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Meet my new obsession: Earth Angel. I’m besotted with this dreamy floribunda rose from Jackson and Perkins! The fluffy, peony-like blooms smell like heaven on earth. However wonderful you think this rose smells, I promise you it smells even better.
The antique rose scent isn’t the only thing I love about this rose. Its disease-resistant and has proven to be one of the easiest keepers in my garden on one of the hardest growing seasons. I live in the Dallas, Texas area and past two years have been some of the rainiest years on record. While some of my other roses did not weather the storms gracefully, Earth Angel did with nary a yellow leaf in sight.
This is a pretty compact rose, growing only 3-4 feet tall when fully mature. Mine is only a year old and is still quite small but treated me to ample blooms that are such a pale pink, they’re almost white. The old-fashioned cupped shape is a treat for me. I grow mostly hybrid teas but adore the shape of this rose.
Am I going on and on too much? Ah, new love! I really cannot say enough good things about this rose. It has it all: shape, scent, beauty, and it’s an easy keeper to boot. I highly recommend adding this heavenly rose to your garden.
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Hi – we are here in Georgia with strong afternoon sun – will these bleach out? I really love the blush pink center!
Hi, Elizabeth! I also have very strong afternoon sun here in Texas and it doesn’t bleach out here. Very lovely rose. I think you’ll like it! It smells incredible and is an easy keeper.
Thank you. I got three EAs today! 😉
Yay! Hope you love them 🙂
One more question – how is it in reblooming? My 3 tiny EAs have been planted and am so excited to see them grow.
Hi, Liz! All roses rebloom year after year. Earth Angel blooms numerous times from April – October here in Texas. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage quicker growth.
I adore your rose and thought it might be nice to honor my best friend’s husband who passed. They live in La Quinta, CA south of Palm Springs at I believe a 9b zone I believe. I’ve read intense heat is difficult, but wondering if it could be potted and remain indoors? Or exist in the shade outdoors. Thank you for any support as I want the Earth Angel to do well.
Hi Sonya! What a lovely way to honor him. Roses do need to grow outside and in intense heat, they definitely do best planted in the ground rather in pots. Chose a spot that gets morning sun and afternoon shade and it should be fine. Fall is also the best time to plant roses in warm climates, as they have time to establish their roots before the heat of the summer. Good luck!