'Vincent Godsif'

(Pronounced: VIN-cent GOD-siff)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Vincent Godsif'

'Vincent Godsif'

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'Vincent Godsif' is an exceptional landscape plant that is covered with luminous rosy-red blooms throughout the growing season.

 

'Vincent Godsif'

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The blooms of 'Vincent Godsif' have bright golden stamens and occasional small streaks of while.

 

'Vincent Godsif'

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'Vincent Godsif' buds are small and bright rosy red. The sepals are short - just long enough to cover the bud.

 

'Vincent Godsif'

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'Vincent Godsif' is a prolific and continuous bloomer. The flowers occur on short stems, singly or in clusters.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Vincent Godsif' is one of thebest of the Bermuda Mystery Roses. It blooms continuously with small (2"), semi-double (10 petals), medium red, non-fragrant flowers throughout the growing season. The flowers are actually almost "Hot Pink"

It forms an upright bushy shrub with such a prolific bloom that it simply puts the other roses in the garden to shame. It is spectacular when used as a low hedge or in mass plantings. But a single specimen will turn the heads of visitors.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

Bermuda

 
CLASS:

Ch

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Unknown  

INTRODUCED:

The date and origin of 'Vincent Godsif' is unknown but it is well established in Bermuda.  

DATE:

Unknown [ Bermuda ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    3 '     to    4 '           Width:    3 '     to    3 '



'Vincent Godsif' makes an upright twiggy plant that grows 3' to 4' high and 3' wide.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is medium to dark green, and serrated.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

C - Continuous. 'Vincent Godsif' starts blooming in April in the Texas Hill Country and blooms more or less continuously throughout the growing season.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    2.00"      to      2.00"           Cluster Size:    1      to      3           Petal Count:    10 to 10          

'Vincent Godsif' flowers are medium small (2"), semi-double (10 petals), cupped, and occur in large clusters.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

MR- Medium Red. 'Vincent Godsif' blooms are a bright luminous rosy-red with just a tinge of pink.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

NF - Not Fragrant. 'Vincent Godsif' has no detectable fragrance.

 
HIPS:

Globose; Orange-Red; 3/8". 'Vincent Godsif' has a very impressive display of small, spherical, orange-red hips in the fall.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 7 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Vincent Godsif' is a very rewarding and trouble free plant. It tolerates poorer soils but prefers bright sun.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Vincent Godsif' is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Requires sunny location to thrive
    ** Suitable for growing in pots
    ** Suitable for growing in greenhouses
    ** Availability is limited

'Vincent Godsif' is particularly dramatic in mass plantings or as a specimen contrasting with pale colored plants.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

'Vincent Godsif' is one of the Bermuda Mystery roses. It is well established there, but its origin and date of introduction are not known.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 626.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 610.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1998 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1998, p. 10.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 393.

Druitt, Liz. The Organic Rose Garden. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company. 1996, pp. 96-181-182.