Multiple award winner for form and scent!
What a delight this classic floribunda is, beguiling you with a sweet fruity scent, "blushing" lavender blooms, and a free-flowering nature! Winner of many awards, 'Angel Face' is the rose you will rely on for a big show, indoors and out, for many seasons to come.
The flowers are exceptionally large -- 3½inches! -- for a floribunda, opening from attractive urn-shaped buds and arising in great clusters, beginning in early summer and continuing into mid-fall. The petals are slightly waved, like a flared skirt, which adds to their depth. Some boast a faint, deep crimson outline along the tip, as if they had been dipped in wet paint! And all are richly redolent of sweet citrus, a scent so addictive that 'Angel Face' received the ARS John Cook Medal for fragrance.
Introduced in 1968 by Swim & Weeks, 'Angel Face' arose from a cross of ('Circus' x 'Lavender Pinocchio') x 'Sterling Silver', and you can detect the faint silvery sheen of its parentage in certain lights. It is itself the parent of the lemon-scented 'Climbing Angel Face.'
'Angel Face' is an upright, bushy plant with lustrous dark green, leathery foliage and a neat 3-foot-tall and -wide form. It is best in full sun and any well-drained soil. A wonderful choice for garden or vase!
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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This is a hardy rose, very little care, blooms profusely,looks great on the bush, not good when cut for vase. Blue girl is better lavender/blue, cuts well.
My garden has been graced thru the yrs with a collection of a total of 8 rose bushes (teas, arbors and floras). We suffered thru Hurricane Sandy. My gardens were drowned in high salt water for days. We witnessed much foliage in the area immediately turning brown. I was daunted by the thought of starting over with my passion for roses. I needed not to worry. Your beautiful, hearty canes are starting to burst with life of another season. I am elated. Thank you so much for such high quality roses. They stood in the face of a devastating event.
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Anyone can grow roses - all that's needed is a spot with 6 hours of sun a day. Roses are even well suited to container growing, so you don't have the excuse of no garden space!
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What to ExpectIf this is the first time your are planting a bare root rose, you may be surprised by their brown roots and dormant stem. However, bare root roses provide the easiest and fastest way of planting roses without the concern of transplant shock.
Bare root roses may appear to be dead upon arrival, but the plants actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive and stressful growth of leaves right after planting.
Bare root roses are the best option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Our bare root roses are fully established plants that meet the highest industry standards. They arrive dormant, which makes them ideal for planting. The roots get to acclimate to native soil, as opposed to the packaged soil. Of course, since they are not in soil when you get them, there's no mess to contend with.
You can plant your bare root roses earlier in the growing season, since there are no leaves to get nipped back by frost. They can typically be planted as early as six weeks before your area's last frost date in the spring and no later than two weeks after that average date. Since they don't have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish faster than those that arrive in containers.
Due to the nature of plants and the fact that some are younger than others, there will be some variance in the size of our bareroot roses. However, they have all gone through the same quality inspections in order to make sure they meet the high standards we expect from all of our roses.
Gold Standard Stamp of ApprovalEach Jackson and Perkins rose is individually inspected and graded to meet our standards for shape, viability, fragrance, and disease resistance.
Jackson and Perkins Exclusive Preservation ProcessOur roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth utilizing a state-of-the-art wet cooler. By providing a uniform storage temperature just above freezing and employing a fog system to provide a consistent humidity of 100%, we are able to ensure that each of our roses remains fully hydrated and does not come out of its dormancy before leaving our facility. Bare root roses ordered elsewhere often arrive dry and shriveled. Through our exclusive preservation process, Jackson and Perkins is able to provide a fully hydrated premium bare root rose. Prior to entering the shipping container, we carefully wrap the root system to preserve the moisture and to provide a top-quality rose that is in optimal planting condition.
Our Superior Bare Root Rose Growing ProcessOur roses are hand budded by professional rose budders to ensure you receive a true-to-variety quality rose. This takes a special skill. These professional hand budders make sure the bud union lives and the rose plant becomes the premium Jackson and Perkins rose variety desired.
At the end of the rose growth cycle, when the rose plant has hardened off and is ready to be harvested, the roses are hand selected according to our top-quality Jackson and Perkins rose standards.