Simplicity with its reflection in a puddle on the street.
Simplicity is a semi-double medium pink floribunda with 18 to 24 petals hybridized by Bill Warriner and introduced by Jackson & Perkins in 1979. Originally Jackson & Perkins sold them in lots of ten as a “living fence”.
It is an excellent landscape rose and is widely considered the first-ever hedge rose. Rosarians love them because they are very healthy and generous on blooms. However, there is very light or no fragrance at all. Its growth is 3-5 ft tall and 2-3 ft wide, vigorous, disease-resistant and winter hardy plant with medium green, semi-glossy foliage. Bloom size is 3”-4” and it blooms well in all climates.
Here are the various Simplicity roses in the market today. They are excellent plants for hedges.
Introduced in 1979 – Pink Simplicity (pictured above)
Introduced in 1991 – White Simplicity (Photo courtesy of J&P)
Introduced in 1998 – Yellow Simplicity (Photo courtesy of J&P)
Introduced in 2007 – Fragrant Lavender Simplicity (Photo courtesy of J&P)
Introduced in 2011 – Double Red Simplicity (Photo courtesy of J&P)
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Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.