Grandiflora - Golden-orangey inside/bronzy-red out
2005 AARS winner. A topsy-turvy attention-getter, this bi-color medal-grabber makes your eyeballs salute because the two colors are outside-in. Or is it inside-out? The lighter lasting golden-orange color is on the inside with a distinct darker bronzy-red outside. Yet it's not just the flying colors that will cause a flap. It's a turning point as a plant, too, with superb vigor, lush clean green leaves and loads of bloom.
Height / Habit: Tall / Very upright
Bloom / Size: Medium-large/fully double
Petal count: Around 35
Parentage: [('O Sole Mio' x seedling) x 'Midas Touch'] x 'Hot Cocoa'
Fragrance: Light fresh-cut apple
Hybridizer: Carruth - 2005
Comments: A far-out color and a way-out plant makes for a knock-out rose.