The Energizer Bunny of the rose world--Uncle Joe

Submitted by Oldroser on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 03:35.
A fully open Uncle Joe rose

I grow a dark red 1972 hybrid tea rose, bred by the Kern Rose Nursery that was in Mentor. I does not produce a lot of blooms, and those it does produce seldom open fully to show their golden stamens. Of course with 75-80 petals of good substance to open, it is no wonder. This bud I photographed October 1.


And six days later on October 7.

And three days later on October 10. 

I find it extremely odd that there are no Uncle Joe roses to be seen anywhere in Mentor. It should be planted in all the public gardens!!

































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