Earlier this week I saw a rose bud that told me that I would have a special rose this week.
Maybe once a year this rose bush will have a few roses of a different color. Sometimes they are almost red and other years they are less intense like this one.
I have done a bit of research as to why this happens, but I can’t find anything definitive. This is not an example of a cane coming up from the root stock as roses on the same branch are different colors. One suggestion is that there is a mineral in the soil that causes the color change.
I will probably never know and I really don’t want to keep it from happening. It is always a nice little surprise to get the different color blooms.