>"Mardi Gras" Floribunda


I had seen this rose in the catalogs, I was not impressed. When I saw it on the $1.00 rose table at Lowe’s last fall, I thought I’ll give it a try. I had no idea what I was missing! “Mardi Gras”, a floribunda came into bloom this week in my garden. I love the coloring and form of this rose. It has not quite “settled” into my garden, so the jury is still out on growth habit, but thus far it seems to have a dominate hybrid tea quality. I think this rose is a keeper. Anyone else growing this rose?

Mardi Gras – Floribunda Hybridizer: Dr. Keith W. Zary Introduced by: Jackson & Perkins in 2008 The coloring of this rose is a Pink Orange Yellow Blend The ARS Handbook For Selecting Roses lists it as a “Pink Blend”

About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at About.com and on his popular website; RedneckRosarian.com, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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6 Responses to >"Mardi Gras" Floribunda

  1. Katydid says:

    >I have seen those and passed them up. Gotta have one now! They are so beautiful. And what a bargain! Kelly


  2. greggo says:

    >Still struggling to be a rose grower.


  3. Masha says:

    >I have heard good things about it. I hope it works out for you.


  4. >What a fantastic rose Chris. It has so many great colors in it. I bet no bloom is ever the same with that rose.Have a wonderful weekend!


  5. Lynn says:

    >Wow, the color of the rose is gorgeous. I saw some of these last year but they weren't in bloom yet and the color on the tag did no justice to the real thing. And a $1 is such a great deal.


  6. HolleyGarden says:

    >$1 !!!! What a deal! Very pretty.


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