Above & Beyond my expectations!

The new climbing Rose, Above & Beyond, Rosa Above and byond first flower. June 2016.20160619_125857just gave me its first flower,and it looks EXACTLY like its picture.Rosa Above and Beyond

I was not expecting any flowers this year.  I planted it bare root last fall, not recommended, but that is when it arrived so that is when I did it.  And two days ago I noticed an orange bud.  And today a gorgeous,  apricot flower – surrounded by more buds.  I can hardly wait.

The rose people seeing this will notice it has some Rose slug damage, but I got the appropriate treatment and tomorrow they will be toast!