Rosa 'Stormy Weather'
Hybridizer: Pierre Orard (France, 2012)
Light: Full sun-part shade
Blooms: About 4" across, showy, unique, fragrant, 15-petal count, clusters, repeat bloom, deep smokey-purple with white halo and a yellow center, reverse side of petal white, prolific, double, late Spring
Soil: Well-drained, acidic
Uses: Trellis, arbor, pergola, fence, cottage garden, cut flowers
Propagation: Stem cuttings
Gardening Descriptions: Rosa 'Stormy Weather' is a hardy Climbing Rose with a fast growth habit. Its parents are Heart 'n soul and Rhapsody In Blue, a unique hybrid by hybridizer Pierre Orard (France, 2012). In Spring, Rosa 'Stormy Weather' produces prolific clusters of fragrant purple double flowers with a bright yellow center surrounded by a white halo and a touch of white on the reverse petals. The moderately spice-scented flowers are everchanging and very eye-catching amongst the gray-green foliage. The cut flowers of Rosa 'Stormy Weather' makes dozens of exquisite bouquets. Butterflies are magnetized by the nectar-rich blossoms. Rosa 'Stormy Weather' is disease resistant. It thrives best in well-drained acidic soil in a sunny to part shade environment. Use it on a trellis, arbor or pergola for a magnificent display. Grow Rosa 'Stormy Weather' for a living fence for an entrancing smokey visual effect. This outstanding plant with its turbulent purple flowers is a must-have for the cottage garden. It provides a tri-seasonal interest in the Spring, Summer and Fall landscape. Rosa 'Stormy Weather' certainly demands attention. I am so glad to possess this awesome beauty with big blooms. Rosa 'Stormy Weather' is splendidly growing as an exquisite backdrop in my garden, that is, Jenny's Garden. What an incredible stunner!
USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10