Michelangelo is one of the best striped roses and no two blooms are ever the same. The bloom colour can be best described as stripes and flecks of orange, cream, scarlet and vermillion. With clusters of blooms throughout the season, there is always something slightly different to look at. Unlike some other striped roses whose striping varies with the temperature, Michelangelo is usually fairly stable as far as stripes go. The new foliage is maroon in colour and contrasts well with the blooms.
A medium to tall grower in the garden. Michelangelo is an easy rose to grow with few troubles. One for the back of the garden with other garden plants.
Bred by Sam McGredy here in New Zealand from Louise Gardner x Un-named seedling, it is known as the ‘The Painter’ in other parts of the world. Well worth growing, even if stripes are not quite your thing.