Day 29 – National Rose Month

Buff Beauty – Hybrid Musk
Apricot Blend – Introduced in 1939
ARS Rating – 8.2

This rose has such an interesting color. The photos below were taken at different times of the year.  It seems the cooler the weather, the more intense the Apricot coloring. 

A Great Rose.

'Buff Beauty' Hybrid Musk


'Buff Beauty' Hybrid Musk


'Buff Beauty' Hybrid Musk

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 and on his popular website;, 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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8 Responses to Day 29 – National Rose Month

  1. Meryl Jaffe says:

    Beautiful rose. I used to grow them in my old garden


  2. Cherie says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. Oh Chris, the bugs are feasting on my roses. I’ve tried the soap spray, but it hasn’t deterred them. What is your next suggestion? Should I cut off all the eaten leaves? Feeling frustrated!


    • Bugs also bug me! I try my best not to spray chemical insecticides on my roses. But sometimes, if the infestation is devastating I will spray them with an all purpose insecticide. It is not my favorite option, but it does work. If beetles or mites, you could also try hosing them down with water. I would do this early in the morning of a sunny day. This will allow the leaves to dry out, so no fungal disease can set up. Hope this helps.


  3. Denise says:

    It’s a stunning beauty of a rose and very interesting about how its color is affected the cooler it gets. Thanks for sharing with Today’s Flowers. I look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous roses.


  4. siany says:

    So lovely x


  5. Lara Lewis says:

    One of my favorites! These are beautiful photos.


  6. Grouchy says:

    I’ve never grown this rose, but your beautiful photos remind me of the polyantha Perle d’Or. I’ve always said that Fall blooms, with the cooler days, makes the colors more intense. Great Post!


  7. Chris, your roses are very beautiful, and with majestic colors and huge blooms. They are more beautiful than the roses in California at the Pasadena rose parade. I just love looking at them. What a wonderful talent you have for growing roses.Roses and sunflower are my favorite flowers.


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