Joseph's Coat: My Favorite Rose

The stages of the blossoms of Joseph's Coat:

The colorful stages of the blossoms.  Each blossom at some time in their blossoming will pass through every one of these colors!
The colorful stages of the blossoms. Each blossom at some time in their blossoming will pass through every one of these colors! | Source
Slightly further along in the blossoming.
Slightly further along in the blossoming. | Source

The year we moved into our Utah home, I ordered some roses from a famous United States rose nursery Jackson Perkins. For 32 years now we have had the enjoyment of those same roses.

More recently we planted a new rose variety named Joseph's Coat, which is featured in the two photos at the right. It is my favorite for the unique nature that it has. It is indeed a rose of many colors, for each blossom changes from an initial yellow, to a light pink, and then to a deeper red before dropping its petals.

A close second is a rose from the original plantings. When fully open it is wide with a mass of what I best describe as "strawberry Jello(R)" colored petals, so thick that it actually resembles a bowl of chunks of that strawberry gelatin.

I close this article with some photos of other roses from the originally chosen rose varieties. All will soon be in blossom for another year's enjoyment.

Happy gardening.

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© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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A new climbing rose.
A new climbing rose. | Source
A tea rose variety.
A tea rose variety. | Source
A tea rose variety.
A tea rose variety. | Source
A tea rose variety.
A tea rose variety. | Source
Bloom example.
Bloom example. | Source
Bloom example.
Bloom example. | Source
Partial shade variety.
Partial shade variety. | Source
There seems something sacred about a white rose.
There seems something sacred about a white rose. | Source

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leahlefler 4 years ago from Western New York

I love roses. My grandmother had a Joseph's Coat and it was stunning- and prolific! We live in the Great Lakes region now and it is very hard to grow roses, but my grandmother's were wonderful along the coast of Southern California!


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Joseph's Coat is a beautiful rose. Growing roses here in Los Vegas is difficult was they so much water to perform their best.

Voted useful and interesting.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

leahlefler: That's an affirmative vote for this variety. If you are a person planting new roses, a suggestion: write down their names and locations. I did not, and if the nursery tags become separated from the bushes, it would take an expert to tell them apart...except for this variety, which literally shows its name by its colors.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

writer20: It is easy for us in favorable climes to fail to realize that, like blueberries, plants have areas in which they thrive, while things such a hard winters, soil cnditions, and water availability, can determine whether or not certain plants will do well or poorly in other areas. A good nursery or county extension service can save a lot of work and disappointment in choosing the right varieties and suggesting the optimum care to give your efforts the best chance of success. Thanks for the comments.


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Beautiful roses Perspycacious!I really like those tea roses. Here, a variety called "Knock Out Roses" are all the rage. Are you familiar with them? They are very bushy, covered profusely with blooms in only red. Great Hub,Fantastic photos!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

rebeccamealey: That variety is new to me. I will have to check on its availability. Thanks for the "heads up."


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

Beautiful photographs of roses. You have to have skills to grow roses that beautiful. You must put a lot of time into caring for them.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

flashmakeit: Not really. I think that climate and soil have much more to do with beautiful roses. I once had 250 rabbits and the roses love rabbit manure, if it has had a chance to dry first. Other than that and a little pruning (it got a lot this year) and regular waterings, the roses did what roses were meant to do.


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Mardi 4 years ago from Western Canada and Texas

Wonderful photos and this is one of my favorite roses of all times. Roses actually grow incredibly well here in Texas and, like rebeccamealey said those Knock Out Roses are all the rage.

I picked up some lilac colored roses at a discount grocery store over the weekend. No name on the bushes so not sure, definitely a tea rose of some kind.

I still like the old traditional roses myself and thanks for sharing!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Mardi: You are more than welcome. Thanks for your great Hub on Coneflowers/Lantana/Verbena/Etc. Nice to know Texans can grow more than just cattle and beautiful girls who enjoy beautiful flowers.

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