I planted this rose earlier this year, for sentimental reasons. Thirty-three years ago it was the first rose I purchased for the garden I established when I bought a new home. I knew nothing about roses at the time, but I wanted to try my hand at growing a few. I chose it because I liked its color and large flower. It didn't have much of a fragrance, but since I also had 'Mr. Lincoln', I didn't need more fragrance!
When I wanted to have something in my garden besides desert plants, I decided to try roses again, so I purchased 'Peace' and Mr. Lincoln, along with five other hybrids. This is the first rose from this bush, and although it is not a perfectly shaped flower, I'm glad to have it, lopsided or not.
This time around, I'm far more interested in rose care and history than I was all those years ago. I've learned that this hybrid tea is the most famous rose of all time and is popular worldwide. It is hardy, reliable and has been around as long as I have. It was first introduced in 1945. This is the yellow blend. It also comes in a pink blend. Each rose has up to fifty petals.