First Bloom – ‘Ketchup & Mustard’ Floribunda

I’ll have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about ordering a rose named for condiments, but its color combination intrigued me and so I ordered three. We planted these around our lamp post on the front lawn. They have grown rapidly since planting them bare root about 6 weeks ago. Today, we see the very first blooms of this beautiful new floribunda.

I label all my roses and when I placed this marker in the bed which is very close to the sidewalk, several neighbors have asked me if that was the real name of the rose.

As you can see, classic rose form on this rose create a near perfect center. As these shrubs mature, I will look forward to entering them in the rose show and sharing them with friends.

I look forward to sharing more about this rose in the future.

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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6 Responses to First Bloom – ‘Ketchup & Mustard’ Floribunda

  1. Pingback: First Bloom – ‘Ketchup & Mustard’ Floribunda | Garden Roses |

  2. shemann says:

    So unusual Chris. I love it. Looks like an artist came by and painted it.


  3. Randy says:

    That’s just incredible! I’ve never seen anything like it. I’m looking forward to learning more about roses. I love them, but I just don’t have the time to give the hybrids the care they need. I can only have the ones as tough as nails. LOL


  4. Lona says:

    Oh Chris it is beautiful. I love it. Now I cannot wait to see mine bloom. LOL!


  5. Great pictures and it is not easy to get great pictures of such vibrant roses.


  6. Holleygarden says:

    I’ve heard this rose mentioned a lot – catchy name – but like you, I was a bit skeptical. Didn’t sound ‘pretty’ to me. But what a stunner it is! Thanks for the picture. I bet this rose almost glows with that gold on the back of each petal.


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