Tuesday, May 10, 2011

An Exception

I stay away from most hybrid tea roses but I finally had to break down and make an exception for 'Nancy Reagan'. It is truly one of the most beautiful roses in my garden. It seems it is also one of the most tasty according to the big bite taken out of this bloom! Not sure what would do this kind of damage, maybe an earwig? Not something I see very often as far as rose problems go.

The color, the scent, the form and even the deep green and burgundy foliage is enough to not only allow for an exception, but two or three!


HolleyGarden said...

Oh, what a pretty rose. Love that color. What a surprise to see that big hole in it! :(

Shirley said...

How hardy is Nancy Reagan, Sheila? I grew a beauty of a rose, Hot Cocoa, a while ago but she didn't winter for me. I still love that deep orange/brown that no other rose compares to. I am doing it justice, I am afraid. She was a top seller at the nursery. If I had the right micro-climate, I'd try her again.

Sheila said...

Shirley, she is hardy to zone 6B from what I can find. Not sure what zone you are in!

The Redneck Rosarian said...

Great looking bloom. Great color.

Have always wanted to plant a "presidential" rose bed with all the roses named for Presidents and First ladies!