Southport Flower Show; Part 2 – roses

southport ck jones rach

Many of the roses in the garden here have come from CK Jones roses in the UK. Keith and Rachel are lovely people and always more than happy to give you lots of information on roses, as well as sell you some new ones. The trouble with standing there talking is that your eye wanders round the sales table and you always see something that you just can’t leave the show without!

southport ck jones

They had two new roses on the stand, as cut flowers. You can almost see ‘Golden Delicious’ (behind the man with the rucksack) and ‘Snazzee’. ‘Snazzee’ (WEKzazzette) is a Christian Bedard hybrid introduced in the USA in 2012. It is sold in the USA as ‘Ketchup and Mustard’ but because selling names of roses can be changed from  country to country it was thought that, in the UK, since we are not big hot dog eaters, ‘Ketchup and Mustard’ might not be the best selling name. Keith says it has average disease resistance and I am not surprised. I am no rose expert but I am sure this colourway is derived from Rosa foetida var. bicolor and this is a martyr to blackspot. The red petals with golden reverse have been seen before – notably in the old but popular (once) ‘Picadilly’ – but here they are very bright. You can’t ignore the colour on this one though and though I have to admit it is not one for me, I am not typical since Rachel said she was busy taking orders all through the show. So if you fancy something ‘Snazzee’ in your life get your order in quick. *

Rose 'Snazzee'

Rose ‘Snazzee’

And now the exciting one! Move over ‘Vidal Sassoon’. Rachel told me about a new rose they were introducing and, because she and Keith know I love the ‘weird’ colours, when Rachel went home that night (their nursery is fairly local) she said she would bring me in some flowers from the fields. ‘Koko Loko’ is a creamy milk-chocolatey confection that is quite peachy pink in bud and then has a clever trick up its sleeve because it turns lavender as it ages. It is a cluster-flowered rose (Floribunda) and has bigger flower clusters than Vidal. It is also a better grower and healthier too according to Keith. He has found that the young foliage is sensitive to some sprays but because it shouldn’t need spraying that hardly matters.

Rose 'Kokoloko'

Rose ‘Kokoloko’

Keith introduces roses from Weeks Roses in California and this is one of those, introduced in 2012. Bred by Christian Bedard ‘Koko Loko’ (WEKbijou) is compact and has a pleasant perfume. It is rather fruity with hints of tea but, to be honest, it doesn’t have a really strong ‘rose’ perfume. It is pleasant enough though and it IS scented.

rose kokoloko6

I took these photos in sun or shade over two days, outside, at the show and the photos (like all on this site) have not been retouched so the colours are real.

rose kokoloko3

In shade the flowers appear to have more of a lilac tinge. I can’t wait to get this one in my beds.

rose kokoloko2

rose kokoloko

* Don’t forget its ‘Snazzee’ in the UK

http://www.jonestherose.co.uk/?option_one=hybrid_tea&product_id=426

and ‘Ketchup and Mustard’ in the USA

http://www.weeksroses.com/_Roses/KetchupAndMustard.html

, , , , , , , , , ,

3 Comments on “Southport Flower Show; Part 2 – roses”

  1. joy
    August 22, 2014 at 7:37 am #

    lol now we all want one

  2. joy
    August 22, 2014 at 8:50 am #

    rose kokolko I rate that big

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Sweetgum and Pines

gardening in the North Carolina piedmont

Ravenscourt Gardens

Learning life's lessons in the garden!

RMW: the blog

Roslyn's photography, art, cats, exploring, writing, life

IGPS Blog

The Irish Garden Plant Society - Lovers of Irish plants and gardens

AltroVerde

un altro blog sul giardinaggio...

vegetablurb

four decades of organic vegetable gardening and barely a clue

The Long Garden Path

A walk round the Estate!

Flowery Prose

Growing words about writing, gardening, and outdoors pursuits in Alberta, Canada.

ontheedgegardening

Gardening on the edge of a cliff

Uprooted Magnolia

I am a freelance Photographer born and raised in the Southeast. I have uprooted my life in Macon Georgia for a new life as an unlikely cowgirl in love with a handsome cowboy in Wyoming. I hope you enjoy my photo journal on life, love, and the spirit of Wyoming.

Interesting Literature

A Library of Literary Interestingness

Garden Variety

A Gardening, Outdoor Lifestyle and Organic Food & Drink Blog

For the Love of Iris

Articles, Tips and Notes from Schreiner's Iris Gardens

One Bean Row

Words and pictures from an Irish garden by Jane Powers

Plant Heritage

The world's leading garden plant conservation charity

HERITAGE IRISES

An English experience of gardening in Ireland - and back in the UK

%d bloggers like this: