Sunday, May 6, 2012


Photo from Weeks Roses
“Topsy Turvy” x “Julia Child”
cv. WEKcobeju - Introduced 2009
Hybridizer – Tom Carruth 2009

A unique floribunda with indescribable coloration, “Cinco de Mayo” was honored with the American Rose Society Member’s Choice Award for 2011 which was awarded to a rose with the highest garden rating in the Roses in Review, a survey among the members of the ARS.  “Cinco de Mayo” is also an AARS Winner in 2009.  

What is so remarkable about this rose is the unique color of smokey lavender and rusty red-orange.  It gets smokier when the temperature is cool.  Some called it russet but whatever you call it, it is different and striking in the garden among other plants.  The flowers come in large clusters and continue blooming throughout the season.   Bloom size is large and ruffled, about 25 petals with mild sweet apple scent.   The foliage is medium, dark green semi-glossy on a clean growth that is bushy; rounded and of medium height.  

This seedling of Julia Child is a novel welcome to any garden for its unique color, floriferousness and excellent disease resistance.  What more can you ask for in a rose?

Roses are easy plants to grow contrary to popular belief. Why do you think Roses have been around for millions of years?  All they need are food, water and sunlight.  Just like you and me. 

Here at Rose Gardening World, we’ll educate you about the Rose - our National Floral Emblem and the state flower of several states.  Welcome to the World of Rose Gardening or Rose Gardening World where Rose Gardening Tips, Rose Growing Advice, Planting a Rose Garden, Rose Descriptions, Where to Buy Roses, Where to see Rose Gardens, Rose Culture, Rose History, Rose Events, Rose Verses are all here in one place.  

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