The Love Rose is distinguished by its scarlet red and white reverse colors. The Love Rose was bred by William A. Warriner in the United States prior to 1977. Jackson & Perkins Co. introduced it as "Love" in 1980. It has a mild fragrance that is sometimes difficult to detect. With up to 40 petals, this beauty sports the type of foliage that makes shooting these in sunshine a bit tricky: large, glossy, dark green and leathery. In the shady area where I've shot it at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden, it appears to be vigorous and very resistant to disease that I see overtaking other roses in full sun, such as the Marina rose.
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