Our Lady of Guadalupe – Floribunda

With the recent rains, we have seen our roses bounce back considerably. We originally had three shrubs of ‘Our Lady of Guadalupe” and lost one this spring. They were planted in a row and the middle one died. I replaced it with ‘Gemini’ Hybrid Tea. The remaining two shrubs were a little slow to start this year but are now producing a multitude of beautiful pink blooms.


The blooms are medium sized and form a nice spray on a single stem.


This rose was advertised as having some fragrance and I was disappointed last year when I could not detect it.  This year however, the rose does indeed have a slight fragrance that is quite pleasing…. I have been a bit disappointed in disease resistance but will withhold my comments for another growing season.


‘Our Lady of Guadalupe’ – Floribunda
Introduced in 2000
2011 ARS Rating: 8.0
“A solid to very good rose”


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 About.com and on his popular website; RedneckRosarian.com, 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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12 Responses to Our Lady of Guadalupe – Floribunda

  1. Pingback: Our Lady of Guadalupe – Floribunda | Garden Roses | Scoop.it

  2. This rose reminds me of “Queen Elizabeth”, which I grew in my old garden!


  3. shemann says:

    Lovely Chris. I have a painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe that belonged to my grandmother.


  4. Just Beautiful Chris! Thanks for sharing the beauty of God’s Creation. ~ Lori


  5. Lona says:

    That is a lovely rose Chris. What a bunch of gorgeous blooms it has on it. We may have different growing conditions all together by next summer so it may do better as far a disease resistance. This has been a trying summer in the garden. My rose are trying to put on a few sporadic blooms in all of this heat and dry ground but they are a lot smaller. Have a wonderful week.


  6. starproms says:

    That is such a beautiful rose. Floribundas are such good value aren’t they. Once again, I notice how healthy the leaves are. Do you spray at the start of the season?


    • May I ask where you purchase your roses? and do you have a preference for grafted or own-root?
      Again is it possible to visit your garden?


      • I purchase the bulk of my roses locally at Hannas Garden Shop In Birmingham, AL. They carry a great selection of Hybrid Teas, Floribunds, Grandiflora, Climbers and some others. If I mail order, I order from S & W GreenHouse http://www.SW-GreenHouse.com or Witherspoon Rose Culture. http://www.WitherspoonRose.com Both have a great selections and I have never gotten a bad rose from them. The vast majority of my roses are grafted, I really have no preference.


      • starproms says:

        I have purchased roses from many different places over the years. I think my favourite place is the Ena Harkness centre. You can visit the website here: http://www.roses.co.uk/?gclid=CPOUzJuUqbECFYcNfAodHT8A3g
        I think they are under new management now, but I remember them growing all the roses for Lady Diana, when she married the Prince of Wales in 1982. The roses were a beautiful peachy colour.
        I live in England. My garden is not open to the public.
        Best wishes, Oma


  7. Amy Lazarus says:

    I really need 3 of Our Lady of Guadalupe Roses. Can you help me?


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