Update on ‘Ketchup & Mustard’ Floribunda

As you know I was a little leery of a rose named after condiments, but I went ahead last fall and pre-ordered three shrubs of ‘Ketchup & Mustard’ floribundas.  The prospect of a red rose with a yellow underside was quite appealing to me. They are planted in our front yard around our gas lamp post and have been a little slow to start, but now the blooms are coming and we are quite impressed. See what you think:

The jury is still out on disease resistance, its just too early to tell.  But the blooms sure are pretty!

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13 Responses to Update on ‘Ketchup & Mustard’ Floribunda

  1. lesley McClave says:

    I still don`t think I like the cool combination, but I appreciate your comments. I have seen several positive reports on this rose . I might have to enter this rose in my garden next year!!

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  2. lesley McClave says:

    I still don`t think I like the color combination, but I appreciate your comments. I have seen several positive reports on this rose . I might have to enter this rose in my garden next year!!

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  3. Saw it recently at a friends house. May not be the ugliest rose I’ve ever seen but it’s close

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  4. Holleygarden says:

    Gee – the commenters are not nice to this rose. But it looks pretty to me (I’ve only seen your pictures of it, though). Still, I don’t think I want a rose with that name in my garden. Unless they come out with an entire line – like ‘Hamburger’ rose and ‘Hot Dog’ rose and ‘Relish’ rose, etc. to go along with it!

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  5. Imelda says:

    oh no. This rose is ruined by its name. 🙂

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  6. Lona says:

    I was worried about it too Chris. But after I saw your in bloom I knew I would love it. It has been a beautiful addition to my rose garden for certain. Beautiful shots by the way.

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  7. tomagram says:

    Nice condiment color combo; I’m just glad the hybridizer didn’t try for mayo and Worcestershire.

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  8. pommepal says:

    I wonder if it has a scent to go with the name!!

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  9. I love any kind of roses and was not aware that there were so many! I love taking pictures of them. I will do a rose blog soon with some shots I did years ago. I wish I could have been in my great grandpa’s garden years ago. I can just imagine the fragrance!

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  10. Thank you for stopping by my blog and that is a beautiful rose. I can’t wait to have a rose garden again.

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