Friday, March 12, 2010

Tea Rose 'Safrano' and Hybrid Tea 'Oklahoma'

My specimen of the old Tea Rose 'Safrano' took off big time once I transplanted it into an 18 gallon Water Wise Container Garden, and after a good feeding of horse manure tea and home made fish emulsion during this chilly wet El Nino winter in Florida, she has begun blooming in earnest. I LOVE this rose! My 'Oklahoma' on the Dr. Huey rootstock has grown happily in an identical container for almost a year now, but, oddly, just bore this gorgeous bloom looking more like David Austin's stunner 'Othello'.....usual glorious "red rose" heady perfume that 'Oklahoma' has long been famous for. Enjoy, John

'Oklahoma' looking much like 'Othello'!

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