A red rose is commanding, but a red rose with a white reverse is dazzling. Hence, the name of one of today's featured roses: RAZZLE DAZZLE. This floribunda is outstanding for its dramatic coloration, sheer number of blooms per flush, longevity in a vase, and overall health of the plant. Here it is on my front patio:
Fire 'n' Ice is an equally gorgeous rose. But it does tend to get powdery mildew, which you can see at the top of the stem in my picture. Also, it doesn't seem to last as long in a vase, which is odd since this was originally a florist rose. Fire 'n' Ice is currently available from Rogue Valley Roses. In addition, it is available as a "band" (small rooted plant) at Vintage Gardens.