Annual Rose Auction Sat., Feb. 17 at 10 AM
Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson CA
The Rose Auction is wonderful opportunity to get fabulous bare-root roses and always a lot of fun. This year’s Rose Auction features many new introductions for 2018 such as Frida Kahlo, Parade Day, Rosie the Rivetor and Easy on the Eyes. Thank you to our generous sponsors at Weeks Roses and Star Roses. A portion of the proceeds helps to support the Amador Senior Center Rose Garden, Amador County’s only public rose garden.
For a sneak peak of some of the roses in this year’s Auction, check out slideshow and descriptions below. Photos/descriptions courtesy of Weeks Roses.
Frida Kahlo – New for 2018. Floribunda. Gorgeous multi-colored blossoms are individually unique works of art. Attractively formed buds open to reveal scalloped petals that are a novel mix of gold and red finishing with a red blush that deepens as the flower ages. Large, attractive foliage cloaks vigorous canes and makes a nice backdrop to frame the budding flowers as they unfurl to expose the masterpiece within. Plant has a mildly, fruity fragrance.
Parade Day – New for 2018. Get the party started with this brightly colored selection that offers all the excitement of a float in a parade. Large blooms are on intense, eye catching pink splashed with white. Incredibly prolific blooms have excellent color retention and appear in small cluster. Strong fragrance and large glossy green leaves tie the whole experience together.
Rosie the Riveter – New for 2018. Floribunda. Named to honor the hard-working women that kept American factories and shipyards productive during World Was II. Blooms combine old-fashioned flower form with beautiful, vibrant coloring – orange-gold suffused with pink and accented by a golden reverse. Rounded, bushy plants with very glossy, dark green foliage tirelessly produce after wave of 3-1/4″ blooms all summer long.
Top Gun. New for 2018. Shrub. If disease plagues your rose garden, then you need the “best” and should look no further than Top Gun. This vigorous shrub displays outstanding resistance to most major rose diseases with special resistance to Rose Rosette. In university trials, Top Gun came out untouched by Rose Rosette–a feat accomplished by very few roses. Add to this abundant 2-1/2 to 3″ ruby red blooms with a fruity fragrance and you’ve got a superior landscape rose with a record that’s tough to beat. Grown own root.
Easy on the Eyes. New for 2018. Shrub. This resilient, vigorous performer covers itself in gorgeously unique blossoms and doesn’t stop until the growing season comes to a close. Alluringly ruffled petals are lavender-pink with a magenta eye and fade to light pink with a dark purple eye. Because the plant continuously and profusely puts out flush after flush, flowers at all stages of color transition are present at the same time, creating a chromatically striking scene. Grown own root.
Easy Spirit. New for 2018. Floribunda. Amazing vitality with an easy care habit and superior disease resistance. Although even-tempered, this vivacious rose is no push over. “Non-burning” creamy-white blooms are large and sprightly with an occasional pink blush on the outer petals. Watch it perform with ease as it pumps out multitudes of perfectly formed, singly born, porcelain-like blossoms.
Purple Splash. Climber. Yowzer…a whole new color in Climbers! Imagine Weeks’ famous Fourth of July rose in shades of purple. Although they’re distantly related, this kissin’ cousin blooms in even larger, more pyramid-shaped clusters of flowers & doesn’t have nearly the thorns. Set these splashy colors against bright Granny Smith-green foliage & you’ve got a killer combo for any fence, wall or trellis. Vigorous, clean & free-flowering…it repeat blooms readily in the very first year. More stripes show up in cooler weather.