PlantsRoses→Rose (Rosa 'Kaleidoscope')

Alternative cultivar names:
'Kaleidoscope'
'JACbow'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Russet
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Mauve and russet blend, fading to russet tan
Growth Habit: Typically 2-4 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: John Walden, 1998
Awards: AARS: 1999

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 2-4 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Russet
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Pink Pollyana x Rainbow's End

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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Dec 4, 2019 2:07 AM

Kaleidoscope is one of the roses gardeners often describe as "highly entertaining" because the rose bush can be covered by blooms of many different colors. The mauve buds usually open as pink and mauve blooms, sometimes with subtle gold stripes. The pink and mauve gradually change to shades of peach and gold and finally fade to a russet tan. It is not a tall shrub, but judicious pruning produces clusters with medium-long stems, making this rose with its unique colors and pleasant fragrance a staple of the cut flower industry.

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