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Tropicana

Tropicana

This is the hybrid tea rose Tropicana (known in Europe as Super Star).  It was the first vermillon rose.  It is a vigorous grower, and very floriferous.  Its blossoms have a very light, pleasant, fruity fragrance.  It is growing as a standard.

1999 tropicana

Tropicana has started the 1999 season in fine form.   Its first blossom is shown above; the standard in bloom is shown below (that's Red Ribbons peeking out from behing the fence, and the Peace standard to the right)..

1999 tropicana

Tropicana has begun to bloom in 2000; here are the first few blossoms.

2000 tropicana

2000 tropicana

2000 tropicana

It's late October, getting cold, and Tropicana has given us one last bloom.

2000 tropicana

The Tropicana standard has begun to bloom in late May, 2001.

2001 Tropicana

2001 Tropicana

2001 Tropicana

2001 Tropicana

It's Memorial Day weekend, 2002, and Tropicana has erupted into bloom,

2002 Tropicana

2002 Tropicana

2002 Tropicana

Tropicana has begun to bloom in 2003; a new camera finally captures the subtleties of its color.

2003 Tropicana

2003 Tropicana

2003 Tropicana

2003 Tropicana

2003 Tropicana

The end of July has brought the second flush.

2003 Tropicana

2003 Tropicana

Tropicana is still producing gorgeous blooms even though it's the second of November!

2003 Tropicana

Very sad to say, the brutal winter of 2003-2004 did in Tropicana.  The bud union at the top of the stalk cracked and though it tried to wake up this spring, the growth quickly withered and died.  RIP

Given the spate of passings due to the even more brutal winter of 2004-2005, I need to replace a number of roses and have purchased a Tropicana bush to plant near where Sheer Bliss used to live.  Tropicana is back!  Here it is, freshly planted.

2005 Tropicana

One of the buds has started to open.

2005 Tropicana

2005 Tropicana

2005 Tropicana

2005 Tropicana

2005 Tropicana

2005 Tropicana

2005 Tropicana

It's 18 June 2006 and Tropicana has become the last of the previously planted roses to bloom this year.

2006 Tropicana

2006 Tropicana

2006 Tropicana

2006 Tropicana

2006 Tropicana

Tropicana took the summer off.  It's now early October and Tropicana is opening another bloom.  Assuming the frosts hold off, it should succeed.

2006 Tropicana

A few warm days have allowed Tropicana to give us an incredible blossom!

2006 Tropicana

2006 Tropicana

The end of June 2007 brings the bloom of Tropicana, the last of the previously planted roses to bloom.

2007 tropicana

2007 tropicana

2007 tropicana

2007 tropicana

2007 tropicana

2007 tropicana

2007 tropicana

It's now September and Tropicana has given us a few more blooms.

2007 tropicana

2007 tropicana

2007 tropicana

2007 tropicana

It's 7 June 2008 and Tropicana has finally bloomed, next to last of the roses to do so (Garden Party, totally overshadowed by Louise Odier, is the one remaining rose that has yet to bloom).  And yet, even though it's next to last, Tropicana's first bloom comes a good two weeks ahead of last year!

2008 tropicana

2008 tropicana

2008 tropicana

2008 tropicana

2008 tropicana

2008 tropicana

July brings another beautiful blossom.

2008 tropicana

The seventh of June 2009 brings the first blooms on Tropicana.

2009 tropicana

2009 tropicana

It's late May 2010 and Tropicana is beginning to bloom.

2010 tropicana

2010 tropicana

2010 tropicana

2010 tropicana

2010 tropicana

2010 tropicana

It's the middle of June 2011 and Tropicana becomes the last of the roses to bloom.

2011 tropicana

2011 tropicana

2011 tropicana

2011 tropicana

2011 tropicana

2011 tropicana



Last Updated: 08 Jan 2015

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