Joseph's Coat: My Favorite Rose
The stages of the blossoms of Joseph's Coat:
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.
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