Day 12 – National Rose Month

Caldwell Pink – Polyantha – aka ‘Pink Pet’
An “Earth Kind” Rose

'Caldwell Pink' aka 'Pink Pet'

I love the “button” center on this rose.

'Caldwell Pink' with 'The Fairy'

The combination of these two roses make a great jelly jar bouquet.

'Caldwell Pink' Polyantha aka 'Pink Pet'

This rose forms the most magnificent sprays on blooms right on the bus. You could cut the entire spray and place in a vase. This one had over 50 blooms!
Now, if I could just get my hybrid teas to do that! 

This rose is part of the Earth Kind Series of roses. Very hardy and disease resistant, they almost thrive on neglect. I never spray this rose for disease or pests and apply only an annual application of composted cow manure to fertilize. I wait to prune this rose AFTER the first flush of blooms, as it always tends to throw out come new unwieldy canes that I will want to try to keep in check.


About RedneckRosarian

For Chris VanCleave aka "The Redneck Rosarian", growing roses has become a passion. An American Rose Society Accredited Consulting Rosarian, Chris is an active member of the Birmingham Rose Society and most recently served two terms as President. He is a member of the American Rose Society serving on the Marketing and Membership committees. His writing appears at, on his popular blog, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. Creator and host of Rose Chat Radio, the only broadcast dedicated to growing roses, Chris is a tireless advocate of our national floral emblem; the rose. He and his wife tend a rose garden of over 150 roses just south of Birmingham, Alabama.
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4 Responses to Day 12 – National Rose Month

  1. Those are lovely Chris
    I have those beautiful roses growing along the old loading chute and they put on a beautiful showing of blooms It’s the one on the home page of also pictured in my “way up high” I shared a few days ago on my #gardenwalk


  2. Grouchy says:

    You know how I love a button eye.


  3. debsgarden says:

    I love the combination of your Caldwell Pink and The Fairy. I will remember this combination for my own garden. Your roses are lovely and don’t seemed to have suffered from the hight heat, humidity, and droughty conditions we have had.


  4. Teresa says:

    This rose is almost toooooo beautiful. Love it.


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