Sunday, June 06, 2010
Today's Flower Polyantha Rose
Polyantha Rose ‘Margo Koster’
This is a rose type that is a little forgotten these days. Polyantha roses have been around a long time (introduced in 1875) but have recently been overshadowed by the floribunda types. They are known for having trusses of small flowers continually through the season, while keeping a small and tidy habit. These roses are not particularly hardy and a good choice for southern gardens. There is one type that I see around here and seems hardy and prolific called the Fairy rose.
‘Margo Koster’ was discovered in the Netherlands in 1931. It grows to 2 to 2.5 feet tall and blooms throughout the season. I have to admit lately I am a sucker for any flower with this coral color. There seems to be more and more flowers being introduced with this color and that is okay with me.
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Since it is Sunday I like to add a bonus flower.
Malope ‘Queen Mix’
Synonyms: Mallowwort, Purple Spanish Mallow
Malope is an attractive member of the Mallow family (Malvaceae). This plant is considered a half hardy annual that often reseeds itself. It is generally tall plant but the flowers are small but come in colors that make a nice display.