"Bermuda's Kathleen"

(Pronounced: burr-MEW-dahz kath-LEAN)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

"Bermuda's Kathleen"

 

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"Bermuda's Kathleen" is a Bermuda found rose that grows as an open bush to a height of 5' or 6'. It bears single roses in three distinct colors, and may be a seedling of Mutabilis.

 

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The blooms are medium sized, and occur in clusters. The colors range from a soft apple-pink to a dusty rose.

 

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The flowers are followed by a massive display of small spherical hips. The hips are initially green but quickly change to bright orange.

 
 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

This beautiful rose was found in Bermuda and may be a seedling of Mutabilis. It bears small single roses in sprays of three distinct colors that range from apple-blossom pink to dusty rose.

"Bermuda's Kathleen" blooms nearly continuously. The growth habit is open and vigorous.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

Bermuda

 
CLASS:

Ch

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown. Possibly a seedling of 'Mutabilis'.  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Unknown  

INTRODUCED:

"Bermuda's Kathleen" was introduced by the Antique Rose Emporium in 1990.  

DATE:

Unknown [ Bermuda ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    5 '     to    5 '           Width:    3 '     to    3 '



"Bermuda's Kathleen" forms an open bush 5' to 6' in height.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is a dull mid-green.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

R - Repeat. "Bermuda's Kathleen" starts blooming mid-spring (April in the Texas Hill Country) and repeats throughout the growing season.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    2.00"      to      2.25"           Cluster Size:    5      to      10           Petal Count:    0 to 0          

"Bermuda's Kathleen" flowers are medium-sized (2") and single. They occur in large clusters, mostly above the foliage.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

PB - Pink Blend. "Bermuda's Kathleen" blooms occur in three distinct colors from a soft apple-pink to a dusty rose.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

The flowers do not change in color, but occur in three distinct colors.  

FRAGRANCE:

NF - Not Fragrant. "Bermuda's Kathleen" has no fragrance.

 
HIPS:

Globose; Orange' 1/4" to 3/8". "Bermuda's Kathleen" produces a tremendous display of small orange hips in the fall.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 7 - 9  

CULTURE:

"Bermuda's Kathleen" has no fragrance.

 
PROPAGATION:

"Bermuda's Kathleen" is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Worth growing for ornimental value of hips
    ** Suitable for hedging and fence rows
    ** Requires sunny location to thrive
    ** Availability is limited  

ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

"Bermuda's Kathleen" is rather fast growing and is a prolific bloomer.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 46.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1998 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1998, p. 9.