'Earth Song'

(Pronounced: EARTH Song)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Earth Song'

'Earth Song'

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'Earth Song' is beautiful dark pink Grandiflora rose developed by Dr. Griffith Buck of Iowa State University.

 

'Earth Song'

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'Earth Song' is very characteristic of many of the Buck roses in its vivid colors and shading. It repeat blooms and is quite hardy.

 

'Earth Song'

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'Earth Song' petals are so large that the central golden stamen area is almost obscured.

 

'Earth Song'

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'Earth Song' is striking in any garden setting and a definite asset and "attention-getter".

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Earth Song' is a deep pink Buck Grandiflora rose. The medium-sized, long-pointed to urn-shaped buds of tyrian red open to double (25-30 petals), cupped, 4" to 4-1/2" blooms which pale as they open to tyrian rose.

The sweetly fragrant blooms are borne both singly and in clusters of 5-10. The leathery, dark green foliage is tinted with copper when young and has good resistance to both Blackspot and Powdery Mildew.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Synstylae

 
GROUP:

Buck

 
CLASS:

Gr

 
SEED
PARENT:

Music Maker  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Prairie Star  

BREEDER:

Buck  

INTRODUCED:

'Earth Song' was introduced by by Dr. Griffith Buck in 1975.  

DATE:

1975 [ USA ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    4 '     to    5 '           Width:    2 '     to    3 '



'Earth Song' forms an erect and bushy plant 4' to 6' in height.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is dark green and leathery.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

R - Repeat. 'Earth Song' starts blooming in early June in the Texas Hill Country and continues blooming until killing frost.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    4.00"      to      4.50"           Cluster Size:    5      to      10           Petal Count:    25 to 30          

'Earth Song' flowers are large (4" to 4-1/2"), double (25-30 petals), and cupped. They are borne both singly and in clusters of 5-10.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

DP - Dark Pink. 'Earth Song' blooms open from medium-sized long pointed to urn-shaped buds that are tyrian red. The flowers pale as they open to dark rose pink.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

MF - Moderately Fragrant. 'Earth Song' blooms are sweetly fragrant.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 5 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Earth Song' tolerates poorer soils.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Earth Song' is is easily propagated from cuttings, and tolerates poorer soils.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Good for bedding or mass plantings
    ** Suitable for hedging and fence rows
    ** Susceptible to mildew
    ** Availability is limited  

ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:
 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 149.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 139.

Buck, Mary. Buck Roses - Hardy Roses Developed by Dr. Griffith Buck. Ames, IA: Iowa State Univeristy. 1998, p. 4.