apricot Nectar' is a floribunda rose with fully-doubled, fragrant, apricot to apricot-pink flowers borne in tight clusters with mid-green leaves.
Average rating :excellent
Apricot or apricot blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Apricot Nectar
Bred by Eugene S. "Gene" Boerner (United States, before 1964).
Strong, fruity fragrance. Double (17-25 petals) bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the year in my climate.
Height (60 to 120 cm). Width of (60 to 90 cm). Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third

Believe it or not:

He who wants a rose must respect the thorn. -Persian Proverb





13 comments:

  1. It is a beautiful rose. I have always been too scared to grow roses but that one sounds easy.

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  2. Portugal.
    Its raining, snowing, winding, colding...

    Very happy to see beutifull news about your garden.

    Best regards from Portugal
    António

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  3. 'Apricot Nectar' is lovely! and fragrant too, what a nice rose.

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  4. Beautiful roses, Titania, I enjoy them a lot. The color is so shaded and delicate.

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  5. What a beautiful rose...love the colour.

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  6. Przypomina mi się lato, pozdrawiam serdecznie :)

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  7. Beautiful rose and a lovely color.

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  8. Lovely with the soft yellow centers.

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  9. That is a lovely rose! What a beautiful shade of apricot!

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  10. I like apricot Roses - it is a colour that seems to fade very gracefully.

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  11. Beautiful. Now I wish I could just smell them.

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  12. I love your Apricot Roses. They are so very beautiful.

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