New Rose In My Garden – ‘Tabasco Cat’

We acquired this beautiful miniflora rose earlier this year and we are now seeing some blooms.

This rose was hybrized by nationally acclaimed rosarian/hybridizer David Clemons and was introduced in 2009. This rose is named for an American thoroughbred horse who won the Preakness and Belmont Stakes in 1994.

This orange/red colored rose produces exhibition quality blooms and has been quite disease resistant. Can’t wait to see how this rose progresses in our garden.

Parentage: ‘Andie McDowell’ x ‘Kristin’

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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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9 Responses to New Rose In My Garden – ‘Tabasco Cat’

  1. expatcat54 says:

    That is a stunning rose. Does it have a scent?


  2. Really exciting color; reminiscent to me of the newer Echinacea’s like ‘Tomato Soup’. Where’d you purchase her?


  3. Perfection…I would hang a portrait of the photo you posted in my living room!


  4. greg says:

    The red rose. It seems they are very popular are they not? Very beautiful Chris.


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