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Sunday, June 26, 2011

My rose family

Finally I took the time to present some of my best loved rose babies! To make their "web society debute" so to speak. There are a couple more who do not have their portraits yet, lovely Nahema and Golden Celebration among them, so I will have to wait for the next blooming season.... 

 Crimson Globe, Hybr. Muschiata, non repeating, terribly thorny - I really got to know it in my own flesh since I had to moove it twice - and it was a bloody afair !!  a bit inclined to oidium but otherwise spectacular, very generous ( on this pic it's her first blooming year!) and scented

 Veilchenblau ( or at least so I think? ), non repeating, seems to behave like a short climber, thin arched branches, medium scented, magenta turning to faded lilac and mate grey green pointy leafs

 R. Rugosa

 Hot Cocoa, I gave in for the rich velvety red with a hint of brick brown, otherwise a verrry thorny thing and leggy like most moderns ( on this picture the colour seems much more orangy than it really is...)

 Not identified climber - rised from cutting ( if anyone has any idea about what it can be??) seems to rebloom a second time, but it's behaviour in the first years is not quite reliable, not scented and pure white, very late bloomer

 Not identified, a non labeled pic at a local nursery, prooved to be a lovely and very reliable girl.... not scented, generous clusters of very tightly packed pink flat rosettes, rebloomer

 Very reliable mini roses( ones you can get at supermarkets), non stoppers from march till november ( at least in Barcelona) have been with me for quite some years...
I think it is allways worth to give them a try if one likes the shape and colour - and by now there is quite a choice. A pity they never label them with their proper name! they prooved to be incredibly reliable.
Theese bright orange ones now share their pots with some violet Campanula Portenschlaghiana and the result is quite pleasing

 Climber Papi Delbard, very vigourous and long blooming, but here the flowers last very short time, maybe because of the heat...

 My pet love Chinensis Mutabilis, I'm fond of it's light nodding, simple flowers and besides that it is a real warriour - behind it's slender looks there lurks the force of a wildling
Any trimmed branch roots in a couple of weeks if stuck in a pot!

another unidentified cutting born baby... tall climber, unfortunately it stayed in the old house...

 R. Rugosa "Therese Bugnet", a re blooming, reliable rugosa with burgundy red canes and nice hips in winter

 R. Fortuniana, huge inspite of beeing grown in a pot, cascades it's giant canes over the balcony
Once bloomer in very early spring, pure white, silky flowers that last for more than one month, very pointy,  glossy, dark green leafs - like the Banksias she is related to. It is said to be quite frost tender, but hardly a problem here. Anyone tried it in areas below - 10 C ?? I would like to plant it in a cooler area and still have doubts about it....
this year it was her first blooming season - so happy birthday  ;-)

 Suppert & Nothing, lovely rose fragrance, candy pink ruffled rosettes, though with me it refused to re bloom ?!
Tuscany Superb, in a very unflattering picture... since it's dark burgundy and very velvety petals are quite a show, nice rounded and sturdy bush without the unsightly leggy canes, alas quite short blooming period here

1 comment:

  1. Frumoasa colectie de roze !
    Nu prea stiu multe despre soiurile tale de trandafiri, sint toate noi cunostinte pentru mine. Primul tranadafir, mi-a furat inima, am o mare slabiciune pentru cataratori ....