I snapped this photo of the Sedona rose at a home center nursery in, appropriately, Sedona, Arizona last week. It is outstandingly bright orange, with a light scent. Sedona (the rose) was introduced by Jackson and Perkins last year. It was offered as a potted 2 gallon plant in the nursery through Weeks Roses. Sedona (the town) is famous for its red rocks.
|From January, 2011, Sunset at Boynton Canyon area, Sedona, AZ|
|From January, 2011, Boynton Canyon area, Sedona, AZ, a mule deer is more indignant than surprised at our passing car.|
The rocks in Sedona truly are RED, glowing in the sunset, brooding in the twilight, with changing variations throughout the day. Sedona is in Sunset zone 10, a dry climate with a fairly long growing season and enough winter chill for bulbs, stone fruits and lilacs. Sedona provides a very nice gardening climate for desert-lovers.
|Grayback Mountain dominates the views in West Sedona, along with Italian cypress and the ubiquitous photina bushes .|
I think that the Sedona rose is well named for this lovely, colorful place.
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