The Beatles once envisioned a world with Marmalade Skies, but do you think they ever dreamed it could come true in their own backyard? Now, gardeners across the country can experience the fantasy of Marmalade Skies, one of three AARS winners for 2001.
Brilliant tangerine orange blooms engulf Marmalade Skies from beginning to end of the blooming season. Healthy, medium olive green satiny foliage provides the perfect backdrop for the constant show of color.
The floribunda produces clusters of 5 to 8 blooms—a complete bouquet—on each strong stem.
Oblong buds open to reveal 2½- to 3-inch double blooms with 17 to 25 petals. Unlike the flowers in the song that "grow so incredibly high," this compact, round plant grows to 3 feet by 3 feet, making it the perfect rose for a hedge or a stellar addition to any existing rose bed.
Marmalade Skies was hybridized by the House of Meilland from a combination of Tamango, Parador and Patricia. The dreamy rose is introduced in the United States by the Conard-Pyle Company.
|Flower Color||Tangerine Orange|
|Petal Count||17 to 25|
|Parentage||Tamango x Parador x Patricia|