What's in a name?
Has anyone bought a rose purely for its name?
And conversely, are there any that you simply can't bring yourself to purchase because of an unfortunate moniker?
I was reading a new book on roses I got for Christmas and there was an amusing sidebar about rose names chosen for marketing purposes. The author mentioned a series of 12 roses named after the signs of the zodiac. Apparently "Cancer" didn't sell at all - and it didn't get much better when they changed it to The Crab. I've also wondered about the seven dwarf polyantha series - not sure I'd want a rose called Sneezy!
On the other hand, I keep looking up "Tipsy Imperial Concubine" because of that name. Sadly, the pictures on HMF don't thrill me.