Karen Kemp Docksteader, Weeks Roses, Sales & Marketing Manager

“I love you more than rainbow colors.”Ł

Ella Claire Fox*

Jump For Joy Floribunda Rose, available 2014 from Weeks Roses
Jump For Joy Floribunda Rose, available 2014 from Weeks Roses

Roses speak to us in rainbow colors.

A single rose bud is a tapestry of color unfurling in a single day. If you could hear colors I am sure it would be a rainbow orchestra. ~ Susan Fox

“Roses In The Summertime” Twitter Chat 

My topic on a Twitter Chat was “Roses in the Summertime” from 9:00 PM EST-10:00 PM as Week Roses, an almost 100 year old company, dedicated to building relationships has graciously partnered with me and to provide three gift certificates valued at $50.00. Join me on twitter to talk about roses just use the hashtag #roses. My twitter ID is @gagasgarden.

Weeks Roses « Available Spring of 2014

We are so excited to show you roses that are still great roses for 2020!

‘Jump for Joy’  Floribunda (cv. WEKnewchi)

Lusciously lovely, delectable peachy-pink color sets apart this sister seedling of Sparkle & Shine. They may have their differences (peach pink vs. deep yellow). But, like most sisters, they share some likenesses, too. Both are distinctive because of their large showy clusters, long-lived flowers with lovely color, round bushy super-flowerful habit, loads of glossy green leaves & consistent dark red new growth. Buy them both & let these sisters battle it out for what’s the best in your garden.

Color:   Peachy-pink

Height/Habit: Medium/Very rounded & bushy

Flower Form: Ruffled, in large clusters

Bloom/Size: Medium, up to 4-inch diameter

Petal Count: Around 25

Fragrance: Mild apple

Hybridizer: Bedard 2014

Parentage: Julie Newmar x Julia Child

Coretta Scott King, Grandiflora available 2014 season from Weeks Roses
Coretta Scott King, Grandiflora available 2014 season from Weeks Roses

Coretta Scott King grandiflora cv. WEKstohoco) PPAF

Elegant long buds of cream begin to ÔÇśfrostÔÇ™ with blushes of coral-orange as they spiral open. This color persists on the blossoms for a great display of color and flower power…big clusters held high for all to see. Very good disease resistance means her wrapper™ of green stays handsome in the garden for a full season of elegance.

Color: Creamy white blushing coral-orange

Height/Habit: Tall/Very upright, bushy

Bloom/Size: Double, in clusters/ Medium-large, around 4″ diameter

Petal Count: Around 25 to 30

Fragrance: Moderate tea & spice

Hybridizer: Bedard 2014

Parentage: Moonstone x Hot Cocoa

Good As Gold, Hybrid Tea Rose, New from Weeks Roses 2014
Good As Gold, Hybrid Tea Rose, New from Weeks Roses 2014

Good as ┬ Gold Hybrid Tea (cv. WEKgobafa) PPAF

Some might say orangeŁ, some goldŁ, some amberŁ or maybe it is even double-dipped yellowÔÇŁ. However your eyeballs perceive it, we can guarantee it is bold & beautiful, especially with the kiss of red on the finish. This handsome bushy bouquet machine will fill your garden with loads of long-stemmed lovelies clothed with a clean gown of rich green. Certainly not for the faint of heart…nor for the lovers of pastels.

Color: Deep golden orange-yellow finished with a kiss of red

Height/Habit: Tall/Upright & bushy

Bloom/Size: Double, formal/Medium to large, up to 5″ diameter

Petal Count: Around 30

Fragrance: Grapefruit & citrus

Hybridizer: Carruth 2014

Parentage: Golden Beauty x About Face

Happy Go Lucky, Grandiflora Rose, New 2014 Introduction from Weeks Roses
Happy Go Lucky, Grandiflora Rose, New 2014 Introduction from Weeks Roses

Happy Go Lucky Grandiflora(cv. WEKsirjuci) PPAF

BIG fragrant & full old-fashioned blossoms of pure yellow have all the charm of an English rose but born on this side of the pond. Yet it easily bests the disease resistance of any English variety hands down retaining its gown of rich green foliage. The vigorous bushy plant flowers like a fool well into the season without turning into a sprawling stingy space-eater in the landscape. With a bloodline like this, you know its gotta be good.

Color: Even pure yellow

Height/Habit: Medium-tall/Upright to somewhat rounded, very bushy

Bloom/Size: Very double, old-fashioned/Large, up to 6 inch diameter

Petal Count: Around 40

Fragrance: Moderate fruity & tea

Hybridizer: Bedard 2014

Parentage: Strike It Rich® x Julia Child

You're The One, Miniature Rose A 2014 New Introduction Awarded the American Rose Society's Award of Excellence
You’re The One, Miniature Rose A 2014 New Introduction

You’re the One« Miniature (cv. WEKtaclagoma)

Here’s a blue-ribbon grabber that goes great guns in the garden, too. Perfectly miniature-ized Hybrid Tea shaped buds of cream open very formally with several blushing shades of pink. But beyond the show table, this baby will knock ’em dead in the landscape with a bushy flowerful plant you can tuck into smaller spaces to create a riot of color. Loads of deep glossy green leaves provide the perfect background for the ever-changing show of plentiful pinkness.

Color: Ivory white blushing pink & finishing ruby

Height/Habit: Medium-tall/Rounded and very bushy

Bloom/Size: Medium for the class, 1Ż to 2″ in diameter

Petal Count: 20 to 25

Fragrance: Mild apple

Hybridizer: Carruth 2014

Parentage: Santa Claus x Goldmarie

The History of Weeks Roses

O. L. and Verona Weeks founded Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1938 in Ontario, California. This highly respected company’s reputation reflects the high standards and integrity that came to be known as the ‘Tops In Roses’. In 1985 Ollie and Verona retired and sold Weeks to Charlie Huecker and Bob DeMayo. Today, Weeks Roses is part of the Gardens Alive! family of horticultural companies. Today, the name of Weeks has become synonymous with personal service and top quality roses throughout the U.S.

Weeks Roses Today

Week’s Roses state-of-the art processing, refrigeration and distribution center is located on 1200 acres of production facilities and growing grounds in Wasco, California, in the San Joaquin Valley. Wasco has deep loamy soil, plentiful clean well water and a natural climate that fits commercial rose production perfectly. There they produce strong healthy bushes that ship easily and adapt well to most climates in the US. The research and licensing office is located on the Cal Poly Pomona Campus along with the hybridizing greenhouses and display/test gardens.

Spring Shipping of Roses 

Beginning in early December and ending about mid-February, Weeks Roses ships over four million bare root roses throughout the US. Immediately following harvest, the roses are carefully graded and packed, then shipped in temperature-controlled trucks, either directly to customers or to various strategically located cold storage warehouses and made available to nurseries and garden centers.

Karen Kemp Docksteader, Weeks Roses, Sales & Marketing Manager
Karen Kemp Docksteader, Weeks Roses, Sales & Marketing Manager

4 thoughts on “Rainbow Colors of Weeks Roses«”

  1. Help trying to find O. Weeks hybred tea rose “Party Time” I guess it’s no longer available but do you know anybody who may sell a cutting?

    1. Hi Jacqueline,
      Do you think it might be ‘Party Hardy’? If not I think you might love ‘Party Hardy’, it’s a wonderful, winter hardy rose. If you prefer a hybrid tea then you will love Christian Bedard’s ‘Pretty Lady Rose’. It’s just a dream of a rose.
      If you still want to try and locate ‘Party Time’ Let me know.
      Susan Fox

    1. Kristina,
      Thank-you, You can go to the scrolling months and read the posts that I’ve written for months and send me questions that you would like answered. Also please share this article on your Facebook page and tell your friends. I write about lots of topics and many have lots of family and gardening humor.
      I appreciate your support, That’s what encourages me to keep writing.
      Susan Fox

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