Rose - Mostly Orange 'Rio Samba' Hybrid Tea
A yellow blend hybrid tea rose, 'Rio Samba' in full bloom. This 20 to 25 petal rose has become mostly orange with some yellow remaining at the base of the petals. It seems this rose to be a favorite of quite a few growers.
When it was introduced it became the All-American Rose Selections (AARS) winner in 1993. The rose came about by using the 'Sunbright' rose and an unnamed seedling.
Photograph taken in Boise, Idaho at the Julia Davis Rose Garden.