Thursday, June 6, 2013

The First of the New Roses

The very first bloom opened on one of the antique roses I planted last summer. This is Rosa 'Alfred Colomb', a Hybrid Perpetual bred in France and first introduced in 1865.


The flower is every bit as deeply colored and fragrant as expected, albeit a bit small. Hopefully if the plant keeps growing well future blooms will be bigger.

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