Need Suggestions For A Coral Colored Rose

alameda/zone 8February 20, 2008

I am doing a section of a formal bed in pale yellow, mauve, pink and coral - only one problem. Cant seem to find any coral roses - looked on helpmefind, no luck. The new JP rose Catalina looked in the catalog picture like it might work, but I just cant think of any coral colored roses.......any ideas? Thanks!

Judith

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BecR(zone 9 CA 19)

here you go, the results from an advanced search on HMF roses...

Becky

Here is a link that might be useful: coral ht's at HMF

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 2:48AM
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BecR(zone 9 CA 19)

Note: I tried searching all of the coral variations in one search (on HMF), but the advanced search got bogged down, telling me to reduce the search factors. So, I will post the results separately.

Here is a link that might be useful: salmon-coral ht's at HMF

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 3:16AM
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BecR(zone 9 CA 19)

Here are some salmon-pink roses from HMF. I do recommend Color Magic. But I am not familiar with your zone. Color Magic did very well in my garden, although I gave it away because it was too coral toned for my garden!!! I get to see it at my neighbors though :-). Very substantial petals that held up well in the heat of summer and in the vase, HUGE blooms, and a very lovely coral pink color blend!!!

I hope this helps.

Becky

Here is a link that might be useful: salmon-pink roses at HMF

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 3:42AM
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jody(7b - NC)

In my climate a lot of the so-called "orange" roses are really coral. Tropicana and Folklore are a brighter coral, big healthy bushes with perfect bloom form. The little floribundas First Edition and Dickie are blooming fools and have lovely mounded shapes. The polyanthan Golden Salmon Superior blooms in big trusses of small blooms with white eyes. The old J&P floribunda, Cherish is coral pink, but is no where near as vigorous or productive as the others I've mentioned.

A note, I love Color Magic, love it. It simply is so winter tender that it rarely thrives even in my climate. People actually do buy it and plant it as an annual because they love it so much.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 7:55AM
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diggerdave(Montana 4/5)

First Edition is a blooming fool for us too. Brigadoon is my favorite in this color. We must live in the twight zone though. Color Magic has made it through 2 winters and is one of Deb's favorites.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 8:26AM
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carla17(Z7 NC)

I have always loved Brigadoon colors. Honeysweet and Clementina Carbonieri. Darn, I need to arrange my pics. If I can find Honeysweet, I'll e-mail it.

Carla

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 9:37AM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

'Tournament of Roses' is very nice. Helpmefind calls it pink, but it is more of a coral.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 9:43AM
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alameda/zone 8

First Edition and Dickie are the exact color I have in mind! Becky, I wasnt able to pull up the link on HMF. When I searched there, I wasnt able to come up with much - roses I had never heard of that werent the color I was looking for. Tivoli Gardens posted a photo a year or so ago that gave me the idea for this bed - lovely pastels, like an Easter basket - and a coral rose set the whole thing off. I am getting my rose order ready for Roses Unlimited - they have both of these....going to get them. Digger, I read your glowing comments on First Edition on helpmefind. I am sold!
Judith

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 10:04AM
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the_bustopher z6 MO

How about Touch of Class or Boulie's Dream?

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 11:01AM
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devon_in_the_garden

Bill Warriner is nice and there are the climbers America
and Dreamweaver.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 1:53PM
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BecR(zone 9 CA 19)

Alameda---this is very strange, because those HMF links worked last night after I posted them--- I checked!!! If still interested, you can do a special HMF search using the HT and color search as I did above. The color search for salmon-pink yielded the most selections (6 pages of roses, if I remember correctly!!!). Some familiar names, some not.

A rose that I've seen (but not grown), is Comtesse de Provence (aka Liv Tyler)--VERY pretty!!! A light to med. coral color, feminine looking and great scent!!!

Becky

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 6:07PM
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karenforroses(z5 NorthernMI)

I grow the coral climber, America (a good rebloomer in my garden) and Salmon Impression. My Silver Jubilee has a coral tint to it also.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 6:31PM
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Terry Crawford

Judih - I grow the Buck "Honeysweet" and it is a strong coral color. The rose is always in bloom and the blooms are large and hold their color very well. I haven't had much problem with BS either. I like this rose so much I havae two in my garden. Mixes well with pinks and yellows also.
-t

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 7:25PM
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odie96(z7b SC)

Mother's Rose, Spellbound, Ladybird Johnson are all beautiful. Good luck!

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 7:35PM
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petaloid(SoCal 10a/24)

"Gemini' blushes coral on the petal edges and is healthy and productive in my garden.

It's one of my favorite hybrid tea roses:

Here is a link that might be useful: Gemini

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 8:32PM
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ceterum

Touch of Class, Folklore, Paris de Yves St. Laurent are coral to my eyes in my zone 8 garden. Imperatrice Farah, Gemini have corals on the petals' edge. Waikiki is a bi-color coral with a lighter reverse but this rose is very blackspot prone.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 10:17PM
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cypressmom(z8b Tx)

Hi Judith,

Last year I bought an older floribunda called Spartan from Lowes and it was a gorgeous coral color!
Sadly, I lost it due to all of the wet weather we had last Spring & Summer. I need to look for it again. ~ julie

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 10:45PM
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alameda/zone 8

Julie......you wont believe this but I had a Spartan in my hand at Walmart today.....I didnt buy it because I wanted to look it up. I liked what I saw.....and back I go tomorrow to buy it. Becky.....I did go back to helpmefind and did as you suggested - lots of roses came up. I found one called Charm of Paris that is lovely, may order it. Its the right coral/salmon color I am looking for. Honeysweet is one I want - Chamblees was out when I went this weekend, but will have it later. I think it would look good in the bed I have planned. Am studying the other suggestions too......thanks so much, I was really at a blank when trying to come up with coral.
Judith

    Bookmark   February 21, 2008 at 1:21AM
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erasmus_gw

Sonia is a great bloomer. I used to have one but didn't like the color. Now I do. I got Anisley Dickson ( Dickie) last year and it was a great bloomer from day 1, and seems vigorous and healthy. It's a medium, not washed out coral and the blooms last pretty well. Liv Tyler ( Comtesse de Provence) is one of my favorites and is a strong grower, prolific bloomer and really beautiful.
Linda

    Bookmark   February 21, 2008 at 7:37AM
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cypressmom(z8b Tx)

Oh, that is funny. I'm glad you're going back to get it.

It is a lovely formed bush and has very full blooms.

Almost like a DA rose. I need to check my WM. ~ Julie

    Bookmark   February 21, 2008 at 8:57AM
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decobug(z6a Idaho SW)

America is my favorite coral rose.

Nancy Reagan is my favorite peach rose.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2008 at 11:30PM
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alameda/zone 8

America is one of my favorites, too. Just bought Nancy Reagan, looking forward to that first bloom. Bought Spartan today at Walmart....hope its not too orange but will be fun to see it bloom. First Edition and Anisley Dickson seem to be the color coral I was looking for, like sea coral beads....to match with the pastels in the new bed. Honeysweet is gorgeous, and might work there. Now if it would just stop raining so I can dig! Supposed to be nice Saturday, and I plan to spend the day in the yard - my SO is going fishing early, so no interruptions!!
Judith

    Bookmark   February 21, 2008 at 11:50PM
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mike_in_new_orleans(9a/ coastal LA)

I love America in the spring, and it's definitely "Coral." My problem with it is that I can't seem to keep it from losing most of its lower leaves by mid-summer. Might be the climate here, but I've heard others repeat the complaint. Great clove fragrance, though!

I want to second Carla's recommendation of Brigadoon. What a terrific eye-catching rose! Really a blend, not a solid coral color, but if you're looking for overall coral "effect" I think it qualifies.

Nobody's mentioned Artistry, that I noticed, anyway. An ARRS winner in the late 1990s, definitely coral orange, and easy to grow. Not much fragrance, but hey! it makes up for it by practically propagating itself. Mine actually sent up new sprouts from spreading roots (it was an own-root plant). Just so-so bloom form, though.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2008 at 11:55PM
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liane_z4_canada(4)

My favorite with out a doubt is Folklore however it is a blend with a coral colour on the top of the petal and a butter yellow on the underside.

I also liked America.

Liane

    Bookmark   February 23, 2008 at 6:18AM
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the_dark_lady(z7 Amelia VA)

Judith, last year I bought two 'Sweet Promise' (a HT by Meilland, 2007). The blooms are old-fashioned, very full of petals and fragrant. It's foliage deserves a special notice: it is healthy, shiny and new leaves are of beautiful burgundy color.

Marina

Here is a link that might be useful: Sweet Promise @ HMF

    Bookmark   February 23, 2008 at 8:59AM
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alameda/zone 8

Loved the photos of Sweet Promise! And found its sold by Teas Nursery - that calls for another trip to Houston. They also have Liv Tyler [Comtesse de Provence] also suggested, which looked enticing. Too tempting!

Folklore is beautiful also....there are more coral choices than I thought!
Judith

    Bookmark   February 23, 2008 at 10:04AM
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Claire Pickett

I have an own-root Dicky also which is very vigorous. The color is quite rich and truly coral. I do not have 100% sun, so I would categorize this rose as disease resistant

claire

    Bookmark   May 29, 2008 at 10:21AM
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gbebeh

My fragrant cloud looks coral to me. My plant is very healthy and the smell is fantastic......

    Bookmark   May 29, 2008 at 12:34PM
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gaw1

Tropicana - HT

    Bookmark   May 29, 2008 at 12:59PM
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maryann_va(z7 VA)

I've had Countess Celeste for several years; she is very healthy for me

Here is a link that might be useful: Countess Celeste at HMF

    Bookmark   May 29, 2008 at 3:39PM
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willowdeb2006

I have a climber that was called Coral Dawn when I bought it. It has gorgeous coral blooms and has grown up my deck. And survived some bad winters.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2008 at 6:44PM
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alameda/zone 8

Dickie is available at Roses Unlimited.....I feel an order coming on....I really like Countess Celeste also. These roses are going to go in a new formal bed I am planting.....really like this color. Like Artistry also....
Judith

    Bookmark   May 30, 2008 at 1:36AM
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