Thursday, July 30, 2009
Crimson Flame Striped Rose
Striped Floribunda Rose
Rosa ‘Crimson Flame’
Since people seemed to enjoy the picture of the striped rose posted here last Sunday here is another one. It is strange that there were just a few references to this variety of rose on the net when usually virtually any rose you Google returns tons of information. This was spotted at a commercial office in Westchester, lucky they had left the tag on the plant or I would have never been able to figure out which rose it was. From the limited information I was able to garner ‘Crimson Flame’ is a Floribunda rose that was introduced in 2007. It did smell good and this particular specimen had been trained into a tree.
This year I have been doing a lot of foliage pictures and want to post some soon. This combination was growing in the shady area of White Flower Farms display garden. The Begonia is ‘Fireworks’ and it is a Rex Begonia. It is also know by the name Painted Leaf Begonia. Here is a link to a catalog page of Rex Begonias and you can see that they are extremely showy and colorful. They need to grow in full shade and ‘Fireworks’ only produces sporadic flowers kind of smallish pink flowers, although with foliage like that who needs flowers? The other plant is a cultivar of Golden Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold') called ‘All Gold’. If it is happy then it makes a nice shady ground cover.