As sweet and fashionable as its namesake, "Uptown Girl" is a must-have for a showy backyard garden or set in front of a bay window. An old-fashioned style rose, Uptown Girl blooms with the "quartered" look typical of English roses. Its petals are tucked into a cup shape, in serried ranks with a scalloped appearance. Medium-sized, coral-pink flowers feature a darker reverse and outstanding color retention.
If you haven't tried grandifloras, this is a great beginner's rose, thanks to its resistance to rust, powdery mildew, and downy mildew. Grandiflora roses are a combination of hybrid teas married with floribundas, and achieve the graceful blooms of a tea with the hardiness and zeal of the floribunda. They also hold an incredible, sweet-fruity fragrance.