Recently Planted Hybrid Tea Roses (“Pink Promise”)

I’m trying my hand at roses again; this rose is “Pink Promise”. And this time I’ve done all my research and hope I don’t kill another rose bush. I think that my problems have been over-watering and not digging a deep enough, wide enough hole. The soil in my area is hard clay, so…

Roses - Hybrid Tea - Pink Promise

I added all the necessary compost, bone meal, garden soil and mulch. So, if I don’t get into the habit of over-watering, then I should be okay.

Roses - Hybrid Tea - Pink Promise

I selected this particular rose bush because it didn’t look like the typical “pink promise” that I’ve seen online. It is pink for sure, but it’s a very light pink and almost has a creamy peach colour to it too.

Roses - Hybrid Tea - Pink Promise

And I think I got a good location in the garden where there’s at least 6 hours of direct sunlight. I have a lot of shady spots in the garden so I need to think carefully where the next roses will be planted.

Roses - Hybrid Tea - Pink Promise

A portion of the profits made from the purchase of these roses go to Breast Cancer Research.

This rose bush is dedicated to my mother-in-law, who passed away from breast cancer many years ago.

Roses - Hybrid Tea - Pink Promise



Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and

8 thoughts on “Recently Planted Hybrid Tea Roses (“Pink Promise”)

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  • Friday May 7, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Good luck with your new rose! Roses love water, but too much isn't good either!
    Deep watering a couple times a week is better than frequent (sprinklings) every day.
    Pink Promise is a lovely rose. You touched my heart when you said you planted it for someone you lost to breast cancer. I wish everyone who lives in the climate to grow one, would plant one!
    If you go to my web site : and scroll i/2 way down the page, you will see a “Breast cancer” emblem beside the Pink Promise Rose. If you click on it, it helps to pay for mamograms for women who need them. Please click! Not one more person should die from that disease!
    You'll find lots of advice on growing roses too!
    Thanks, have a great day,

  • Friday May 7, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Thanks for your advice, Carol. I'll be sure to check out your site for more advice and all about roses. :o)

  • Wednesday July 7, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    I'm so jealous! I planted a Pink Promise rose bush this spring, and only got 2 cream-colored roses. Not pink at all!

    The photo in the catalog shows a definite pink color.

    • Wednesday June 8, 2011 at 10:44 pm

      i don’t know if it’s my local soil (San Diego, CA) or fertilizer, but the pink promise roses have a definite pink colour now, compared to when i first bought this last year.  you can check out the pink promise photos on newer entries.

  • Thursday February 24, 2011 at 6:13 am

    The color of a rose in a catalog, online or on the package can be very different than the actual bloom. Try to find “actual garden pics” before you buy to see the “real” color. I’ve learned this the hard way.

  • Friday June 10, 2011 at 2:34 am

    This is the 2nd year for my Pink Promise and the new roses are definitely light pink. Whew!

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