Prairie Star

One of the many roses Dr. Griffith Buck named for the prairies of the mid-west, the 1975 Prairie Star may be one of his best. The ARS classifies this rose as "light yellow" but it is has many shades: often a rich ivory, or tinted with pale orient pink, sometimes yellow tinted peach, or blush with apricot in the center. Blooming in clusters, the flowers pack 50 to 60 petals into cupped, 3.5 to 4" blooms with a distinct green apple scent. Vigorous and bushy, Prairie Star grows in an upright fashion - no flopping canes here! Mature size is 3 to 4 ft. high and the same in width and it is hardy to zone 4 with some die back above the snow line. With good disease resistance, this is one rose that will be in continuous bloom from early summer until frost, ready to fill many a vase or simply grace the garden with its celestial glow.

To read more about Dr. Griffith Buck and his roses, click on the following web site: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/earthkind/buck-rose-developments

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