PlantsRoses→Rose (Rosa 'La Jolla')

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Pink blend
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Extra Color Info: Pink, cream, and gold blend
Growth Habit: Medium, 3-4 feet
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Herbert C. Swim, before 1953

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: 3-4 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
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: Charlotte Armstrong x Contrast
Child plants: one child plant

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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Dec 5, 2019 2:25 AM

La Jolla is one of my favorite roses. This hybrid tea from the early 1950s has blooms that start out bright pink with a gold center, after which the pink petals gradually fade to cream with pink tinges. The blooms are quite large (5-6 inches) and very full (65 petals). Although the bloom starts out with a high center, it probably could not qualify as an exhibition bloom because the petal density soon creates a more casual and asymmetrical look, reminiscent of the Pernetiana roses.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
October 2018 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Nov 4, 2018 10:57 PM 185
Uh oh... some more blooms... and chickies! by Beth_NorCal Oct 8, 2018 11:58 PM 40
November 2015, photos and chat by CindiKS Dec 5, 2015 5:24 AM 76
October 2015, Photos and Chat by zuzu Oct 30, 2015 3:33 PM 96
The First Roses of 2011 in My Garden by zuzu Apr 22, 2011 5:46 PM 48
More April blooms by zuzu Jun 18, 2010 10:07 PM 184

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