Rose – Nicole
Date of Introduction: 1985
Parentage: seedling x Bordure Rose
Nicole is a beautiful floribunda rose introduced in 1985 and has the most stunning coloration that everybody seems to notice. I planted two Nicole on my front yard at my old house and people who passed by the house noticed it right away. They stopped, admired it and touched and smelled the rose to find out if it was real. Nicole is vigorous, disease resistant and blooms continuously. The 25-35 petal bloom is white edged in cherry-pink with light fragrance. The four inch flower come in clusters of three to five blooms on a strong and very thorny stem and makes a lovely bouquet. It has dark, shiny leathery leaves. Nicole is a top exhibition rose and a great garden rose too.
Some rosarians recommend planting Nicole in the back of the border. I planted my two Nicole roses on opposite sides of the walkway in front of my old house instead where anybody who comes by the house can appreciate its beauty. I also planted Nicole in the front yard at my new townhouse.
Tip #22 – Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.
Until Next time. Stop and Smell the Roses.