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Mar 25, 2010 4:16 AM CST

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Strictly speaking, russet is reddish-brown, but most lists of russet roses also include any beige or tan-colored rose. I've gone through several lists of russet roses and the following pictures are the russets I have in my garden.

Some are difficult to photograph. I'm not a photographer, so I can't give you a technical explanation, but it has something to do with a blue overlay on an orange rose. I guess it takes color adjustments to get the right shade. I've found the color of some to be nearly impossible to capture on film, so there are no photos of Cafe Ole, Cinco de Mayo, Cinnamon Girl, Coffee Bean, Hot Chocolate, and some others here. Maybe someone else has good pictures of them, but my camera refuses to capture them realistically.

This is Amberlight, a 1961 LeGrice floribunda with just enough beige to be included on some lists of russet roses.


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Mar 25, 2010 4:18 AM CST

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This is Ann Henderson, a 2004 Fryer floribunda.


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Mar 25, 2010 4:19 AM CST

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Aschermittwoch (Ash Wednesday) is a 1955 Kordes climbing floribunda.


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Mar 25, 2010 4:20 AM CST

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Black Tea is a 1973 Okamoto hybrid tea.


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Mar 25, 2010 4:22 AM CST

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Ah, now we get to the ones with "brown" in their names. These are the best, in my opinion. This is Brown Study, a 1998 Jerabek floribunda.


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Mar 25, 2010 4:23 AM CST

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This is how Brown Study looks with the sunlight directly on it.


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Mar 25, 2010 4:23 AM CST

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This is how it looks when it starts to fade.


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Mar 25, 2010 4:24 AM CST

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Brown Velvet is a 1983 McGredy floribunda.


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Mar 25, 2010 4:25 AM CST

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This is Brown Velvet with sunlight.


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Mar 25, 2010 4:27 AM CST

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Brownie is a 1959 Boerner floribunda. I think it's my favorite. It goes through several stages and looks great in each. It starts out looking like this:


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Mar 25, 2010 4:28 AM CST

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After it opens, it fades to beige.


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Mar 25, 2010 4:29 AM CST

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Then the outer petals turn pinkish-coral.


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Mar 25, 2010 4:31 AM CST

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Butterscotch is a 1986 Warriner climber. Most of the own-root nurseries list it as JacTan to distinguish it from a 1942 hybrid tea named Butterscotch.


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Mar 25, 2010 4:32 AM CST

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Cafe is a 1956 Kordes floribunda. This is how it looks when the bud is opening.


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Mar 25, 2010 4:33 AM CST

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This is how Cafe looks when it's fully open.


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Mar 25, 2010 4:34 AM CST

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Cinnabar is a 1945 Tantau floribunda.


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Mar 25, 2010 4:35 AM CST

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Cinnamon Twist is a 2006 Zary floribunda.


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Mar 25, 2010 4:37 AM CST

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Coffee Country is a 1997 Viraraghavan floribunda.


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Mar 25, 2010 4:38 AM CST

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Edith Holden (aka The Edwardian Lady) is a 1988 Christopher Warner floribunda.


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Mar 25, 2010 4:39 AM CST

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This is Edith Holden in sunlight, complete with bug.


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