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Red Ribbons is one of the new landscape (groundcover) roses. It is supposed to grow to about 1.5 ft tall and about 5 ft across. It produces single red blossoms with yellow stamens. The shrub is self-cleaning, and resists most diseases and pests. While lacking fragrance, it is an easy way to beautify the understory of taller shrubs. In 1999, it has climbed to more than 3 feet tall, and more than 7 feet across, almost too large to be called a ground cover!
Red Ribbons continues to bloom throughout the season; here's a later shot.
It's mid-November, the leaves are yellow, yet Red Ribbons is still producing blossoms!
Red Ribbons has surprised me by being the fourth rose to bloom in 2000.
Red Ribbons has been putting on a show all summer long and well into the fall. It's now mid-October, the leaves are turning yellow and starting to fall, but the blossoms keep coming! (The new digital camera appears to have the same problem getting the reds "right" as all of the other cameras. ::sigh:
Red Ribbons has put forth the first bloom, mid-May, 2001.
After a very severe pruning last summer, Red Ribbons has regrown and started to bloom, early June 2002.
It's late May, 2003, and the first bloom is on Red Ribbons.
It's mid-October and Red Ribbons is still blooming away.
It's late May 2004 and Red Ribbons has bloomed.
It's early June 2005 and Red Ribbons has begun to bloom.
Fast forward to late June and Red Ribbons is a mass of blossoms.
:Late July and still going strong ....
Mid-May bring Red Ribbons, tied for fourth place in the early-blooming category.
Even though Red Ribbons got a very severe pruning when the side yard shrubs were renewed, it has now (late July) grown back quite a bit and is once again in bloom.
The beginning of August finds Red Ribbons going strong!
Late August ....
And November ....
It's the last day of November and Red Ribbons is still at it!
On 20 May 2007, Red Ribbons tied with Heritage and Winchester Cathedral to become the third bloom of the year.
Mid-July and still going strong.
September with no sign of let-up.
Mid-May 2008 brings with it the bloom of Red Ribbons.
Red Ribbons has bloomed in May 2009.
Red Ribbons has blossomed in early May 2010.
Mid to late June and still going strong.
Red Ribbons has opened its first blossom in mid-May 2011.
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