The Q&A Archives: Color Problem- Carpet Rose

Question: We recently purchased and planted a Flower Carpet Appleblossom Rose. At first the flowers were a light pink color. As it is re-flowering they are white. What is the cause of this color change? We really wanted the pink flowers.

Answer: This rose has pinker buds and the blooms open pale pink or with a blush of pink and then as they mature will whiten, especially during the summer heat, so there is almost a two-tone effect. Some gardeners find this effect enchanting. But if you need a consistently pink rose, you might look at Flower Carpet Pink instead.

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