I just took this picture - it is not enhanced at all - actually what it looked like. Usually the blooms on DdB are much paler than this. Perhaps because it is Spring? Anyway, so striking I thought I would share -
Beautiful Jackie! Thank you for sharing with us. :)
Oh wow. Gorgeous.
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I so love the Duchess and yours is beautiful!!
I'm finding that rose colors are wildly variable, in this time.
Ooooh and Ahhhh. Your Tea photo is sooo voluptuous!
My D. de B. gets more vividly colored when the nights get cooler as they have been recently, I shiver when the temps get down to 46 degrees F.. I once complained on the phone about being cold on such a night to a friend in Alaska and she asked me "Do you mean above or below?"
I'll think twice before mentioning I'm looking for my down jacket when its not snowing anywhere near where I live in California.
Ooohhh...so pretty. I had to look it up on HMF to see other photos. You should really put your photos there, Jackie. Anyway, what I always look for in a Tea is the turned back "quilled"? petals as they age. I'm really not a fan of the pointy triangular shape they can become. But this one doesn't seem to do that. It seems to keep it's rounded shape. I see some turning back of petals, but it's pretty, not triangular.
Another thing they mention is the powdery mildew. Jackie, your climate is similar to mine, I think. We tend to be about 10 degrees warmer in the winter than San Francisco, but don't get really hot in the summer. Except for the weird heat wave now and again, but we don't stay hot in the summer due to the "June Gloom". My question for you is how is the disease resistance for this one?
This rose is so gorgeous in real life, it's one I'm considering replacing. Here it is beautiful in a pot, but it may get too large for that in CA.these pics were taken in Oct. Ignore Archduke Charles photo-bombing! LOL!
Here is another pic of the same bush from a slightly different angle.
Birds love roses - Almost none of my tea roses get that "quilled" look when they are fully open. This DdB does sometimes get powdery mildew in a wet Spring, but this year we are in a serious drought (again), and it has no mildew. I guess that is a benefit of a drought - there are not many. Even when it does get a little mildew, I don't spray it, and the mildew disappears as our hot/dry summers get going.
Mine are darker this year too....she had a lot of damage from the polar vortex so I had to prune and I was not sure what would happen but doing well so far.