Kay was found in San Marcos growing along side the Episcopal Rectory which was built in the late 1800's. When the building was renovated by the current owners, Benchmark Insurance Company, they found Archduke Charles (prior 1837) and Hermosa (1840) roses growing close by. Kay is a beautiful rose on a very thorny, rather upright growing bush. The large bloom whose petals are a beautiful shade of peach-pink, reverse to a hot, deep coral pink color, flexing open to show wonderful saffron yellow stamens. This is not a bush to mess with! Thorns cover the stem from ground to bloom so take care when taking a cutting. Otherwise enjoy the blooms from a distance. Look, but don't touch. The unique color and size of this shrub make it a worthy addition to any landscape, bringing with it a distinct color accent.

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