Thursday, September 06, 2012
As fussy as we are about keeping the roses named in the big rose garden there are a few that have escaped us. This one of the unnamed varieties. Sometimes it pays off doing research to try and figure it out but since the garden is over 10 years old now and gets some new roses every year it is becoming more and more difficult to determine some of the unmarked ones. It is nice that about 90% are named and I often use that information when planning a new rose garden for someone else. Although most roses are given a break on that fact that the rose garden is on top of a high, cold, windy ridge in Westchester County. It is not the best place in the world to judge rose performance. Mainly the amount of flowers produced and the disease resistance are taken into account. This pink is a showy fellow with a high petal count, good fragrance and okay disease resistance and the color is attractive to.