Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bicolor Rose Varieties

Roses provide an enchanting sight for a beholder. The petals with their elegance, softness, shape, color formation et al contribute to the beauty. What if the aspect of �bicolor rose varieties� was there in these petals? The resulting beauty of bicolor rose varieties would beggar all descriptions. The unexposed and the unearthed would perhaps confine such eventualities to �imaging� in a complete environment.

However, there is no wishful thinking but a reality. Using scientific methods like grafting hybridization breeding along with acumen shown by ace gardener bicolor rose varieties have become common place. In fact �rose addicts� possess singular roses that reflect their aesthetic sense as reflected in color combination that governs the interior d�cor of their homes.

Species roses, also referred as wild roses, is named from the plant species to which they are affiliated. They comprise of five to twelve petals and bloom once. A prominent variety amongst these bicolor rose varieties is the Australian Copper. The species in question is that of shrubs, which have a bewitching appearance when in full bloom. The height ranges from 90 cm to 150 cm. The petals are striped in varieties with harmonious colors or shades of colors further enhancing the beauty or they could be single flowers of coppery scarlet with rich yellow on the reverse of the petals. They flower during summer. They can endure poorer soils and hence can be grown in a pot or tub. Extra protection from black spot is required. A growth of this variety is worth the toil for the sheer beauty is offered.

Another type of bicolor rose varieties is �Floribundas� or �cluster roses�. They sprang through crossing the hybrid variety with a floribunda. This resulted in the variety that had the ability to bear flower in large trusses or cluster with several blooms at a time. Usually light pink having a deeper reverse and fragrant, they are borne in large clusters. The growth is vigorous. They are also characterized by dark green, matted leaves. Flamenco is another variety of bicolor rose varieties that is prevalent and popular. It is a golden yellow rose with flaming red edges. When placed in a vase, it lasts for one and half week.

Circus variety from the bicolor rose varieties is yellow in color with a deep red edge. It blooms to a full flower giving joy for the same period as Flamenco gives. Color variation was first visible in flowers, then in petals as a streak on a petal. Bicolor rose varieties symbolize the culmination of passage of color variations. The Shakespearean squib �What�s in the name, a rose known by any other name would smell equally sweet� would stand modified when thought of in the backdrop of bicolor rose varieties.

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