Hybridizer: Christian Bedard & Tom Carruth
Parentage: ‘City of San Francisco’ x ‘Baby Love’
Registration Name: WEKcifrabaun
Date of Introduction: 2018
Introducer: Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc.
For lovers of striped roses, Frida Kahlo is a great rose – novel coloring, loads of blooms, disease resistant and fragrant. Its yellow, orange and red coloring stood out against its glossy, dark green foliage. A vigorous, bushy, upright plant, it has 5-6 flowers per cluster. The bloom averages 3.5” in diameter and has a mild fragrance. It grows to 30-36” in height with a similar spread of 30-36” in width.
When I first saw it on Spring Hill Nurseries catalog which has an exclusive in it, I knew I wanted it. I’m not into orange roses but with the colorful combination of yellow, orange and red, it was not as glaring as a true orange rose. The color is just beautiful. If you like striped roses, this is a must-have. Mine is planted in a pot since I run out of garden space but that did not deter me from getting this rose.
Tip #37 – Spend less time worrying who is right and more time deciding what is right.
Until Next time. Stop and smell the roses.