Saturday, November 28, 2009

Rosa 'Marilyn Monroe'

Rose Hybrid Tea 'Marilyn Monroe'
Named for screen legend Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) this rose was released in 2002 .The colour is usually described as apricot and it is certainly that in bud but under our harsh sun the colour fades to a buff as the flower opens. In the photo below it is successfully teamed with an orange Kniphofia flower and striped Phormium or New Zealand Flax to great effect.

Rose 'Marilyn Monroe' photographed by Mark Delephine in his garden in California


  1. That's the kind of combos I like to see, roses grown with striking companions like kniphofia.

    'Marilyn Monroe' is a beautiful rose, but would she pale beside the voluptuous 'Dolly Parton'?

  2. A great beauty, just like its namesake.

  3. Ian, this rose has a certain simplicity to its beauty, much like its namesake ~ aka Norma Jean!