Monday, April 27, 2009

Dublin Bay

Red roses are a delight. The problem for me is that there are so few of them that are really disease resistant. The "reds" that are disease resistant are not true reds - they are more magenta colored. An example of this is the Knockout roses, which aren't a true red. I'm giving Dublin Bay a try since I really needed at least one red climber for my chain link fence. Thus far, it's been a great rose. Here is my best pic to date of the flowers. A real plus for this rose is how long the blooms last. They stay for several days before falling off or fading. They keep this deep red color which is hard to capture on my cheap camera.

5 comments:

Beautiful rose said...

Very beautiful red rose! You have so many wonderful flowers!

Darla said...

What about the Lincoln Rose? My neighbor's are a bright red.

Phillip said...

I've never tried this one. I do have "Blaze" and "Don Juan" which are nice reds. "Altissimo" is also good. I can never get reds right with my digital camera.

Davy Barr said...

Darla, Lincoln is a nice red, but it does require lots of spraying where I live. Also, it's not a climber, so it was not what I was looking for. If you want to grow it, I'd suggest planting it grafted on Fortuniana rootstock.

Jan said...

If this red doesn't work out for you, you might want to try Home Run which is a Weeks rose and a true red. It is also diease resistent just as the Knockouts are. My mother has some that are gorgeous. I wish I would have gotten this one instead of Knockout.

Jan
Always Growing