Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Other Rose

The other week I wrote about the antique China rose 'Slater's Crimson China' which has been flowering for quite some time now. Bought at the same time, 'Old Blush', another very old China rose, has taken a bit longer to really get growing. It finally opened its first flower today.

Rosa 'Old Blush'

Both varieties have lots more buds and so far even the foliage is nice and healthy - hardly a given at this time of year for many varieties of roses. We will see if 'Old Blush' and 'Slater's Crimson China' can keep up this excellent performance in the long run. Up until now they are being perfect container roses.

5 comments:

  1. Glad to see it's finally opened. Nice delicate looking bloom there!

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    1. They are very delicate, like little miniatures, and on very thin stems. More elegant, I think, than most modern miniature roses.

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