Rose the same color as Thornbird iris?

hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)March 9, 2013

Hi all,
I'm looking for a beige colored rose to match this iris. Any suggestions? The iris can look dirty yellow, grayish peach, or just plain light tan.

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jacqueline9CA

Try looking at the old tea rose 'Safrano'. It does not have the grey tones, but very pale yellow, almost white, with buff tones. I am in No Cal Sunset zone 15, and it blooms here 10-11 months of the year. Stopped about a month ago, and is now putting out new growth (red, which goes great with the colors) and buds for its first Spring flush.

Jackie

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 2:28PM
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susan4952(5)

Ash Wednesday?

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 4:13PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

I have that Iris, I like it. Mine is at the feet of 'Perdita' and I try not to look at both of them at the same time. Thankfully the Iris bloom period is not long.

I would use 'Honey Dijon'.

'Koko Loko' might be interesting as well.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 4:22PM
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ken-n.ga.mts(7a/7b)

I would go with Koko Loko. I'll bet it will match up perfect with that Iris with the way it changes colors.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 4:33PM
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ingrid_vc(Z10 SoCal)

Rather than match the color I'd pick something from the opposite side of the color wheel, i.e. mauves and purples. I think that would look much more vibrant and interesting and you won't have to worry about finding an exact match. Another idea would be to find a rose that's terracotta or orange which would be on the warm side as the irises are, but pack considerably more punch.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 6:12PM
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susan4952(5)

Koko Loco would also be nice. The buff are usually so muddy. Agree with Ingrid. Pick up the purple in the center of the iris.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 7:34PM
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poorbutroserich(Nashville 7a)

I was thinking purple/dusky mauve/murrey too. A single or semi double to contast all those silky ruffles. Also consider bloom time. Susan
But Koko Loco sounds pretty. Distant Drums?

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 10:40PM
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intris(6)

@poorbutroserich
I have a Distant Drums. It's a pretty shrub. In my opinion, the coloring would compliment the iris, but not "match."
The blooms start out purple/pink with a tan center and then fade to a pale orchid. It's bloom cycle is really unique.

Here is a link that might be useful: HMF - Distant Drums (photo)

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 2:51PM
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poorbutroserich(Nashville 7a)

Yes. I was thinking of complement rather than match. I'm not much of a "matcher". Sorry!

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 6:52PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Thank you, everyone. My first thought was Koko Loko, but Honey Dijon is even closer. I'm putting together a companion plant post for the iris with another gardener and she is doing the complementary colors, and I am looking for companion plants with the same color scheme as the iris. I may have to take this in a different direction, though.
Renee

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 10:50PM
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susan4952(5)

If u go with DD make sure you like myrrh. A very nice rose. Think it would rock this Iris.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 10:50PM
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intris(6)

What do you think about going towards the yellow? Maybe Marylin Monroe?

Here is a link that might be useful: HMF - Marylin Monroe

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 1:16PM
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susan4952(5)

Oh ...what a great suggestion. Mine is more apricot. Love her!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 12:25AM
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gothiclibrarian(5b)

I agree with the other comments on considering Distant Drums! An amazing rose...with interesting changing colors.

I just got a Thornbird last summer, now I want to plant it next to my DD :D

Here's my DD last year...first bloom just peaking open...

And the same bloom fully opened 24 hours later...

Cheers!
~Anika

Here is a link that might be useful: GothicLibrarian.net

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 3:18PM
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poorbutroserich(Nashville 7a)

YUM! Gorgeous. I guess I'm going to have to get Thornbird! Do they bloom together.
Susan

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 6:30PM
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